Turn the recession into revenue for you

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8741_B12_rgb5(ARA) – We’ve all heard the bad news: There is a global recession, the housing market continues to decline, the banking industry is struggling and unemployment continues to rise.

But, if you are one of the many whose employment has been affected by the recession, there is a silver lining. Entrepreneurs account for 50 percent of the gross domestic product and 50 percent of job creation in America. Small businesses grew rapidly in the last two recessions.

A recent study by Network Solutions and the University of Maryland investigating the overall health of U.S. small business shows that 69 percent of small businesses were profitable in 2008.

Rebecca Rodskog, a corporate change management consultant and founder of Rodskog Change Consulting in New York, offers tips for starting your own business.

* Creating a Web site for your business or to tout your skills is something that is neither difficult nor expensive, and it’s a great way to get yourself started.

* Connect with new people on social and professional networking sites.

* Don’t be afraid to ask for help from those who have an expertise you don’t.

For more information and other valuable tips from Rebecca Rodskog and Network Solutions, visit www.growsmartbusiness.com.