Layoffs, downsizing and restructuring have been felt by many nationwide. While the experience is rarely pleasant, the result can be life changing in a positive way if a successful, thriving business is the end product.
Across the country, entrepreneurs have taken lemons and made lemonade. From bed and breakfasts to cider companies, these former employees decided to become the employers in creative businesses that set them apart from others.
Our Town America
After working in corporate America for over 30 years, at 60 years old Su Hartung was laid off after a company buyout. Putting her experience in sales and marketing to great use, she purchased an Our Town America franchise in DeKalb, Ill. The franchise provides other businesses an avenue to market to new folks in the neighborhood.
- Written by Carlee McCullough