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Business Attire For A Home Business? Yes or No!

by Mary Emma Allen on February 25th, 2008


Some people like to work in sweats, jammies, or ragged jeans in their home business and say it makes no difference in the quality of their work.  Others consider dressing, if not in business attire, at least in something professional a way to develop an achiever’s mindset and better work attitude.

Jim Gordon, at Boss Hatch, gives his opinion at My Beef Against Formal Business Attire.

Of course, it will make a difference whether you’re operating totally via the Internet and don’t see your customers/clients or whether you have a shop where customers stop by.

What do you think about attire for your home business?  Do you think dress makes any difference in the quality of work or impression on your customers?


(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen

Tags: Boss Hatch, formal dress, home business dress, , professional dress

POSTED IN: Advantages, Books, Just For Fun, Trends

2 opinions for Business Attire For A Home Business? Yes or No!

  • Lisa Wilder
    Feb 26, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Would I don slacks and a jacket to work at home? Not a chance! However…while I like to be comfortable, I’ve gotten out of the habit of working in my pjs all day.

    I’ve found that I feel better…more awake and energetic…when I put on even my favorite pair of comfy jeans and a t-shirt, and I have found that as a result I’m more productive.

    If I worked in-person with clients I’d step it up a notch, because like it or not, appearance does make an impression. Fortunately for me, that isn’t an issue as I work online and by phone.

    Great thought-provoking post, Mary Emma!

  • DJ Nelson
    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    It depends on what kind of person you are. Some people don’t feel productive unless they are a little dressed up. Others can zoom through work in a pair of sweats as if it was nothing. The only time it really matters is if customers or clients are involved. Then perception is reality.

    Personally, if I don’t want to get dressed, I don’t. I’m not trying to impress anyone except my husband so that makes showers a must!

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