"Running a business is an incredibly hard job, and one that often does not pay the bills. While I would like to try to get this ship off the ground, there is absolutely no funding for research (America, wake up!!), peer review is next to impossible to find, and while the SBA and Fairfax County advocates want to promote the image and idea of "small business" - their words fall on disenfranchised ears and they provide no real assistance to start-ups, only obstacles. I cannot stay afloat without some programming help, but programmers like myself seem to be lonely unicorns. It's a bit depressing, but I don't have much of an option."
"I love that I'm my own boss. My productivity and willingness to learn/adapt to new ideas are never-ending. I hate that I have no one else to provide input whether it's through conceptualization or help with editing when projects pile up."