During tough economic times, many Americans find themselves without jobs. Some have lost their jobs because of lay-offs, and cannot seem to get back on the horse. Those who are lucky enough to have jobs can be unhappy because it’s not what they really want to be doing, and settled due to the limited opportunity out there. Feeling helpless and trapped can be miserable, but some have found a solution to this problem. Opening a business means taking control of your own destiny. The owner of a small business manages his own schedule, employees and method of operation. This ultimately means the business owner is in control of his income and success. Kris Johnson of Houston, Texas pursued the independent business option and opened his own Window Genie franchise in March of 2012 after realizing what he really wanted out of life.

Johnson’s previous jobs had him traveling and living all over Texas for the past 30 years. Johnson decided that Houston was where his heart was and wanted to find a way to move him and his family back. It was not an option to return to Houston with his current job, so Johnson took a job in industrial staffing so he could return home. Read full story.