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How to Successfully Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur

Posted by Andy DeJaco in Articles


Most everyone dreams of a day when they can get up and walk away from their day job forever. Working for someone else, is for many people, simply a means to an end. Some people, certainly, enjoy their day jobs, but a sizeable amount – just don’t. For those that don’t, they find themselves daydreaming about working for themselves, what it would be like to make their own schedule, have the freedom to enjoy what they want to, and be able to be there for their children, and perhaps even aging parents.

The dream doesn’t have to be an impossible one. There are ways you can actively become involved with your dream during the transition time from employee to entrepreneur, and to stay the course without getting frustrated.

  • Learn, learn! It isn’t just for school kids. Find out all you can about your business by taking online courses, doing your own research, listening to audio books and podcasts, etc. The more you learn about your business and become an expert at it, the more self-assured you’ll feel and the more successful you will be.
  • Baby steps! As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your business be. When you set goals that you can accomplish daily, you are inching toward your ultimate dream, and inching is better than standing still, right?
  • Think positively! Even if you truly can’t stand your day job, dig deep and find something you like about it. Is the coffee delicious? Do you appreciate getting pizza from the boss every now and again? Is the view from the window nice? No matter how small, staying positive and thinking positive thoughts will set you in the right direction for success.
  • Remember why you want what you want! There comes a time in everyone’s life when they realize that eventually, time will run out on them. Working at a 9-5 job that isn’t satisfying plays into this realization, for some people, like a brick to the head. Do you want better hours? More flexibility? Time home with the kids? Creative expression? Whatever your why’s include, don’t ever forget them, especially in times of frustration.

All of these steps can be done during your lunch break, on your commute to and from work, etc. If you are interesting in buying or selling a business online, contact business brokers, today for information that will help your daydreams become a reality.