wow,come here and even with the exchange you would make more and have your choice of LCOs
have you talked to your boss about more pay and responsibility?
if you are set on going on your own, try to stay out of debt as much as possible. with fast expansion debt is necessary but if you are willing to grow slow maybe try and save a bit as you go along. if you live at home, can you stay there a couple years while you start up? would make it easier
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
Sir Winston Churchill