Graduated from college a couple years ago, been working in banking ever since. I don't mind it, in fact, it's got some perks to it, including being relatively well paying. I've come to a bit of a cross roads in my life where I feel I need to make a decision about my future. Should I continue on my path of being an employee or should I break away from the safety net of a paycheck every two weeks in favor of starting my own business. Obviously the risks in starting a new business are many, but the rewards could be endless (every billionaire I've heard of is a business owner, not an employee). If some of you more experienced gentlemen could do it all over again, would you choose a different path? A friend told me something the other day that resonated with me, he said "if you work for a company for 30 years, and they let you go, you're lucky is they give you a a years salary for a severance package. Had you been a business owner for 30 years and you decide to leave, you sell the business for a healthy sum. Sure beats a years pay." That got me thinking. What do you all think?