If you need more career freedom, flexibility, and control there’s no place like home. Entrepreneurs are working from home offices more than ever before, drawn by benefits such as more family time and less stress. Ladies Who Launch can help you create a thriving business based out of your home. Our unique community includes the Home Based Businesses Group which offers support, advice, and insider tricks of the trade. Here’s why turning your living room into a conference room might just be the best decision you’ll ever make.
Freedom. Running a business from a home office affords women the opportunity to raise children while enjoying an exciting career. With time management and organizational skills, drive, and enthusiasm you’ll enjoy a creative, comfortable work environment decidedly lacking in bosses, dress codes, and rigid corporate expectations.
Financial benefits. The financial benefits of a home-based business are substantial. Your commute consists of a walk down the hall, saving on time, gas, and parking. Your wardrobe can be yoga pants or pj’s. There’s no rent to pay. And most importantly, your income is directly proportional to your effort.
Tax incentives. Operating a home office allows you to deduct part of the rent or mortgage on your home from your taxes. You can deduct home costs such as property taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance, and improvements. You’re also entitled to deduct vehicle expenses like gas, insurance, and depreciation.
Family. A home office provides you with the essential flexibility associated with being a mompreneur. Your work schedule can be tailored to fit around school, sports, holidays, and family vacations. Also children will have the wonderful opportunity to see Mom run a business.
Fulfilling Career. As an entrepreneur running a business from a home office you can create your own job description. You’ll develop an understanding of marketing, sales, customer service, bookkeeping and all other aspects of your business. You’ll learn your strengths and weaknesses and will grow tremendously as a businesswoman.
Competitive Advantage. A home office means low operating costs, allowing you to be more competitive when it comes to prices and quality of service. The money you save translates to profit for you and lower prices for your customers.