As far a working a job similar to a business you would like to start is a great idea. This will allow you to get hands on experience in that field and will prepare you for what to expect when you start your own company. I believe starting a business is one of the best options available today. Not only will you be your own boss and do something you enjoy, but your business will do as well as you would like it to. And you can't fire yourself. Please know that the beginning stages of starting a business are not easy and there is no steady paycheck as working a 9-5, but with dedication and hard work, the benefits will far outweigh the negatives. Hopes this helps and good luck to you!
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