Moving into a home based career can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. There are a few items worth covering on this subject, and a few things you need to prepare for when setting up your home career.
Before you even begin to draft your business plan, make sure your desired career can in fact operate from your home! Be sure to check your existing zoning laws to see if your home based business is acceptable.
The biggest advantage to having a home based career is the obvious transportation savings and the close proximity to your family. However when setting up your operation, there are a number of other costs that you should allow for. If you are going to maintain a full career from your home then you will need essential office space and supplies. You need to make sure you can actually run your business from your home; do you have a spare bedroom or finished basement where an office can be constructed? You will also need basic office equipment such as a computer with Internet connection, phone, fax lines, a desk and file cabinet. Also, keep in mind when setting up a home based career, whatever you are selling, you are in a residential setting. Is this helpful or a hindrance for your business?
There are many more things to consider when setting up your home career; though remember as with any type of business, the success or failure of your home career largely depends on your diligence and effort.