Want to quit job to start a similar company... advice?
Hello everyone! Newbie here and thoroughly inspired by this site! I work for a small computer consulting company of about 12 employees. The company is very successful however within the past 4 or 5 months changes have been made that I don`t particularly agree with. Our manager/supervisor left to pursue a new career who had the operation running at tip top shape. Since then, the president/owner has taken over the role. He tends to think more about the business in numbers than the company`s actual vision. This has brought changes that brings employee morale down, more stress, etc, etc. It`s a lot of talk but not a lot of action. I`m all for his vision of growing the company but not the way he is doing it. I`ve been thinking about starting my own consulting company for a while now. By myself first and then eventually hiring more techs. Some of the techs I oversee now are already asking me to bring them on! I know I should seek out legal advise, but I wanted to see what fellow entrepreneurs had to say or if anyone else has been in a similar position. I really believe I can be successful at this but am weary of quitting the company on bad terms due to the competitiveness of our industry. Couple of things I have researched on my signing paperwork with the company:- Signed a proprietary information and inventions agreement- Offer letter states that I cannot engage in any activities competitive to the company (I`m only planning my company so I`m assuming this does not apply)- Employment is at willI guess what it comes down to is that I`m afraid of my boss suing me (because he can be a baby like that) and ruining my credibility within the industry. Also cutting the security of a steady paycheck to support a family and bills frightens me. I want to start full time the beginning of the year!Starting a consulting company makes things easier since I can startup with minimal overhead and work from home. I`ve got almost everything I need to start my company today even a handful of clients that have followed me through the years. I just need that extra nudge to do it. Thank you in advance!
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