What It’s Like to Leave Corporate America and Start Your Own Business

Several former financial services and insurance company meeting planners talk about starting their own business—even during a recession.

As this issue was going to press, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released employment figures for May 2009. In that one month, the number of unemployed workers in the U.S. rose by 787,000 to a total of 14.5 million.

Chances are you know someone who's recently lost a job. This is a scary and uncertain time. Or, if you're Rich Sloan, it's “a phenomenal time.” Sloan, co-founder of the Web site startupnation.com, thinks a recession is

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