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4 Insurance Considerations for Your Home-Based Business

Starting and running a home-based business offers many benefits: decreased commute time, increased flexibility, and lower overhead costs, to name a few. However, when building or transitioning to remote business, several areas require extra attention. Digital advertising, data systems and connectivity tools need to be updated, and so does your business insurance. Unless you work...
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8 Essential Tech Tools and Software for Managing Your Home Business

At approximately 15 million strong and making up a full half of all small enterprises in the U.S., home-based businesses are a major force driving both the local and national economy. If you’re like me, then starting your own business is a daunting task. There’s simply no way around it, you will need to invest...
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From the Home Office to a Commercial Building

Family First Business Model: Choosing an Office Environment When I decided to start my own consulting business to promote my brand of green building and sustainable communities (i.e., with a motto be not the cause, be the solution), I knew that I wanted to be at home. I had just experienced the Nisqually earthquake and...
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Finding success as an older entrepreneur

3 mistakes that can derail an older entrepreneur Launching a business—whether it's a side hustle or second career—is on the minds of many people these days, especially baby boomers. As they get ready to retire, or are laid off, more and more baby boomers are feeling the entrepreneurial spirit. Research from the Kaufmann Foundation shows...
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Home Business Lessons They Taught Wrong in Kindergarten

Is it just me, or are all the cute little lessons you learned in kindergarten just not applicable when you become a home entrepreneur? Remember to share... When you're an entrepreneur you need three forms of identification, a face-to-face meeting, a confidentiality agreement with a no-compete clause and a patent pending application just to share an idea!...
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The Run-in, A Splice of Life from Home Entrepreneurship

There are only a few situations less horrifying to the home business entrepreneur than running into… the former co-worker. Uggghh. I  just had that situation this weekend. These run-ins always begin the same way for me… I drag my sorry keister out of bed a little too late. Then, I realize we’re out of milk…...
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Home Biz Entrepreneurs Unite!

We, the undersigned members of the fastest growing occupational group in the world, if not the universe, "in order to form a more perfect union"or at least keep our friends, family members and business associates from hassling us on a regular basis… do hereby and forthwith, establish this, the Home Business Entrepreneurs' Bill of Rights....
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Just Three Brains

Despite a myriad of thinking patterns and a full range of individual behaviors among those who share this world with the home business entrepreneur, I am convinced that our spouses and significant others rely on only one of three brains. How do I know? Do this experiment: Tell your husband or wife that you are quitting...
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Thinking Big for the Home CEO

I get a lot of e-mails and messages from all of my Startup Nation fans asking for advice about their home businesses and about situations that are relevant to entrepreneurs. Here’s one: Dear Stella I went into business with my brother, but, he tends to arrive at the wrong decisions, i.e. the decisions that are...
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Must-have tool for a home business

Music! I had a home based business for over 12 years and there are many essential tools for success. But one that is overlooked is your music strategy. Music can inspire you when you need inspiration, calm you down when you need to take a deep breath & count to ten, transition you in &...
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What I learned over Spring break…

• When children are concerned, the noise level in your home increases exponentially for each child added. • In a related revelation, little girls scream a lot. • One should not bother cleaning the floor during a play date, unless it is an activity you enjoy doing more than once. • On a related note,...
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Advice for starting a home business website

Jo lives at the Jersey shore. She has a service business focused mainly on seniors. It's time for her first website. She needs help. What should she do? Well, what she did was get together with thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners just like her and she asked them for their advice. Maybe some...
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Cool Company of the day: Old House Gardens

We look for cool companies all the time and want you to help us find them. So keep them coming our way! Email ideas to [email protected] Today's Cool Company is Old House Gardens, one of the leading heirloom seed catalog companies in the world. What makes the company cool--more than the fact that they run...
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Start an eBay business, don’t miss the Express

You probably know we're into eBay; it helps people start up their own businesses every day – we've appeared at consecutive eBay Live events and hosted online seminars on how to start an eBay business. So why is today the day to think again about starting it up as an eBayer? How about eBay Express...
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Park Moms, Inc.

We label people. Even ourselves. But it's a good idea to remember your waitress may also be a biochemical engineer; Your mailperson may be a former radio personality (I know one!). One of the things people always say when they work alone at home is that people think they are just looking for a real...
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Fleshing out our latest promotion

Well, the "Fleshers" have it. They've won the battle (see previous entry, "War of words"). Thanks for the corroboration folks! (did i spell that right?!). Now, to flesh out our latest promotion, I wanted to call to your attention the opportunity we've created jointly with Overstock.com, Microsoft, and Bobvila.com for all you home-based entrepreneurs. We're...