Check out this feature in the Santa Cruz Weekly; all about the new wave of freelancing that seems to be in full force around the Bay Area. This quote from the lovely Teresa Thomae of the SBDC sums it up nicely: “In every economic downturn we see an increase in people looking to become freelancers,” says Thomae. “Instead of being an employee, they want to be their own boss. Not necessarily to hire a bunch of employees and grow a real business, but to create a job for themselves. Our parents taught us that if you get a good job, keep it even if you hate it, because it’s health care and a salary. But now, for the Gen Xers and Gen Yers, if they don’t like a job, they’re gone.” Even though some people might say that this would be the worst time to start a business, I disagree. It’s times like these that motivate and inspire new ideas and creative innovation, and we see this everyday when we walk into NextSpace. Especially like this morning, when Jeremy graced us with his presence and started something that we have to finish. Pictures to follow.