Taking the first tentative steps to starting up a business to run at home can be a seriously daunting thing. It’s quite one thing to have a hobby that you decide to turn into something profitable, perhaps as a side line to an existing income stream. To decide to jack in an existing job with the certainty of regular pay and pension contributions, well that does take a great deal more thought.
However, if you have honed your particular niche skills in a small place where the boss very much runs things his way, and doesn’t really welcome intervention from a third party, however good a colleague, well the stifling effect can only end one way. I know one young chap who found exactly this scenario – he was very content for the first year, to follow in his master’s footsteps, but being younger, could see newer, more modern ways to achieve quicker ends. So, go it alone he did.