What’s stopping you from starting a business?

I enjoyed this piece. It is uplifting and positive in a way few things are these days. My own experience with a small farm business ended when I found myself unable to deal with the sprinkling of people (customers) who wanted something for nothing, and then got mean about it. Argumentative, not physically aggressive. I was willing to deal, just not be insulted as thoroughly as some people liked to insult. It was behavior I would never have engaged in with a small business person, and I was not prepared to deal with mean people. As a customer, when I don’t like something offered for sale, I would always be polite and leave. Not all people are so nice. Thick skin and a positive support network of friends would be a benefit to any entrepreneur.