It is definitely advisable to keep your day job while you are jump starting your dream of business. However, it is not easy to manage both. You have to continue performing well in your current job, while you are dedicating time and effort on your business. This article brings up some very important points to keep in mind.
I had written a series of articles on the same topic and thought the readers might find them useful.
1) Why you should hold onto current job while starting a business -
2) What challenges you will face in starting a business part-time -
3) How to succeed in starting a business while holding onto current job -
Hope this helps.
Great advice, AngelBiz! Thanks for sharing your point of view on the subject .
Has anyone done this recently ? Start a business while keeping up with you " day job" ?
Please fill us in on your experiences!
So you have been working a 9-5 job and have been longing to bring your dream job into reality? You have this great idea for a small business and think you can make it successful. But there is one stumbling block - you need to keep your day job to keep paying those pesky bills that continue to arrive each month. Is this great small business you have been dreaming about going to go into the trash pile?
It doesn't have to but you need some new motivation, perhaps. Erin McDermott has come to the rescue with her article: Building a Side Business: How to do it smartly while keeping your day job . While she is not jiffy-on-the-spot with funding, she offers some very good suggestions to offer to anyone considering this next big step.
Won't you share your thoughts to assist those who want to begin their own small business but are a bit timid in taking that first step? What good suggestions can you offer them? Any pitfalls you can share to help them avoid a big mistake?