Making the decision to be self-employed is a not a big decision—it’s huge. Many of the services provided for you as an employee in the past such as legal work, payroll, and other HR services will now be your responsibility to manage. Your competence and stamina to succeed will be the lifeline of your business. A lack of effort on your part will trickle down through your business, affecting your business and everyone else involved—it’s a domino effect! Be prepared for endless hours of work, sleepless nights, and going over and beyond in ways you never have before.