Starting a homebased business can be a successful business move. This does not happen for everyone, though. The reason many people with a home business fail is because they could not follow a business plan. Some people never even created a business plan when they started their business. For any home business to succeed, rules must be created and followed. These rules do not have to be complicated and difficult to follow, but you might have to force yourself to follow them. The most important business rule to follow is discipline. Many people fail in this department because they get too caught up in their freedom.When you are in a homebased business, there are a lot of new freedoms that were not in the corporate world. There is no boss, responsibilities or end of the day report. If you let this freedom get to your head, you will end up losing your way and not doing your work. If you do not have a strong sense of discipline, you could end up giving yourself the day off because you think you worked hard enough the previous day. If you do this, your business will fail. That never would have happened in the corporate world, so it cannot happen in the home business world.Another business rule every person in a homebased business must follow is time management. Because you are working from the comfort of your own home, it can be easy to stop working for a while to deal with household chores or errands. You are not dressing professionally, so it sometimes is hard to understand that you actually are still working. Just because you are at home does not mean you are not working. If you could not do your housework or errands while you worked in an office, then you can’t do them while you work at home.People in a homebased business need to realize and understand that they still are in business. They should act professionally toward their work, even if they do their work in their pajamas. By following a few easy business rules, it can be a little bit easier for a business to succeed. Time management and discipline are perhaps more important to a home business’s success than in the corporate world. There are more people involved in the corporate world, which makes delegating easier. In your own business, you are the only person who can do all the tasks. By following a few easy rules, you can succeed in your business.
If you’re looking around for a home based Internet business to start, there’s a good chance you’re feeling overwhelmed. With all of the opportunities out there today, finding the best one to put your time and effort into can seem like a never-ending task. In this brief article, I’m going to share a few tips with you that should help you choose the right home based Internet business for you. Hopefully by the time you’re done reading this, you’ll feel more confident when evaluating different opportunities.When it comes to choosing the top home based internet business, one thing that you need to take into consideration is the level of support you can expect. Starting a new business isn’t always easy, and you’ll probably need some help in the beginning to really get things going. Will you have access to a mentor who can show you the ropes?Another thing to consider as you’re looking for the best Internet based business is whether or not there is training included on how to drive traffic. Traffic generation is the number one reason why online businesses fail and if you’re new to the Internet business world, there are a few things that you’ll need to learn in order to become successful.Last but not least, does the business opportunity maximize the power and potential of “leverage”? The best Internet businesses offer the ability to earn residual income and leverage your efforts. Residual income is one of the quickest ways to get filthy rich, and it basically means that you’ll be earning money over and over again from work you did one time.Hopefully this short article has given you some good ideas on what to look for in a home based Internet business. With so many choices out there, sometimes it can become difficult to separate the winners from the losers. Hopefully this article will help you do just that.
Hiring staff is an area where most entrepreneurs feel they could do a better job. Many of us were never really taught how to hire (nor how to release those who were wrongly hired). Making the wrong decision can be costly in terms of time, energy, staff moral, and unemployment taxes assessed on your business.There is a saying to hire fast and fire fast. However, I think you’d do a better job if you hire slow and fire fast.A recent article in the business section was about interview questions to ask candidates you are interviewing for positions. It got me to thinking about the questions we ask, and those that we don’t ask during an interview. I’ve adapted the ones the article suggested and added a few others. Ask yourself how you can you use them in your own business?In what ways will this role help you stretch your professional capabilities?What have been your greatest areas of improvement in your career?What is the toughest feedback you’ve ever experienced and what did you learn from it?What are patients and your coworkers likely to misunderstand about you?What is the biggest mistake you made in your last job? What have you learned from this mistake? In the future, how will you do things differently?If you were giving your co-workers a “user manual” about you, what are three things they would learn about you and your style of working?What do you like best about your work? What do you like least?Everyone has a unique ability, something they love to do, and something they excel at. What is your unique ability?If you were given your ideal working environment, what would it be like? How would the day flow? How would it feel to everyone else who is involved?What are three words that co-workers would use to describe your work ethic?Don’t forget to “test” your candidates as well. I usually describe three or more common scenarios we see in our office and present them to candidates. There is often no right or wrong answer to the questions I ask. It’s just a way for me to “test drive” their problem solving skills.The list of questions for interviewing may seen a bit time consuming but hiring quickly and finding out later that you hired the wrong person will not only cost you time, it will cost you money.© 2010, Barbara C. Phillips, NP. All Rights Reserved.