If you have an idea for a business, but can’t yet leave your full time job as you are lacking the correct financial aspects, then it is understandable that you may be struggling to juggle both of these very important details of your life. Your business idea is a good one, you know that, and it can be frustrating for you to know that you can’t go ahead with putting together different aspects of it and structuring it well as a lot of your time is also devoted to your full time job. It is not a case of you really wanting to leave your job; it is a case of you needing to so that you can invest a lot more of your time into the business idea that you have. And this is where it can become difficult – do you take a bold decision and leave your job? Or do you stay in your job, and work on your business idea in your spare time which could potentially mean you won’t be able to give it your all? Of course, finances take priority when making a decision like this. You do not want to leave your job and be left struggling for cash, and you also will not be able to invest in your business idea as much as you would like. However, if you are passionate about your business idea, then you should make an attempt to juggle both a full time job and your business, and see how it fares with your situation.
To get some sort of scope for how your business appeals to different audiences it could be a good idea to speak to your colleagues while you are at work. This way, it will save you some time in going out and speaking to members of the public or posting in forums online. When you speak to your colleagues, they may also then be aware that you are passionate about your business idea and they might do you a few favours as in assisting you with your work so that you can put some time into developing your business.
When you are on your lunch break, you could stay in the office and use your computer to search for an online server backup which could help your business when it goes off the ground. Again, this means you will not have do this research when you are at home and can also provide you with some well needed information.
If you think the time may be approaching for you to fully invest in your business idea, then it could be a good idea to speak to a manager or your boss about perhaps taking some time off or even lowering your hours (if finance is still a key component in your decision making). You never know, once people in higher positions know about your business they may feel inclined to actually work with your business when you leave your job – allowing you your first clients.