Beyond the fact that more than 50 million jobs are estimated to be lost during this prolonged global economic crisis, the reality is that entrepreneurs with what I call "the power of the idea," have always been the foundation of this great country. Every major corporation began with an entrepreneur in a garage or a small office somewhere, with a wild-eyed idea, and the commitment to see it through.
Whether it is entrepreneurship or simply becoming a small business owner, or self-employment project, this is your time. Remember, rainbows only comes after storms. Begin the process of turning a negative into a positive, and help to remake America into the model of good capitalism and fair enterprise that we all know it can be.
To sign up for a free class in financial literacy, small business or entrepreneurship, join the silver rights movement and log onto www.operationhope.org to find a class near you. Spread the word. Pass it on. Spark a movement.
Onward with HOPE,
John Hope Bryant