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Home-based Businesses that Work

Sara Glaz

Ever dream of taking your cookie baking or fashion sense to the next level and starting your own home business? Where do you start — and how do you ensure you’ll actually make money? Here’s a look at four very different home enterprises and how to make them work for you.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

WhenRosie, a secretary in a busy office, had her first baby, she was reluctant to leave her little one in the care of a babysitter for the long workday hours. Yet her income was vital to the family, so she tried to figure out a way to work from home. Always savvy with computers and the Internet — and blessed with creativity —Rosie played around with eBay and other websites until she learned how to use them well. With time, she started her own children’s legwear business, Celegrity. Today, most days find her designing and doing the sales and marketing from the comfort of her own home — and meeting her children at the door when they come home from school. At some point in their lives, many women find that they no longer want to work outside the home. However, with expenses increasing at an exponential rate, not working is often not possible. Next best option: running a business from home. How do you start a home-based business? What are the costs and logistics involved? Here’s a cost-benefit analysis of four popular home-based businesses.

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