The Job Hunting Podcast

79. From corporate job to business owner: 10 tips on how to make the transition.

April 26, 2021

Podcast Episode Timestamps with the 10 tips:

  • 05:00 - 1. Let the idea “percolate” for a while!
  • 06:14 - 2. Validate your business idea before going to market.
  • 08:25 - 3. Have enough savings to support the first 12 months.
  • 10:16 - 4. Before you embark on being a business owner, learn how to take care of your personal affairs!
  • 12:19 - 5. Get help from the get-go.
  • 14:35 - 6. Even with all the preparation above, there are still things you won’t know how to do, and that’s where you should invest in.
  • 23:11 - 7. Get ready to get busy.
  • 25:26 - 8. Be careful whose advice you follow.
  • 28:47 - 9. Be careful how you spend your money, especially with vanity metrics or expenses that are not right for your size of business.
  • 30:53 - 10. Be patient and be positive!

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About your host:

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 


Host: Renata Bernarde

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