I haven't had the success yet, what do you think?

The Argument For (& Against) Entrepreneurship

I have been job hunting, and have come to a fork in the road where I should start my own company or get a job. 

Small businesses make up a very large portion of our economy here in America and it's no secret that I'm a fan of entrepreneurs. There is a pride among the entrepreneurial community about their freedom and about their success (current or eventual) that they can't help but speak about. Sometimes they even go so far as to say that's the only way to be happy is to own your own business.

Yes, there are freedoms that are associated with being an entrepreneur such as making your own schedule, picking your own line of work, and deciding who you get to work with. But there are also downsides too, like the struggling startup years, or the times when you are "on call" 24 hours a day, or the times when your company gets sued. I want to talk about the argument for entrepreneurship and the one against it.

DEBATE TOPIC: Is it better to build your own business or work for someone else?