So have you decided on the product or service to be offered by your home-based business, registered your business name, secured all the necessary licenses, and are now all set to get started. But one more thing may still not be clear to you. How do you actually run a home-based business? Would it be more ‘home-based’ or more of a ‘business’?
Well, the answer is as long as you run your business like any self-respecting business owner, it really won’t matter much. After all, the people you’ll be dealing with – your customers and suppliers, in particular – generally won’t mind or won’t be able to tell whether you are a ‘regular’ business or a ‘home-based’ one.
In running a home-based business, you should then be minding these three important elements – professional image, time management and basic financial practices.
Your professional image will have a significant impact on your business and you credibility as a home-based entrepreneur. Don’t be tempted to neglect your image simply because you are working from home. Carefully cultivate an image that will enhance your professional self-esteem. If you truly feel like a professional entrepreneur, you should be running your enterprise professionally.