Monday, September 13, 2010

Unemployed Entrepreneur in the news: Beverly Davis

I read an inspiring story from the folks at AJC [Atlanta Journal Constitution] about the story of Beverly Davis, a down and out Fairburn, GA woman turning her luck around through entrepreneurship.

From the AJC:
"Hoping to repurchase her home, the Fairburn woman launched a website this summer selling homemade cornbread mixes. She also offers cornbread recipes and inspirational bumper stickers such as this one: 'When life throws lemons, make lemonade, bake cornbread and sell it'"

It's amazing to me how many entrepreneurs this economy is producing. You'd think it would be easier to just kick and scream and mope about not being employed, not making money, and succumbing to the struggle of it all. But like Darwin suggests, "Only the strong survive." It's my opinion that if you can create and thrive in this down economy you can survive when it goes back up.

Beverly Davis has gone from making $10,000 in profit when she first launched her business and website to making over $54,000. She is an inspiration to us all about what drive and cunning looks like.

"When a person is unemployed, unable to find a job, some people automatically assume you can’t manage money and will treat you like a failure,” Davis said. “You can’t make somebody hire you. But you can hire yourself. For me, that was the solution."
        --Beverly Davis to AJC

Keep doing your thing Ms. Davis and I'll be seeing you at the top.

Get the full story on the AJC website. Check out her site Cornbread Millionaire.

The Unemployed [but Empowered] Entrepreneur

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