Start your own home based business and work from home
Today's job market is fierce. More and more people are competing for less and
less jobs. Because of this the average employ is expected to work harder. The
hours are getting longer, the benefits are shrinking and the chance to advance
or even see raises seems to be almost impossible. The prospects look grim.
Or do they?
If you have ever dreamed of extra income opportunities, if you have ever wanted
that extra sense of freedom and self direction the corporate world seems to
discourage, you need to break free. If you are tired of getting less than you
feel you are worth, and being forced to listen to the latest corporate lackey
that got promoted, not because of what he knew, but because who he knew; then
you should consider becoming your own boss and start a small business.
Now of course, you are thinking, I do not have the experience, I do not have
the time, a million other reasons not to, let us look at some options. If you
do not have the training or the savvy to start a business from scratch, there
are the franchises and distributorships. A franchise can be as small as Avon
you do from home all the way up to a McDonalds. Simply put, someone else has
worked out the concept, written the business plan and worked out the bugs; all
you have to do is put up the capital and go to work. A distributor ship could
be anything from sending out merchandise from an online catalog to owning a
car dealership. You are doing much the same thing as a franchise, but here the
business is product based, not so much service based as a franchise is. The
nice thing for you non-entrepreneur savvy, is that many of these franchises
and distributorships train.
Starting a at home small business can be a rewarding one. Many well known businesses
such as Microsoft and apple started as home businesses and now are worth billions.
Of course not every home business is destined for the greatness of Bill Gates
or Steve jobs, but you can make a comfortable living. All you need is determination.
Find something you will be happy doing, because you will spend a lot of time
doing it. Research. Many websites have tons of info. Contact the Small Business
Administration. Above all, dream and do not be afraid to reach for them.