Thanks to the current economic downturn plus accrued expenses, it became necessary for me to get back into the work force.
However, I wasnâ€™t interested in leaving home or working 15-hour days. That could potentially undo all of the good Iâ€™ve accomplished as a stay-at-home mom, not to mention the cost of full-time daycare.
So, I decided to utilize my skills as a publicist to start a consulting business, working out of my home.
Love the idea of a home-based business but not sure where to begin?
The Internet is an incredible resource. I have discovered through my research that there are a multitude of websites that provide all kinds of advice from â€œchoosing a business thatâ€™s right for youâ€ to â€œthriving in a slow economy.â€
There are also lots of forums to explore that give you an opportunity to speak with and ask questions of other like-minded women. Facebook is a great place to begin networking.
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