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Increasing Your Chances for Success

WORKING FROM HOME

Increasing Your Chances for Success



The home-based business is one of the fastest growing markets. The majority of young people start their businesses at home. Even though they run their businesses from home, research has shown that there are several things they can do to ensure their success.

ORGANIZE YOUR WORK SPACE: It is critical that you treat your home-based business the same way you would a commercial business. Remove non-work items to avoid mixing the two during working hours.

DO NOT MIX YOUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS ACCOUNTS: You should never combine your personal and business finances. An effective record keeping system should be established.

ESTABLISH REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS: It is critical that you establish regular business hours. Customers will take you seriously if they see you follow a schedule.

PROTECT YOUR HOURS: Inform your family and friends that you are serious about your business and do not want to be disturbed while working.

BE SELF-DISCIPLINED: Running a business takes a lot of time and effort, so you must be self-disciplined. Allow for no distractions. Be prepared to work long hours when necessary. Put in the extra effort required to complete a task.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: Before your customer can have faith in your products or services, he or she must first have faith in you. Because you are your best advertisement, don't use working from home as an excuse to be a slob.

Businesses are born, survive, and grow, whereas others reach the end of their lives and eventually close down. Do not take advantage of the fact that you can work from home!

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