CHRISSY CARTER, a former equities sales trader, has many traits of a successful entrepreneur. With a mind she calls “a giant calendar,” the 30-year-old from Jersey City plans ahead, keeps appointments and puts in long hours on marketing plans and e-mail lists. She promotes her enterprise through newsletters and a Web site.Link. This spirit, dedication, and love is what will get us through our current problems. Read the whole thing, entrepreneurship is not only about high technology.
Ms. Carter’s business? She’s a yoga instructor.
Like others who have traded life as “a suit” for life in a track suit (or its breathable yogic equivalent), Ms. Carter finds herself using skills she learned in the corporate world. And, like others, she knows the change can require a pay cut. Her annual income fell to about $20,000 from six figures when she started teaching full time in 2004. While business has “grown tremendously” since, Ms. Carter said, it will never match her finance-industry earnings.