Trend: the Rise of the Minipreneur

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Friends, the last couple of weeks I’m reading so many interesting stories about minipreneurs, it really inspired me. The idea of having a side-business or multiple businesses, feels like a real positive response-trend to crisis-hit industries.

Think of people who can’t make promotions that easily anymore in there day-to-day jobs. They start a micro-business on the side, as a way to keep learning and keep feeling challenged. Or others who turn a hobby into something they can make a bit of extra cash with. There are even people who change multiple personal projects into a carreer like Tina Roth, a New York based designer who quit designing because her blog (swiss-miss.com), app (Teux Deux), breakfast lectures (Creative Mornings) and temporary tattoo shop (Tattly) were doing so well. Love it!

freelancers, weekend entrepreneurs, web-driven entrepreneurs, free agents, cottage businesses, seniorpreneurs, co-creators, mompreneurs, pro-ams, solopreneurs, eBay traders, advertising-sponsored bloggers… you’re really on to something. I will watch you closely;-) I think this trend will result in a huge amount of new (and often surprising) content, ideas and products.

photo: minipreneur Yastik Izi from Turkey has a very nice etsy-shop with ‘handmade dreams’;-)

 

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