Anytime you talk to a current entrepreneur or even someone thinking about starting their own business, usually one of the biggest motivations is wanting to be their own boss.
The idea of "working for the man" has lost its luster, and the pursuit of freedom to do what you want, when you want is extremely sexy and appealing.
However, getting to be your own boss is one of the biggest myths about entrepreneurship.
First, one of the most important assets of a company is its customers. If you have no customers — or more accurately, no paying customers — you have no business. It is impossible to have a business without any customers.
This gives your customers the ultimate power — basically, they own you. So, if you believe owning a business means that you get to be the boss, forget it; the customer is the number one boss, bar none.