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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition by Barbara Weltman

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Chapter 16
Working Alone and Loving It
In This Chapter
◆ Replacing face-to-face socializing when working alone at home
◆ Getting out of the office for business and pleasure
◆ Networking for social and business connections
◆ Joining trade associations for connections to products and services and legislative muscle
For most home-based business owners, working at home means working all alone. If you used to have a job in corporate America, working alone at home is quite a change for you in many ways. Besides the nature of your work, your working social life just shrunk by about 100 percent. There may be no one to talk to face to face. The only sound of a human voice you hear all day may be your three-year-old. You may actually begin to miss those meetings ...

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