Sometimes when deciding to start your own business it comes more down to whether you are more suited to being an employee or being self- employed. If you enjoy complete autonomy, find it hard to belong, are not suited to playing politics, feel tortured by performance reviews or don't want to toe the line all the time then maybe self-employment is for you. Self-employment may also be the best option for you if your work skills are not 'typical' of what might be expected in a work place, for example adhering to start and finish times. This is not to romanticise self-employment, just not everyone is cut out to be an employee.
Could you be better suited to self-employment?