Resources in Category: Home Entrepreneurs

The Home Entrepreneurs category is a compilation of informative and interesting articles related to being an entrepreneur and starting a home-based business and/or running your own freelance work as a business.

Success Story: Daddy Dolls, Inc. and Hug-A-Hero Dolls

A great business idea lets children embrace loved ones while apart.

The company’s original focus, and still its primary business, is in making these dolls for military children with a deployed parent, but the company makes dolls for anyone missing someone.


How Entrepreneurs Can Manage Their Work Hours

When you left your 9 to 5 job to start your home business, did you really believe you could keep the same work hours?

Other home business owners will tell you they work all different hours, depending on when they need uninterrupted time and just to keep up with their routine business tasks. It is an ongoing challenge to balance your business’ tasks with personal and family activities, but it can be done.


Success Story: Brian Kurth of

VocationVacations lets people take a vacation to their dream job complete with learning, growth, and fun.

Taking a year off to work a dream job led this entrepreneur to revisit a business idea he had long, long ago.


Success Story: Dawn Halfaker, Iraq Veteran and CEO of a National Security Services Firm

Halfaker was featured in an HBO documentary for her experiences in Iraq, and now runs a successful security consulting firm.

Like many entrepreneurs, Halfaker worked from home to get her business up and running, making phone calls and organizing paperwork. “We’d have meetings at home and do anything we needed to get done,” she says, “just sitting around the dinner table.”


6 Professional Skills You Can Learn from New York City

Furrow your brows, set your chin and get into step with a group that’s always going somewhere.

If you need a shot of bravado, come and get it. If you’ve let inertia get the better of you, and that business of yours has gotten flabby and dimpled, let New York give you what it’s given so many—a good kick in the butt.


5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Deal with Difficult Clients

Sure, you’re a nice guy, but not everyone is. Here’s how to deal with it.

There is one main objective when doing business with Grumpy: Address his grievance to the best of your ability. Here's how.


Incorporating Your Business: Choosing the Business Entity for You

How do you know what type of business form you need?

You may want to consult with a lawyer to help you decide what’s best for you and your company, or you just may want to buy a copy of Small Business for Dummies, cross your fingers and hope for the best—that’s totally up to you. But just know that doing your research now can save you a lot of time, money and heartache later on, and it also makes you a more-informed business owner


How to Become an 'Expert' in Your Business Field

Billing yourself an expert is a great way to get people to notice you—and your company

Believe it or not, many of so-called experts aren’t necessarily better authorities on sales, writing, public relations or any given topic than you are; they are just savvier self-promoters and become the media’s go-to source when an expert is needed because of their ability to provide good information in an interesting way.


How to Create an Agreement When Co-Founding a Business

This may be the beginning of a beautiful business partnership, but, hey, you never know…

When starting a business venture with more than one person, such as a partnership, limited liability partnership or limited liability company, it’s imperative to create a partnership or operating agreement, which addresses all the “what if” quandaries that may arise down the line, as unsavory as it might seem to aspiring entrepreneurs.


9 Qualities of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

These personal attributes that help keep clients and customers coming back.

What steps are you taking to encourage your clients to call again? If you’re not already using the following techniques, consider making them an integral part of your business model.


Entrepreneurs: How to Get Out of a Work Slump

4 inspirational techniques to pull yourself out of a creative slump

Maybe you're so engrossed in your business details at the office that you just haven't had time to pay attention to your own details lately. Maybe you work from home and drag those same Marvin the Martian slippers to your desk every day. One thing’s for sure – you know you’re in a rut, and your usual motivations just aren’t… well, motivating you. Here are four inspirational techniques from a “business personality” perspective that may help you, the entrepreneur, find the right method to help get yourself back in gear.


4 Tips for Choosing a Business Domain Name

Your domain name will last a business lifetime. Here are four tips on choosing the right domain name for your business.

Choosing an effective business domain name is imperative for home business owners and is as important as the actual name of your company, since your domain becomes your shingle in the virtual marketplace. Here are four tips to keep in mind when deciding on a business domain name.


7 Tips for Marketing Your Business to Friends and Family

If you’re looking for new contacts to raise old profit levels, the following seven tips can help you keep friends and strategize contacts.

Blurring the line between your business and your social life can result in lost friends, as well as lost sales. If you want to market your business to friends and family, follow these tips.