Ok, ODeckers, hoping this doesn't get me in trouble, I'm going to reach out to the community here...

I'm giving up a goodly amount of my pretty well-guarded privacy here: as many of you know, I'm a linguist by training, and I'd actually figured out a way to make a living playing with words. Namely, I've been running a small company which consults to the marketing world - in short, people pay me money to make up names for companies, products and services. - cars, soap, sneakers, software, etc., etc. You probably know some of my work. Yes., it makes for clever cocktail chat...

So, business has been horribly soft for years now, as the marketing budget is very often one of the first things to be cut in trickier economic climates. I've come to a point where I cannot sustain myself or my shop with the increasingly small income from this venture, and thus I am reaching out to see if anyone here 1)might be in a position to hire my team and I for any branding related work at one's place of employment; or 2) might be interested in doing some business development for my shop, or know anyone with an independent streak and mad ninja sales skills who might be looking for work - part time, full time, during your free time, what have you. I must earn some money...

Any thoughts, comments, takers, or interested parties will be gratefully addressed.