You finally decided to take the plunge and turn that side hustle into a full-time business. Good for you. You’ve got a great product (or service). You have raving customers. You’re making money. You plan on making real money. So you’re all set, right?
Well, if you’ve ever tried having a side hustle, let alone making it a full-time business, then you are probably already familiar with the idea that, “life is what happens while you are busy making plans,” as once said by Charlie Brown and many others.
In the 6-plus years that I have been in business for myself, I can attest to multiple instances where “my plans” had to go out the door due to unplanned circumstances. Most recently of course from the COVID-19 pandemic.
But pandemics aren’t the only curveballs that can be thrown at us and our businesses, so whether you are looking to start a side hustle or take your side hustle full-time, you’re going to be better off by asking yourself a few questions…
- Do you have a goal? Not some mamby pamby goal to change the world, but a real goal that you can measure, like revenue.
- Do you have money set aside so you can keep the lights on while you grow your full-time business?
- If you have a family such as a spouse and/or children, are they on board? What about others who rely on you?
If you can answer yes to these three questions then you may indeed be ready to take that side hustle and turn it into a full-time business. But if not, then maybe consider this your queue to re-think what you have in mind.
This month on B2B Hour we visit the idea of side hustles and taking those side hustles full time. Joining us to lead the discussion is Charles Alexander, a side hustler himself who is now providing services and resources for other aspiring side hustlers who want to go full-time. We also expect to see Harriet Bratt, a firewalk instructor, for the Wellness Mindset segment talking about confidence and communication: ‘Unleashing your Warrior Within’.
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About the Guests
Harriet Bratt is an incredibly powerful International Speaker, Trainer and Firewalk instructor – described as ‘a Powerhouse for Humanity’ [LinkedIn]
Charles Alexander’s mission in life is to help entrepreneurs get focused and beat the odds of business failure. Charles is Director of the Small Business Development Center at Volunteer State College, where he provides one-on-one business coaching and teaches seminars to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Charles also owns his own business, creating Explainer Videos for busy professionals. [LinkedIn]
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