Start a Business

Way number 3 to start a new company with

You've got an idea. You think it's great. Now all you need is a beta tester.

Try using your employer as your guinea pig.

Seriously, it could work. Now, your boss may not want you working on your business idea on company time. But that doesn't stop you from working out some of the bugs at home and then letting your workplace test your product out for you prior to launch.

I suppose if your boss is paranoid or trying to keep you as a wage slave, this might not work. But, if they're willing to let you develop your idea on your own time and be a beta tester, this might be a great way to stay employed while you work your way into entrepreneurship.