ESSENCE Poll: Do You Want to Own Your Own Business?

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Roc-a-fella co-founder Damon Dash thinks that every man should be his own boss. Do you agree? 

You won't find Damon Dash working for another man anytime soon.

Speaking to Power 105's Breakfast Club, the former Roc-a-fella exec said that a "real man" would never call another man "boss."

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"A real man won't ask or answer questions about another man's money," he said to the radio hosts. "How can another man call another man 'boss'? That's like calling another man 'daddy.'"

He went on to say that a "real man" should start his own business with his own money, plain and simple. Hmmm…

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Now, we can't speak on whether calling another man (or woman) your boss is degrading, but we do want to know your feelings toward working for "the man" versus starting your own business. Do you dream of starting your own business, or are you happy earning your steady paycheck from your 9 to 5? Is owning your own business something that you'd like to do, but just don't know where to start? Take our poll, and leave us a comment explaining what makes being your own boss so appealing (or unappealing).

QUESTION:
Do you want to own your own business?
Yes, I want to live out my dream
66%
No, I just want a steady paycheck
6%
I would if I could, but I don't know how to
28%
Total votes: 233

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