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Starting A Home Based Business


Home Business

Home Business

There are nuances that a Home Based Business encounters that is a little different then someone who starts a business and operated away from home. I suggest speaking with your accountant or attorney. If you don’t have one you will need one. The biggest obstacle you will have to overcome if you work from home? That’s an easy question to answer…you! You will be the biggest obstacle to working from home. Trust me I speak experience. If you have never worked from home before  a couple of things you should know. My own experience and the experience of other entrepreneurs I have seen tell me that very few of us are cut out to be the ‘work from home’ entrepreneur. I thought I was several times and it is more difficult than you would imagine to get yourself motivated and into your home office at a specific time. If you are distracted, a home based business is more than likely not the way you should go.

I have had some surprises and have seen a few entrepreneurs prove me wrong. But not very many have proven me wrong.

Set Boundaries

Lastly, if you have a hard time saying no this may not be the best way to start you business. Once you are working from home and you have the other two areas covered – you are a self-starter, and you are not easily distracted then you must overcome one other impediment to your success … your friends and family. Once your family and friends know you are working from home you may find they have requests of your time to run errands require your time away from your business. Start from the beginning establishing your boundaries. Friends and family must understand that even though you are home you are working at your job.

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May 4, 2010 - Posted by | Entrepreneur | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Great points! I will be checking back here often!

    Comment by Cindy | May 8, 2010 | Reply

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