My Internet Cafe Pays My Bills After Becoming Unemployed
by Dawid Plaatjies
I started an Internet cafe after I became unemployed. I started out with only two computers and a printer, and today in 2011 I still got the same equipment. The money that I generate is not so great. But it is good enough to pay off my debts.
======================================== ----- Arturo's Reply to Dawid ----- ========================================
Dawid, I think your brief comment is very revealing. Starting a micro enterprise is a way of life in many countries around the world. It's the equivalent of what we call in the United States a "mom and pop shop".
Its main features are that it is independently owned, independently operated, it has few if any employees and it does such a small amount of business that it is not dominant in the market where it operates.
But it gives its owner enough to get by and, often, much more than that – certainly enough to raise a family and live in comfort, if the country where the business operates is a country of freedom.