How (and Why) to Launch Your Own Side Business

Reasons you should consider starting a business on top of your full-time job.

Kim Palmer's book cover "The Economy of You"

This article is excerpted from U.S. News money senior editor Kimberly Palmer's book, "The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life," which comes out this month. Copyright © 2014 Kimberly Palmer. Published by AMACOM Books, a division of American Management Association, New York, NY. Used with permission. All rights reserved.