New Startup at Home? Think of the Positives and Negatives First


If you’re considering launching your new business from your home, consider some of the positives and negatives before you get started. describes in The Pros and Cons of Launching Your Business From Home, some of the things you should think about.

There are a number of benefits of a home based business.  A big advantage is money savings.  You can save a great deal of money on items such as rent, utilities, commuting expenses and business attire.  Another savings could be a tax deduction for your home office.

However, there are also some disadvantages to a home based office.  One of the biggest is distractions.  There are countless potential distractions at home; telephone, television, neighbors and other visitors, family members, or unfinished chores   Another potential negative is that your home may not appear professional to clients.

Establishing a quiet and professional “space” for your home office, and letting others know of your business hours can help avoid some of these negatives.  In addition, conducting professional meetings at an outside location can also be helpful.

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