Ask Dr. Deborah | Is self-employment the right career path?

Dear Dr. Deborah,

Recently I’ve been thinking about starting my own business, but I’ve heard that it requires a lot of work, and that most startup businesses fail. It’s a really big risk and I’m not sure I have what it takes. As the breadwinner of the family, we depend on the income from my full-time job to pay our bills, so I can’t really afford to take too big of a risk, but I would really love to have my own consulting company. Do you have any advice you can share?

– Miranda, TX

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