Having a difficult job can be difficult to maintain especially when you have a boss who is quite strict.
Now thinking of running a side business while at your 9-5 job, it may be quite the task, although it seems difficult, its not impossible.
Most people leave their 9-5 job for their side business without a strong base for the business, however leaving your job for your side business can be really risky, you have to be very sure before taking that step.
If you want to run your side business along side your 9-5 job, you have to ensure that it conforms with your company’s policy and then make sure that all necessary bodies in your office are in support of it.
TIPS ON HOW TO HARMONIZE YOUR 9-5 JOB WITH YOUR SIDE BUSINESS.
1. Make sure your company’s terms approves of it.
Before you were employed, some papers were given to you containing the company’s policies, terms and conditions.
Whilst going through those documents, it would have been stated if it is possible to operate a side business or not while working for the company.
If your company supports it, then you can then take the necessary clearance from your superiors and the relevant authorities before venturing so as to avoid any form of friction between you and them.
2. DO NOT IMITATE YOUR COMPANY
While pursing your side business, sure that the services you offer isnt what your company offers as it may lead to you being sacked and ultimately sued.
If you want to offer the same services as your company, you have to resign then go through the normal legal procedures regarding it before you can successfully run your business.
3. ABSTAIN FROM USING YOUR COMPANY’S FUNDS TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS
When running your side business, try at all cost to avoid using their funds to run your business because if discovered by the company, you can get sacked and then sued.
Doing this also can tarnish your image in the business world as potential business partners would want to desist from working you due to your reputation