"About 40 years ago I worked for a construction company and I was the only woman working there. I started doing door-to-door sales of roofing, siding and home repairs for them and I was doing really well. When the other salesmen found out about how well I was doing, I was no longer doing that job for the company. " - Diane and her husband have a seasonal business selling Christmas Trees in East Brunswick, NJ.
"I was a Pentecostal Preacher for 40 years. Now I'm too old, I'll be 92 next Christmas. My arthritis and sciatica make it hard for me to walk and get around so I have to take it easy. But God has blessed me and people always help me when I need help." - Hortense L. Bell sells clothing at the Brooklyn Flea Market.