There are a few questions that are worth asking yourself before you think about starting your own home business. If you don’t take the time to consider this, you may find that you end up doing something that you simply don’t enjoy and end up full of regret rather than excited about your business.

1) What would you enjoy doing each day, that could be profitable?
2) Will people pay for this service or the products you want to sell?
3) How much financial backing do you think you can get?
4) What resources can you gather to run a business?
5) How much time and effort can you put into a business without sacrificing other aspects of your life?

Starting up a home business is all about factoring in your interests, a buying market, your financial backing, your time and your dedication.  For just a moment, put aside all the research that you’ll need to do to determine whether your business venture appears worthwhile.  Think about a perfect world in which your business is sure to be a success.  Ask yourself the following questions:

1. What is it that you really enjoy doing?
2. What would give you a sense of satisfaction?
3. What type of home business could you take pride in?
4. What type of home business could you immerse yourself in for fifty sixty, or seventy hours a week?
5. Do you want to run a full-time business or a sideline, part-time business?
6. Do you see yourself in an office? A storefront location? Working from home?.

Design the perfect home business scenario for yourself.  Of course you probably won’t end up with that exact picture, but at least you’ll have an idea of what it is you’re looking to achieve.  If after five years you find yourself in a situation that’s close to what you pictured, then you’ve done very well indeed.  After all, since we aren’t living in a perfect world, you can’t expect the scenario to play out as you envisioned.

People who’ve become successful in home business often forget to look back at their initial dream and realize how close they are.  They focus on the 30 percent they haven’t accomplished and neglect to stop and look at the 70 percent that they have achieved.  If your dream is owning a chain of very successful bakeries in the state and you end up with one successful bakery in your neighborhood, you should take pride in the fact that you’ve achieved some aspect of your dream.

You’re not working as a gardener or bookkeeper, doing something that has nothing to do with your love of baking.  Nor are you working for someone else.  To approach your business dream, start thinking small and realize that most successful big businesses grew step by step.

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