According to research, almost 20% of small business owners founded their companies after being fired from their last job.  44% of business founders did so because they were sick of their existing job and felt they could do it better themselves.

Call me cynical but I expect the 20% is as high as it is due to the difficulty in getting another job when you have been fired from the last job and not because disgruntled workers are amongst some of the top British entreprenaurs as the authors of the survey would like us to believe.

Unless you have been on the Apprentice being fired is not normally a good career move.