One of the most common reasons for wanting to start a business is to be your own boss. But generally, if you take on investors (as I did), you lose control of the company when you accept the venture capital dollars.
Even if you don’t have to take on investors, your customers become your new boss — and they’re likely to be much more demanding than your old boss ever was!
When you start a business — and especially when you’re in a growth phase — you are accountable to so many people. You need to think about your employees, customers, investors, and partners (internal and external) with every decision you make.
There’s actually less freedom and more responsibility involved in starting a business versus having a regular job.