Certified fitness instructor Jenna Frankhas aspirations of launching a new yoga product line, but blames her marital status for keeping her from living the American Dream. "I work two part-time jobs and on a good day don't have two nickels to rub together. There is no way I can pull it off by myself." Financial issues aside, this would-be entrepreneur just moved more than 2000 miles away from home with far less contacts in her new hometown to support her vision. "I don't have the marketing skills or business acumen," adds Jenna "but I have a good product that I know will sell."
If you think you have the next big business idea but cannot imagine doing it on a single income, then you're in good company. Nearly half of single men and women want to start their own businesses according to a 2007 Packaged Facts report, but don't have the funds or support to get started. And while 2009 should have been the year of "Start-Up America," according to an op-ed piece earlier this month byRead More »from Live It, Dream It, Own It: Starting a Business on a Single Income