On the money
Want to start a business out of your home?
By Chuck Myers MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS
Are you ready to become your own boss?
Starting a home-based business might be the answer. If you’d like to learn about starting one, here are a few places to start:
• Small Business Administration: Features insights on starting, financing and marketing a home business, and more — http://www.sba.gov/content/ home-based-business
• Home Biz Tools: Provides an array of articles on home-business ideas and possibilities — http://www.homebiz tools.com/ideas.htm
• Home Business magazine: Offers home-business resources and articles — http://www.homebusinessmag.com/ business-start
• National Federation of Independent Business: Contains variety of articles related to home-based businesses —www.nfib.com/business- resources/start-a-business/ home-based-business
I’ve seen friends start up a business at home, only to run into road-blocks – one after another. It seemed they had done everything right; inquired about what all they would need, then estimated logical financial needs and necessary everything. Getting approvals, finding space locations, Every time they turned around, thinking now they could proceed — — they now find an additional approval needed. ( This was a food oriented thing).
I remember thinking — “there should be one central place who could advise from beginning to end what one needs to “DO” this thing (business). These great people took a beating; they encumbered themselves, believed what they were told. But there were so many different facets to it that it seems unscrupulous. Obviously they were not being given the advice they really needed, even tho this was city officials.
So I want to suggest one look into all carefully and ask many questions. Ignorance is never an excuse and the fines if one proceeds without proper licensing, documentation, — legal stuff, ya know. . .can be dreadful. Follow your dream, but be sure to dot all the i’s and cross every t. Stay safe and solvent. Jan)