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Nice and Steady

There's really no need to rush into a full-time business. Keep these part-time pointers in mind for smooth sailing.

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This story appears in the June 2003 issue of Start Up.

There are many great reasons to start a business part time. Maybe you want to get your feet wet in the entrepreneurial ocean but aren't quite ready to completely dive in. Perhaps your potential market is too small to warrant a full-time venture. Maybe you don't have enough funding yet to quit your job and have decided to start your new business in a slow and steady fashion.

Before you take your first steps on the road to entrepreneurship, ask yourself these questions to determine whether running a business part time or full time is a better option for you:

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