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Archive for the ‘Laws & Regulations’ Category

January 15th, 2007

Operating a Home Business Can Be Detailed

Depending on the type, a home business can be very simple to operate, such as an outgrowth from a crafting hobby.  However, some businesses operated in the home or from the home encounter numerous regulations…ones that are necessary simply because of the nature of the business.
Recently a friend was hired to work at a children’s […]

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January 11th, 2007

Would Increased Minimum Wage Affect Home Businesses?

Currently there’s considerable discussion of legislation being introduced in Congress to increase the minimum wage. How will this affect the home business owner?
There are two areas to consider.
*If you have employees (and some home businesses do), you likely would have to pay out more in wages, social security, unemployment tax, and related payroll expenses. […]

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December 10th, 2006

Change in Regulations Can Change Home Business

Changes in regulations governing our home businesses can change the nature of our businesses…and even put us out of business. This may involve the materials we use, the way we sell, the place where we conduct business, the taxes we pay, etc.
Take the new regulation in New York City whereby the Board of Health […]

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November 29th, 2006

Checking on Insurances for a Home Business

A home based business owner must consider various types of insurance for protection against losses and liability. A homeowner, and usually a renter, will have property and liability insurance on their residence. The property insurance is for property (inside and out) and the liability insurance is for injury to those coming to your […]

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November 2nd, 2006

Use of Your Home for Business If You Rent

When you own your home, generally you can decide how it’s used, as long as it meets zoning and insurance standards. However, if you’re renting, you may find the landlord has restrictions. Check this out when you sign your lease if you think you may want to operate some type of business…or if you […]

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October 30th, 2006

Zoning Issues for Home Businesses

Before starting a small business, particularly one where you are producing items or have customers/clients frequenting your home, check on the zoning ordinances for your area. This is especially important if you live in a town or city. Zoning often places restrictions on what you can do with your home or garage if […]

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