Be a part of the 'cottage economy'

This is the era for entrepreneurs

NEW YORK — The "cottage economy" — a movement of individual entrepreneurs creating products and technologies — is a very real and growing phenomenon, Inman News owner and publisher Brad Inman said during an opening address at the Real Estate Connect conference today.

After playing a famous clip from the 1976 film "Network," in which a news anchor shouts, "I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore," Inman noted the public’s present-day disgust over the state of economic and political affairs, manifested in the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements, as examples.