Everyone who thinks about starting a business is coming from a different place. Some are driven by a big idea they had for a product or service, and they just can’t let go of it. That’s usually a good sign. Some have spouses or kids to consider. Others have socked away a little money to get started, but many haven’t. They’re bootstrappers.
The one thing almost everyone considering entrepreneurship has in common is a job—and one of the questions I’m asked most often is, how one should transition from working for someone else’s company to starting their own.