Anyone took the risk of starting your own business? How did it turn out? What would you have done different? Etc. I currently work a State job, make good money, and enjoy what I do. However, my job is about as stressful and emotionally demanding as there is - I feel like it's literally taking years off my life. I have a business idea that I'm confident about. It's a service I could provide as well if not better than anyone in my city that already does it. There's littler financial risk, maybe a couple thousand dollars at most. It's also a business I could run while still working my day job so it would be extra income and not my main source of income.