Hopefully, you took my advice last week and you have a cute list of things to do now. We know that you want to start your own business; Hope you now know what it is.
With a family or other financial obligation, getting a regular wage from a regular job can make getting out of your comfort zone a little risky. No matter how miserable you are at that job, the option scares the pants of many of us. There is a safe way to jump off that cliff, which is included in your current boss.
If your employer doesn’t clash with your dreams, your freelance business can be your ticket. If you plan to start a freelance writing business, you can negotiate an agreement with your current employer for 50% of your time for the first year after you leave. This will help you find other clients to help you cover your monthly expenses.
You may be wondering now, why does your employer agree to sign a contract for half your time? There are a number of reasons, both of which can make you both a “win-win” situation.
If you have a good relationship with your employer, he may not want to lose you. It takes time to train someone to fill your job and to train them in the company’s tive profitable way.
Even if he decides to replace you, it may take months to restart, interview candidates, and hire the right person. During that time, you can work from your home office, perhaps train your replacement, and provide a smoother transition by minimizing disruption to your boss’s business.
If you don’t have a good relationship with your boss and the company is reducing, consolidating or buying, you can help them avoid the unpleasantness and cost of firing. You can actually help them by restructuring this into a contract for services that can be “extended” for a period of time if needed.
Honestly, if the employer had to choose between letting you go and signing a contract for a period of time and paying benefits, what would they like? Signing up and getting tangible work and services is a good deal for him to end you. The contract can be separated from another budget category, making it more affordable for the company.
Another reason why your boss might choose a contract is your knowledge. You are already familiar with the company, its clients and services. You can provide them with the services they need and you will understand what needs to be done. Many creative people use this logic when approaching their boss to negotiate their first contract and go out alone.
If you would like to start your own business, your current job can provide you with the protection you need in your first year. What better way to start your dream?