I don't think it's comparable to a survival job. With a survival job, you don't have to spend $20K to $40K to get it and you can walk away at any time for a better job. If you sink $20K to $40K into a business, it will be much more difficult to leave - even if another better opportunity comes along. I would say that you should think very carefully before investing in a business. I would not rely on the previous income statements alone to make that decision (they don't always tell the whole story).maged_mmh said:understood of course, but if previous income statements demonstrate a profitable net income, is it worth it compared to survival jobs?