Do you have your own small business yet? If not, why not?

Is it too complicated?

Company or sole prop? VAT, PAYE, UIF, SDL what are these? Where do I register? How do I register? What licenses do I need? Its enough to make your head spin.

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Is it too risky?

Being in a job as an employee is much safer. There is no way I can risk everything on a startup. I have a family to think of.

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Is too much time required?

I don't have the time to start and run a business. In any case I'm not interested in trying to do everything, I only want to do what I am good at.

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Is it too expensive?

It costs too much to register and maintain a business. I need staff, have to pay taxes, buy equipment, computers, programs and stock. I just don't have the cash.

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