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Small Business From Home

Although women have always proved time and again to be brilliant when it , the cultural set up and long hours required, most often makes it impossible for them to fully take a step towards business.

However, this constraint could easily be overcome by choosing a business that is home based and gives you enough time to manage your home too.

Business Against Job

Well there are a number of online jobs that also can be done from home, however many of these require a qualification in computers. Jobs that does not involve much of programming are content writing, online personal assistant, voice based jobs and so on, which also needs certain expertise.

Business on the other hand does not require such limitations and all that is required from you is dedication, hard work and a lot of planned execution.

Are You the Right Person to Begin a Business?

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This would be a question most women (and of course men) keep asking themselves time and again and fail to even try to begin a business. Look at the following questions

  1. Do you have 3-4 hours of extra time?
  2. Can you spend that time away from your children?
  3. Are you a consistent person?
  4. Can you sell anything to people around you?
  5. Are you good at conversations and love to speak?
  6. Do you have a source of investment?

If the answer to most of these questions is YES, then of course you are the right person to begin a business.

What Should You Do?

If you are interested in starting a small business from home follow the steps given below:

  1. Do some basic market research to find out how many people are there in your area who is interested in your proposed product or service.
  2. After identifying your paying customers, your next effort should be directed toward
    the “detailing” of your business plan. The more detailed your plan the easier for you to attain the success.
  3. Understand the small business marketing strategy like who the competitors are and how to handle the market.
  4. Do economic planning beginning from your start-up investment needs, your advertising plan, your production costs and procedures, to your sales program, and how your time will be allocated.
  5. Regardless of what kind of business you start, you must have the capital and the time to sustain your business through the first six months of operation. In first six months all the income received should be reinvested back in the business to achieve the potential. (Image courtesy
  6. After first six months milestone, you can setup a small monthly salary for yourself, and begin enjoying the fruits of your labor.
  7. If you are planning to handle equipment related business, make sure to insure them.

Beginning a business from home though is a big step if done in a planned manner can surely be made into a success. We shall discuss about various business opportunities and steps involved in making them a success in the coming weeks.

All the best for your endeavors.


Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi aka Simple Indian Mom is an Agricultural Microbiologist and helps moms to keep their family and kids naturally healthy both mentally and physically.


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