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Archive for the ‘Disadvantages & Concerns’ Category

January 7th, 2008

Share Your Favorite Home Business Myth For Our Home Biz Myth Busted Series

Our popular Home Biz Myth Busted Series continues in 2008.
Home business myths abound. What is fact? What is fiction?
If you are thinking of starting a home business, you’ll want to know what you can expect, as far as is possible. You can’t really ask your competition, so sometimes you learn on the fly.
If you […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 12 comments

December 28th, 2007

When The Internet Is Down, Does Your Home Business Grind To A Standstill?

Are you so dependent on the Internet that your business comes to a standstill when electronic problems occur? Does your business cease when your computer fails, your server has problems, or there are Internet challenges? What happens when electricity goes out in your area?
If you have a walk-in shop in your home, you probably can […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

December 2nd, 2007

Local Ordinances May Cause Concern for Home Businesses

          When starting most home businesses, especially where you’ll have walk-in customers, hire employees or require numerous deliveries, make sure you’re checking out the local ordinances of your town or city.  There’s not one standard for the entire country in the US.  This probably holds true for most countries.  So you’ll need to see what […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

November 26th, 2007

5 Tips for Recovering From Disappointments & Losses in Your Home Business

Everyone faces losses and disappointments in life, whether personal or business. Sometimes you even feel like giving up on a project or dream. However, somehow we generally “get ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and start all over again!”
Celine, at Pimp Your Work, has 5 great tips for facing a loss or disappointment. […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

November 6th, 2007

Mystery Shopping Scams - Consumer Affairs Caution - Video

We’ve talked about the upside of Mystery Shopping.Here is a mystery shopping consumer affairs caution.
It talks about things that are promised to mystery shoppers, and warns about companies that ask you to pay a fee to join. This signals a shonky operation.

Here are some further cautions about mystery shopping scams from the Federal Trade Commission.
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By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

November 4th, 2007

Politics and Your Home Business

With Election Day taking place in many communities throughout the US, we may ponder, “How much should we inject politics into our home business?”
Will taking a firm stand regarding one’s political views turn customers away or bring more business? This is a question we all have to determine, balancing it against how […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

October 24th, 2007

Home Business Is Not Just A Cushy Job - Think Before You Jump

Many people think that as soon as they’re not working for “the boss”, all will be swell.
This is another one of those home business myths. Sure, home business gives you flexibility and many other advantages. Being able to pursue your passion is a big one.
Home Business - Answering To A Different Boss
However, home business […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

October 23rd, 2007

Staying Motivated in Your Home Business

You’re excited about your home business.  It’s something you basically enjoy.  You work for yourself, from your home, and can be somewhat flexible about your hours. 
However, no matter how much you enjoy what you’re doing, there will be times when it becomes routine, monotonous, frustrating, and perhaps discouraging.  For instance, when I was making children’s […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

July 31st, 2007

Caregiving vs Work Affects Home Businesses

Many caregivers must balance job commitments with responsibility for their family member.  What happens when these two areas…caregiving and work…conflict?  What happens when the home business owner has employees who develop caregiving responsibilities…whether for a child, spouse or parent?
As caregiving becomes more of a major issue to those with jobs, employers and employees are facing […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 8 comments

July 24th, 2007

Will Increased Minimum Wage Affect Your Home Business?

If you have employees and pay minimum wage, you’ll definitely find yourself paying more due to the new law, going into effect today, July 24.  The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 begins by increasing the current $5.15 to $5.85 per hour.  Then the minimum wage will increase over increments until it reaches $7.25 hourly as […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments