To reap the rewards of your own business, you need to take a hard look at the realities.
(This is the fifth and final column in Jim Olsztynski's series on the pros and cons of running your own company. Previous columns are available at www.snipsmag.com.)
Most contractor companies start out as a one-person operation, maybe with the spouse pitching in, as I wrote in a previous column. At most, they may have a partner and perhaps an employee or two.