In case you’ve got the entrepreneurial bug, but think that you’re too young, too inexperienced, etc. to succeed on your own, I suggest that you read a terrific essay by New York-based user interface designer Whitney Hess. She looks back on her first year leaving a steady job and entering business on her own. An excerpt is below.
Less than four years out of college, some people might have said that I lacked the experience necessary to be a successful business person, that I still needed to work within a larger team in order to continue my growth as a practitioner, to have direct supervision and built-in resources, that I’m just too “junior” and wet behind the ears. In fact, they did say it. I still have detractors. Some of them tell it to my face, and others hide behind pseudonyms and anonymity. What I don’t think they realize is that they give me even greater confidence to trust my instincts.