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One disadvantage of shifting from a small business to a job is that the organization may not give the necessary importance to your experience as an entrepreneur. Setting up a multimillion dollar startup and selling it is not the same as running a small business. The former is given more respect as compared to the latter but entrepreneurial skills are required for both.
If you want to enjoy a good reputation with your employer, you should specify your experience in such a manner that it adds value to your CV. Many persons simply specify that they had run a business and are now applying for the job. This makes it sound as if the business has failed. Rather, one should lead the business to its logical conclusion.
If you intend to continue with the business and do a job simultaneously, you should be prepared for questions about your commitment. Why would anybody go in for a job when he or she has a flourishing business? If the business is not flourishing, why are you not shutting it down yet? Would you be in a position to give your complete time to your job? These are queries that will be post because there is huge demand for jobs after the recession.
What does all this signify? You should not be in a hurry to go in for a job after you have become an entrepreneur. This must be a very well thought out decision because it has huge implications on not just your income but on your reputation and credibility as well.