Home Advertise Contact Blog Advertiser Login RSS
Newsletter Signup

Buy A Business Opportunity of Franchise
Home-Based Businesses
Choosing a Business Opportunity Growth and Profit Marketing and Sales
Plans and Goals Running Your Own Business Start-Up
Working From Home Entrepreneur Exchange Feature Articles
Opportunity Community Opportunity Focus In The News

Happy first day of December! It’s December and the end of the year is in full-swing. Don’t go into the holiday travel season without the December Book-of-the-Month: Business Adventures by John Brooks.

December means that its holiday time. No matter what holiday you celebrate it’ll...

Female celebrities are breaking the stereotypes of Hollywood and diving into the world of business. Check out how these women are using their fame, fortune, and power to start their own companies. From media production to makeup, these Top Female Celebrity Business Owners are doing it all!

As...

With only a few weeks lefts in 2017, it’s time to get organized now! The holidays are around the corner and you don’t want to be scrambling at the end of the year. Use these Small Business Organization and Tax Tips to End 2017 to help you keep the end of the year stress to a minimum.

Happy...

Sponsors

STARSCAPES®
Imagine making up to $500 to $1,800 a day! Call or click now see how you can get your business for FREE! (602) 679-0257
Promotional Products Home Business
Run Your Own Business. Be Your Own Boss. Earn Great Profit Potential. Start At A Low Cost. Try It For Free! Learn More.
Residual Income Business Opportunities
Residual Income is the way that you work once and get paid multiple times—sounds great!... Read On
Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS
The internet loves obscure abbreviations. You can skip over most of them, but not CMS. What is CMS? read on...
The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
When one of your busiest marketing channels limits you to 140 characters, you know that the internet sets its own rules.
Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own
Are your right for a Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own? The desire to own your own business... Read On
Why Advertise Your Business Opportunity?
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to receive quite a few testimonials. In fact, ... read on
National Property Inspections
Flexible work schedule, no experience needed, and complete training and support available!
How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
This Featured Article is live on our blog and I know could be very insightful for connectivity and ROI.
Top 50 Home-Based Business Ideas
Home-Based Business ownership can be the most rewarding endeavor you will ever undertake. The new year... Read On
I Want To Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
Who are the types of people who buy a business opportunity or small franchise? According to people in... Read on
Copying & Publishing Business Opportunities
Today creativity abounds in the printing and publishing space with more unique business solutions than ever imaginable.
 
Resource Center > Article
Top Tips To Grow Your Home-Based Businesses & Avoid Potential Legal Perils
4 Nov 09 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Growth & Profit
Share this Article:

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, the potent allure of working from home may also become a real problem unless you have a game plan from day one. Sure you can wake up and walk to work. Most home-based business commutes take less time than a walk to the corner store. Yes, you can toss the tie thankfully! Make-up isn’t needed and you will save a ton on gas, dry cleaning and stolen food in the office fridge (I do often wonder who stole mine many times). Keep in mind that you are still running an actual business. You need to run it as such if you plan to prosper.

Growing Your Own Buisness

A neighbor, friend, or even someone in your family will see you at home and think that you’re accessible all the time. They might also think you can talk anytime, help them hold a ladder, go to the gym or just catch some television show with them at 11 am. These are just a few of the pit-falls of a home-based business worker and they need to be avoided at all costs. Distractions will suck your focus, time, and productivity. In many cases distractions cost you cold hard cash.

Here are my top tips for keeping focused on your quest to make your home-based business grow into a success.


  • Formulate a true business plan and then have a lawyer read it over to give you tips on any areas where their expertise might be helpful to you. Knowing your exposure before you start is a key step and can often be priceless. Buying a home-based business can alleviate many of these worries since, in most cases, they’ve already done this step for you. Our site is chock-full of loads of great options to consider in our Home-Based category.

  • You need to map out some goals for your new home-based business by asking yourself some basic questions. Where do you want your business to be in one month, six months, a year or even five? Every business can use a business plan as a road map to aid in your success.

  • You will need to establish a dedicated office area. Trying to run a business from one end of your kitchen table is a major no-no. Once you’ve established where you will work, think about what office equipment you’ll need to get your work done. Utilizing technology and easy-to-use software packages can aid you to keep up with the big guys for less than you might think. If you do not have an extra room think about setting up a partition to create an office area.

  • Set your daily schedule and stick to it at all costs! Taking a catnap in the afternoon seems appealing but should be avoided. Always keep normal business hours. Sure you can work in your underwear but your clients shouldn’t know this. You don’t need to sport business attire but be professional. Customers will expect you to answer your phone during normal business hours of 9am-5pm.

  • Protect yourself and your business. This is often overlooked and knowing what type of business license you need to have is a critical step if needed. The self-employed can often be cleaned out personally if their business fails. To learn more read our article: ”The One Critical Mistake You CANNOT Afford to Make If You’re Starting Your Own Business: Find Out What It Is And How to Avoid It!

  • My last tip is not one to be skipped or when tax day rolls around you may be in for a big shock. You need to do some homework and familiarize yourself with the applicable tax laws - both state and federal. You’re entering a new arena in the wonderful world of taxation. Make sure to spend time now to discuss your options with your accountant or with another qualified professional who can advise you about your tax situation. In addition, make absolutely sure that you check with your local zoning commission. Many local zoning laws preclude you from running your business from your home. Often your local S.C.O.R.E. chapter can be of some invaluable advice in these matters.


Carpe Diem My Friends

Related Blog Posts
16 Oct 17 Posted by: Margaret Mallonée
in Growth & Profit

Want more sales? Need to grow your business? Use the Top 7 Methods to Generate More Leads!

If you read Friday’s blog, you know that one of the best ways to increase sales is to generate more leads....
21 Apr 17 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Growth & Profit

Offering Financing Boosts Bottom Line - Staying afloat takes some capital. But the process of attracting financing is confusing for small business owners.

Offering Financing Boosts Bottom Line - Here is a look at how you can offer help with financing and credit to small business owners. You...
19 Aug 16 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Growth & Profit

The Business Franchise Opportunity Sales Tips 7 Part Series was an idea launched by Keith Shaffer Director of Personal at TheLocalProject.net two weeks ago after a coaching session.  The credit goes to him for this...

10 Feb 16 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Growth & Profit
Sales Hack to make you more money! Sales Hacks are not new, but how you use them is.  We receive lots of emails from people about various issues and we are always happy to help.  We also in many cases learn how we can do business better for the future.  Today, I share with you an actual letter we received...
29 Dec 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Growth & Profit
Funding is the lifeblood of any business. The principle reason entrepreneurs put off starting their own business is lack of it. Raising funds from venture capitalists, friends and family is fraught with danger and is often very time consuming. Funding your business by mortgaging your home is risky too....
 
   

I had the pleasure of chatting with Shawn Pigg, CEO of Hotels Etc. for BusinessOpportunity.com's Podcast series that will be released very soon on our new Digital Platform.  Here is the transcript from that call for our regular RSS feed subscribers who get all of our posts first.

If you would...
Read More


Premium Sponsor