There are always more than one door that leads to a normal building. The same applied to success in life. You may want to start as an employee before you become an entrepreneur which can lead to a big business. How I wish you learn something from the stories below.
Stuart Austin Wier prepared himself as a Construction Engineer and followed this line of work until the depression limited his market to where it did not give him the income he required.
He took inventory of himself, decided to change his profession to Law, went back to school and took special courses by which he prepared himself as a Corporation Lawyer. Despite the fact the depression had not ended, he completed his training, passed the bar examination, and quickly built a lucrative law practice, in Dallas, Texas; in fact, he is turning away clients years later.
If your profession or business does not bring adequate returns, you can change to another, where broader opportunities are available.
A story is also told of a carpenter who was making a Court furniture for a judge. He coveted the position, and went back to study law. He later became a judge, and one day, he sat down on the same very furniture he made.
These stories that I have read from different books gave me confidence when I had a challenge as an Engineer to go and study education, and became a qualified and professional teacher.
The way of knowledge is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge!