Or maybe Wizards.
I just found out today about another colleague who decided to take the plunge into self-employment.
I suspect he will be fairly successful though, because of the smart strategy he has chosen to start his work.
He took some 10 odd years worth of clients before taking the plunge, and immediately joined a part-time position with a smaller (read: lesser workload) firm that can give him (1) an office to work out of and (2) a certain degree of minimum financial stability.
Next, instead of going it all alone, he has called and signed up his own consulting services with a number of distribution, reselling and aggregation companies in those specific service areas.
Those firms sell his services onwards as resellers, and he gets enough breathing space to manage his initial time and slowly build and expand his client base towards his own firm.
I think this is about as good a startup strategy as it gets in my view, so I thought I would highlight it here.
It is alluring to fantasize about just jumping boat in doing it all alone to create an instant breakthrough, but entrepreneurship in many respects involves practically thinking through managing startup risk.