Home Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs and Business SeekersSeekers


Learn about our Interactive Business Community

Brainstorming IdeasFollow Me on Twitter


Be your Own Boss
Self-Employment & You
The Emerging Economy
The Home Business Advantage

Online Business Ideas

Google Adsense
 Affiliate Programs and links

Offline Business Ideas
for Home Entrepreneurs
 Adult Foster Home Business New
 Personal Caregiver
 Buy a Franchise
 FTC Consumer Guide
SBA Links

Getting Started
Investigate Before you  Invest
Getting Started
Start-up Costs
Assessing Your Assets
Location, Location
Starting a business Online
Technology and You
Finding Your Niche

Reference Materials

Web Tools

Article Categories:

Why Start a Home Business?

What you Need to know before Starting a Home Business

Getting Started

General Tips

Financing Your Home Business

The Mental Game

Ensuring Long Term Success

Website Tips

Time Management

Marketing Your Business

FR   .

Last updated: 7-28-11


Location, Location, Location
By Phil Hanson

Before you quit your day job, you’ll want to know if your planned home-based business is compatible with your neighborhood. Keep in mind that working at home is different than working out of your home.

Some types of businesses lend themselves very well to at home employment. Examples of these are accounting, artistic pursuits, designing, hair dressing, e-commerce, freelance writing, consulting, photography, and many others.

Most service businesses can just as easily be worked out of the home as they can be from an away-from-home shop. Self-employed house painters, plumbers, roofers, carpenters, landscapers, mobile welders and car and truck mechanics, and other tradesmen, often find that a home office provides the ideal base of operations. A basement or garage makes a good storage area for materials, and tools and equipment can be hauled from job to job in a pickup or van.

The important thing to remember is that no matter what kind of business you intend to work at home, it must be unobtrusive so as not to provoke your neighbors. Any activity that constitutes a public menace, safety hazard or nuisance will likely meet strong resistance from affected neighbors in a residential community, not to mention aggressive opposition from local zoning and licensing authorities. Do your homework and jump through all the legal hoops before you launch your business.

Phil Hanson writes and edits e-media content at He also publishes Petey’s Pipeline E-zine, a quirky bi-monthly for Internet entrepreneurs. (more articles by Phil)

[Business Ideas for Home Entrepreneurs] [Our Community Concept] [Be your Own Boss] [OnLine Business] [Off Line Business] [Brainstorming] [Reference Tools] [Marketing Methods For Your Home Business] [Why Start A Home Business] [Getting Started With Your Home Business] [LOA] [Video_Reviews] [Time Management For Your Home Business] [Ensuring Long-Term Success For Your Home Business] [General Tips For a Successful Home Business] [Financing Your Home Business] [Creating An Effective Website For Your Home Business] [Before Getting Started] [A Positive Attitude + Motivation = Success!] [Getting Started] [Investigate] [Start up] [Getting Started] [Assessing Your Assets] [Location, Location] [Technology and your Home husiness] [Finding Your Niche] [Managing and Growing] [Audio] [Tools] [Feedback] [Contact Us] [RSS Feed] [Affiliate Programs and Links] [E-Currency Testimonies] [FR Video]