In 2010, Americans started 565,000 business a month, more than "any period in the last decade and a half." Some of these jobs were started out of necessity, as many had found themselves without work, some out of passion, some a little bit a both, like the laid off Wall Streeter who'd always dreamed of injecting testosterone into cupcakes and did just that with the creation of "Butch Bakery." Of course, Americans aren't the only ones who've used a little creativity to make ends meet.
The Crazy Cleaners business in the Czech Republic charges £150 per hour for its services, which include a choice of operatives in their underwear, topless - or full frontal. Economics student Katka Kopecka explained: 'We needed to find work and couldn't find it so we thought of this.' 'Nobody likes cleaning and everyone likes to look at a good body,' added the 21-year-old, an alumnus of Charles University in Prague. Don't go presuming the agency offers cleaning services by ladies only, by the way - the firm currently has a mixture of 15 male and female students on its books.
And it's emphatically not sexual in tone, as our friend Katka pointed out: 'Quite often the people asking for our services are busy business people who want to relax. 'Watching someone clean your house in underwear is a nice way for them to relax. 'But this is not a prostitution service, it's just a cleaning service.'
Next time you want to get on the administration's ass about not lowering unemployment fast enough, consider using your own to get the job done.