Switching Careers: Being your own boss


The job picture has not brightened much since fall 2008, when Wall Street's troubles hit Main Street. But there's been one unexpected silver lining: people are trying their hand at being their own bosses, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In 2008, 0.32% of the adult population or 320 out of 100,000 adults started a new business each month, compared to 0.30% in 2007.

Tony Wong of New York was one of the many to make a go at being a small business owner. He and Rhianna Burroughs of Denver tell WalletPop how they put a new spin on their careers.