Have you ever considered doing this? Just returned from visiting my son who has given a shot to fulfilling his dream of having his own business. Great to see how happy he is, although he's working 24/7. He's "all in" and loving it!
Technology seems to have allowed more people to take that risk of starting their own business--maybe as something on the side, or available online-only vs. investing in a "bricks and mortar" type of business that has so much overhead. It also seems that technology has encouraged many cutting-edge entrepreneurs who are very young.
Read Wonder 945: Are You an Entrepreneur? and have a fun family discussion about the pro's and con's of being "your own boss." Be sure to watch the accompanying video for some interesting facts.
What talents and interests might lead you or others in your family to taking the plunge?