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How to know if the time is right to start a business

By Paul and Sarah Edwards • Jun 6, 2006 Originally published Mar 3, 2004

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Q: When is it the right time to leave a full-time job and concentrate on your own business? I want to focus on building my business, but I'm afraid it won't provide enough income to support my lifestyle.

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A: First, you must ask yourself three questions:

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