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Three Examples of On-Again, Off-Again Entrepreneurs

Back in April I wrote about a trend I see increasingly, called the “on-again off-again entrepreneur.”

I promised I would write more about that trend, so here goes.

The on-again off-again entrepreneur is someone who moves back and forth between being employed and owning his or her own business — multiple times.

In today’s world we are almost assured of having more than one career in a lifetime, not just a single career.

Luckily we don’t have to choose between either being an entrepreneur or being employed by another company. Today more and more people will find themselves at various times as entrepreneurs and being employed, depending on the circumstances in their lives.

An on-again, off-again entrepreneur can be anyone, of any educational background, any age, any gender, just about any line of work.

However, I have observed that the on-again off-again entrepreneur tends to fall into one of three profiles:



I’d like to hear from others about their experiences moving in and out of being employed and being a business owner. Please leave a comment below sharing your circumstances.