CHAPTER 2make smart choicesconsider your options

NOW THAT YOU have an overview of what it takes to start and grow a successful small business, you may be having second thoughts. Good. You are thinking carefully about making this major decision. Now is a good time to introduce a few options that can help you minimize your risk if you choose to get into business for yourself.

Don’t Go Cold Turkey: Begin Part-Time

Consider testing the waters by starting your business on a part-time basis. If you currently have a full-time position, you may be able to begin by working on your business during your own time; for most people, that’s evenings and weekends. But there are a few key things to be mindful of if you decide to moonlight with your own business. ...

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