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Three Tips To Start a Home Based Business

11 August 2011 No Comment

If you are looking for ways to start a business from home then here are three tips to help you get started.

So how do you get an idea of what type of business you want to start? There are lots of businesses and opportunities out there, maybe you already have a skill such as web design or have worked in marketing that you can do freelance from home. Or do you have a hobby that you can make some money from by selling at fairs or online through stores like Etsy. Another option is to retrain, is there something you have always wanted to do but never had the time to. Maybe you could do a course from home or in the evenings. There are lots of flexible courses available to fit round your job or family.

Once you have your business idea, you need to make sure it is going to work. Ask friends and family what they think and make sure they give you their honest opinion, not just what they think you want to hear. Also join a forum such as www.mumsclub.co.uk and ask other people in a similar situation or already in business what they think.

Then once you know your work at home business will work you need to decide what initial equipment you will need. You may already have a computer and the Internet so that’s a start. You will probably have a phone so you need to decide if you want a second line or direct another number at your existing number. Stationary and a website are a must when starting out so you will need to  budget a small amount to purchase these at the beginning. Now you should be on your way!

 

 

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