Can I start my start-up business while I am still employed by my current employer?

A question I also ran into at the beginning of my entrepreneurship.And a tip of the veil; I do not recommend you;) my strategy.

If you googled then you often get the very American advice: Just do it! .. Of course I don’t know in which branch of sports you want to start up, but what I do know is that just do it!is not the answer.

In my experience, there are 5 crucial themes to become successful with entrepreneurship:

  • The core of your start-up must be directly linked to your passion

You’re still working under a boss.You can take space to find out what really is your passion. What drives you? What makes you happy and enthusiastic every moment of the day?

Write this up and read it every day when you wake up.Every day when you go to sleep. So immerse yourself in a mindset that is colored with your passion!

  • How boring the entrepreneurial plan also seems, preparation is key

The business plan is not just for the bank or external financiers.No. In my opinion, it is the core of your day, month and year. It is the path you have outlined to what you want to achieve.

Try to be very meticulously and always think in scenarios.Describe the most ideal, but also the least ideal scenarios. It will give you a very clear picture of the feasibility and length of the route you are going to walk.

  • Grip on the 24 hours in your day

Everyone has the same 24 hours.Even Elon Musk, Mister Start-up success himself.
I myself got a grip on these hours by reading more about productivity and discipline.If you want to learn more about this, I recommend these two books:

  1. Miracle Morning-Hal Elrod
  2. Grip-Rick Pastor

Once you have a GRIP on your day.Then you’ll experience that 24 hours in a day is very much. Then you’ll also experience that you can start doing business with a full time job. Really. My lesson: You can do a lot at the same time, if you do not;) at the same time.

  • There is no quick fix for success, you need to be patient

This was the most intense lesson for me to accept.I thought I was going to achieve success. This lasted over 2.5 years. Two years of very hard bikkelen.

The depths are deeper than under any boss, but the heights are also higher.Know that. Say that to yourself and you will automatically experience your success!

  • Balls.

Courage. Guts. Whatever you call it: you have to dare

And yes. Then you come out at Just do it!If you work from passion, you are well prepared, have a grip on your hours and know that patience is a key to success, then you only need one thing: GO.

About me:
I have been an entrepreneur since 2016 and have established Sales Talent, Market Place for commercial vacancies.In addition, I will soon organize the event Passion 2 ‘ 13. An evening on which we will investigate whether you can earn a 13th month from a passion.

You are employed and you also want to get started as a Freelance鈩?ER or freelancer.This is also known as hybrid entrepreneurship. The big advantage is that you have a fixed income at your start and you are not entirely dependent on your first turnover. What should you take into account? If you plan to take part time, ask yourself the following questions.

  1. Can you be self-employed by your employer?
  2. Do you have a business plan?
  3. Which insurances do you need as a self-Employed?
  4. Do you use the contract of assignment?
  5. Does tax authorities see you as an entrepreneur for income tax or VAT?
  6. Do you always have to pay VAT as a self-Employed?
  7. Do you have to pay more income tax?
  8. What about your retirement?
  9. What are the pros and cons of part-time entrepreneurship?

Learn more about starting a start-up while you’re employed: How do you start working as a self-employed person next to your permanent job?