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Should I mention that I’m currently running a company in my new sales job interview?

I recently started a business (it doesn’t take much of my time but it’s doing well) and I’m looking to make a change to a different sales position which im interviewing at today. Do you all think is is this something worth mentioning in the interview for kudos or do you all think this could be perceived as a red flag to a potential employer due them thinking I won’t be giving them all of my time, attention, or making them my #1 priority for income (because they will be) etc etc etc. would love to hear everyone’s thoughts!

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TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
Don’t mention it! As a hiring manager that’s a red flag for me because the perception is that full focus won’t be on the new position. 

I know it isn’t always the case but if I have an equally qualified candidate that doesn’t have any other professional obligations, I’ll go with that one. I’m sure you can balance both but if you don’t bring it up it can’t be used for or against you. 
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Agreed - more likely to be perceived as a negative than a positive. 
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
100% with you on this @TheFemaleWolf It has been a red flag for me recruiting as well as a red flag for companies when they found out I did some small consultancy work on the side. 

No matter how little time it takes up, you don't want it to affect your chances, so just don't mention it.,
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Benefits Consultant
Thank you and I 100% agree with how you’re viewing that as a hiring manager! Thanks!
recruitem
Opinionated
+1
Partner
No, don't mention it! They'll think the only reason you're taking this role is to use it as a stepping stone until your side biz takes off and that you won't be able to put 100% effort into the position.
Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
Agreed with below, even if you could put 100% effort into your role during the work hours/week they will still think your brain may be elsewhere.
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I only brought this up at the last possible minute because there was a clause in the contract (always read the contract)

But if you HAVE to emphasize how little of a deal it is and that it only takes a tiny amount of time
letsgo
Good Citizen
Strategic AE
Always look for the clause. Mine doesn't so I'm good!
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
No, but make sure you put it down on any "I own X stuff" paperwork.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
No you should not. They will stop listening to you immediately if they hear they won't have you 100%.
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