Founder of Lucenta Solutions and Insights for Podio. I have primarily worked with product development teams and have good experience in the Scrum process.
I really love this question because this is what I have done in last month. I was doing the full-time job and trying to setup my startup since the last couple of years. I spent restless nights to build long term clients who can believe on us and can hire few team members for full time for next couple of months. On those times it was a really tough situation when you are doing a full-time job and at the same time, you are working for making a strong impact with new clients for your startup. But now when I look back it is just the things as an entrepreneur we have to do and at some point of time, it pays back to us. Finally, I found few clients with whom I am working since last more than a year and they hired our team for their projects.
You also need to think before you step out that do you have sufficient cash backup so you can pay your expenses/salaries even at some dark time when you do not have sufficient work for the team.
At the end, I just want to quote one line which I read a long time back and I really love this “To reach your greatest potential you'll have to fight your greatest fears.”