Kiss your boss goodbye — it's time to become an entrepreneur

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  • germanygator Apo, AE
    Aug. 14, 2012 1:04 p.m.

    The first two paragraphs of this article describe me to a "T". I've got an MBA from Weber, but my primary issue is that my company is the US Government. While I have developed new skills and applied others to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, that sort of work doesn't translate well into the private sector.

    At this point, I just have this burning desire to excel, achieve, and accomplish and be rewarded for it in terms of career advancement and compensation. Now I just have to find the right field, but until then, I feel like I'm dying a slow, painful death.

  • SpaceCowboy69 Syracuse, UT
    July 27, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    As a "failed" entrepreneur who is now back in the corporate world after leaving for 7 years, the one item he left out was health insurance. I was paying $1000 a month at one point with IHC for a healthy family. You will either need your wife to work also so you have access to her health insurance, or add this as an additional cost. My revenues weren't rising fast enough just to cover this one expense. I don't like Obamacare and hope it is repealed, but we need to find another solution. Healthcare alone is killing entrepreneur's.

  • Brian Wasilla, AK
    July 27, 2012 12:50 p.m.

    I started my first business when I was nine and have pretty much always been an "entrepreneur" ever since. Fifty years ago that's what a lot of people did. If I were starting today I would say to someone: "Find a government job with a nice strong union and focus your life on family and fun." The sixty hour weeks aren't worth it and the rewards are no longer there. The state workers I know work about thirty hours per week at most and many of them have a half million in their state run retirement fund with full health benefits and tons of perks. Welcome to the new Amerika.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    Yes and if you currently have health insurance from your employer - kiss your health insurance good bye. Worth the risk? Probably not. Our health insurance system kills innovation.