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A HouseBeautiful Home Business by Emma Jones

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CHAPTER SIX. Starting on a Budget

Boot-strapping to begin with

YOU PROBABLY ALREADY have much of what you need to get started – a computer, mobile phone, some craft tools – so you might not need to buy much more equipment depending on your business. Here are some tips for keeping initial costs low.

Start the business from home

Why take on the cost of an office when your spare room/attic/garden shed will do just as well? Think of the money you’ll save: no premises, no commute, no overpriced sandwiches at lunchtime . . . ! We’ve already talked about the admin side of starting from home along with information on how to turn a home office into the perfect working environment. Plus if you have children, you can work the business around ...

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