Where Do I Start?
While working from home can be a good option for those wanting to make some income and still spend more time with family, it's a major decision requiring serious thought and a lot of upfront planning. Working at home can be convenient and flexible, but it also presents unique problems and can be very challenging.
Where do I start?
A good place to start is at your local Small Business Association (www.sba.gov). The SBA specializes in training people to start their own businesses and are experts on state requirements.
In addition, Elizabeth Wilcox, author of The Mom Economy: The Mother's Guide to Getting Family-Friendly Work, suggests first listing your skills (assess your strengths and weaknesses as you make this list) and then asking yourself two important questions: