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I going to start a home business pretty soon, but the thing is I don’t know anyone personally to find out how to go about starting one. So I wanted to know what are the things I need to know and things I need to do before I jump in, preferably from people who have home businesses or who are planning to start one as well.

By the way I live in Toronto, Canada. If I could get some info and advice from you all, I would appreciate it!
I’m interested in starting an online business from home, and having a website with all of these products on it so people can order them. I’m interested in selling hair products like: perms, weaves, shampoos, oils , baby/kids hair products etc. I’ve compared prices, textures and quality of these products from other stores around my area and online that sell the same kind of products jus to get an idea of what sells and what doesn’t and basically just what people prefer. So I know what I want to sell but, I just don’t know how to get it started. I know I need a business plan, and business name etc. I know you have to get it registered but how do I do all these things.

Anything that I haven’t mentioned that someone who like to share with me, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for sharing your info with me!

10 Thoughts on Home business advice and info would be greatly appreciated?
  1. Reply
    Ben Ward
    October 31, 2011 at 4:27 am

    The way you go about setting up a home business varies depending what the business is going to be. There are only a couple real constants and so its those two that I will address.

    1) Get an eye-catching web page. This is the most significant thing because you want people to be attracted to your business. It should suit whatever product you are selling but also be unique and fun. Most importantly, it should give the appearance of professionalism.

    2) Get a toll free number. A catchy 1-800 number is something any business should have. There’s a reason EVERY Fortune 500 company has one. A toll free gives customers easy access to contact you without paying long distance charges. It also adds to the appearance of professionalism. And a customer will remember the number and be more likely to find you later. It’s a fact that a toll free number can increase business by as much as 600%. I recommend checking out http://www.tollfreenumber.org. They specialize in working with small businesses so they’ve got the lowest prices.

    Hope this helps =)

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    platinum
    October 31, 2011 at 5:13 am

     
     
    Here are some tips in home businesses.
     
    – Decide what part of your house you want to use to start a business?
    Choose an area that does not interact much with family activities. A garage ,  a basement or attic are the ideal areas .
     
    – How long can you allocate your business?
    It will be a part-time or full-time business . A part-time is a business that you do in your free time, while a full time commitment involves more time, from this point of view it is similar to a classic job.
     
    – Choose the business subject
    You decide what kind of business you want to start. Make a list of things that you like, you are passionate and you know best. Remove from the list those things that do not solve a real need, things that you think may not be a profitable business. Keep only those passions that can be converted into business, which respond to market demands.
     
     Choose a legal form for your business
    This may be an LLC or a family association , you decide . If you can not decide the most appropriate is to go and speak with a counselor.
     
     
    Plan your spending and earnings before. You have sufficient capital to start the desired business ? If not, then how you can get the money? You borrow from a bank, will co-opt partners who have the capital or you will start looking for investors?
     
    – Get information  about what you want to do
    After you chose the business, the next step should be hunting for information. Find out who are your competitors, find out all possible details about the business you want to start . Spend several weeks reading everything you catch about the subject. Only in this way you can have complete picture of your problem and you can avoid unpleasant surprises that can occur during.
     
     Create a business plan , it will help you clarify the  ideas and establish a strategy for action.
     
    – Make  a list of things that need to be purchased to go to work.
    Put on the list all the necessary expences , from the documents required to things that depend on the specifics of your business. Some of them you may already have   , others will be bought / borrowed.

  3. Reply
    ladilight
    October 31, 2011 at 6:04 am

    First decide what type of home business you want. Do you want to create your own business and work for yourself? Do you want to be part of a home business company? Then decide how much money you can put towards setting up this business. Are you looking for something with little start up costs?

    Then start researching opportunities and home business companies. Talk to people who have started businesses similar to what you want. Post on forums, go to seminars. Get as much information as you can.

    I started two successful home businesses in the last year. If you want more information feel free to email me.

    Debbie
    [email protected]
    http://www.berkscandleshop.com

  4. Reply
    mlc_business
    October 31, 2011 at 6:12 am

    The first decision you need to make is what type of business you want to start. Is there anything that really interests you and you enjoy. When starting a business, you want to do something that you enjoy or you may not work too hard at making it a success.

    If you are undecided on what business you want to start, maybe you should make a list of the different things that you enjoy doing and then go over it to see which ones really stand out to you. Once you decide on which business you want to start then you need to create a business plan. A business plan is the most important aspect of starting your business. It helps you to determine your mission, your goals, and objectives. It is your business plan that helps you work towards a successful business. It actually acts as your road map to success. This will diffidently be your first step in starting a business.

    If you are undecided on what type of business you wish to pursue and need some input, I would like to recommend becoming a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant, or VA, is a highly skilled independent entrepreneur who provides a variety of services to businesses that are in need of administrative assistance. If you are experienced in a service – such as word processing, data entry, web design, and much more – you may consider becoming a Virtual Assistant. Any business you do start, however, you need to do your research. If you would like to research more on Virtual Assistant’s, you can do so at VAnetworking.com. This website is great for those who are looking to become a Virtual Assistant as well as those who have been a Virtual Assistant for many years. Everyone there is very helpful and will answer any question that you may have. They offer a forum to talk with other VA’s, free eseminars, free membership, and much more. As a Virtual Assistant myself, I have learned a great deal from everyone at this site. You will really enjoy it if you do decide to become a VA.

    Good luck on deciding what business to start.

    Michelle
    MLC Business Solutions
    http://www.MLCBusinessSolutions.com

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    Bbs P
    October 31, 2011 at 6:59 am

    You really need to know a few things about yourself before you even start looking at specific options.

    Are you ready to take action or are you more likely to play with options until something else attracts your attention?

    Are you willing to do your homework before jumping in to any business opportunity?

    I’m assuming you can answer “yes” on both fronts. If so, it’s time to start searching.

    I believe in testing home business options on 3 levels.

    First, it’s important to really believe in the product. Whether your selling goods or services, pick something that you feel good about. It makes it easier, improves your odds of success and helps you to stay away from “questionable” offers.

    Second, look at the culture of program. If it’s all rah-rah cheerleading and strong-armed motivation to sell, think twice. If it’s a fly-by-night deal operated by relative unknowns, think twice. You get the idea.

    Third, look at your real earnings potential with the opportunity. Don’t just look at there “you could make $ X” brochure material. Pull out a pencil and crunch a few numbers to assess whether you have a good chance of succeeding.

    I’m a strong believer in home businesses and I know they can pay off in huge ways. I also know that those who jump on the wrong opportunity often end up abandoning their dreams after getting burned, which is a real shame.

    I wish you the best of luck in finding the program/approach that will work for you.

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    jbp11
    October 31, 2011 at 7:32 am

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    moira
    October 31, 2011 at 8:04 am

    sell online is a good way for you, because online buying become so popular at present. You’ll start earning money by sharing your opinion.
    If you have ever dreamed of making money on the Internet, then this site is for you.

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    Jenny M
    October 31, 2011 at 8:38 am

    You can’t simply say I like this,  I’m going into business.  You must have a strong desire to succeed.  You must realize that in order for you to be successful you must not be just an opportunity seeker.  You must realize that you have to build your business one day at a time.
     
    It’s about working even though you don’t want to.  I imagine myself already where I want to be.  So it becomes a lot easier to get my tasks done.
     
    Do Visualization Technique

    Where do you want to be in the next week,  next month,  in six months,  or a year?  Can you see yourself doing and achieving things that are just ideas to you now?  Imagine your dreams as your reality. It can happen if you have a couple things working in your favor.
     
    Passion

    You have a strong desire to help others and be passionate about what you do.  You can not simply like what you do,  you have to have passion for what you do.
     
    Don’t take no for an answer
     
    If at first you don’t succeed try and try again,  by trying different things out you’ll see what works and what doesn’t.
     
    Will power

    Having the will power to see something to the end.  If you are consistent enough and have the desire you will always find away for you to succeed.
     
    So to recap visualize what your going to be passionate about and  what you want to do.  Don’t take no for an answer and have the will power to follow through.
     

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    Kwame O
    October 31, 2011 at 8:46 am

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    3DSabbath
    October 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I have a home business opportunity for you and you don’t even have to sell anything! You don’t even have to leave your house! I work with a company called GDI and it pays great! You can even earn $ 2,000 a week! For everyone you refer, you get 10% of their sign up fee.

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