9.4 Million Unemployed; New Options?

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September 29th the International Association of Solopreneurs http://www.solopreneurs.org launched as an answer for the almost 9.5 million Americans that waking up today unemployed. And another 2.7 million in the UK and Canada are now looking for jobs. Some will feel, and act, like victims of an economic holocaust. Others will see their situation as the opportunity they have been waiting for and start their own business.

September 29th, the International Association of Solopreneurs http://www.solopreneurs.com launched as an answer for the almost 9.5 million Americans that waking up today unemployed. And another 2.7 million in the UK and Canada are now looking for jobs. Some will feel, and act, like victims of an economic holocaust. Others will see their situation as the opportunity they have been waiting for and start their own business. Statistics tell us that upwards of 80% of them will fail to survive their new venture as business owners.

President and founder of the International Association of Solopreneurs (IAS), Donna Amos, wanted to do something to whittle away at that 80% number. She says the high failure rate is precisely why she founded the IAS. She has developed a cost effective method for individuals to get the support needed to create successful businesses.

"A solopreneur is someone who starts their own business and runs it by themselves," explains Amos. A business coach and solopreneur herself, Amos says she wanted to provide a virtual incubator for these solo business people. "I set out to build an online community where solopreneurs get support from colleagues like themselves," Amos states, "but also from experts, who can help them with business, marketing, and financial aspects of running a business."

The Association's online community provides support and accountability as well as the chance to learn new skills, and get training and coaching to make a success of their business. The online venture reaches out not just to new business owners, but those who have been in business successfully for a while.

There are a few things that make us unique.

Open Office Lines 2 hours per week allowing one on one support from our experts. Achieve success at a faster pace.

A library of over 35 interviews with successful solopreneurs for inspiration, learning and ways to avoid some of the common obstacles for going it alone. Solopreneurs never have to feel like they are alone.

Multiple free teleclasses each month with a variety of experts. Never feel lost for the answer and knowledge to achieve all that they want.

Group coaching call once a month for sales, marketing and accountability. Need to stay focused and taking action--we will hold solopreneurs accountable, ensuring your success.

Amos interviewed over 50 solopreneurs across the country to get their story.

"There are a lot of folks out there running successful businesses. They are happy to share how they got started, and how they stay viable," Amos comments. "Site visitors can listen to some of those stories on the Web site. It gives people some belief in their ideas, their products, their services."

Learning from other business owners' experiences provides members with much more than theory--they get practical, firsthand knowledge they won't find anywhere else. Existing and new solo business owners around the country, and around the world, are finding support from the IAS. And veteran business owners find a venue to share their expertise. There are 14 successful solopreneurs who contribute training teleconferences, articles and answer questions on forums members can access.

The International Association of Solopreneurs is a supportive online virtual incubator whose mission is to provide the support needed to help others achieve success on their terms. For more information, contact Donna Amos at 513-256-1792.

BY: Real Life Communications/Nancy Lawler
FOR: International Association of Solopreneurs LLC
CONTACT: Donna Amos, President (513) 256-1792; donna@solopreneurs.org / http://www.solopreneurs.org

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