Starting a side business is a great way to dip your toe into the waters of entrepreneurship. You can create and manage a side business alongside your normal job, so you’re reducing your risk and have a fallback position if the side business doesn’t work out. Of course, if the side business does work out and starts to grow, you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to focus on it full-time.
Until then, you’ll be able to work on your side business part-time at your own pace. You’ll still learn a great deal about starting and running a business, which will be incredibly valuable when you take your side business to the next level (or start up another new business).