Do you dream about launching a home-based business?
You’re not alone.
Home-based business owners enjoy:
More time with their family
Launching your own business from home is an attainable goal and you can increase your odds of success (significantly!) if you have three key elements in place before you take the plunge:
1. Support: Having a mentor to help guide you through your business start-up is a valuable asset for new business owners. Researching and establishing a new business can be time-consuming and overwhelming without the guidance of “someone who’s been there”. Seek out an expert who can give you the support you need.
2. Plan: Operating procedures are key for businesses to run smoothly. Liability issues, operating systems, invoicing, customer service, etc. must be in place before you open your doors so that you use your time efficiently and present a professional image to prospective clients. Be sure to have a plan for how your business will operate on a day-to-day basis (not to mention how it will make money!) before you start.
3. Discipline: Unlike traditional offices, there are always distractions when you work from home. Plus, your working hours aren’t defined for you so you need to be clear on how many hours each day will be devoted to your business. Even if you’re only able to commit 15-20 hours per week, it’s important to use that time as efficiently as possible.
Taking the first step is the hardest part but with the right elements in place, you can turn your home business dream into a reality!