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Running a home business is still business, and you'll need a place where you can work comfortably. The old cardboard box in corner of family room may have been okay as a makeshift "office" when you only spent a couple of hours a day using it... but do you really want that type of setup when you're running a business full-time?
Ideally, you should have a working area where you can concentrate -- and with some basic furniture that won't give you aches and pains by end of day.
A separate room is best. That way you'll be able to keep your business equipment, files, and materials organized and safe from hustle and bustle of your personal or family life.
=== Is your business continuing to grow?
Many people find that their business grows in leaps and bounds for a few exhilarating months. Then growth starts to slow, until it 'flatlines'. This could be due to any number of reasons... but a common reason is that you simply don't have time to continue to build your business while you're still working your job. But your business isn't yet bringing in same income as you currently make at your job. What do you do?
Unfortunately, there isn't an easy answer. Ask yourself if you're ready to take that final leap - to quit your job before your business earnings have replaced your income. How will this impact your lifestyle?
=== What does your family think?
Family support is always welcome when you're working hard to build a business. Keep in mind that it's exciting and scary for them, too: they're also affected by changes in income and lifestyle. Sit down with them and have an open discussion on any upcoming changes.
Best of luck with your pursuit of a new career!
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