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Moving Your Home Business

by Mary Emma Allen on April 17th, 2007

Some home businesses you can take with you when you move; others are impossible to relocate.  In today’s Internet world, you can easily move an online business when you have to go to another town or state.

When I operated a dressmaking and alteration business I found that easy to move when Jim’s work took us from New York State to New Hampshire.  I did lose the customer base I had established at the former home and had to build up a clientele.  However, this wasn’t too difficult to do since I’d developed my business once before and knew where and how to promote. 

Online or virtual businesses are easier to maintain as you relocate.  A quilting store, that sells only to online customers, is moving to another state.  However, they expect to have, at the most, only about a week when they might not be able to fill orders…the time when their stock is packed and being moved and when they’re on the road. 

However, they will be on the computer each evening, so can take orders and respond to customers.  Once their stock is unpacked at the new home, orders will be shipped.

If you have a home business selling large items and/or need to have customer traffic to your store, it would be more difficult and expensive to relocate.  However, in today’s Internet world, the nature of home businesses are changing.

Tags: , home+business+relocation, Internet+businesses, online+business, virtual+businesses

POSTED IN: Advantages, Changes, Personal Experience

5 opinions for Moving Your Home Business

  • Yvonne Russell
    Apr 18, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Hi Mary Emma

    When we were exploring the notion of an overseas home exchange vacation, I noticed a lot of people were actually asking for 3-6 month exchanges with a view to taking their business with them.

    These day you can even combine an extended vacation with contintuing to run your business, even in another country,(depending on the nature of the business). Ain’t life grand?

    Grow Your Writing Business

  • Mary Emma
    Apr 19, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    This is a very interesting idea, Yvonne, taking your business with you when you visit another country…something that’s possible in this Internet Age…as long as you have access to the Internet and e-mail.

  • Mary Emma
    Apr 24, 2007 at 5:50 am

    Yvonne, I’ve expanded upon your comment of taking your business with you when you go on a vacation…even in another country…and am writing a post on it. Thanks for your information.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Apr 24, 2007 at 6:01 am

    You’re very welcome Mary Emma. I look forward to your post.

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