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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time
July 29, 2021
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Do you dream of being your own boss? If you want to start a business, but aren’t quite ready to give up your job and its accompanying security, salary and benefits, don’t worry; you don’t have to. Working full time doesn’t have to mean giving up on your entrepreneurial dreams.

In fact, starting a business while working full time is a great way to test the waters of entrepreneurship and gradually grow your startup into a full-time business.

Part 1: Get Ready

  • STEP 1: Select a Business
  • STEP 2: Write Your Business Plan
  • STEP 3: Goal Setting and Planning
  • STEP 4: Choose Your Marketing Methods
  • STEP 5: Figure Out Your Finances

Part 2: Get Set

  • STEP 6: Know the Rules 10
  • STEP 7: Set Up Your First Office
  • STEP 8: Business Licenses, Taxes and Insurance
  • STEP 9: Invest in Your Image
  • STEP 10: Find Your First Customers
  • STEP 11: Manage Your Money
  • STEP 12: Manage Your Time
  • STEP 13: Manage Your Energy Level
  • STEP 14: Create Work/Life Balance
  • STEP 15: Work Your Business Network

Part 3: Start

  • STEP 16: Go for It!

And remember that SCORE is with you every step of the way! Find your mentor today.

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