From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part III

This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment (Prior installments: Part I; Part II). So I started working at the music awards company, which was great for me because my music lesson show slowly started to decline in sales and viewership.  As I … Read more

Leslie Jacobs: Layoffs Be Damned — I Survived and YOU Will Too! – Part II

(This series chronicles the experiences of Leslie Jacobs, Founder of “Les Mess.”  You can find Part I of Leslie’s remarkable story here). Five months after being laid off I had my first job interview, I was not thrilled with the idea of having to dress up and drive 45 minutes to get to this job—so … Read more

Can Debt Consolidation Be A Good Option to Resolve Student Debt?

These days your dream of studying in a top-notch business school can never become a reality if you do not borrow a student loan. Nowadays, the cost of studying in business schools has become untouchable for common people. And after the completion of the graduation the burden of student loan debt might seem devastating. Here … Read more

Can Debt Consolidation Be A Good Option to Resolve Student Debt?

These days your dream of studying in a top-notch business school can never become a reality if you do not borrow a student loan. Nowadays, the cost of studying in business schools has become untouchable for common people. And after the completion of the graduation the burden of student loan debt might seem devastating.  Here, … Read more

From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part II

This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment.  You can read Part I here. I started my online music lesson school after my CD failed miserably. At the time, I still had no income and was not receiving unemployment because I was self-employed … Read more