When most of us start businesses, we have conflicting ambitions. First-time entrepreneurs don't know that they conflict. Put together they seem perfectly reasonable. Alas, you cannot realize these ambitions simultaneously, at least as far as my knowledge and experience goes.
New entrepreneurs want to grow successful businesses. That should go without saying. It would, if it weren't for the conflicting ambition. New entrepreneurs also want control. Freed from the constraints of having…Continue
Working from the comfort of your own home can be a thrilling experience. Say goodbye to the traffic-filled, frustrating daily commute. Forget about spending hundreds, even thousands every year updating your office wardrobe. So sleep in a few extra minutes, enjoy your breakfast, and make a pot of coffee.
You might have just one issue: where do you actually go to do work? This is a surprisingly common issue for new telecommuters, but there is seemingly little advice that addresses it.…Continue
The home office has made a radical transformation in the last five or so years. What was once a place of necessity, where you could retire to catch up on some work during off-hours, is now a place of great value. For many people the home office has become the primary office. With that revelation comes the desire to make home offices wholly ours.
Perhaps I'm biased, because of my line of work as a home contractor, but building something, rather than buying it, provides a much more…Continue
If you were to start a new business today, what is the first step you'd take? While different minds will come up with an array of answers, chances are the most common would be to create a website. After all, if your business doesn't have a website how are people going to know you exist?
Yet for the past three-plus I've run my own service business without the benefit of an official website. The thought to create one has crossed my mind a number of times, but there always seems to be…Continue