[IMGCAP(1)]Many dream of the day they can start their own business. For some CPAs, the leap to self-employment means a chance to set their own schedule and balance work and family on their own terms. For others, it’s about leaving a boss behind and taking the reins.

I started my first business about 20 years ago and have never looked back. For me, nothing is more fulfilling than building something from scratch. However, becoming an entrepreneur takes more than just accounting expertise. Some people can create a successful, sustainable solo career, even build their own firm, while other equally talented CPAs dabble in self-employment for a year before deciding to go back to the stability and perks of an established firm. 

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