From Frying Pan to Fire

Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone -- especially the desperate

It's a familiar scene these days: The laid-off employee knocking on the door of a small-business development center, looking for advice on how to start his own company. That scenario is expected to become more common in the second half of the year as corporations continue to cut thousands of workers. But is a layoff the right motivation for going into business? Is the midst of a slowing economy the right timing?

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