How to Build a Big Business Even though You’re Still an Employee – This year is the right start for you to start building a business and start earning with the status of an employee as well as a landlord.

How do you build a business in the midst of an employee’s busy routine? How to manage the time?

I will try to explain questions like this in this article, based on the experiences of several acquaintances who currently have their own business.

Building a big business even though you are an employee can be done, believe me! Get ready to start prospective skipper!

Why Should You Build Your Own Business?

There are many reasons why we need to have our own business. Some people may build a business because it is their interest, some people may because they want to have additional income, and some people do it as entrepreneurs because they have no other choice or are forced to.

How to Build a Big Business Even though You’re Still an Employee

How to Build a Big Business Even though You're Still an Employee

The following are some important reasons why we need to build our own business early on:

1. Covering Financial Deficiencies

It is undeniable that when the status is only as a small employee, the salary received is of course mediocre. And not infrequently the income of small employees is not sufficient to support themselves or their families.

This is where the advantage of building a business, even if it’s only small, such as opening a shop or starting a laundry business, the results obtained from the business can prove to be able to cover financial deficiencies.

What I am used to hearing and reading is that many entrepreneurs present in Indonesia today are people who used to be employees. They ventured to open a business, and finally they decided to resign, and focus on building their big business.

Not infrequently they also find that their passion is doing business, who doesn’t want to be like this? Even though your small business was initially founded because you wanted to cover financial deficiencies, it is not impossible for this small business to become big one day. Come on, start planning and act.

2. Make preparations

No one knows what circumstances will occur in the future, you could just get promoted or even be forced to leave for some reason, aka fired.

This is also the reason why you should do business. With the existence of a business that you have, bad circumstances that can eliminate the source of the coffers of money (salary) can be covered with the profits you get from the business. In short, the business can connect your life again.

In addition, business can also guarantee your life when you are old and not as strong as when you were young. The reason is, old age is a time when you should take care of your own health again and worship more of the Creator.

You must have financial preparation for the future!

How to Build a Business with Employee Status?

1. Build a Businessman’s Mentality!

Yes, the first thing you have to do is build the mentality of a businessman.

Like a tree, mind is the root. Roots are a source of nutrition for the tree and the foundation so that the tree does not topple over when the wind hits it.

Similarly, the important role of mental for a businessman. With a strong mentality, any disturbance that hits you can be overcome with a cool head and confidence in the success of your business that will increase.

What are these mentality?

  • Confidence is the ultimate power.
  • Loss is a process of learning.
  • Vision becomes the compass on the way to build a business.
  • Communication and networking are supporting forces that you must have.

2. Find Your Business Version

Why is there a “your version” insert.

Because, building a business for the first time is not a business that follows trends, but, builds a business that suits you.

The meaning of “according to yourself” is that the field of business you want to build is something that you like and are good at. There are only two conditions, you like it and you master it.

For example, you are someone who loves design and you know (can design) business cards, photo editing, flyers, banners, or logos.

A business that you can build is a design service. You are a person who is good at working fast and likes the world of cleaning, a business in the laundry service is worth a try.

In essence, for business the first time find a field that YOU LIKE AND YOU MASTER.

3. Retrain

Problems may arise, you like a field, however, you lack mastery of it. The solution is to retrain it.

When you are unsure where to learn from, it’s easy. Just type what you want to practice on the #Google or Youtube site, various tutorials are already available on both sites.

4. Create Prototypes

Before going into business, there is something you need to test and get, which is to make a product prototype.

Give it to someone else for free, and ask them what they think could be improved and whether they are happy with the quality of the product.

Another language of this stage is getting a Free Review, to test the quality of your business product. When something is lacking, fix it, and when the view of quality is good, start selling it to others.

5. Start Doing Business!

Yes, this is the beginning of your income from business.

For marketing, there are several alternative methods that you can try, namely:

  • Service Business

If the services you provide are not limited by time and place, the marketing methods you can do are online marketing, through social media, websites, social messaging, and so on. An example of that is the design business.

Apart from that, you can also market to targets around your area who are most likely to need what you are doing business.

  • Physical Product Business

If it’s in the form of a physical product, you can market it online or open a physical store.

6. Keep Learning

Currently, many media discuss the business world, for example, on the internet. Many sites that you can absorb knowledge for free on Google.

Or you can also do a little research to find websites that review the information you need, make good use of Google and YouTube.

And other business learning resources that are not left behind are books. Remember, the formula of a successful entrepreneur is to like to read.


Employee status is not an obstacle to building a business, manage your time in such a way and be disciplined. What about time management problems?

You can do business on holidays and at night, the point is to make the best use of time.

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