Eight Tips for Starting a Side Business While Working Full Time

Deborah A. Bailey, author of "Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life

If you're thinking about entrepreneurship, you've probably heard that you should start your business before you quit your day job.

It's good advice, but not always practical. Depending on how many hours you have to put in at work, you may have very little time left for your business. The catch is that if you want to be a full-time business owner, you have to build up your business so that you'll still be able to pay your bills. It can be hard to give up the security of a regular paycheck to pursue your dream of being an entrepreneur.