How many yrs can I show a loss?

I am full time employed, and have a business which I do get payed for throughout the year. But my expenses exceed my income. (for the side business) Showing a loss, for the last 3 yrs. This business is the same field as my full time job. My side work is to keep me fresh in my industry. So I spend my own money... show more I am full time employed, and have a business which I do get payed for throughout the year. But my expenses exceed my income. (for the side business) Showing a loss, for the last 3 yrs. This business is the same field as my full time job. My side work is to keep me fresh in my industry. So I spend my own money earned from my full time job..SO, because I do have little income from my side work I need to report that. Yes, I do get 1099's. the loss is minimal, but still a loss..
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