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Archive for the ‘HomeBiz/Regulations’ Category

August 25th, 2007

Look Before You Leap into a Home Business

We’ve mentioned here several times the need to check out zoning regulations pertaining to your home before you decide to set up a home business, particularly one that involves customers/clients coming to your home.   (However, online business might be affected, too, in some areas.)
 I just read a news item, License Denied for Existing Home Business, […]

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August 22nd, 2007

Insurance, Taxes & Licensing Issues for a Home Business

This article in Business Week, Before Setting Up Shop on eBay, by Karen E. Klein, provides tips to consider about insurance, taxes, licensing, permits and other similar issues before setting up your Home Business.  Even though it may be an online business, rather than one with customers coming to a shop in your home, you may find several […]

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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 […]

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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.  (In some […]

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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 has […]

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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 home.
When you’re […]

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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 decide […]

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