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In the Driver's Seat

While navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, your independence is your best asset.

This story appears in the September 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

This month's cover headline, "Retire Rich," is, I admit, hardly original. But it usually appears on books and magazines that deal with investment and personal finance issues. Sure, investing in real estate or the stock market is one way to retire rich. But here at Entrepreneur, we advocate another way-business ownership.

Owning your own business is the first step to truly taking charge of your future. It leaves your destiny in your hands; your future is not subject to the whims of bosses or managers.

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