Home-based Business

Web-Based Business Ideas to Consider if You Want to Be a Solopreneur

I’ll be honest. I never had any intention of working for myself. Nope. Not ever. However, as often happens in life, one day about six and a half years ago now, I found myself in a position where I began working as a freelance writer. Though I still have my days where I question why I traded in my badge and gun for a computer, pens, and paper, if I had my chance to go back … [Read more...]

Buying or Building a Home That Also Suits Your Business Needs

As an entrepreneur, you must do what is best for your business. If you work from home, however, you may be able to create the perfect environment for both your work and private life. The growth of your business may have compelled you to start thinking about buying a new house and moving into a larger workspace. But there is no reason you cannot combine the two in a new and … [Read more...]

Stay Clear of these Work-From-Home Scams

The flexibility that working from home offers appeals to many of us. We like the idea of setting our own hours and saving on commuting costs. However, many unscrupulous companies prey on our desire to work from home with scams. In 2010, that latest year for which statistics are available, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 8,192 complaints from consumers … [Read more...]

How to Start a Childcare Business

Working parents rely on quality facilities to care for their kids while they are on the job. Despite the recent recession, growth in the childcare industry has remained sound, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the industry should grow by at least 5 percent through 2020. If you love kids and are looking to launch a small business, opening a childcare business … [Read more...]

How to Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home

When you decided to work from home, it’s likely you were drawn to the flexibility and the independence it provides. You can set your own schedule, perhaps working nights and weekends for a big project one week and then sleeping in the next day or two. You can take a break when you want, allowing you to be there for your kids’ recitals or to take advantage of a perfect … [Read more...]

Welcome Home: Tips for Working From Home

What do you think of when you hear the phrases “home business” or “work from home?” How has that image changed in recent years? In the 21st century, working at home no longer means someone working out of the garage or the spare bedroom until making it big – think Apple, Amazon or Disney. Although those kinds of success stories are inspiring and still happen, more than 50 … [Read more...]

How to Survive Working from Home: Advice From Other Entrepreneurs

When people learn that I work from home, one of the first things they generally say is, “You’re so lucky! I wish I could work from home too”. I usually just smile in return when what I really want to do is tell them exactly what it’s like to work in the same place where you eat, sleep, socialize, relax, and take care of your family. Yes, I readily admit that there are many … [Read more...]

Top Small Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Parents

If you have made the commitment of being a stay-at-home parent, you already know about the invaluable benefits of being home with your child. However, those benefits do not come without financial sacrifice. As a result, you may be looking for some ways to boost your income while being available to your family. The ideal small business for the stay-at-home parent offers … [Read more...]

Steps for Launching a Home-based Baking Business

Does this scenario sound familiar? It is a birthday party or a holiday celebration. You bring out your special cake or cookies and everyone begins raving. “These are so good. You should open your own bakery,” everyone coos as they sneak seconds. It’s true that many successful bakeries started out in home kitchens. Martha Stewart and Debbi Fields are two well-known examples. … [Read more...]