The recession has put thousands of people out of work, creating a new class of accidental entrepreneurs. Whether by ingenuity or just plain luck, many of newly unemployed have formed their own small businesses as a result of the shrinking job pool.
Last week, we asked readers to share their stories of becoming an accidental entrepreneur and today we made a slideshow of your submissions. Please note, the slides and captions were submitted by readers and not the editors of the Huffington Post.
:I began developing Green Retirement, a new retirement planning formula and method that calculates the positive financial benefit living a green lifestyle has on a person's retirement savings needs, in an effort to save monkeys in Costa Rica.
In 2003 I left a career in corporate banking to start a small hotel in Costa Rica. My fellow Americans soon followed me to Costa Rica, using their housing bubble money, to build McMansions in paradise. Real estate developers began tearing down the rain forest to build retirement properties for Americans. I developed Green Retirement as a way to encourage Americans to choose a low consumption lifestyle.
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