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The entrepreneurial bug
The entrepreneurial bug
Some people are born to work for themselves, some always work for someone else, and some never get the chance to find out.

Ross Felix got that chance last year when he was laid off from his job at a New York-based finance firm.

After doing some part-time consulting work, he's now trying his hand at starting his own firm, an online dating company.

Using $15,000 in savings and lots of swapped programing time, he's set up an online site he says will revolutionize online dating by allowing user feedback - kinda like how eBay policies its users.

The site isn't yet profitable, but he hopes to start making money by mid 2010.

And it's given him a taste of life working for himself.

"I like controlling my own destiny, I just didn't have the spare time before," he said. "Once you become an entrepreneur it becomes part of your DNA. I never would have done this without the recession."

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Last updated June 22 2009: 11:47 AM ET
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