Baby Boomers: 5 Cons of Running a Home Based Business

In part one of this article, we discussed five pros of running a home-based business. Here are five cons that you also need to be aware of.The Cons1. Having a Dedicated SpaceWhile you might not have all the expenses of a conventional office, you now have to manage where you want to work. You will definitely need a place that will separate you from any distractions while you are working. You don’t want to hear the neighbor’s kids screaming in the background, or their lawnmowers, while speaking to a potential customer.2. Test the watersWhile being able to test the waters and taking your time making a decision is definitely a positive. If you take too long procrastinating, you may well miss some very lucrative money making business opportunities. Be decisive and make smart calculated decisions, but also be willing to take a risk.3. Be your own bossWhile being your own boss is great position to be in, along with that responsibility comes all the tough decisions you must make regarding your business. For example, knowing how much you can afford to invest in your new home-based business opportunity, and how much time you’re willing to devote to the business. In the beginning, you will need to set aside enough time to get the business up and running. Being in charge means you make all the decisions, and the success of failure of your business falls on your shoulders.4. Set your own scheduleSetting your own schedule sounds wonderful in theory, but finding the right balance is often challenging. If you work endless hours on your new venture, it may be to detriment of other things you need to do. Creating balance needs to be done right at the onset.5. Spend more time with your familyEstablishing your family priorities should be an important part of your scheduling. It’s easy to get so caught up in your new home-based business, especially if it is an online business, that you easily lose track of time. Make sure that you don’t put your family relationships, especially with grandchildren, in jeopardy in your eagerness to make your business opportunity a success.Running a home-based business is a wonderful and very freeing experience, so long as you understand the pros and cons. But, it is a business and you need to treat it as such. Plan your strategy carefully, set realistic goals and objectives, create the right working environment for yourself, and set yourself on a path of success.

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