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What is the Best Type of Business Entity for Your Home Based Business?

Solopreneurs of the world, unite! This year, FlexJobs released “The State of the Remote Job Marketplace” report that outlined what the current remote work industry and its workers looks like. Nearly four million workers, 3.9 million to be exact, in the United States spend half of their time working from home, totaling 2.9 percent of...
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4 Tips to Increase Productivity and Save Your Sanity While Working Remotely

Each year, more Americans are working remotely than ever before. An early 2020 Flexjobs study shows that in 2015, 3.9 million U.S. workers were working remotely. Today that number is at 4.7 million, or 3.4 percent of the population.   It makes sense that more employers and employees are choosing remote work. Telecommuting has been proven to increase...
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How to Start a Business with No Money

In these times of tight bank credit, aspiring entrepreneurs may wonder how to start a business with no money. If you have a great idea, but worry about your lack of capital, there are a number of ways to begin your start-up business with little or no costs to you. But you will need to...
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Do’s and Don’ts of Conquering Chaos in Your Home Office

Someone who works in a cubicle or a corporate office can leave his or her mess at work. Yet when your business and personal life are under the same roof, it’s more difficult to keep home office chaos to a minimum. By following a few do’s and avoiding the don’ts, you can keep your home...
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Do’s and Don’ts for Managing Stress While Working from Home

Ahhh…the stress-free life of working from home. There are no co-workers to interrupt you, no boss looming over your shoulder and no set work schedule. You can come and go as you please, dress however you like and even leave your home office early to catch a movie. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? It is, except...
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Tips for Being Effective and Efficient While “Working Naked”

When you’re “Working Naked” — working without the support of the corporate workplace — you face a few challenges. A few of them include how to stay focused and avoid distractions. By taking the time to set up your home office to be efficient or change what’s not working, you can create a productive home...
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ABC News Now Highlights 2009 Home-Based 100 Winners!

Excited to share the news: ABC News Now's Tory Johnson just highlighted select winners from the 2009 StartupNation Home-Based 100. Click on the image here to view the interview or select "Play ABC Video." I was able to mention these winners in the quick interview: Haralee Weintraub's Haralee.com Joe Hansen and Cristy Stewart-Harfmann's PricelessProfiles.com, and...
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Managing a mommy business…with 5 simple steps!

We are women. Watch us Manage! I have people ask me, usually men, how do you do it all? How do you take care of the family, and your business, and be so management oriented?  Did you study business management in college, get an MBA? No sir, I did not even finish high school. I...
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Nothin’

I saw the whole thing happen. It came at me in slow motion. Frame-by-frame. Like witnessing a train wreck, I was powerless to stop it... Last weekend, I met with some other hard-working home entrepreneurs at the neighborhood park. We do it as regularly as possible. It’s a chance for us to pull ourselves out of our basement...
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Woohoo! I’m a Startup Nation blogger!

Hi everybody! Thanks for visiting my new blog on Startup Nation! I am so excited to be an official SuN blogger. When Rich Sloan contacted me about it, I just about peed my pants! I didn't thankfully. I checked. (Hey - I've had 2 kids and am getting old!) So, yeah - I'm super excited...
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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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Born To Be An Entrepreneur

“Luck” may be part of a direct translation of the company's name, but Geely Automotive founder Shufu Li seems to have been born with an entrepreneurship gene. When you are born to peasants and raised in rural China, that's pretty incredible. An article in the Detroit Free Press by Carol Cain tells his story. "I...
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Happy New Year!

Kindergarten began this week and I'm hoping that it means I have more time to spend building my company. So far, it has meant more trips to Target and bigger piles on my desk. My life is changing and I'm anxious to see how it changes my work. My schedule is in a state of...
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Challenge: What is the Percentage of Businesses Based at Home?

Ever wonder what the percentage is of businesses in America that claim their "headquarters" as the extra bedroom, the basement, the garage, or no room at all--perhaps just a wireless-Internet enabled laptop that wanders with you from room to room. The home is becoming the preferred address to locate a business. And the fact is,...