ok. here's a hypothetical. not that any of this is happening. let's say you have a full time job, 8-5, working in audio. lots of corporate work. not exciting, but good $$$$. let's say you're definitely not getting paid what you're worth, especially in your own opinion. your skills are lining someone else's pockets, while you receive a very small percentage of that $$$$ by comparison. now, let's say that a significantly large client, through no solicitation on your own part, says that should you break away on your own, they would follow. along with other clients along the way alluding to the same in random conversations. i'm assuming that many of you are on your own as a result of going through a similar situation, and i'm curious as to how it's been handled without toes getting stepped on and bridges being burned. the industry where i am is not huge, and burned bridges could be extremely costly for someone breaking out. also, what are some tactical strategies for growing such a business (targeting corporate, location work). again, not like any of this is REALLY happening. just a hypothetical.