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Success Is Possible With A Home Based Business

Aug 17, 2007
Is it your dream to run your own show so that you never again have to listen to your boss? If this sounds like you, you are in a group of thousands of other people. It is safe to say that in some point in everyone's life they dream of running their own business. The benefits and advantages of having a home-based business are many.

Are you a bit scared because you think that you will lose all of your money? Does it seem to you that almost every home business fails? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are in a group of thousands of other people who have the same fears. But even though those people are thinking about it, they do not move ahead because they are afraid of losing money, or that even before they taste success, failure is imminent. Even though these are viable concerns, you need to get past them so that you can be a success. If you are lucky enough to ever have this chance you should really get excited about it. Remember, not everybody can be so lucky.

Now you are probably asking yourself if you can really have success with a home business. The answer to this question is simple, yes. If you know what you are doing and take your time, you can have success running a home business. Unfortunately, it is not always as easy as it may seem. You are going to run into problems from the very beginning, and there are going to be times when you think about giving up.

The first thing that you need to do when setting up a home business is to make a decision on what you want to focus on. In other words, what is your business going to do? This is a question that can sometimes be hard to answer. The majority of people want to do something that they like, wonder if it will be profitable and at the same time they do not know how to get started. You need to remember that in order for your home business to be a success you have to like what you are doing. If you don't like your home business idea, why move forward in the process? You will simply end up in the same situation that you are in with your current job.

Also, a successful home business needs time to grow. You should never think that you are going to take off within a couple days of opening up shop. It is going to take you a bit of time to get your bearings and take off. For this reason, patience is very important to the success of your home business. With patience you will be able to wait out the rough times that are bound to show up time and time again. No home business starts making big time money in the first day. But if you take your time you will get to where you want to be.

Overall, you can have a lot of success with a home business. It may not be easy at first, but as time goes by you will become comfortable with what you are doing. Sooner or later you will be making profits on your own.

Believe it or not there are many home business success stories out there. Have you ever heard any before? If not, there are places that you can go to get a good dose of them. If you need a bit of motivation, a home business success story is the way to go. And to find home business success stories you do not have to look any further than the Internet. There are hundreds of people that have successfully started their own home business who will be more than willing to share their story with you.

To find success stories you will want to go to your favorite search engine and type in "home business success stories." This will give you plenty of results to search through. Within an hour or so you will have the motivation that you need in order to get over your fears, and start your own home business.

If you cannot find any success stories that have already been written there are other places to look. Become a member of one of the many forums that are available. After becoming a member make a post asking for success stories. Soon enough you will have plenty of people telling you how they got started, as well as where they are today. This is also a great place to get questions answered, and to find a mentor.

There are people who have successfully started their own home business. It may seem impossible for you right now, but the fact of the matter is that it can happen. The best way to realize your potential is to read the success stories that are online. This will give you the motivation that you need, while also allowing you to become familiar with what it takes to reach your goals.

Here are four success stories of very famous people.

A long time ago, there was a young drug store clerk named Asa Candler. Candler decided to start his own home-based business after purchasing a beverage recipe from the town doctor for $500. That amount represented his entire life savings, but Candler was dedicated to making his home-based business work. Today, that venture is a multibillion-dollar company with an unmatched international distribution network. It owns the most recognizable brand name in the world. What is this company? You've probably heard of it. It is called Coca-Cola.

One day, Anita Roddick, a British woman whose husband was frequently away on business, decided to make her hobby a moneymaking venture. Roddick, with little to do whenever her husband left town, didn't choose to watch soap opera reruns or take aerobic classes. Instead, she took to concocting with various potions in her garage. She gave a few of these potions to friends and found out that they were very popular, so popular that she was soon selling them all over her neighborhood. This home business, from such inauspicious beginnings, is now an internationally recognized franchise that does billions of dollars of business each year. What is this business? It's called the Body Shop.

History bristles with examples of large corporations that started close to home. Truly, "great things start from small beginnings." Did you know, for example, that Microsoft was started in a garage, by Bill Gates and Paul Allen? Looking at the company now, that's pretty hard to believe, but it's true. Back then, Gates and Allen were just two "geeks" who were more interested in writing software then they were studying in school. In fact, Gates dropped out of Harvard, worked on his home business, and produced MS-DOS - the rest is history. Bill Gates is, of course, currently the richest man in the world, and his company, Microsoft, dominates the software industry.

Michael S. Dell, who founded the Dell Computer Corporation in 1984 in his dorm room with nothing more than $1,000 and an idea, serves as Chairman of the fastest-growing major computer systems business in the world. In only 15 years, the company's sales have skyrocketed from $6 million to a whopping $35 billion in 2002.

Now, you may never aspire to reach the heights that Candler, Roddick, Gates and Dell have. But it doesn't mean you shouldn't try. The purpose of this article has been to remind you that even the greatest of successes were at first small ventures, not unlike the one that you are planning to build. As long as you input imagination, creativity, and hard work into your business ideas, there is no reason to believe that you won't succeed. Even if you do, you should simply pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes, and push forward. You never know: your home-based business might become the next Microsoft, or the next Coke! Get excited and make it happen!

Find success stories if you too want to be a success. Follow your goals of owning a home-based business, and do not stop until you reach what you have been striving for.
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Allen Cuzzone provides solutions for business owners to help them build their business. Successful@cfl.rr.com Pay It Forward - Everything You Need To Succeed!
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