Sarah Santacroce, social media, internet marketing, and virtual event specialist recommends that new entrepreneurs start out by living in two worlds. She explains why it is wise to pursue your dream of starting a business while keeping your day job in her allbusiness.com article, “5 Reasons to Start your Small Business on the Weekends”.
1. Starting your own business can reduce the boredom and frustration of your weekday job. Your new found motivation for your own business will energize you and may spill over into your regular 9 to 5.
2. If your business is related to your current job you will be able to Keep in Touch with the Industry. You can identify the leaders and trends from the inside. It may be the only time you can network while getting paid.
3. You will have access to people that may not be available to you as a new business owner. It gives you the opportunity to make a good impression and Build your Personal Brand.
4. Most new business will not be profitable for months, or even years. By keeping your job You Don’t Run the Risk of Going Bankrupt. You don’t take on the financial risk assumed by new entrepreneurs who make the leap without a regular salary and benefits.
5. Starting a business on the weekends allows you to test the water and find out if entrepreneurship is the right path for you. Keeping your job gives you the option of Changing Your Mind.
For more details, read the full article at http://experts.allbusiness.com/5-reasons-to-start-your-small-business-on-weekends/19070/#.VHNqwskaVIR.
For ideas and inspiration, check out some of the great books available at the Miller Center like ” Weekend Entrepreneur: 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash” by Michelle Anton and Jennifer Basye Sander. It shares tip, tricks and stories from over a hundred weekend entrepreneurs.
Or, “Before You Quit Your Job” By New York Times Bestselling Author Robert T. Kiyosaki. This book provides an outline of the steps needed to go from employee to boss.