Are you treating your business like a Fortune 500 Company or like a Yard Sale? Take this quiz to find out.
How would you describe your Office?
a.) Corporate or b.) Chaos
Which word describes you personal appearance while you're working?
a.) Success or b.) Mess
And, how would you describe your attitude towards your business?
a.) Winner or b.) Winging-it
Many people have lost their jobs and are finding it extremely difficult to find new jobs. The recession has affected many businesses that have had no alternative but to close their doors. This environment of joblessness has prompted many to look for opportunities to start a home business. The one problem that people face is what type of home business to start. The best option if you are undecided is to make use of your qualifications, skills and experience gained during your career. However, this is not your only option and you may well want to venture into something new.
Working from home is the dream for most employees. But it's not always as glamorous as it seems. If you do manage to quit your day job and work from home you can easily find yourself without motivation. It's easy to get distracted by TV, chores, and your family. This can lead to serious problems for your home business if you let it. Keep reading and I'll give you some advice for staying motivated when working at home.
My first food delivery franchise began when I was in grade three. At the tender age of 9 I began my first venture into the road of franchising. It all began one day by accident as I was walking home from school. An elderly lady beckoned to me to come to her door. I was a little reluctant to go at first. I stood there thinking about the cherries that I had previously borrowed from her tree without permission.
"How can I help you", I asked. She kindly requested that I do her a favor. She wanted someone to go across the road to the vacant lot and pick some blackberries for her. She was willing to pay me 50 cents for a small bucket. 50 cents was a lot of money. I gladly obliged her request and thirty minutes later I had 2 shiny quarters to spend as I wished.
If you're tired of the nine to five grind and want to take a break from the rat race or even if you're looking to leverage your in depth knowledge of a particular product or service then a home based business could be the path to success. Although many people hesitate to take the first step towards establishing of home business there are many who have found that working from a home base, without the stringent rules and regulations of an office job has improved their quality of life.
Many of the most most successful home based entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the knowledge that they have gained over years of working for an established company. These motivated individuals have industry contacts and have often built up a loyal client base which they can reach out to when they begin working for themselves.
These days it's not easy to make ends meet, which is why many people are looking at home based businesses to make sure that they have sufficient income to meet their monthly obligations. A home based business can allow you the financial freedom to enjoy an added income stream, or a full time living if you make the right preparations and choose the right business model.