This may be a stupid question, but here goes anyway.... Late last year, I was very unhappy with my current job (interior plantscaping maintenance) so I got the strong urge to go out on my own and start up a side business and hope it grew from there. I wanted to get into more landscaping and gardening design/maintenance. I bought a bunch of books, some equipment (not tons), did research and marketing, signed up for some classes. Very slow, I had a grand total of 2 clients up until about 4 weeks ago. At that time, my current job had gotten really miserable so I started looking for a new full time job. Well, I lucked out and found one about 2 weeks ago. Working for a bio-tech company, as an Agricultural Research Associate. Pay is "decent" for entry level, plenty of room for advancement, benefits are amazingly good. Profit sharing, pension, 401k etc etc. Anyway, I am very excited about the new position but.... I was excited about starting my own business as well, and I sort of feel I just gave up on that. I know I made the smart move however, I think, just wanted some opinions. Good steady job vs. who knows what??