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The Best Employees Have Side Hustles -- Here's Why

How does an entrepreneur get started? By busting out of someone else's box.

This story appears in the January 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

People often tell me how their entrepreneurship journey began. And it regularly starts like this: "I was working at [insert big company here], and they disapproved of my side hustle, so I quit." Then the person's side hustle became a full hustle, and now they're more satisfied (and maybe even making more money) than they ever were before. I heard this just last night, in fact, before writing this column. A woman told me about working at a big bank and leaving when her superiors gave her a hard time about a financial literacy program she'd started on the side.

Nigel Parry

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