To a lot of people, starting their own seems like the right escape from the dissatisfaction or lack of appreciation at the workplace. Instead of slaving for a monthly salary, they dream of being their own boss. But before you venture out of the comfort of a steady income, understand the risks it entails. Doing business involves risks and any form of entrepreneurship requires you to work harder. Read that line again! You can’t stroll into office late in the morning, take a snooze in the afternoon and rush off early to catch a movie. Being self-employed requires a minimum 10-12 hour workday.