Running a business from home
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Stress is something that every entrepreneur needs to learn to live with and deal with. There are lots of strategies, but some (such as exercise and relaxation) are much better than others (such as alcohol or drugs).
Procrastination is the enemy of the home-based entrepreneur, and the urge to put off until tomorrow what you should be doing today must be fought at all costs.
It will probably be very obvious when you need to move from your home business into a commercial space – your employees are jammed into your home office like sardines, there are papers everywhere and your partner is complaining about the photocopier in the kitchen.
Home-based entrepreneurs need to become very good at dealing with distractions. Yelling kids, family emergencies, and the old trap of the couch are all potential time eaters than can keep your focus away from you business.
While running a business from home allows you to keep costs down and increase your personal flexibility, trying to impress a client when you’re working out of a dingy back shed or a cluttered home office isn’t always easy.
The equipment you’ll need for your home-based business will depend very much on the type of business you are in.
While home-based entrepreneurs enjoy a number of benefits thanks to the flexibility offered by a home office, there are a few traps to be aware of and challenges you may encounter.
Running a start-up business from home has a number of attractions. It provides flexibility, it’s relatively low-cost (there’s no need to lease a commercial premises) and it allows you to juggle the stresses of work and family much more easily.
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