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 accompany 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. 

Follow these 16 steps to guide you.

1. Select a Business

2. Write Your Business Plan

3. Goal Setting and Planning

4. Choose Your Marketing Methods

5. Figure Out Your Finanaces

6. Know the Rules

7. Set Up Your First Office

8. Business Licenses, Taxes and Insurance

9. Invest in Your Image

10. Find Your First Customers

11. Manage Your Money

12. Manage Your Time

13. Manage Your Energy Level

14. Create Work/Life Balance

15. Work Your Business Network

16. Go for It!


For an in-depth look into these steps, see here.