Starting a business when still empoyed

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:28 Written by Ed Beckmann Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:03

Starting a Business

With a perceived lack of available finance and business funding, there is a growing trend in people starting up a new business when they are still in employment. This strategy reduces the pressure to succeed quickly, engage in large marketing campaigns and raise enough finance to keep you going whilst the you gradually win customers. Unless a very big launch into the market is crucial, removing all of the pressures above will enable you to focus on doing every step well, and will make you appear far less anxious when dealing with customers.

Although you will lose some of your leisure time, the contrast between the day job and your own business often gives that extra injection of energy that you need.

Here are some quotes from the Guardian Small Business Network, which offer a live Q & A session from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 6 November.




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Recent research from Sage found that one in four people in the UK want to start their own business. But starting from scratch is never easy and to limit risk many people remain in employment to see them through the early days.

There are plenty of things to mull over if you want to take this approach. I’m sure you’ll agree that working full-time is tiring in itself, and you may well end up exhausted while trying to juggle everything. How are you going to organise your time to allow you to concentrate on developing your business idea?

You might also want to think about what you are going to do next. Will you build enough cash reserves from the income your startup creates to sustain you, when and if you decide to leave your job? Then there’s the question of how honest you should you be with your current employer about your extracurricular pursuits. Perhaps, if you’re lucky, you could turn them into your first paying customer, or even bring them on board as a partner. However, be aware that working on your business during company time is unlikely to go down well.


Emily Wight

guardian.co.uk, Friday 5 October 2012 17.45 BST

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Harlow Business Exhibition 12th June 2012

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:28 Written by Ed Beckmann Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:38

Harlow Business Exhibition 12th June 2012

http://www.harlowchamber.co.uk/events/event/27-harlow-business-exhibition


The biggest business event in the Harlow area at the Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth.

With over 100 Stands and an expected 750 visitors, this is a must for all local businesses and consumers.

There will also be a programme of Seminars.

Free for visitors.

Learn more about Business Marketing with The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book

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Let’s Do Business Eastbourne Show 28th June 2012

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:28 Written by Ed Beckmann Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:38

Let’s Do Business Eastbourne Show 28th June 2012, The Winter Garden

http://www.letsdobusiness.org/eastbourne/

Let’s Do Business Eastbourne will return for a fifth visit to Eastbourne’s Winter Garden in 2012.

With over 100 exhibition stands filling the Floral Hall and Congress Suite, the exhibition will offer exhibitors and visitors with an ideal way to reach hundreds of business owners, directors and decision-makers under one roof on one day.

Learn more about making the most of marketing your business with The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book

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