Your Home Business Needs an App

When you run your own home business you need all the help you can get. You may be mobile a lot of the time, keeping your iPad or other tablet in tow, and one of your biggest allies out there can be the world of Apps. Choosing the right ones for productivity, efficiency, accountability can be key to making your home business as successful as it can be. Take a look at the following and see what you think ... You may just be making an app purchase soon, or maybe even something more ...
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Are You Planning for After Your Business Closes?

When you own your own home business, you get to set the rules - when you work, when you vacation, who you hire, who you fire ... the list goes on. But what about retirement? What happens when you do retire? You've got to think about your retirement options, your health insurance options and what if you want to retire sooner than later... Retiring early? Here's what to know about your retirement options... The thing about owing your own small business is that usually you are d...
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Keep Your Home Business Organized and Spotless

When you work at home, you can easily get caught up in the home versus work struggle. One of the keys to a successful home business is separating it from your home life. For some it's easier - they may have an extra space, like a basement room, extra bedroom or somewhere they can call "the office" and close it off to their home life. Others don't have this luxury and may work on the family computer in the middle of the kitchen. Or there's a desk, but it's shared with bills, schoo...
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Don’t Disregard Health Insurance in Today’s Costly Environment

You've got it all squared away - your home Internet business is thriving, maybe you have an employee or two and you've even been seeing a profit. All is good. But wait - do you have health insurance? Since you work for yourself, you've got to figure this out on your own, no corporate package from a big employer here. Though it may be easy to skip over health insurance, especially if you're young and healthy, that could be a big mistake. Check out these 5 reasons it's vita...
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Get That College Degree While Running Your Home Business

If you have started a new internet home business, you probably love the freedom to choose your own schedule. While you have to be dedicated and work long hours, you often can choose when to work. This flexibility gives you the opportunity to do other things with your time. One of those items on your to-do list could be getting a college degree. Why You Need a College Degree Even if you are well on your way to becoming a successful business owner, you could still benefit from ge...
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Running a Home Internet Business as a Mom

If the thought of being a mom and working full time scares you, know that you can manage it. Perhaps working outside the home seems too overwhelming while trying to raise a child, but consider a home Internet business. Yes, you will still have much to manage, but some of the stressful factors can be taken out of the equation if you work at home. Each mom (or mom-to-be) can have a different scenario. Some moms know just what they want; the pregnancy was planned and carried out ...
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Is Your Home Internet Up to Speed?

As a freelancer who works from home, I'll be the first to admit that having an up-to-date computer and a reliable, high-speed internet connection are must-haves. Without either of these, you can't successfully run your at-home business. For example, I spend two hours each Wednesday working on my editing assignments. With two little ones at home, I run a tight schedule and have very little wiggle room. If my internet isn't up to par or fails to consistently stay connected, I fall behi...
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Running a Home Business and Securing Your Online Degree

By 2020, 40 percent of the workforce will be freelancing, according to a study conducted by Intuit. This group of people will make up both those who telecommute for a company and those who run their own business from their homes. There's also a strong rise in the amount of people that have degrees. Of Americans ages 25 to 29, more than 33 percent have at least a Bachelor's degree. Back in 1975, that number was only 21 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics...
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Simple Strategies for Starting a Home-Based Business

Image Source: Flickr Starting a home-based business can be a challenging but rewarding experience. Just the thought of not having to report to a supervisor or leave your home is greatly satisfying. As you travel down the road to financial independence, some simple strategies for starting a home-based business are as follows. Decide on Your Business Name Many small business owners spend a great deal of time deciding over the perfect business name. However, many successful businesses have...
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Running a Home Business with Retirement on the Mind

If you are nearing retirement age, then you're probably already thinking about ways you can financially support yourself during your later years. More and more seniors are starting up Internet-based home businesses in order to solve the lack in finances that many retirees experience after that steady paycheck stops coming. Here are just a few reasons why so many older Americans are starting home businesses leading up to and during retirement…. Convenience One of the biggest adv...
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