The Laid Off IT Guy! The Entrepreneur
I’m normally too busy to mow my lawn. I’d work until late at night, and it’d be dark when I got home, so my wife would usually take care of the chore. But with all of this free time on my hands I thought a little sunshine, fresh air and exercise might do me some good. I live in a suburban neighborhood where neighbors' homes back up to one another. So I was day dreaming while riding along on my mower when an idea popped into my head.
I was looking at the tremendous expanse of green grass straight ahead of me and I said to myself, “Self, if you just went straight you could cut about 4 backyards in a row without stopping!” What if I could get paid for doing that? What about starting my own lawn care business? Then a company name immediately jumped out at me – Laid Off Lawn Care. That has a nice ring to it.
At this point I’m still cutting my own yard, but mentally drawing up content for a flyer to send out to my neighbors. I was counting on the fellowship of my neighbors and a bit of sympathy from the title of the company. Then I thought about my friend that started his own weed and feed lawn care company after he lost two jobs in a row. I pictured myself subcontracting with him for strong and healthy lawns while I did the mowing.
Alas, I haven’t gone into the lawn care business yet. So far I have been active enough with my networking and job hunting activities that I haven’t actually started a business but I’d love to hear if any of you taken control of your own destination by starting your own business after a lay off?
Let me hear from you.
Commentscomments powered by Disqus
Become an InformIT Member
Take advantage of special member promotions, everyday discounts, quick access to saved content, and more! Join Today.