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Where do you find a legitimate home based business?
July 11, 2009 12:32PM
There are quality websites that will provide you with steps to take in starting a small business without cost. Beware of websites that offer information, but in fact will only take your money. Small Business Administration - Business plan tutorial and outline provided by US Small Business Administration. Business.gov helps small businesses understand their legal requirements, and locate government services supporting the nation's small business community. Business.gov is an official site of the U.S. Government. Internal Revenue Service - basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. Entrepreneur.com - How to Start a Small Business, Small Business Startup. Home based business opportunities and franchises - Entrepreneur.com/homebasedfranchises/index
AllBusiness.com - Starting a Business Tips and Advice I have diligently researched this topic over the years and have found some truths. The internet is not the end-all in sales or selling something. If you want to go into business, think of it more as, and additional selling tool, not an exclusive selling machine. I know people out there will tell you that all you need to do is pick a product, create website with e-commerce, and voila! Not true. As an example, my wife was looking for a home based business or work from home program, her friend always tried to sell her candles and you see this product a lot in stores, craft shows, flea markets, wal-mart, target, etc. She decided to become a manufacturer and now we sell candles to 100's of customers around the U.S. Money is pretty good. Sorry, as of now, there is no magic pill to swallow and become rich. You need to network, and find out what other people do to get there money and follow them. Go to WAHM.com and go to their forums there and you will find lots of other businesses to choose from. Just have your criteria ready so you can find a business that matches up to what's important to you. See related questions below for more information