While it is possible to run a startup while working full time there are some important considerations that need to be kept in mind. Working a full time job can give a person the security they need while focusing on a new venture but it is important to ensure that the company they work for allows this and it may be a good idea for an attorney to review their employment agreement first.

It is vital that paid work and the work being done on the startup are kept separate. While an employment agreement may allow someone to work on other projects in their own time it will definitely frown on using an employer’s time and resources to do so. This is extremely important because some employers regard anything that an employee produces during work hours as the property of the company.