The Work-At-Home Dream: Telecommuting vs. the Home Based Business

Written by Angela Wu

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STARTING A HOME BASED BUSINESS -------------------------------


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- There's an element of risk. Every business, regardless of what it is, comes with a risk of failure.

- You provide your own health care benefits.

- Income is variable. Your business will go through both good and bad times, which may make it harder to plan. Plus longer hours don't necessarily translate into more income... at times you may find yourself working long hours just to survive! It also takes time before you begin to turn a profit.

- Long hours! The prevailing myths that home business owners sleep in, watch daytime TV, and generally have a 'relaxed' lifestyle are generally not true. Most home business owners work far more thanrepparttar 117782 typical 40-hour work week.

It takes all types of people to runrepparttar 117783 world... not everyone is meant to run a business, and not everyone will flourish when working a job. Decide what's right for *you* - and then set out to achieve it.

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Make Your Project A Success!

Written by A.T.Rendon

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