Given the turmoil and uncertainty we are going through, it is a valid question. However, change always brings opportunities and you need to consider your circumstances to determine if it is the right time for you:
1. For those made unemployed recently it is a perfect time. Starting your own business is a great alternative to working for someone else.
2. If in an existing job have you got financial commitments that require a steady income? Consider building up your own business at least in terms of planning and establishing potential customers while continuing to do paid work. Move across as soon as can, don’t leave it too late or it won’t happen.
3. The times we are living through has caused many to re-evaluate what is important to them. Is chasing the dollar in an unenjoyable job what you want to do for the rest of your life? My son-in-law has just given up a well-paid corporate role, with company car, that he hated, to start a gardening company, that he loves.
Running your own business can give satisfaction and a sense of achievement that no other employment can match. You do need to do some planning, but there are resources out there that can help you, see: https://www.companypartners.com/content/resource