I'm a little more than half way to picking up a degree in Accounting and I've come to the conclusion that I don't want to be a CPA, I don't hate it or anything, but I certainly don't enjoy it. For a while now a good friend and I have been talking about opening our own business.
We both played Magic (the card game) competitively for a long time and we were always bothered by how far we had to travel to find game stores, and then they were never quite what we'd like.
Our dream store would not only carry collectible card games, but miniatures and board games. It would be the kind of place where people would not only come out to purchase stuff, but hang out and play as well. I'm also in love with the idea of having 8 or so computers networked together loaded with stuff like Diablo 2, WoW, and CS so people could rent time and play against people or online.
I've sat down and ran some numbers, come up with an idea of how much capital we would need and what cash flow might look like. My friend is a business major and I've got enough accounting under my belt to manage a small business. The thing that scares me though is quitting my well paying job and taking such a huge risk.
Has anyone else tried to start your own business or been around anyone who has? What pushed you to take that first step, and how did it work out?