Home Business

Retirement Plan Options for Home Business Owners

When you are self-employed, you don’t have “the man” to help you with your retirement account contributions. Here’s what you need to know about retirement plan options for home business owners. The last time I had the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) was shortly after finishing my bachelor’s degree. I was working full-time. However, …

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Freelance Lifestyle: What to Do With a Family Vacation

Even though your family may have the day off, the freelance lifestyle might mean you have work to do. As Christmas approaches and I get ready to travel, I’m reminded that sometimes the freelance lifestyle doesn’t always lead to the same relaxation and time off you get with a “real” job. Running a home business, …

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Start Freelancing: All You Need is a Laptop and Wi-Fi

 Ready to start freelancing? You can do it from anywhere, as long as you have a laptop and Wi-Fi. Right now, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles. I’m hundreds of miles away from home, but I’m still getting some work done. I am working on a restricted schedule, but working nonetheless. And …

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Starting a Home Business: Offering a Product vs. Service

How to decide whether to offer a product vs. service from your home business. Many people have a definite desire to work from home, especially as a business owner. While telecommuting is gaining in popularity, it’s still working for “the man.” Instead, the real dream is being your own boss and owning a home business. …

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How to Maintain Your Home Business Professionalism

When you work from home, projecting a professional image is especially important. Here’s how to maintain your home business professionalism. With many white-collar workers being forced back to the office, it’s become clear that the future of work hasn’t really changed. We had some hope, but it’s clear that the corporate masters want control over …

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