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Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 7
Your Home Business Management- Conclusion In the previous articles, I've mentioned some of the key elements of managing your online business when you are working at home: finance, marketing, time, purchasing and computing, plus of course the need...
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Get Over Your Fear Of Losing Money To Succeed At Any Home Business
By Ken Leonard Jr. © KLJ Online Many readers just like yourself want to be able to quit their jobs and work for themselves instead. Some have seriously thought about it, but have not taken that big step to actually get started. Just...
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Tips For Starting Your Homebased Business


Copyright 2004 by http://www.organicgreens.us and Loring Windblad. This article may be freely copied and used on other web sites only if it is copied complete with all links and text intact and unchanged except for minor improvements such as misspellings and typos.

There are many reasons why people choose to start a home-based business. Some of these are:

1. Dissatisfied with your present employment situation.
2. Out of work due for whatever reason.
3. You need to be home to care for young children.
4. You need to be at home to care for an infirm family member or aging parents.
5. You really want to be your own boss.
6. You really could use an additional income source.
7. You wish to have more time to spend with family or friends.

Over the years I have learned to recognize two of the most important factors in recognizing people who should not be starting a home based business. If a prospective entrepreneur says something like...

"I'm broke -- I need to make some fast money!"


"I really want to start a home-based business but I don't want to spend any money on the business until I start making some money."

...it is certain that they have not addressed reality and, with that mindset, they will most certainly fail.

First, It takes a lot of time to successfully market and promote a new business and, if it is an internet business, a whole lot of “savvy” and information and resources you have probably never heard of. For a pretty good “first start” effort at setting up your internet business, see my article Tips For A Successful Internet Business.doc, also available through this resource – GoArticles.com. If you are planning a home-based business in order to spend a lot of time with young children or care for the elderly, a full-time business (and income) may not be a realistic objective.

Second, spend some time researching your business idea. The internet is a great source of information.

Third, learn as much as you can about small business. go to http://www.sba.gov/ and navigate to the sections dealing with home based businesses.

Fourth, write a business plan. Beyond my own eBook on starting a Homebased Business, here are a couple of Small Business Administration website locations that should prove useful:


Finally, seek the advice of a tax professional. See my article on taxes and choosing your tax man for some valuable tips and insight into this aspect of your Homebased business.

Whatever your reason(s) for starting a home-based business and whatever kind of endeavor you choose, there are a few common steps you need to take in order to launch your business and be successful.

Right now your first step should be to learn all you can about begining a successful Homebased business. I have written several articles, which I’m turning into an eBook, on all the basic tips you need to start your own successful Homebased Business, be it truly “at home” or “on the internet”. Check the following article list and pick out all you believe would be helpful to you:

1. Do I Really Need A Business Plan.doc
2. Writing A Homebased Business Plan.doc
3. Tax advantages of a homebased business.doc
4. How to Set Up Easy, Efficient Bookeeping.doc
5. Should You Pay to Join a Home Business Opportunity.doc
6. There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch Anymore.doc
7. How to Make Your Hobby Pay.doc
8. Tips For A Successful Internet Business.doc
9. Telecommuting, The New Way To Work From Home.doc
10. Writing Effectively Part 1.doc
11. Writing Effectively Part 2.doc
12. Home Based Business Time Wasters.doc

Then email me and request all the articles – by title -- you decide you will need or will be helpful to you….and get started on your new successful Homebased business life. I’ll email your articles to you in MS .DOC format. They’re free. Or go to my website and download the complete eBook – for free. But give it until April because its not yet written – it’s still just a plan that needs to come together. The full eBook will have a few more topics and chapters that the article list above.

I’m always amazed at the number of people who seem to think that magic is somehow created when you put in the words "home based" ahead of "business". It's still a business...it just happens to be based in the home…and you have to treat it “as a business”, keep regular business hours, and do everything you would do if you went to the office in order to have a successful “homebased business”. There simply are no substitutes for hard work and focus.

About the Author

Loring Windblad has operated his own HBBs for nearly 40 years, is a published author and freelance writer. Loring has written grants, business plans and resumes that got the job done right. His latest HBB endeavor is

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