Even if we are right now in recession I still hear about businesses that are thriving and really doing good. I watched the news yesterday and there were couple of businesses introduced and those who owned it testified that in times of economic meltdown they are still fortunate to get people's business. These businesses include but are not limited to automotive, shoe repair, and others. The guy who owned the shoe repair shop said that since people are cutting back on buying things, they opted to have their shoes repaired than buy a new one. The same thing goes with the auto mechanic. He said he worked in one of the auto shops before. He quit his job and started his own business in his backyard. So far, they said, that their business is doing well and they get by during the hard times. So for those who have exceptional skills that can be a source of good business, why not venture into it. There is a good resource such as small business for sale online that maybe the answer to your being unemployed. Check out this site smallbusinesssale.com and maybe there is one there in store for you.