Listeners Respond: Own a Business, Work a Second Job

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All week we’ve been hearing from listeners about their Great Recession stories. Some of you have lost jobs, while others have taken pay cuts or moved out-of-state in search of employment. And there are those of you who have created your own employment opportunities: the small business owners of the bunch.

But nothing comes easy when you start from a clean slate. Two Takeaway listeners join us who have ventured to create their own small businesses, while maintaining other part-time work in order to make ends meet.

Brandy Mcnair is a listener and small business owner from Norman, Oklahoma who also works as a waitress. Jeff Hardaway is a listener and small business owner from Nashville, Tennessee who spends half his week working as an x-ray technician at a local hospital.