Oh great minds, please offer advice and suggestions –
Background – after 10+ years of corporate America work I now know, what I always felt, I hate 50-60 hour weeks in an office, playing politics, being lost in a system, working for someone else. My motivation is near zero. I have a job offer for more money, and I don’t even want to take it, cause it’s just more of the same somewhere else. My passion is my own small side business that I started about a year ago, that is growing but not near able to support me. I have a chance to be laid off soon, which will come with several months of pay plus some nice stock vesting. I feel this could be an opportunity to take a chance and try to expand my business, and do what I really want.
But, for safety sake, I would love to find a lower stress, part time or work from home job, that could help with the cashflow, but not interfere with running a business as much as a full time commuting job will (need to be able to answer the phone or make callbacks during the day, pack shipments and get to the post office during the day, etc) Marketing, expansion, etc can be done during off hours, etc.
Any ideas for something that will pay more than $10/hr retail jobs - something that could get me $25-40K per year at least? I am a college graduate, MBA, able to handle physical tasks, and a quick learner. I have a finance background, but am not a CPA/Accounting expert. I live in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area. Looking for some creative ideas!