Self-employment

Growing up, Morrow, who has spinal muscular atrophy, had to fight to get people to listen to him; now they pay thousands of dollars for the privilege

posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:27am
Self-confessed workaholic Jon Morrow is an entrepreneur and the CEO of BoostBlogTraffic.com — a company that grossed nearly half a million dollars last year and is expected to double that amount this year. Thirty-year-old Morrow has always been a smart overachiever, graduating from high school at 16, starting three businesses before he was 18 (two game-development companies and a software company...
posted on September 1, 2008 - 2:12pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
Working from home can solve some of the daily challenges of progressive muscle diseases, such as fatigue and the need for personal care assistance, transportation and on-thejob accommodations. Commonly referred to as telecommuting or telework, the world of virtual jobs includes home-based businesses, virtual administrative assistants, working from home for a current employer, and freelancing in...
posted on January 1, 2007 - 4:24pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
Inventor makes fun accessible
posted on January 1, 2006 - 3:18pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 1
Who: Gary Letourneau, 50 Where: Siver Springs, Md. DX: Spinal muscular atrophy type 2; diagnosed in infancy What:

Important inventions by Gene Luoma

posted on January 1, 2005 - 9:42am
Who: Gene Luoma, 61 Where: Duluth, Minn. DX: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, 20-plus years
posted on May 1, 2004 - 4:45pm
How hard can it be to defy the odds, or should I say easy? How many times will I let doors slam in my face, or how many times will I welcome the second door of opportunity? Can I do things that society labels uncommon? Better yet, watch me turn society's uncommon tasks into...

Job hunting for the college graduate with a disability

posted on May 1, 2004 - 4:06pm
You've just rolled across the stage, with your college diploma in hand. A huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders, but before you get too comfortable, you need to face the reality of finding a job and the added stress of finding one when you have a disability. Don't make the mistake of thinking that a college education guarantees you a job in your desired field. But, though the search may...

Millions of people now operate home-based businesses or work for an employer from home, so why not you?

posted on November 1, 2003 - 1:04pm
In 1998, I began tinkering with the notion of becoming my own boss. I'd put in my time, over 10 years, at a variety of advertising agencies as a full-time copywriter. I wondered if it was time for me to go it alone.