Mistakes to Avoid to Make Your Home-Business Successful


Setting up a home business is a dream for a lot of people. After all, how many people like the idea of being ordered around and told what to do daily? Besides the ‘freedom’ that running a home business brings, it is financially rewarding when done the right way. And by the “right way,” we are talking about avoiding mistakes that cause about 20% of all new businesses to collapse within its first year. Are you planning on setting up your own business at home? Is your home business failing to take off? Make sure you are not making the following mistakes.


  • Getting the wrong business insurance cover


You should always remember that a home business is still a business. Therefore, it requires all the precautionary measures any serious business owner will take to secure that business, including getting the right business insurance cover. Getting your home business covered is essential to getting the proper protection for your business from losses and liabilities. In some states, it may be a crime to run a business without any business insurance cover. Companies like Simply Business offer a wide range of business insurance options, from personal liability options to general coverage. Getting insurance coverage helps to take care of some of the uncertainty that comes with running a business and gives you some peace of mind to concentrate on growing your business.


  • Not creating a business network


No man is an island in this interconnected world. When it comes to business, operating with a lone wolf syndrome comes with more negatives than positives – and this is true even when you are running your business from home. Since most home-based business owners tend to concentrate on their businesses by themselves, they are often left behind when it comes to new business trends and techniques. This is why it is essential to create a business network. You can do this in two ways: The first is to surround yourself or your business with a system that helps make your business run more efficiently. Your network may include your suppliers and marketers. The second is by joining a business association, attending business network workshops and conferences, and forming new relationships.


  • Not getting the right permits, licenses, and registration


Another mistake many home-based business owners make is failing to get their businesses adequately registered. Apart from being adequately insured, failing to get the proper documentation for your business can end up costing you and your business. Just like any other business, registering and licensing your home-based business is mandated by law, and failing to do so may not only cost you your business but may also attract some hefty penalties. So, before you begin operations, ensure that you register your business to adhere to all the rules and regulations from your local authority. Businesses everywhere are required by law to have their companies duly registered before they can commence their operations. Be sure to consult your local authority to determine what kind of permits and registrations you must have.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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