How to quit your job and start a business
Thinking about setting up your own business and earning some money for yourself? This huge decision isn’t the easiest one to make. You are likely to feel worried, anxious, nervous and wonder whether it really is a good idea at all.
Well, let’s take a look at how you can quit your job and take the massive leap towards starting your own business.
Think about whether or not a new job is all that is needed
One of the most common reasons that people decide to set up their own business is because they are unhappy in their current career. Whilst this is a great driving force behind setting up your business and making your dreams a reality, some people find that they may just need to change careers. So, why not think about whether or not you are really ready to make that leap, or whether you need a new role to see if that can make you happy again.
Put some legwork in before you take the plunge
If you have a job then you are going to be paid on a monthly basis, this means that you and your bank balance are a little safer. Why not take advantage of this and put in some of the most basic legwork for your business before you take the plunge? Remember though, that you need to be aware that working on anything to do with your business in your current working hours could be seen as stealing, which could definitely get you into trouble.
Always start your business fresh
Is your business related to your current role? If it is then it is important that you are not tempted to take any information, clients or databases from your current role into your new business venture. This is a truly dangerous game and one that can cause huge repercussions for yourself. If you are good enough at what you do, then you will get there in the end. You just have to preserve, and it will feel 20 times better if you have done it all under your own steam too.
Never cut your ties
Despite it being advised to start things fresh, this doesn’t mean that you should cut all ties with your employer, particularly if you are leaving on good terms. You never know when these ties will benefit you and make a difference to your business plans. Whether that is just some advice on what to do, or perhaps recommendations, keeping this important, and established on side is always going to be a good thing for you and your business.
Quitting your job and setting up your business is scary, but it can be the best thing that you ever do. All it takes is some careful planning and decision making, and in no time at all, you will be on the path to making a career for yourself.