Your grandfather, my father, has taught me many things over the years, mostly by example rather than in words. He is a consistent man, strong in character, who most definitely walks the walk. One tremendous lesson that I have carried with me is that relationships are more valuable than the deal.
I am most definitely biased when it comes to this topic. Ok, pretty much every topic I have written on. However, in the current economic landscape that we live in, the benefits of owning your own business are vast. We live in an exciting time in which technology continues to lower the barrier to entry for creating and operating a profitable business. I will simply cover what I believe to be the top three reasons here.