Having had been in a corporate world, I can only attest to the fact that there is nothing like working for yourself.

A former Google executive has created a service to help university grads kickstart their own businesses. - NBCNews Bottom Line

“There’s this overwhelming desire to not follow the traditional path of bolting yourself to a desk and climbing the corporate ladder,” said Upstart founder Dave Girouard.

The rise in crowdfunding services such as Kickstarter, Upstart and others, is the testimonial that the American Dream is alive and well. The banks maybe be tightening their purses, but there are many entrepreneurial souls out there, ready to help a starting business.

In exchange, the investor gets to not only share in the profits, but in many cases, will be calling the shots or at least will want to be involved. The reason should be obvious, the investor doesn’t want to loose their shirt when backing an unproven business.

In the world when nation-wide unemployment is highest it has been in years, many people don’t have any other option but to start their own business. We seem to also be a society of contradictions. On one hand we tell our young to go out in the world and pursue what they love, on the other we require them to follow a path which one day might land them a ‘good’ job.

In my opinion there is no such thing as a ‘good job’. As long as you are working for somebody, you can’t possibly be happy.  So I am glad to see the programs such Kickstarter and Upstart to help those who want to try things on their own be able to do so.

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