Why is being an entrepreneur so hard? Check out this article: America’s entrepreneurial spirit is in jeopardy
Having done what I do for almost eight years, I can attest that it is hard, scary, and prone to financial failure. I can also say that it can be rewarding, fun, and full of excitement and hope.
The benefits you think you get with a traditional job (security, health insurance, etc.) pull at you… who doesn’t want a steady paycheck and benefits??
Is that the reason why the number of self-employed businesses have decreased by 660,000 from 2008 to 2011 (as per the article)?
Or, like in the comments, is this a great time to do this stuff, especially with tools like kickstarter and the real power of social tools?