Home Based Business Resource at Business.GOV
A home-based business can be a viable way to earn a living outside of a traditional office setting. It can also eventually outgrow the home, as Apple, Hershey, Mary Kay, and Ford found out over time. But until it does, visitors interested in starting a home based business (or ensuring their existing one is operating legally – and hopefully profitably) should peruse this U.S. government website that provides resources and a community forum for the home based business owner. The website’s homepage has a link to a “Small Business Start-Up Assessment” which leads visitors through an exercise that results in the participants receiving suggestions regarding what next steps – using the Small Business Administration’s resources – would best benefit them in their entrepreneurial endeavors. There is also the link entitled “Home Based Business…Is it For Me?” which provides information about financing, scams, and business structures. Some of the other essential topics visitors can look into are “Zoning Laws for Home Based Businesses“, “Buying a Work-at-Home Franchise“, and “Marketing a Home-Based Business“.