How To Start A Successful Home Business

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How To Start A Successful Home Business

by vittorisa | on October 26, 2012

How To Start A Successful Home Business

(i) Having a business you can run from home has a lot of great advantages and conveniences, but it has a lot of potential pitfalls, too, if you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s easy to avoid falling into common home business mistakes, though, if you do a little research. Here are some smart tips for making your home business thrive.

(ii) If you have a home business with clients you MUST retain a lawyer to help you draft up contracts. Even if he creates a single generic copy which will work for every job you do, get him to do it! You can’t shake hands and trust people anymore, there’s just too much greed in today’s society.

(iii) Buy organizational tools to help keep your home business on track. For example, having a pen holder by your phone will make taking down a note or phone number easy. Use a drawer organizer to find every little staple or paperclip that you need in a hurry, and buy one with a sticky note holder so you always know where to find one!

(iv) Keep all your very important paperwork for your home business, like insurance policies or bank password information, in a fire- and waterproof safe. Put this safe in a a place you can grab it easily if there is a disaster, or on the highest level of your home so it will be easy to find if the worst happens.

(v) Did you design your own home office? Does it look so good it should be in a magazine, or work so well you should receive a prize for it? Hire yourself out as an office layout designer! This is a great second income stream if you have the aptitude for it.

(vi) Leveraging social media for your home business is an absolute must! Both brick-and-mortar stores as well as online-only companies will find that it not only expands your reach but also creates a conversation with your customers. People love it when a company replies to their questions or comments on Twitter or Facebook!

(vii) Protect yourself legally in case your home business brings you and problems with liability insurance. If the pool you install ends up leaking and ruins the home’s foundation, or if a trellis you build collapses and injures a person, you can be liable. Liability insurance will help you cover the bills without losing your shirt.

(viii) Choose a home business which fits into your family’s busy schedule. If you need to be able to work for an hour and then take off to soccer practice, then return to work for another few hours and go again to grocery shop, you need a field that won’t require you be available to clients during business hours.

(ix) If you have any skill at all you can start a home business. Your best bet is to start a website and offer your services there, especially if they can be completed online. For example, if you’re great at spotting errors in text you can offer editing services to people online.

(x) Sticky notes are, in my opinion, the one invention a home business cannot live without! You can use them to post reminders all over your office, point out on paperwork where something needs to be changed or a client needs to sign, or make it easy to find a page in a stack of bills or a contract.

These ideas will help keep you on the straight and narrow when it comes to running your home business, so that you can put all your energy into successes instead of failures, and you can avoid making the standard mistakes that others have made many times before you. That will leave you with more resources to put into pushing your business into growth and profit.

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