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December 20th, 2009
11:39 AM ET

Unemployment + Coffee = Dream Come True

It's a story that can offer hope to millions of Americans struggling with unemployment, and to working Americans everywhere who fear losing their jobs in this economy.
Forrest Graves was an executive for a major corporation when he was laid off last Christmas. He has a wife and two daughters to support.
Forrest made a choice: to turn unemployment into an opportunity. He chased his career dream.
Thanks in no small part to the ways he harnessed free tools on the Internet, Forrest made it work. Now, he tells me, he's glad he was laid off.
Here's how he turned a $600 investment into a growing business with clients around the world.

Filed under: Economic Survivors • Josh Levs
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This guy's not filling up the spam mail slot is he .

    December 21, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  2. Roger Davie

    This guy is a real inspiration to me and my family, a true entrepreneur, and a real life Phoenix. Me and my brother, and aunt were all laid off last year too.

    December 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm |