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

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Introduction
I can’t help but be excited about the tremendous growth in home-based business. Today as many as 150 million people are running their own businesses right in their houses, condos, and apartments—there aren’t accurate statistics to say exactly how many. Why am I excited? You see, I’m one of the pioneers in home-based businesses, having worked from my home for more than 25 years. I’ve watched the movement grow and have benefited from the changes I’ve seen.
 
I didn’t think much about working from home back when I started. I never sat down and consciously decided to start a business from home. For me, the decision was sort of thrust upon me. I’d been working in the suburbs where I live for a company that was bought out on a Thursday. ...

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