Tips for Making a Home Business Work

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017
Working from home is the dream of many would-be entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t come without its downfalls. These 10 tips can help you conquer the challenges of running a home business.

A home business is a low-cost option for anyone looking to start their own business and be their own boss. While working out of a familiar environment may be enjoyable and relaxing, it can also be distracting and challenging in more ways than one. Here’s a look at how you can run your business from home without compromising on your work-life balance.

Define work and life boundaries

Creating a work-life boundary means the following:

Manage time smartly

When you’re working from home, one of two things can happen. Either, you spend so much time cooking and helping your kid with his homework that you’re not able to devote as much time to your business as you’d like to. Or you may have a hard time switching off your PC and getting off the phone with your client, much to the chagrin of your family. Here’s where smart time management can work wonders.

Get IT savvy

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About the author:
Janet Attard is the founder of the award-winning  Business Know-How small business web site and information resource. Janet is also the author of The Home Office And Small Business Answer Book and of Business Know-How: An Operational Guide For Home-Based and Micro-Sized Businesses with Limited Budgets.  Follow Janet on Twitter and on LinkedIn


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