ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — On Oct. 6, 2011, Ester Venouziou was laid off from the St. Petersburg Times, where she had worked since January 2003. Venouziou, founder of LocalShops1.com, is now embarking on the world of full-time entrepreneur.
Along with this new world comes a new blog. Life After the Layoff: The Real Adventures Begin will follow Venouziou through the ups and downs of post-corporate world. "Friends who’ve already been through this path tell me to expect lots of laughs and lots of tears,” Venouziou says. "Want to come along for the ride?”
The blog will also feature other Tampa Bay residents and their stories about layoffs.
"The natural reaction when you hear someone lost his job is to say you are sorry,” Venouziou says. "But we should keep in mind that layoffs often inspire innovation, and many amazing businesses and organizations were launched after a layoff. So maybe a better response should be, ‘Congratulations!’ ’’
The blog can be found on LocalShops1.com under the "News & Views” tab.
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