Just curious how many people here are working on a new business while keeping their day job?
Even more specifically anyone else in the IT/corporate world by day and starting their own thing by night?
I do a full time job and find time to run a business (however not a lot of time). Therefore, time management and doing what I promised myself I`d do is crucial for success. It is easy to make an excuse........no time, no money, no what ever.
Commit to your goals, stick with them and don`t quit!.....That has been working for me. Plus both my job and entrepreneurial activities are EXTREMELY fun and do cross over on to one another.
As to work colleagues knowing, I don`t actively advertise it at work. In my previous job, I did use our products and services effectivley (If you wnat me to expand on this I can). Nonetheless, I try to keep them separate.
Time to do my enterpreneurial activities-mostly evenings and weekends.
I work nights full-time and often overtime in the casino industry. I am also a Mommy to an 8 month old infant. I do all the household stuff/shopping/landscaping/etc. as I am single and, still, albeit slowly, I am beginning a business.
It`s called multi-tasking, prioritizing, and achieving goals set for myself (perhaps not in as timely a fashion as I would like, but, hey, at least I`m moving forward)!
I have mostly gotten the info together in one of the free websites to design my website for a professional to do it (called keeping costs down by having the info pretty much ready). I`m having a professional do the final for my web domain so that my customers can safely shop and because I am smart enough to know my limitations! When it is all said and done and up and running, you`ll be able to visit me at YourSoothsayer.com, a metaphysical shop for the mind, body & spirit.
Meanwhile, if you want it, you`ll find a way to get it.
I`m really impressed at how many of you can have day jobs and a side job at once!
Quick question, if you`re at your day job- who and how do you have someone look over YOUR bussiness??
I`m looking at starting my on business in the near future and I didn`t consider keeping my day job (as an account manager in the advertising industry) and then at the same time open and let someone else manage my new bussiness?? I want to open up a beauty palor but I would think that I would have to leave my day time job in order to run my own bussiness... I mean when it comes down to it, no-one will work as hard to get new clientel through the doors; they`re just there to "just do their hours"??!!
Have you found that you can trust a good manager to your bussiness; or have you involved family or friends into the mix??
I totally see where you are coming from and I understand... I guess what it just comes down too is if I`m willing to give up my advertising career over this new venture!! I`d be learning everything from scratch and it will definately be a hard for the first 2-3 years...