I'm thinking about different options for my startup. Currently I'm a full time employee at a company where I love to work, but I would also like to have something of my own. The idea is to have something running in a 5 year time frame.
I understand that having a stable customer history and referrals will be key for the new business in the future, and I also enjoy working at the current company, so I would like to combine the two.
What do you think my employer will think/say if I tell them that I would like to leave the company as an employee and would like to be hired as a consultant/company, in other words tell them that I would like to give them the same service at the same cost as a consultant. I guess that it will benefit them to have me working on their projects at the same cost or maybe less because they won't even need to pay me for any benefits. I know it is not the best option for me right now and that I will be getting less because I'll need to take care of all the benefits by myself, but at the end of the day I'll be working for my own company and creating a good record to be used in the future.
Please give me some advice.