Being my own boss was a dream of mine long before I could even spell "self-employed." When I was about 8 or 9 I turned the walk-in closet in my room into a make-believe store and tried to sell old cassette tapes and other random goods to my parents' friends. I think I made about $10 that summer.
Still today I know that when I grow up I want to be a business owner. If the market for print media ever gets out of the crapper that business will be a women's magazine. If not, I'll probably start a fashion boutique so I can finally make a career out of shopping and playing dress up with my friends.
If you too have dreams of being the boss, check out the article, "I am the boss of me" in this month's issue of Marie Claire. Read about five women who turned their passions -- which range from bowling and being green to fashion and gourmet chocolate -- into their very own businesses.
Also check out some of these resources for small business owners:
U.S. Small Business Administration
(Ladies, while you're on this site be sure to check out this page)
Count Me In
Do you have entrepreneurial dreams too?
If you already own a business, tell me all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to share your story with Georgia Mae readers.