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In the Driver's Seat

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

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

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

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

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