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Why do you start your own business?

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It’s way harder to start and run your own business that it is to get a job. So why do almost 27million entrepreneurs currently run their own businesses in the US? A huge proportion of these business owners don’t earn as much as their colleagues with 9 to 5 jobs. There is more stress, more responsibility and in may ways more risk. So why do we do it?

Is it insanity? Is it cultural? Are the rewards that good?

What do you think?

Author Richard Banfield

As CEO, Richard leads Fresh Tilled Soil’s strategic vision. He’s a mentor at TechStars and BluePrintHealth, an advisor and lecturer at the Boston Startup School, and serves on the executive committees of TEDxBoston, the AdClub’s Edge Conference, and Boston Regional Entrepreneurship Week.

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