Want to Start a Home Business – Do You Have What It Takes?

Four years ago I was contemplating starting a home business. I knew I wanted a business that would work around my family’s needs, but would be challenging to me, and hopefully, add a little money to the depleted family budget. What I didn’t know was how I was going to start, or even if I could really do it. I was used to working for someone else – did I have the skills to run my own business?

During the decision-making process, I had to take a long, hard look at myself and my abilities. I took a personal inventory of my skills – what would work well, and what were areas that would require me to step-up my skills. Through a little research, I found that home business owners need these skills:

Home business owners are:

*Hard working and able to devote long hours to business goals;
*Self-confident and optimistic, sometimes extremely ambitious;
*Good at time management – proactive in approach to work and tasks;
*Not afraid to take a risk;
*Taking control over their future;
*Able to handle constructive criticism and redirect efforts;
*Organized and systematic, logical thinkers;
*Great planners, develops realistic expectations;
*Good problem solvers; and
*Always looking for ways to better themselves.

If you share some of these characteristics, owning a home business may be a great option for you. If there are some items on the list that you need a little help with, you’ve come to the right place. Throughout this blog, we’ll offer you tips on improving your skills and developing your own home business.

No one has all the skills, but if you are committed to owning a home business, you can develop all the skills for great success.

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About Beth Sawyer

My name is Beth Sawyer and I live in Washington State. I’m a mother of brilliant and active son. My husband and I have been married for almost two decades, and we’re going strong. For many years, I worked for a variety of corporations, training individuals in management skills and writing training programs. When my son was born, I stopped working and stayed at home. In the last three years I’ve been building my own home business as a freelance writer. I work with a variety of companies, writing web content, articles, and profiles. My home business gives me the flexibility I need to spend time with my son, volunteer at his school, and just have fun, while balancing my work schedule.