Many people who work for someone else dream of becoming their own boss and owning a business. Who has not experienced boredom or become fed up with their boss at least once in their working life. While running your own business is not a bad idea it does come with its own risks. Financial risk in particular is the one that holds many people back. You are not only giving up your guaranteed income, but also risking your own money in the business with uncertain outcome. That is why it is advisable to start a business on a part-time basis while you are still employed. There are couple of important items you need to take care of if you pursue this path.