Starting your own business has been a popular concept for several entrepreneurial minded consumers who have either been impacted by this recession or come to the realization that there has got to be a more fulfilling life for them. Working for yourself, establishing your own hours and, most importantly, creating a business that reflects who you are and how you can make a difference in someone else’s life are usually some of the more common reasons why people seek out a new and more meaningful employment opportunity.

Although the ideas might sound like a winner; however, starting your own business is not for everyone. For some, this opportunity is a lifelong dream, for others it represents a challenge that may have been worth pursuing; however, some complications during the process may have been more than what the average person could endure. 
For those who decide to stick with it, any challenge that may have occurred along the way, at some point becomes a learning experience which builds tenacity, and provides the determination to continue with their lifelong dream. I like to think of this transition in one’s career as an awakening, a knowing that their purpose in life is too big to let slip by—and it creates the catalyst to their dream job.
If you are interested in learning more about these entrepreneurs, tune in weekly to the Examiner and review the latest profiles on these business-savvy Charlotteans who have found a way to make their dream jobs come true.