Home-Based Businesses

Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business

Thinking about starting a business from your home? Plenty of well-known businesses have started with simple home-based roots. For example, in 1994 Jeff Bezos founded Amazon from his garage in Washington, and Harley-Davidson started out of a home—and a shed—in Wisconsin. In fact, statistics show that 69 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their business at home....


Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

If you own your own business and find that you simply don’t have enough time on your hands to be able to do all the things you need to do, you may be asking yourself should you hire an employee?  If you’ve already got employees, your question will be similar, when is the right time...


5 Creative Cost Saving Ideas For Your Company

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to cut costs and raise your profit margin. There are some obvious ways to save money, but we wanted to generate a list of creative ways to save money, ways that even experienced business owners could benefit from.


A Starter Guide to Project Agreements

Get everything in writing. It’s a mantra I followed often in my former job as a paralegal, and it’s one that’s been essential to my success as a freelance writer and editor. If there’s one big mistake that new entrepreneurs make (apart from not charging enough for their services), it’s failing to get a formal,...


How to Start Your Business and Keep Your Day Job (Without Going Nuts)

Testing out your idea for a new business before you quit your day job is always a wise idea. It gives you a chance to make sure you really enjoy working for yourself and that your business is economically viable, while still allowing you the financial security of a steady paycheck. It can be a...


How I Made 2,000 Jewelry Sales on Etsy

Thinking about selling on Etsy? Stephanie Maslow talks about the lessons she learned getting her jewelry shop off the ground and earning money.


Does Working From Home Really Save You Money?

If you’re contemplating making the switch to a home office, here are the financial pros and cons you should keep in mind.


Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

Are you are living your hobby or running a business? It's your decision, but there are seven steps you need to take if you are serious about your business.


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