No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.
While it is true that the dominant provisions of the ACA (particularly, the Employer Mandate) apply only to "large" employers with more than 50 employees, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.
Obama's new startup initiative, cleverly titled The JOBS Act, is aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem by making startup investing easier. The concern that I have is that in the process it may push too many founders to either seek capital prematurely, or to take money from all comers.
The CEO sets the corporate culture. Working with the founder, they determine the companies' overall mission and core values. They make sure all business is done in conjunction to that mission and according to their core values.
Most ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs make a lot less money than if they worked for someone else. The road to success is often long and lonely -- brutal hours; massive amounts of stress; and a huge amount of personal sacrifice. So, why would you want to become an entrepreneur?