In a survey by Barclays Bank, nearly half (44%) of today's business owners admit to planning their entrepreneurial future while at work.
Remarkably this compares to 8% who came up with their great idea on holiday and 6% between pints at the pub.
So do you have staff who have an entrepreneurial fire burning inside them? If so, can you, as a successful business owner help them help you?
Is there some way that you can harness these creative ideas and share in the profits while letting the innovator have the satisfaction of putting the idea into action but without the big risks that go with many new start-ups.
Or are you one of those people in work at the moment but just biding your time before you release your innovative solution on an unsuspecting market?
Do you think that your boss may be interested in helping you or are you reluctant to share the profits?
Starting a new business is risky, so please do what you can to learn from others. See if you can find a business coach or mentor. If they are good, it will be money well spent.
Both have had a remarkable effect on small businesses around the world. A few pounds on books or a few hundred pounds on audio courses could be make all the difference for your business.