I recently came across an article of yours (How to Kickstart Your Career Out of a Standstill), and a lot of what you wrote really hit home with me. I have made the best of my current circumstances, understanding I am truly fortunate to have a job, not to mention being able to work alongside some wonderful people.
That said, I’ve known since I accepted the position that it wouldn’t be a long-term fit for me since I have always wanted to start my own business. I’ve recently completed my MBA and am eager to jump into the world of entrepreneurship. Do you have any advice on how to take a leap of faith?
I applaud you for your drive and for completing your MBA while working full-time, which is no small feat! When you have a vision of starting your own business, it can be incredibly motivating and exciting. I recommend channeling that energy into making a business plan (if you haven’t already), which will serve you well as you prepare for your endeavor.
Before giving your notice, have a game plan in place, which will help set you up for success. The details make all the difference; everything from your startup budget to your website, your marketing plans, insurance, equipment, staff and location (if you’ll need a brick and mortar space) are all important considerations.
You may find the following link to be incredibly helpful as you figure out your next steps: http://www.inc.com/startup.
When you are ready to inform your employer, refer to The Etiquette of Quitting a Job first!
I wish you the best of luck.