Home-Based Business Start-Up

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Home-Based Business

Guide to Associations / Affiliates

National Association of Home Based Businesses
10451 Mill Run Circle, Suite 400
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Phone: (410) 581-1373

American Association of Home Based Businesses
PO Box 10023
Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: (800) 447-9710

U.S. Small Business Administration
7825 Baymeadows Way Suite 100B
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 443-1900

Thinking of starting your own business out of your home? Here are some tips:

  • Do your research – develop your business plan.
  • Contact your local chamber of Commerce and US Small Business Administration for start-up information.
  • Take a personality test to determine whether running your own business is right for you.
  • Develop a family plan.
  • Set up a separate phone line just for business calls.
  • Get a post office box for business correspondence.
  • If computers are required make sure you have adequate power supply and backup capability.
  • Join networking groups.
  • Join your local chamber of commerce.
  • Set realistic goals. It often takes a long time to just break even, especially in a small business.