When To Start A Business

Knowing why you're starting a home business, or even if you should, may sound like a fairly fundamental understanding.  But for many new home businesses that set up a business on a whim without in-depth business planning in place, mistakes and poor decisions can be avoided. 

So, let's talk about what you need to do and consider when you start planning to start up a new business based at home and what factors guides a home business start-up (like you and me) on making these often tough decisions.

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In this article we look at reasons you will have for setting up a home business or starting that dream business.

Take the time to list all the reasons for setting up this fabulous new website and or home business; it will help refine your research.

It may just be things like: I want to work from home to do the school run. Or it could be: I have been made redundant and want to start that business idea I have been banging on about for years. How about: I wanna made a load of money and have this fab idea for a business that can be run at home.

Any or all of the above combined are good enough reasons so add them and any more to your list.

At the time we started up our first home based business, which was Remote Employment, there was no dedicated port of call to find home based or flexible remote working jobs.

How To Fill A Market Gap?

For us there was a clear gap in the market and Remote Employment aimed to fill it with a job board that offered people the first and best site for alternative working.

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When planning the structure of your website think bigger than just what you need now.

Have a vision of where you want to be in 5, 10 and 15 years’ time. Once you have that vision, start planning how to get there.

Who Will Benefit And Why?

We want to make a difference to people’s lives. Everyone who has a flexible work option will enjoy so many benefits. This encompasses parents, carers and generally anyone who wants an alternative way of working. You may have a more specific target market so list the details of that.

With The Remote Worker Awards we wanted to raise awareness for remote and home working and increase our site traffic. We did this with a huge injection of self-driven PR.

Why Are You The Best Person To Do This?

We were the first and as such we became industry experts on the topic of remote working. As a result, we are often called upon by the media to comment on remote and home working.

These are new and exciting times and carefully thinking things through is vital.  Have a read through some of the many articles on starting up your home business, including how to name and host your home business website, how to set and acheive goals and many more in our How To section.

Award-winning entrepreneur of social networking site, iHubbub, and author of ‘Create A Successful Website’ and Pimp My Site, Paula Wynne is co-founder of iHubbub, a home business social community.

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