Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting A Home-Based Business

You're ready to get out of the corporate grind and start a business from home. You want to help people and have freedom and flexibility in the process.

You're ready to take the leap and make the dream a reality.

And it can be if you do it correctly. Here are three mistakes to avoid as your start your own business.

  1. Find Clients, Not Jobs

When you decide to become a service provider, you need to think like a business-owner, not an employee.  

It’s tempting to take on part-time or freelance “gigs” where the client is dictating your pay and your working hours. By doing that, you have basically traded one job for another.

Whatever you do, set your rates, set your boundaries (aka work hours) and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s okay to negotiate, just make sure you are not settling and always stay in control of your decisions.

As tempting as it may be when starting out, be selective about your clients. Only work with people who respect your...

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3 Signs You’re Ready to Start A Business

3 Signs You’re Ready to Start A Business

For many women, the spark to start a business comes from a life-changing event, like a divorce or becoming a mother and desiring a new path, or a burning desire to make a difference in the world. But not all great ideas are born from something so dramatic.

Some ideas are born simply from discovering a better way to do something, or a void in the market. And yet other ideas are born from discovering a life-purpose and wanting to live that purpose to the fullest.

So how do you know if you are ready to start a business? Here are three signs that might be signal to you that it’s time to start a business.

  1. You live and breathe your idea

Do you fall asleep thinking about your business idea and wake up thinking about it? Does it consume your thoughts while at work, shopping or out with friends? If so, you’re ready.

This may sound extreme, but a good business idea will give you a big ol’ bear hug and not let go. It...

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