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"You're Fired!"

Those words will forever reverberate (with a slight New York accent) in the ears of every American thanks to 'The Donald' making it his catch phrase on the hit NBC reality show "The Apprentice." And, unfortunately, if you’ve just been let go from a job, the words might sting a little.

Feel free to take heart though, says Carolyn Kepcher, also of Apprentice fame, who started her own company, Carolyn & Co. Media, LLC this year after being fired by Trump herself. From this media conglomerate, a brand new start-up will soon be born. The web site, Findingwhatmatters.com, will focus on helping people find lucrative and fruitful careers while still focusing on family.

So could starting your own company be in the cards for you? Maybe you aren’t sure if you have what it takes, or where to start. While we know the road won’t be easy, remember that anything is possible once you have a solid foundation. Here’s where Kepcher comes in again, with an appearance on the Today Show and these tips for building a business.

Would starting your own business be an option for you if you lost your job?

Posted: 3/18/08