What I didn’t realize, when I held a salary position, was the amount of cool people I was missing out on meeting and my true potential. You can become pretty settled as an employee and start to not realize your potential. Stepping out and launching a startup really stretches your brain. You will do so much more when you have more of a vested interest in what you’re working on. That’s better for your clients! It’s unfortunate employers don’t typically grasp that. Instead, they go with the replaceable cog method – whether they think they do or not – and client work often can become stale. Work with freelancers and startup creatives. They have more of a vested interest and want to see you, the client, succeed!