What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning my own business?

Owning your own business can be a richly rewarding experience, but the prospect is also rife with disadvantages that everyone interested in becoming their own boss should carefully consider.


  • Freedom to set your own schedule.
  • Unlimited moneymaking potential.
  • You can choose who you want to work with. This is a luxury that’s seldom awarded to those working for others.


  • Lack of security. These days, having a corporate job is no guarantee that you won’t find yourself unemployed, but business owners have to constantly work to ensure their longevity.
  • The buck stops with you. If something goes wrong, you’re fully responsible for making it right.
  • Higher premiums for private health benefits.

Interested in starting your own business? There are plenty of resources available to help you take the first important steps to independence.

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