Hi, I haven't been to these forms for years, I'm glad they still exist and that the small business community is thriving! I don't want to go into details, but I recently started a small business, and two months in, I can honestly say I hate it. The return is poor, and I constantly worry about the reliability of the sub-contractors that I use. You get little support when you start a business (but I bet they would all come out of the woodwork if it became the #1 in it's category in years to come). Each transaction is worth $500-600, and I only get a 30% commission from that, so it is all stress, and little return. I have a 25% conversation rate from enquiry to sale, and the clients are few and far between as it is a slightly niche industry. Luckily i bootstrapped it to start it. Website looks good, i built it myself (was quite surprised by this!), but you know, the stress far outweighs the rewards. Sub-contractors want more and more money, and I constantly live with the stress that they will get a better deal on a booking, and cancel on me at last minute (not realistic to pay them portion of deposit, as they could abscond anyway). Sometimes you just have to admit you've made a mistake.