Program Takes Jobless From Unemployed To Self-employed

In less time than it takes to find a job, you could start your own business. With step-by-step guidance, jobless around the age of 50 leverage skills and strengths, develop a business model, and test the viability of the business they planned.
By: Gil Effron
Aug. 25, 2009 - PRLog -- NEW YORK, NY –– In less time than it takes to find a new job,  helps people around the age of 50 who have lost jobs start a business of their own.
According to Gil Effron, lifelong entrepreneur and business advisor and director of, with so many people attempting to reenter the workforce, it could take a long time before many find a truly suitable position if, in fact, they ever do.  

“This is particularly true for men and women around the age of 50 who are described as ‘overqualified’ by prospective employers or find they are competing against younger workers willing to accept lower salaries,” Effron said.

“I know that people around the age of 50 have many highly transferable skills and strengths they could put to work in a business of their own, if they had the step-by-step guidance necessary to start properly,” he said.

Effron explained that an unemployed executive secretary, for example, could take her propensity for being organized, orderly, reliable, and a good communicator and leverage those skills and attributes into a business as a virtual assistant. She could work for a number of business owners or professionals who would never be able to afford a full-time assistant of her caliber, but would be willing to contract with her virtual assistant business.

Or an unemployed inside sales person with a friendly, outgoing personality and fearless about cold calling could take his skills and form a home-based telemarketing business that sets appointments for several smaller businesses.

“Starting a new business isn’t as easy as it looks,” Effron said. “With so much information available, dozens of distractions, and many scams lurking in the shadows promising instant success and wealth, knowing where and how to start can be overwhelming.”

Effron devised an affordable 26-week program entitled From Unemployed To Self-Employed that systematically helps people in their 50s identify the transferable and marketable skills and strengths they could leverage into a business of their own.

According to Effron, once those skills are identified, members in the From Unemployed To Self-Employed course take what they learn about their skills, aptitudes, and life experiences and systematically determine what their business should be, what they could sell, and to whom.

The final step in his process is to build an action plan –– like a mini business plan –– to help them get started and test the viability of their business.

Effron says that his goal is to start people in a business quickly and with a minimum financial investment –– sometimes as low as a couple hundred dollars.

“I keep members away from pie-in-the-sky business ideas. Very simply, my goal is to help members generate revenue quickly. I want them to build on their strengths and validate that they’re on the right track in as little as six to eight weeks. Later in the 26-weeks, we deal with all the customary and conventional issues pertaining to startup businesses,” he said.  

Effron does not recommend that people give up looking for a job. “I know that people can’t spend eight to 10 hours a day looking for employment. Instead of using their downtime to worry, they could start a new business.”

While government stimulus packages may ultimately help some who are out of work, Effron felt he owed it to those people who are jobless to help them take matters into their own hands, give them tools, and provide them with realistic and practical alternatives.

For additional information, contact Gil Effron at 347-920-3272 or email to

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In less time than it takes to find a new job, helps people around the age of 50 who have lost jobs start a business of their own.
Tags:Business Opportunities, Career, Unemployment, Business Startup, Jobless, Business Plan, Jobs
Industry:Business, Business opportunities, Unemployment
Location:New York - United States
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