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14 expert tips to manage your side business and full time job

checklist-stopwatchCombining both your side business and a full time job is a juggling act, for which you need a lot of discipline. And, a lot of advice. Here are 14 tips from small business experts below.

  1. Wake up early
  2. Don’t work on your side business while at your job – make time for it outside your job
  3. Don’t burn bridges at your day job – you’ll need those contacts later
  4. Get a partner
  5. Treat your side business like a business – create a written plan for 3, 6, 9, 12 months. Create set deadlines for specific milestones
  6. Use your found  time for little tasks like answering the phone, answering emails. Examples of found time include commuting on public transportation, waiting in line, attending a game…
  7. Enjoy it!
  8. Get out of your comfort zone
  9. Specify what days you intend to work on your side business
  10. Don’t work all the time – take time for rest and exercise
  11. Remove distractions
  12. Outsource
  13. Focus (don’t get swayed by new business ideas)
  14. Use technology – mobile apps can help make your life easier.

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