The first time I heard this referenced was when Rick Sigel, at the time with JLA Ventures, came to Ottawa on his VC traveling road show at the Clock Tower. That was great session and one of the little nuggets of wisdom I took away from that was “DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB TOO SOON!”
If I don’t give up my day job how am I ever going to start my business? Well ... have two jobs ... your full time gig to pay the bills and work on your start-up part-time. This is a whole lot what it will be like when you do make the leap anyway. Having your own business especially early on is way more work than a 9 – 5 so having two jobs helps you prepare for the journey ahead.
TeamCamp is an excellent option for the novice Wantrapreneur or start-up in waiting. Chris has some great sessions and there is always a good group of people to bounce ideas off of. WE meet twice a month ... starting a business requires persistence which is why we meet regularly. There is a variety of topics, speakers and hands on sessions always a good time.
The BIG Lunch is coming April 21st so stay tuned ... this is another option to further your entrepreneurial aspirations. Please take our survey or feel free to contact ian [at] thecodefactory [dot] ca for more details.
- Ian Graham