You Go Girl! Create Your Own Job Now

Karen Terry
Karen Terry

The Great Recession might be a dark cloud that actually has a silver lining for women who want to create their own jobs and be their own bosses.

"There has never been a better time to start a new business," said Karen Terry, a women's business coach and mentor based in Houston. "Many women who work in corporate America dream of starting their own business but are afraid. Other women who are stuck at the highest levels of their careers and have hit the glass ceiling wonder when they can be their own bosses." Being laid off or downsized actually forces you to take some risks.

"Many women are getting severance packages, or unemployment benefits, due to the recession. They can use those unexpected windfalls to finance their own business," said Terry, author of 'Full Time Woman; Part Time Career.' "Getting fired or laid off could actually be a blessing in disguise."