The best tips I can give to starting a business while still employed is to use your time wisely. It is critical to plan ahead and strategize and to be organized. Plan your day and set realistic goals for yourself and your new business. Do not let your new business get in the way of your full time job, as you do not want to lose your revenue stream while you are growing your business. When time permits – lunch, breaks, before & after work, get down to business. Know what you plan to do and then get to it. Do not wait until your time is free to think about what is next. Make sure you keep a short list of items for today and then a longer, more strategic list of items to work toward. Keep cleansing and prioritizing the list so as not to keep moving forward. Do not set huge daily goals or you will feel unaccomplished. Instead, set realistic goals and work toward them steadily. Because you cannot work on your business full time, be realistic and calm.
Contributors: Deborah Sweeney from MyCorporation