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

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Part 1
There’s No Place Like Home—to Start a Business
You know what? Great-Great-Grandma and Great-Great-Grandpa were probably home businesspeople: they might have run the farm or doctor’s office from the front parlor. But in the past several generations, things have changed: home has become the place where a family lives and takes refuge from the outside world, a place where people go to get away from work.
 
But today, for a growing number of people, home is again becoming more than just a residence. It’s a marketplace to start a business and earn a living. Working at home gets you out of the tedium and expense of the commute and makes you your own boss. And all you need to get started is a great idea, right? Not quite. Oh, you need a great ...

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