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23 Nov 14 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
The earliest instances of 'work-from-home' that a Google Books search turns up use the phrase to mean "work away from home." Thus, for example, in The Charters and General Laws of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts, we find this provision (enacted in September 1634) "relating to the...

17 Oct 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
While wearing whatever you want is certainly a perk that many owners of work-at-home business opportunities and other small businesses enjoy, it may not be such a good idea to make wearing your jammies a habit. That’s according to expert advice from Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, authors of...

6 May 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
There are so many great franchises for sale these days that it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to choosing the one that best meets your needs and will enable you to

25 Apr 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
Okay, you’re looking into buying a home-based business opportunity or starting some other

12 Apr 13 Posted by: Derek Romo
in Working From Home
The recent hype around major corporations’ telecommuting practices points to the growing demand and desire for

4 Mar 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
If you’re looking for assurance that you can work from home and have some semblance of control over your day-to-day schedule as well as your financial future, owning your own home-based business opportunity,

15 Feb 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
Given that there are so many great business opportunities for sale, many of which are a natural fit for anyone who wants to earn money


4 Jan 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
At least one in five businesses of any size encounter some sort of disruption to their customers each year, costing millions of dollars in lost time and therefore money. As a result, thousands of home-based business opportunity,...

7 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
If you are a home-based business opportunity, franchise or other small business owner, then you know how hard it can be to stay motivated day in and day out, especially if you’re a one-person shop with no one else around to keep you on track. You know how easy it is to get distracted or feel rudderless...

24 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
Each year, Entrepreneur magazine’s annual top 500 report reveals the most successful franchises using the following criteria: financial strength, business stability, growth rate and size, number of years in operation, number of years offering franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage...

8 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
If you are a home-based small business owner, you’re in good company. In fact, at no time in history have there been more work-at-home business people than there are today. According to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, 13.4 million people work at home now. That’s an increase of 41%...

10 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
There’s a big difference between a work-at-home scam and a legitimate business opportunity that enables you work from a home office, using it as your primary base of operations. Unfortunately, the number of phony schemes that would easily fall under the former heading is growing exponentially, largely...

16 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
Working from home as a business opportunity or other small business owner, your personal and professional lives are virtually interchangeable in the minds of many. Furthermore, chances are good that you’re running a one-man or one-woman operation, and if you do have staff, they may only work part-time...

23 Jul 12 Posted by: Terri Maldonado
in Working From Home
You don’t have to be following a yellow brick road or falling down a rabbit hole to wish you were home. Being at home can easily include your work life. In 2011, more than 34 million people worked at least part of the time from home. Becoming a home-based travel agent is a great way to join that growing...

26 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
While school-age kids look forward to summer all year long, many of us work-at-home parents have a sense of dread when the year is over. I don’t know about you, but three months of figuring out how to keep my kids busy while I get my job done is no easy task.

30 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
Owning your own small business and working from home comes with its share of perks, that’s for sure. But being able to wiggle out of writing a business plan is not one of them. The fact is that any business owner with a prayer of success has to have more than just a sense of how they are going to succeed...

16 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
Owning your own home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise can be a hugely rewarding experience. But it’s also a lot of hard work and can present its own set of challenges, especially for parents who have young children. Any parent who has tried to work from home with kids...

8 Dec 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
Being your own boss, controlling your own financial future, saving big bucks on commuting….these are just some of the many so-called perks that come along with owning and operating your own business. And while the thought of starting your own home-based or other small business or even buying a business...

18 Oct 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
More than half of all businesses are operated primarily from someone’s home, according to the most current data available from the U.S. Census Bureau released this past June.  And that figure...

17 Jun 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The start of summer can be a really stressful time of year for a particular group of people―home-based business owners.  Why?  At the risk of stating the obvious―the kids are around, the weather’s nice, everyone’s off their usual routine…  Shall I continue?  All the distractions you’re not used to having...

25 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
More of us work from home than ever before.  And although most of us spend a considerable amount of time and money keeping our homes looking nice and comfortable, that doesn’t always translate to our home offices.  In fact, it’s a good bet that relatively few of us give much thought to our home office...

18 Apr 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
If you are a home-based or other small or even a medium-sized business owner, you may not have or want all the trappings of an actual office, one that would be suitable for client meetings or that requires you to pay rent or invest in upkeep.  At the same time, you may need or want to hold client or...

7 Feb 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
A 2010 survey by Microsoft found employees believe that less than 50 percent of their employers are supportive of their working from somewhere other than the office, such as from home.  Their perception is supported by the fact that well over half (59%) of them report their company has no formal work-at-home...

25 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
There once was a time when working from home was not only unusual, but it was called just that―working from home.  Okay, there were and are other buzzword phrases that refer to the same concept, such as home-based business owner or work-at-home business or, if appropriate, even consultant or...

30 Nov 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
If the first decade of the 21st century has taught us anything it’s that the only constant in life is change.  The technological, environmental, demographic and financial changes of the last ten years have been significant and are driving a tremendous amount of political debate, that’s for...

24 Nov 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Working From Home
If you’re the entrepreneurial type, the American Dream is to have a business of your very own.  You may want to create or purchase a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or small franchise that can be run right out of your home.  Any one of these options is attractive for a number...

15 Nov 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Working From Home
The main goal when starting a new business opportunity is to follow every lead and make the most of any potential client.  However, what happens when that client you tried so hard to acquire becomes too difficult to handle? It is hard to get past the notion that every client means money in the bank,...

8 Nov 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Working From Home
According to a classic proverb, “the best things in life are free.”  When starting your new home-based or other small business, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise, the Internet can be your best friend.  One of the great things about the web is that there are a ton of small business management...

17 Mar 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
I used to travel at least five days a week, and when I saw the movie ‘Up in the Air’ recently I had to reminisce.  The character played by George Clooney was much like me once upon a time.  Unfortunately, back in the day when technology hadn’t caught up yet, I too found myself in planes, on trains or...

23 Feb 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
If you’re establishing a work-at-home business or a home office to run a computer-based business opportunity you will need a few basics to get you started and keep you pointed in the right direction to grow your budding business. Here are the basics you will need to get started:
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21 Feb 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
In many cases, working at home can create the best of both worlds. You can work at home and be with your family at the same time. Sometimes you can mix these two elements of your life so seamlessly that you often don’t know if you are working or enjoying watching your children grow up. Maybe you’re...

18 Feb 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
If you’ve been one of the unfortunate people that signed up for a home-based business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or even a small franchise only to NOT see the success you were sold on, I feel for you; however, you’re not alone. I have some tips for you to possibly revive that...

9 Feb 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
You can certainly run a franchise opportunity from the comfort of your home office. The trend has been on the rise in the past few years. Home-based franchising will continue to grow as many are discovering that working from home can be just as effective as working from an office environment each day. Think...

6 Feb 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
Working at home and owning a home-based business opportunity are two very different things. A “work-at-home-based business” is really a telecommuting job that you would do if you were in a corporate office. You’re still working for a company or individual entity. The only difference is that you are working...

5 Feb 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
Truth is, I am still looking for a work-at-home employment opportunity that I could feature in this piece which charges a fee. The main problem I found is that no true work-at-home business opportunity requires you to pay money for the privilege of getting a job. You would not go into an interview and...

4 Feb 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
If you have a home-based business as well as kids, then you face a challenge. Often it seems like a great idea to open a home-based business opportunity so that you can stay home with your kids. If you are running a business, you certainly don’t want to bring a screaming child into the office with you....

13 Jan 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
Did you know that home-based businesses account for more than half of all U.S. businesses? Did you know that home-based businesses employ more people than venture-backed companies in the U.S.? These are home-based businesses that are dismissed as insignificant operations, or even called "hobbyists",...

20 Nov 09 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
This comes up a lot when people who are thinking of expanding their home-based business start to think about a new hire, but don’t want to invest in doing a background check. The refrains are all too familiar…“They’re a close friend of the family.” “I’ve known this person for years.” “I don’t need...

18 Nov 09 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
Starting a home-based business is a smart move in any economy, and this couldn’t be more accurate as we pull out of the recession and into a period of growth. Recently, we’ve discussed everything from how to start your home-based business to how to get organized, and even some tax tips to save you from...

10 Nov 09 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
You’ve purchased your business opportunity, distributorship, or small franchise, and now you plan to operate it from your home. You’ve found your source of capital, you understand your business market sector, you understand your local zoning laws, you understand how to market your overall business and...

5 Nov 09 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Working From Home
With every venture large and small there comes a time when you can’t do it all. It’s at this juncture, as you are  reaching a critical mass, that you can potentially make a tremendous costly mistake that can come back to haunt you for many a moon. Many home-based business owners start out on their...

4 Nov 09 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
Starting a home-based business is a lot easier than you might think. You can start with your own, or even buy an existing one. But the real challenge comes not in running the business, but in making it grow. The main perk I love about a home-based business is the flexibility it gives you. However,...

27 Oct 09 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
One of the most common mistakes for all aspiring home-based business people is overlooking the fact that their brilliant new business model idea has probably already been done. Unless you have truly invented the better mouse trap or created a new service that consumers can’t live without, it is more...

13 Oct 09 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Working From Home
Starting a home based business requires passion, time, money, faith, and a lot of hard work. It is not an easy thing to do and success is not a given. However, there are certain practices that can help your home based business be successful. Whether you want to grow into a worldwide, multi-million...





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