Marlene Jones

Though it would surely take nerves of steel to start up a business in America right now, unique entrepreneurial opportunities seem to turn up during every recession era, and not just in bartending and debt collection.

What's the best business to be in during a recession?  Bar-tending or debt collection are decent bets, but Marlene Jones, an entrepreneur in Webster, TX, is thinking it's a good time for repair services too.   Marlene and her husband Ron purchased a Friendly Computers franchise in 2006 and have been hard at work since selling at-home (or business) computer repair and networking services to their target market, the suburbs of Houston.  She says they are busier this year than ever.

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