Taking the plunge of starting your own business…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
6951 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@1_year_in:  I think it might be helpful to know what kind of a business you are referring to. If you plan to do freelance photography, working on it parttime is fine. If you plan to open a restaurant you probably need to do that full time. 

Post # 4
980 posts
Busy bee

I recently started my own photography business. It takes a while to get going and you definitely needs stable job to support yourself. I’d suggest taking the plunge now while you have two jobs because a) you don’t know how it’ll work out and b) it takes a while to get things set up and ready. I guess it depends on what kind of business you’re looking at starting though. Good luck 🙂 

Post # 6
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

@1_year_in:  I know this was two weeks ago, but I saw you didn’t have a reply, so I figure I would add my two cents! I think you should keep the job that is bareable, but quit the other one to focus time on your business. I also think having just moved to a new country is fine because you’re not all wrapped up in a full time job or anything else at the moment as long as you are able to get the funding for your new business if need-be. I don’t think anyone will think anything differently of you if they have to leave a message for you to return later. Just have a professional answering machine message. Most people will assume that you are probably with other clients. I think you’ll be fine as long as you get back to people within 24 hours of their call.

Post # 7
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@1_year_in: I strated a company just after moving.  I donno if it was the best thing to do as we don’t like where we are living and I don’t feel like moving the company :/ Has it worked out for me, currently – F**k no.   But a branding company seems easier to move and seems like it would be a lower monitory investment.  If you’re serious about it quit the job you hate and start your company.  Once you have clients you can quit your other job.  

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