recently got termination notice
after 24 years at (note: company
name ommitted) . . . What is
my potential success rate if
I start a business from my home
using my experience gained thru
the 24 years?
I have been investigating software
companies and putting out feelers;
main drawback is lack of the
old sheepskin. While others
were in college; I was working
12 to 16 hours helping to "build
the business". Any ideas of
what the success rate is for
someone starting a home business
would be? - Regards, Linda
Linda - Congrats on being brave
to set out on your own. There
are a few great examples of
women running home businesses
- Watermark, which makes
baskets and decorative items;
child-care cooperatives and
many more. Most of these are
through economic development
programs that have been sponsored
by places like the Ms. Foundation
for Women (see the Ms. Foundation's website) and also organized
through the Center for Policy
Alternatives, which has
done a report on women and small
businesses. This may have some
of the information you need.
Their number is 202-387-6030.
Also, 9to5, which is the National Association
of Working Women, may have
some suggestions - 414-274-0925.
Good luck and I hope these suggestions
point you in the right direction.