A 20-Point Checklist for New Home Businesses

Written by Angela Wu

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10) Research any additional regulations applicable to your product. Find out if there are restrictions on producing it from your home. For example, if you're a caterer,repparttar authorities may not allow you to prepare food in your home if you have pets running around!

11) Select a business structure, such as sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. Again, you may want to consult with a qualified professional to determine what's best for your specific situation.

12) Assess your financial situation. Do you have enough to finance a business startup? How will you handle emergencies? Don't forget about marketing expenses -- repparttar 117491 success of your business will depend in large part on how well you market it.

13) Secure additional funds, if necessary. Loans, lines of credit, grants, savings, and employment income are some ways that entrepreneurs can finance their businesses. The US Small Business Administration has a useful list: http://www.sba.gov/starting/indexspecial.html

14) Prepare a business plan to help you define your goals and stay focused. Again,repparttar 117492 US SBA offers help at http://www.sba.gov/starting/indexbusplans.html

15) Investigaterepparttar 117493 costs associated with purchasingrepparttar 117494 necessary equipment, materials, and supplies. Contact several suppliers to compare quality, prices, and service.

16) Talk to your local tax office. Ask for any relevant information on how your home business will affect your tax situation.

17) Consider purchasing additional insurance to cover your business assets.

18) Set up your home office. Establish rules and 'office hours', when customers can generally expect to reach you. Consider setting aside a room specifically for your office space.

19) Talk to your bank about a business account, to keep your business and personal income and expenses separate.

20) Consult with professionals. Depending on your situation, you may need to userepparttar 117495 services of lawyers, accountants or bookkeepers, insurance agents or brokers, and others.

For additional information, readrepparttar 117496 US Small Business Administration's 'Small Business Startup Kit' available at http://www.sba.gov/starting/indexstartup.html .


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And then My Boss said, Take that Fear and Shove it!

Written by Richard Vegas

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He learned that fear could be a destructive emotion. So destructive that it could paralyzerepparttar biggest of men. Success is achieved by those who try. If there is nothing significant to lose by trying and a lot to gain by trying, by all means, try.

And,repparttar 117490 emotion of fear will be neutralized as you begin to try. Not as you sit on your rear eating that pork barrel full of ice cream and wish and hope.

Another illustration from my personal experience. Many of you know I am a recording artist and my passion is music. People allrepparttar 117491 time think that "some" people are just gifted to sing and perform. If they only knew. When I first started singing, I would go to night clubs that sponsored karaoke or open mic nights and sing.

When I first started, I would sit in my seat hopingrepparttar 117492 DJ would lose my slip of paper with my name on it so he couldn't call me up there. Of course, no one else knew this. Ha! After I would sing one song,repparttar 117493 back of my neck would be dripping with perspiration after only a 3 minute song. Just from nervousness. I felt like a long tailed cat in a dark room full of rocking chairs.

The more I did this,repparttar 117494 less nervousness I had. Then one day, no more perspiration. What neutralizedrepparttar 117495 fear? Action. I learnedrepparttar 117496 emotion of fear was not subject to reason. I reasoned there was no need to be afraid. I mean it was not like I was facing a firing squad; no one was about to shoot me. Or, make ME eat that pork barrel full of ice cream. I had NO reason to be afraid. But,repparttar 117497 fear was still there.

So, I learned an important psychological principle. Fear is not subject to reason, but it is subject to action. When your thoughts will not rid you of an undesirable emotion, action will. I found out I could talk to myself till I was wacky, and could not talk awayrepparttar 117498 fear. It just doesn't work like that. I learned that fear was not conducive to giving my best performance.

So Homer, Sing to Win they said!!

Inrepparttar 117499 very highly competitive game of Internet Marketing you play according torepparttar 117500 rules, and you must not violaterepparttar 117501 standards of net-etiquette. To do so, will brand you a scammer, and a spammer, and who knows what else, maybe a jackass.

You become a success at whatever you're doing in this game by trying, and trying, and keep on trying. Then eventually work is fun, life is worth living, and you begin attracting like a magnet all you desire including money. Money is NOT attracted to negative behavior.

Richard Vegas 2002

Richard Vegas is a popular recording artist and internet marketing professional. He invites you to subscribe to his FREE weekly ezine "Wing-Tips" at: http://www.1-work-at-home-based-business-opportunities.com You may also hear and follow Richard's music career at: http://www.richardvegas.com

Richard Vegas is a Popular Recording Artist and Internet Marketing Professional running his two full-time businesses from home. He specializes in teaching people how to discover their passion and make money from it on the internet. Richard fondly likes to comment, he hasn't had a real job in 20 years because there is no security in it. He has recorded two albums and weekly keeps in touch by email with hundreds fans and customers.

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