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Home Based Business Dreams

Aug 17, 2007
When the economy is slow or in recession, many people lose their jobs. Corporate downsizing has created a cottage industry of out of work executives who see starting their own business as the solution to lifetime employment.

The idea of lifetime employment is a distant dream in the corporate world. With mergers and acquisitions, there is no security in a JOB. Some companies outsource their customer service departments to other countries to take advantage of the reduced wages in these countries, leaving long-term employees without a means to support their families.

This seemingly negative occurrence spurs them to start their own business working from home. These employees take stock of their situation and know that they must either buy a business or start their own home-based business to support themselves and their families.

Starting your own business has fewer risks that working for someone else. You are in charge of your future, not some company that cares less whether you are able to feed your family. Being your own boss is the ultimate job security.

Home based business entrepreneurs are continuing a tradition that began before the turn of the century. The economic center was based in the home. Agriculture was the major industry and could only be worked a few months per year. When the weather prevented these entrepreneurs from planting and sowing, they created cottage industries to supplement the family income.

Today this same spirit of creating a family centered economic base is the reason that home-based businesses are so powerful. Empowerment of the individual is the theme of home-based business ownership. The flexibility of working from home is certainly one of the advantages.

Responding to the sound of the alarm clock at 5 am to fight traffic for an hour is a task that home based business owners remember only as a distant nightmare. Spending more time with children is another of the top five reasons home based business cite as to why they left the rat race.

As a home based business owner, you will no doubt work long hours as you set up your business, but you still have the final decision as to how long you work and what hours. Being your own boss is the best medicine for any out of work employee.

Being self-sufficient is the cornerstone of a democratic society. Working for someone else is a less than optimum condition because the owner of a business or a supervisor holds your livelihood in his or her hands. When independent minded people work in organizations that require conformity, they run into serious problems.

Independence combined with a strong desire to succeed are admirable qualities that may not bode well in a corporate setting. But,these qualities will lead an employee to find a better way to create income in their own home based business.

When working for someone else has proven to be a less-than-gratifying experience, some people have learned that a better way to provide for themselves and their families is to start a home based business.
About the Author
Sam Crowley is a best-selling co-author and motivational speaker.
You can see Sam's home business at www.defendyourdream.com .
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