Entrepreneur David Salter, founder of document translation business, Linguistico, talks about how to prepare to launch your business while you’re still in a steady job.
A lot of professionals are vastly in debt because they expect a pay rise next year and so on, so in that sense it’s hard to get a grip on finances. Learning how to save and get a hold on that is pretty important before you start a business, and can take a long time.
Other things to learn include learning how to manage client relationships, projects and so on, and I think these are all skills you can learn in a job that are transferrable to any other industry and entrepreneurship.
You need to get as much experience and exposure as possible when you’re in your paid job, and get exposure to as many different people as you can. In the end it could be these people who are going to be sending your future business some more work.
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