From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

Sunday, July 19, 2009, 8:06 AM | 1 Comment

Granted it’s a lousy market and a lot of people are out of work including yours truly, unemployment is at a record high in decades, I always think about starting a business of my own. I worked in Information Technology in a variety of fields of IT. I was laid off a couple of years ago and have not been able to get back to work. At the same time, I have not been able to start a business either. I have read books and articles on blogs and websites. One of the books I read recently is what I want to talk about here.

Inspired by her successful blog of the same name, life coach Pamela Slim shows readers how to navigate the scary yet gratifying transition from corporate drone to entrepreneur.

She strikes a perfect balance between emotional encouragement and practical advice: Hating your job intensely, she writes, is not a business plan. What’s here is:

  • A detailed description of getting a business off the ground,
  • legal considerations,
  • making the best use of social networking sites,
  • the components of a business model,
  • organized creative brainstorming,
  • financial advice,
  • shopping for self-paid insurance and benefits,
  • and helpful anecdotes of real-life entrepreneurship.

When you have worked in a corporate world for a considerable number of years and have been recently laid off, you may have developed anxiety, fear and hesitation about starting a business on your own. Pamela Slim deals with those human traits successfully, assertively and with easy to understand explanation.

Readers will cheer as she teaches the tricks behind finding what makes you get going – what people will pay you to do, what you have a great passion for and what you are genetically encoded to do. This is a standout in the start-your-own business category.

In a Nutshell
Pam gives you a process to add sanity to the scariest moment in your career – the day you realize that you want to stop working for your boss and start striking it on your own.

When you decide to break your corporate mold of a lifetime, you want Pam Slim by your side.

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  1. One Response to “From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur”

  2. By The Start Up Sage on Aug 13, 2009, 7:32 pm | Reply

    At Business Switch, we help Australians start up in business every day. So we see our fair share of those who ‘take the plunge’.

    Reading up on the subject of ‘starting a business’ is important. So is planning. However, making a decision to start up (or not) is absolutely critical.

    On the resources page of the Business Switch site ( you will find some extra information which may help.

    Good luck.

    The Start Up Sage
    Busienss Switch

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