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Building Your Home Business System

Aug 17, 2007
One of the reasons why many entrepreneurs would fail in the first six months of operations is that they lack the proper systems to run their business. Building your home business system should be one of the main considerations you should take before you start out your enterprise. Putting home business systems in place would require a lot of cooperation from all family members, so you should inform all members of your household about the things you are doing or going to do to avoid miscommunications and possible mishaps.

What should you do when building your home business system? There are a number of things you should look into to get your systems running. First stop would be the office space. You could not seriously run a home business if you dont have the proper workplace where the children will not tinker with your equipments and your records. No office systems will ever survive if your kids will have access to everything that you are working on. Kids are very curious, they like to experiment, so unless you want your website corrupted, better find a secure place to work at home.

Second concern if you want to get your home business system up and running would be the telephone. Having teenagers in the house would mean you could forget about using the house phone for your business. Its not going to work, so get your own line. Make sure that everyone in the house understands that your phone is yours alone and it is meant for business. Nobody is allowed to touch that phone unless it is an absolute emergency. To get your point across, put that phone in your office space and attach an answering machine to it. If you are not home, that means the answering machine takes the call and not whoever is home.

Now that you have a working space and a telephone line, get yourself a secure filing cabinet preferably with a good lock on it. All your important files should go into the filing cabinet and not lying around in your working space. You dont want anybody accidentally spilling something on it and ruining your work, so hide them. Now for that computer, put an especially difficult to crack password on it. You will never know who would be tempted to play games on your computer so take precautions.

Your home business system will not be complete if you have no financial management system. If you are handling your family finances, dont mingle your household money with your business finances in one bank account. Open a separate bank account for your business and record expenses separately. You wont be able to trace your business expense if you start mingling it with your personal expenses, therefore always have a separate account.
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