The Recession's Accidental Entrepreneurs (SLIDESHOW)

The Recession's Accidental Entrepreneurs (SLIDESHOW)

The recession has put thousands of people out of work, creating a new class of accidental entrepreneurs. Whether by ingenuity or just plain luck, many of newly unemployed have formed their own small businesses as a result of the shrinking job pool.

Last week, we asked readers to share their stories of becoming an accidental entrepreneur and today we made a slideshow of your submissions. Please note, the slides and captions were submitted by readers and not the editors of the Huffington Post.

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