The Coming Home Business Boom

Written by Rob Spiegel

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We can thankrepparttar last major down cycle for takingrepparttar 117870 stigma out of home enterprises. The early-to-mid 1980s saw corporations laying off while collar workers forrepparttar 117871 first time. In earlier down cycles, while collar workers were immune to layoffs as companies trimmed blue-collar manufacturing jobs. The laid-off white collar workers became consultants and worked from home. Suddenlyrepparttar 117872 home enterprise was legitimate. Running a company from your spare bedroom no longer meant you spent your day holding Mary Kay and Tupperware parties.

The Internet increasedrepparttar 117873 allure ofrepparttar 117874 home-based start-up. Most shoestring e-biz companies begin inrepparttar 117875 home, whetherrepparttar 117876 company trades in products or services. For a small Net-based business, there is little reason to rent offices. Besides, statistics fromrepparttar 117877 Small Business Administration (SBA) strongly suggest your odds for success are greater if you launch from home.

The SBA has found that 52 to 55 percent of all businesses are no longer active after five years. For those companies launched and grown inrepparttar 117878 home, repparttar 117879 failure rate is 45 to 48 percent after five years. Placing your business in your home gives you a slightly better than even chance for survival. The improved odds most likely have to do withrepparttar 117880 lower overhead of a home-based business.

With a soft economy and a growing number of laid-off workers who will naturally consider a business start-up when they discover their job prospects are dim, this is notrepparttar 117881 best time to launch a new enterprise. But I can tell you from personal experience,repparttar 117882 decision to launch a business is not usually rational or logical. A home business start-up boom is likely in process right now. It's not because of opportunity; it's because of desire.

Rob Spiegel is the author of Net Strategy (Dearborn) and The Shoestring Entrepreneur's Guide to Internet Start-ups (St. Martin's Press). You can reach Rob at

How I learned to Succeed Online, Finally

Written by Mike Cantwell

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Off torepparttar web to find a Professional designer. Made a list and started checking out their reference sites. Whatever you do, check out at least twenty of their designs. Alright lets go site seeing. Mmmm...Nice....Ah OK.......Oh Gosh is that Elvis? I mean pink on black, who can even read that? YECH ! Pretty good. Gross. Eyes glimmering. Terrible.

The one thing I kept asking myself was, would I be PROUD to let my Mother see this? I mean I may not haverepparttar 117869 greatest sense of color in repparttar 117870 world, but NEON on black??? Just so amateurish it made me wonder what inrepparttar 117871 world these people were thinking about. Did they really think ANYONE would buy something from a HORROR show? Nuff aboutrepparttar 117872 hunt forrepparttar 117873 website designer. I FOUND them and they did a terrific job for me.

Well, I hate to tell yourepparttar 117874 truth about this, but it truly took me OVER a year to findrepparttar 117875 right combination of companies that has started earning me money. I found companies that offer great products and education. I combined them with a company that has everything you NEED to do business onrepparttar 117876 web. The smaller investments have slowly but SURELY grown while I now have a PRO fessional website with which to advertise this combination of products and services.

My site has a listserver built in, so my newsletter subscriber list is growing very quickly. I haverepparttar 117877 salesmanager software also built into my site. And I am proceeding to make adequate (forrepparttar 117878 time being) money onrepparttar 117879 Internet. Ta Da......I never really thought I would get rich doing this, just earn enough to retire fromrepparttar 117880 brick and mortar world.

Hopefully you understand that it does take HARD work and long hours to prosper onrepparttar 117881 'Net. If you think you can just get "lucky"........forget it !

Hopefully we will all realize our dreams of being financially independent, working from HOME.

Happy Marketing !

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