My reasons for becoming an entrepreneur are not going to be the same as your reasons for becoming an entrepreneur. Since being the boss is a lot of responsibility, becoming an entrepreneur for your own reasons is the right way to go. While this is not an all inclusive list as to why people become the boss, it should start you thinking why you want to be your own boss.

Of course the obvious is that as the boss, you make all the decisions. You decide who to do business with, whom to hire, what to expect, what to sell, what to name the company, and many other things as well. The decisions you make are not always pleasant, but they are yours to make.

As an entrepreneur, you are working toward your own success. You work the hardest and you will get the greatest rewards. By working for someone else, you only change a few hours into a few dollars. Entrepreneurs earn what others sell and what they sell within their own company.

Escaping corporate America can be a strong motivator to become an entrepreneur. When we look at what the economy is like today, opening a business maybe a risky option, but it also may be the only one compared to fighting for an underpaid position with hundreds of other people. Additionally, many people understand that entrepreneurs made America the great country she is and can bring her back to her glory.

Being the person in charge keeps you involved in all aspects of the business. Even if you hire someone to develop an advertising campaign for you, you will have the last word on if it is what you want representing your company or not. And let’s face it; being in charge does have a certain prestige to it.

Being the boss allows you to build equity in the company. That can be in stocks or real estate, but either way you have something that you can sell, trade, or pass down to your children. When you build a company from the ground up, you are building something real that will affect your family and your community for years to come.