5 Myths About Being a Home-Based Business
Why pay the expense for an office (and make the commute) when you have all the tools you need at home to run your business?
Ever wonder what the secret to being a happy entrepreneur is? I know at least 11 founders that might argue that it’s working from home. These deliriously happy 11 were featured in this year’s annual list of “businesses you can start in your pajamas“—our tongue-in-cheek way of telling their story about forsaking the office and working from home. The entrepreneurs featured here weren’t just Web start-ups or service firms, either. Many even made and sold real products—clothing and cheese, for instance—right from their homes. Some of them, like Melissa Lanz, owner of The Fresh 20, had actually opened an office when she launched her business, but decided to close it when she recognized it as an unnecessary expense. “In six months, I visited the office five times,” she says. “It made me feel stupid.”