4 Ways to Secretly Work Your Business at Your Job…Without Pissing Off Your Boss

Don’t lose your bread and butter trying to work your business. Get wise about how build your empire on company time.

Wear your merch.

If it is appropriate for your workplace, wear or use your branded merchandise to/at work. Depending on how you use or wear your merch, you can potentially attract questions about your business without soliciting your co-workers.

  • Consider gifting your brand merch whenever you are encouraged to exchange gifts (ex: Secret Santa, baby shower, retirement party)
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Set up auto-reply.

Are you constantly itching to check that notification out of fear losing an impatient lead? Set up an auto-reply wherever you accept messages so that you can buy more time until you can reply after work.

  • Your message should thank the customer for reaching out, provide an expected wait time for your reply, and thank the customer again for their patience

Request/become a mentor.

You can learn a lot about your leadership style through programs that allow you to take leadership roles at work. While this will not help you fill more orders or get your business in front of more customers, leadership programs will help prepare you to grow your own staff when the time comes.

Befriend like-minded coworkers.

Identify and spend time chatting with business/brand owners at work. You will naturally exchange ideas, feedback, and encouragement with people who also moonlight as entrepreneurs.

  • Don't sit near your new friend? Start a private chat or spend lunch together.

How do you secretly work your business on company time? Let us know below! 

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