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What Do You Have to Lose? Launching a Business in the Recession

Steve Scher
02/23/2009 at 10:00 a.m.

Stocks are down, pink slips are flying, and houses are in foreclosure. What better time to start a new business! What have you got to lose? We talk to entrepreneurs who venture into today's economy with high hopes. What are their business plans? And where are they getting funding? Launching a new business in the recession. It's Weekday.


Alwyn Scott is the managing editor of The Puget Sound Business Journal.

Greg Waring is co–founder of ZAW artisan pizza in the raw, which has locations on Capitol Hill, South Lake Union and Ballard. He and his co–founder, Greg Scott, opened the first store in September 2008, timed almost exactly with the first federal bailout package.

Andy Sack is the co–founder of Founders Co–op, an investment fund based in Seattle. He has run and invested in tech businesses for 15 years, and also co–founded Judy's Book, a local search social network. The company recently funded Frugal Mechanic, which does search and price comparisons in the auto parts market.

Aaron Goldfeder is the president of Evoworx, which helps homeowners make their homes energy efficient. He and his co–founder, Leo Shklovskii, started the company in November 2008.

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