It’s no secret that we would all love to work from home a bit more. While your work now may allow for this every now and then, it still doesn’t beat the idea of being able to run a business completely from the comfort of your lounge.
You may have been dreaming of this for a long time now, but there’s no time like the present. Let’s take a look at 5 tips to starting a business from home.

1.     Get Registered
The first thing you have to remember is that your home business is just like any other business – if you're providing a product or service, you'll need to make sure that you have the correct registration and licensing to do so.
All startups have to abide by the rules and regulations set out by the law wherever you live, so the more you know about this before you start, the better you’ll be able to run your business without getting into trouble.

2.     Have the Funds
You may be thinking that you’ll be able to save a lot of money by running your business from home. While this is true, you’re still going to have some overhead, and to really get your business off the ground, you’ll need some initial capital.
You may have been saving for this for a while, and have the budget you need to get going. Or, you may have had a few big bills recently, and need another way to get started. Options like car title loans or even personal loans are available and can be a great way to get you off the ground, without having to think about repayments until later.

3.     Get Networking
When you do everything from the comfort of your home, there is the risk that you get too involved in the technical side of things. This increases the risk of being left behind when it comes to getting connected in the business world.
This is why it's smart to do as much networking as you can, whether it's in person, over the phone, or even over Skype. You can also join a business organization and go to events where you can meet people, too. Don't neglect this side of things just because you're working from home.

4.     Be Strict With Your Schedule
One of the best parts of working from home is that your work schedule can be flexible. However, when you’re starting a business from home, this can also be your own worst enemy, too.
When you're at the beginning of your business, it's important to be strict about separating home activities from business activities. Set aside a specific time to concentrate on your business – otherwise, you may allow yourself to get too distracted, which could put a hold on things.

5.     Stay Organised
Our last tip goes hand in hand with being strict with your schedule. The more organized you are, the more productive you’ll be.

We recommend setting a specific space aside in your home for everything to do with your business. This way, you’ll be able to lay everything out, keep it organized, and stay focused on the visions and goals you have for it.

It’s everyone’s dream to start their own business from home. However, the reality can be very different. Use these practical tips to make sure that you set yourself up for success, right from the start.



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Safe Milli

Safe Milli is a graduate of FPI, he studied office technology and management. He is a young enterpreur who loves to share his thoughts on latest technology trends, new business ideas and opportunities, how-tos related topics. You can chat with him on Facebook for enquiry.

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