Don`t feel bad about your layoff, God Knows how many layoffs I went through before I said the "Hell looking for a job, I have the solution in my hands". Before I started my business I was a process Engineer (wafer coater) I enjoyed making microchips and processors for a living. I was working with MEM`s, and lots of Nano technology inventions. (Silicon Valley)
So after the big Y2K hoax was discovered, they started firing and laying off people like you have no idea. It was so bad, that one of the head bosses jumped out his office window, because he had lost his lavish 300K a year Job.
Around the same time, I returned to college because an AA was not cutting it. So, after finding another temporary job. I somehow ended in the Lock-head Martin B-2 bomber unit. I wasn`t happy because I knew a layoff was just around the corner... and yes they laid me off..
After taking one more lay off, I decided that, that was it! I was going to start a business in something that I had knowledge in and I enjoyed doing. So after depositing my last check into the bank I knew it was now or never.
And I launched my business with a 200.00 dollar budget... It is 5 years later down the road and I am happy. It feels good having that financial freedom. Although, its hard in the begining, you will manage. You might be better off working for yourself.
Forget about E-bay and those wanna be get rich schemes... What you need to do is start a business in something you like....
register the domain name for your business, even if you are not using it now... just park it. Then, start developing a strategy of how you are going to make your business work...
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When starting your own business the need to "know-how" is greater than money!