I drive down a very crowded NJ highway everyday to work and forÂ the past 9 months I've been noticing a lot of local businesses closing their doors on both sides of the highway.Â What's scary is that its at a rate that I've never seen before.Â Within in two weeks I saw 2 coffee/deli's close, 1 nail place, and 1 pool store.Â
Interestingly enough, a lot of people I talk too are "starting their own thing" because they feel that they can no longer provide a reasonable life for their families or because they're in a financial pinch.
BeingÂ entrepreneurial is a good thing but whenÂ your being forced to do it,Â it can be a recipe for disaster.Â I think we'll see a flood of new shops and new businesses on my highway but I wonder how many are doing this as a "last ditch effort?"
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