For some people, starting a business makes a lot of sense because they have good expertise and very strong motivation. However, if you expect compensation comparable to what you could earn in a regular job, you may be deluding yourself, at least initially. If you’re successful and meet your financial expectations within a reasonable time, starting a business can be very satisfying. It’s usually more work than you think, though it often can be started with much less financial risk than buying an existing business. Many aspects of the process are like buying a business, but they’re more complex, because you have to deal with getting the business set up as a legal entity and managing all the necessary legal and financial aspects of getting the business officially established.