Guide

Starting a business from home

Introduction

If you are thinking of starting your own business you should consider the possibility of working from home.

Home-based businesses are a popular option for many types of smaller business. Generally the costs will be lower, you can avoid travel expenses and you have the freedom and flexibility to work the hours you choose in an environment that you create yourself.

Advances in technology mean that many kinds of business can be run from a home base.

This guide will help you decide whether starting a business from home is right for you. It also tells you what you need to do if you decide to start a home-based business.

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