If you strip all the ego and fluff from the picture there is only one real reason most people start their own businesses. Sure, you want to make more money and yes you want to be your own boss, but the “real” reason most start their own company is to make provision for their family. Before we talk about the “what and why” a bit more, let’s look at the company’s history.
The first 2-3 years were really tough. There are long hours and major cash-flow issues. Those first few years cause “running a business” issues to pop up that you were never aware of while you were working for someone else. In the old days you finished the shift and simply went home without giving a thought toward the company until you showed up for work the next morning.