I have a desire to own my own hotdog stand. Now, I don’t NEED a hotdog stand. I already have a very good (and probably easier) job that pays me more than I could ever make selling hotdogs. But I WANT a hotdog stand. I can afford to self-finance a hot-dog stand. I can contribute to my local ecomony with that stand. I can create jobs for a few people within my community with that stand. Most importantly I can give my community a neat place to get a great hotdog, which is something it currently lacks.
What I cannot do is quit my $100k+ a year job (a business I also started from scratch 10 years ago) in order to make $30k a year running that stand myself. That would make no sense at all. But that’s what employees are for. Giving someone a good portion of that $30k to run the business for me seems like a good plan to me.