Millions of people work in corporate America and daydream of becoming an entrepreneur.
Add a family to the picture and entrepreneurship becomes a very scary proposition. It’s best to settle down and tell yourself how lucky you are to have your 9 to 5. Right?
What if you could have the best of both worlds and start a business while keeping your day job?
I want to share an article from the archives of Business 2.0 magazine. The magazine is no longer in print, but the principles and ideas in this article are as relevant today as they were in 2006.
The article delivers on 5 points:
- Use Your Salary as Funding
- Turn Common Complaints Into a Business Plan
- Take Advantage of Your Company’s Reputation
- Make Your Boss a Beta Tester
- Convert Your Employer Into a Business Partner
These are great ideas. In fact, one of the most successful entrepreneurs I know followed several of these suggestions while working as a software engineer.
He listened to customer complaints about not having a software solution they wanted and he started a business providing the solution. Fifteen years later he sold the company for roughly $65M dollars.
Read this article and use it as a catalyst to get your butt in gear.
Do any of you have a business idea you can start while working at your day job?