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Old 12th February 2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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I'm fairly new to my career and have a great job right now. It's in an industry that I love and in the area that I want to be in. However, I have always wanted to run my own business specifically a bar/grill. I now have enough cash and a great opportunity has presented itself. I don't want to quit my full time job but I don't see how I could find the time to do both. Contractors, lawyers, accountants, etc all work standard business hours which is when I'm busy at work. Anyone been in this position before? I'm fine with working extreme hours but if I work during business hours I just don't see how it's possible.

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Old 12th February 2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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I think at some point of time you would need to consider giving up your day job because it is very hard to juggle both. For the time being, perhaps you can engage the help of someone to coordinate and supervise the process, while you do the rest of the activities at night.

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Old 13th February 2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Most endeavors into restaurant / bar / dining are going to be all-consuming. Trying to maintain two professions is going to be tough. As an experiment, see if you can shadow an owner of an establishment like the one you'd like to create. It'd be a low-drag way to get your feet wet, learn a couple of things and maybe come away with a mentor or networking connections.

Are there any franchises you're interested in? At least they cover a lot of the advertising/branding requirements and allow you to focus on running your business.

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Old 14th February 2012, 12:20 AM   #4
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I would think twice if you have a great job in an industry you love.

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However, I have always wanted to run my own business specifically a bar/grill. I now have enough cash and a great opportunity has presented itself.
Personally, I would start networking with others that might be interested in being a business partner with you. By finding someone who can compliment what you can't do you can achieve your mutual goals together. An existing restaurant owner who has had success might be an example of a good candidate for you to partner with for this new restaurant.

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Old 14th February 2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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I like Logan's idea... try to find a business partner!

This will help reduce the workload required to get a new business off the ground. Obviously, it's still going to take lots of time and hardwork. But if you have someone helping you out, you might be able to keep your day-job for a while until things really start picking up

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Old 15th February 2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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You will have to choose for sure and the sooner you do it the better as right now you have such a desire to change your life, but you never know what can happen in the future. May be you will never have a chance again.

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Old 16th February 2012, 08:39 AM   #7
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I can say with all confidence that you cant earn real money by working only 8 hours a day from 9 till 5. in the beginning of your career it is normal thet you have no free time.

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Old 18th February 2012, 06:30 AM   #8
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Check out this little handbook.

http://www.plan2profit.ca/site/freerestaurantadvice

That's a good starting point

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Old 19th February 2012, 06:55 AM   #9
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If you plan your life carefully, I guess you will find time for everything.

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