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Archive for the ‘HomeBiz/Disadvantages’ Category

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 -- 5 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 -- 0 comments

October 17th, 2007

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

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 are in home business already, please share your home […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 8 comments

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 -- 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 -- 3 comments

May 14th, 2007

Statistics Against Starting a Home Business

With more and more people interested in starting a home business and more people advocating this trend, it was interesting to find Des Walsh’s post, Why Working From Home Might Not Work for Startups, at Thinking Home Business.  Here Des quotes some statistics that indicate fewer startups are home businesses and then ponders the situation.
One […]

By Mary Emma -- 1 comment

April 12th, 2007

Working at Home Helpful for Caregivers

Here’s an interesting reason for having a home business…you’re able to care for a family member who is ill, has a debilitating disease, has Alzheimer’s, or is handicapped and dependent on others for assistance.  You’re not juggling your work-away-from-home schedule with caring for them.
Katelyn at Life Without Memories gives us advantages (and disadvantages) for working […]

By Mary Emma -- 1 comment

February 18th, 2007

5 Challenges of an Internet Home Business

In a previous post, I discussed 5 of the advantages of an Internet home business. Some of these advantages may turn into challenges or disadvantages if you’re not careful.  There also may be other ones you need to consider…those common to most home businesses or particularly to yours.
*Don’t have face to face contact with people.  […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

January 29th, 2007

Getting Paid in a Hobby Turned Home Business

In a previous post, I discussed the pros and cons of turning your hobby into a home business.  Readers agreed this was ideal when you can do it, turning something you like to do into a business.  One mentioned that it really didn’t matter how much you got paid…the money was just a bonus for […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

January 27th, 2007

Turning a Hobby into a Home Business

Perhaps you thoroughly enjoy a particular hobby.  You decide, “Why not make money doing what I love?”
I heard someone discussing the “dream job” and he described it as a hobby you turned into a money making venture.
This often is how many home businesses start….expanding upon a talent or hobby to earn a living.  However, you […]

By Mary Emma -- 4 comments