“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ~ Tom Wolfe
There were three careers I dreamt of as a teenager; a talent scout for Sony Records, a successful artist and a New York columnist. Today, one of my dreams came true.
Throughout my years of living in New York I always worked for someone else. The thought of branching out on my own was a fantasy until I moved to Florida where I met my husband Randy, a fellow New Yorker.
He taught me about the true meaning of financial freedom, and how entrepreneurship has no limits. I began to reminisce about the local business owners I grew up with in New York who tried their very best to stay in business, despite the financial hardship they faced.
When I was approached to be a contributor for the December issue of Times Square Magazine I proposed the topic about New York business owners. I took some time to research their successes (and downfalls) of entrepreneurs over the years, and despite the many setbacks they have endured, there is still a light of resilience that shines on this great city.
My article, “New York: Where Entrepreneurs Can Still Call Home” can be found below in the “Small Business” section of Times Square Magazine (page 60). I’d love to hear your thoughts.
About Michelle Cruz Rosado
Michelle Cruz Rosado is a professional speaker and bestselling co-author of "Pursuing Your Destiny: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams." Follow Michelle for inspiring messages and quotes.