If you've been out of work for a while, or are just plain tired of the work you've been doing for years, you may be thinking of starting a business. If so, get ready to embark on an exciting, rarely dull, often nerve-wracking journey. To call it “perilous” may be stretching things since perilous is defined as “dangerous”. However, “peril” means “exposure to risk or harm”, and starting a business can certainly be risky and is definitely challenging. Since writing challenges down seems to make them easier, let's look at the obstacles you're about to face.