Is Now The Time to Start Your Own Business? – Interview with author of “Escape From Cubicle Nation”

16 Aug 2009

Jack Burris



Jack Burris is president of Red Beard Marketing, a marketing, business development and brand consulting company based in Charlotte, NC. RBM is a full service firm, and we also happen to have a lot of experience in the franchise vertical and currently work with some of the best and brightest minds in the franchise community including Franconnect, Franchise Business Review, Franchise Payments Network and FranchiseWorks LLC, all small businesses designed to help franchisors, franchisees and interested investors through the franchise process. RBM is always results-oriented.

If I’m not listening to satellite radio, I’m usually tuned in to NPR. Last week I heard this interview with Pamela Slim, author of Escape From Cubicle Nation on Charlotte Talks and thought I would pass along the summary and a link to listen.

Here in Charlotte and all over the country, cubicle-bound employees fantasize about leaving their corporate jobs and becoming their own boss. One of our guests today says now may be an excellent time to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation will share with us some of the reasons that people exit the corporate life to become self-employed, good reasons and bad reasons to do it, the risks involved, and how to prepare oneself.
Guests
Pamela Slim – Author, Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
Steve Partridge – Director, Charlotte Regional Economic & Workforce Recovery Initiative

Audio: wfae.org/wfae/audio/CT20090812.m3u

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