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22Feb. 2018

Thinking of Starting a Home Based Business?

It has been so cold out recently that not even my car wants to get going in the morning! What a great thing it would be to work from home!  Have you ever considered starting a home based business?  This is a great option for stay-at-home moms or even those who are just ready to put their own business plans into action.  However, a home business is going to be much different from your typical business plan; from a different work environment to the type of Massachusetts business insurance you look into.

Here are a few tips for those who are ready to tackle this business plan:


  • Create a work environment.  Just because you are not in an office building does not mean you should not have an office.  It is important to designate an area in your home for your desk, paperwork, office supplies, etc.  Doing work at the kitchen table is not going to cut it!

  • Set working hours.  It is important to take your business seriously, thus setting work hours.  Sure, you may not want to work 9 to 5, but you can at least work from 8 to noon, or 10 to 4.  During this time, there should be no distractions.

  • Find a way to advertise your services.  No one is going to hear about your home business if you do not spread the word!  Whether you advertise in the local paper or join a social networking site, it is important to make a name for yourself.

  • Cover your business.  A home business is going to need a different insurance policy that the corporate world.  Be sure to speak with your agent about this.

  • Have a website designed.  A strong website for your services and products is key to success.  Spend the extra money and hire a professional website designer.


Working from home may take some getting used to, but it is sure going to be nice to get work done in your pajamas!  As long as you are willing to put in the time and stick to a work schedule, you should be well on your way to a happy home business.

If you are concerned about coverage for your home business, feel free to speak with us at Ross Insurance Agency.  We would be more than happy to discuss your options.  With business insurance, Massachusetts entrepreneurs can pick and choose exactly what they need; allow us to help you design a unique and comprehensive package!

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