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When to Pursue your Dream

At what point should you give up your day-job to pursue your own business side-project full-time? And should governments do more to help those who want to do it?

At what point should you give up your day-job to pursue your own business side-project full-time? And should governments do more to help those who want to do it?

Manuela Saragosa explores the world of the successful "side-hustler" - the closet entrepreneur who takes an after-hours pet project and turns it into a whole new business. Alexandria Wombwell-Povey gave up insurance brokerage to launch her jam-making company Cham, while Emma Jones set up the website Enterprise Nation to support such go-getters.

Meanwhile, Maddy Savage reports from Sweden, where all full-time employees have a legal right to unpaid leave in order to pursue their own start-up.

(Picture: Businesswoman looks wistful and distracted in a meeting with her colleagues; Credit: Squaredpixels/Getty Images)

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