The more excited you get about your side business the harder it can be to manage your day job. Your boss is looking to give you another assignment and you want to look for your next client. While growing your business is a priority, so is your day job – especially if it is funding your lifestyle and your business.
In this Launch Talk conversation, Dr. Erin Albert, Author of Plan C: The Full-Time Employee and Part-Time Entrepreneur author and PlanCer herself, shares strategies for wisely thinking through the right way of going after your part time entrepreneurial dream while managing your day job. Listen in as we discuss:
- Why “now” more than any point in history is the best time to start a side business and keep the full time day job.
- Why it’s important to have multiple career streams developing simultaneously.
- The role of mentors, advocates, and coaches, and how to find ones who support your entrepreneurial.
- Is there REALLY such a thing as a part time entrepreneur.
- What should someone with a day job research and discuss BEFORE starting a part-time business on the side – both at work and independently.
- What to do if your day job has a “no side business” or “no moonlighting” policy.
- The most important thing above all else that a budding entrepreneur should do before starting the side business.
- How to ‘sell’–or should you sell–the idea of part time entrepreneurship to your day job employer.
Dr. Erin Albert is an entrepreneur, writer, assistant professor, and student. She is the founder of two companies (Pharm, LLC and Yuspie, LLC), the Director of the Ribordy Center for Community Practice Pharmacy at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Interim Co-Director of Experiential Pharmacy Education at Butler. Dr. Albert teaches throughout the curriculum, including Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, Business and Personnel Management in Pharmacy Practice, an elective on Entrepreneurship in Health Care and Life Sciences, and Pharmacy Law. Erin has developed and written several books on pharmacy practice, entrepreneurship, and regional community development for central Indiana, most recently Plan C: The Full-Time Employee and Part-Time Entrepreneur. She currently holds a BS in Pharmacy from Butler University, a MBA in Marketing from Concordia University Wisconsin, a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Shenandoah University, and a JD from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
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