Despite appalling failure rates, long hours, low incomes, high stress levels, and a host of other problems, entrepreneurs report consistently higher happiness rates than salaried employees. One of them is the “commitment to purpose in life, since entrepreneurs are not limited by the rules and procedures of the employer, which frees them to “pursue activities and goals that they find personally meaningful and satisfying”.
Either way, it's clear that most small business owners do it because they love it, not because they want to get rich quickly. A complicated issue that many entrepreneurs overlook when starting their business is what their salary will be.
In the latest Gallup-Healthways welfare index, 34 percent of employers (4 percentage points higher than other workers) reported that they were worried. And 45 percent of employers said they were stressed, 3 percentage points higher than other workers.