How to Plan and Build a Business Part-Time
Select a hobby you'd like to convert into a profitable business or a passion that you'd like to learn more about.
Research, research, research. Read books and talk to people who have worked in the industry you're considering.
Get a sense of how much income you can make in the first year or two, and what kind of financial investment you'll need to make.
Prepare a plan to determine how much money you will need to make before you can quit your job, and how long it will take you to reach that goal.
Be careful not to inappropriately use your employer's time and resources for your own business.
Avoid telling your boss before you are ready.
Keep your standards of performance up to protect your primary source of income.