Launching a Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Mark Seyforth / February 21, 2016

Launching a business while working a full-time job can certainly be difficult, but working while prematurely devising enterprise-oriented actions nearly guarantees you’ll start your journey toward success while in a better financial state.

Nonetheless, not only will you have to master your schedule so that you plan for your business and your career, you have to make sure that you schedule downtime. Nonetheless, when planning your future business, be sure that you consider the best ways to launch your business while holding your current position.

1. One Day at a Time

When devoting 40+ hours of one’s week to a business, it’s important that planning for a personal project is done in a way that respects the future project and your health. Understand that nothing happens overnight. Devote real time to your own project, but understand that it may take months or years to successfully realize your dreams. For that reason, it’s important that organizational skills and scheduling be a priority. When you create a successful schedule, try to stick to it as much as you possibly can, devoting post-dinner and pre-work hours to your project.


2. Keep Bridges Intact

Don’t burn bridges by disrespecting your current workplace. By disrespect, I mean phoning it in, failing to arrive on time, failing to complete your assignments, and using company resources to work on your own project. Also, before you launch your new company, review documents from your job to ensure there are no conflicts with non-disclosure policies or any other.


3. Establish Real Goals

Rather than developing a list of goals that are complicated, create a roadmap, which is marked with daily, weekly and monthly goals, preparing you to meet short-term and long-term goals. This set of realistic goals should include everything from responding to emails to designing your website to launching your website. Identify every finite detail, writing down every potential milestone.

What’s also very important when working a full-time job and starting a business is taking care of yourself. Make sure you’re cutting out time to eat full meals, rest, and exercise.

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Mark Seyforth
Mark Seyforth is an entrepreneur and marketing guru based in Coral Gables, Florida. Learn more about the ambitious businessman by connecting with him on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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