Home Based Business: Did You Know?
Did You Know… * About 70% of home-based businesses will last over a three-year period, compared to 29% of other business ventures, according to the Home-Based Business Institute. * Entrepreneur magazine estimates that $427 billion is generated each year by home-based businesses. Pittsburgh Business Times reports this figure is larger than General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler combined. * According to Entrepreneur.com more than 50% of all home-based businesses have the following office equipment; personal computer, cell phone, ink jet printer, scanner and fax machine. * Today, women run 70% of home-based business.
That figure translates to nearly 17 million. (National Center for Policy Analysis) * According to the IDC, The typical home-based business has been in operation for 10.7 years. * 51% of home office users are college graduates with incomes more than $40,000 (IDC/LINK). * The number of U.
households that have a home-based business currently exceeds 12 percent. - Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration * According to IDC, a top national research firm, there are between 34.3 million and 36.6 million home office households in the United States alone. Some believe that the phenomenal growth in home-based businesses and the sizable number of women who run home-based businesses can be attributed to the belief that traditional second income jobs actually do little to improve the quality of life for the family. The evidence comes in the form of clothing purchases, automotive wear and tear, daycare, eating out more often and, of course, taxes. The combination of these elements makes it difficult for families to get ahead – even with a second income. With a home-based business many of the expenses go away. Certainly there remains the tax burden, but the expenses associated with commutes, business wear, day care and perhaps even the need for a second vehicle go away.
It is estimated that home-based businesses average more than ten years in longevity. This is a much greater statistic than brick and mortar counterparts. An industrious stay-at-home mom is a business force to be reckoned with. In many cases the home-based business is lead by the wife while the rest of the family play some role in its ongoing success. Home-based business isn’t just a good idea, it has become the means whereby many families are finding greater closeness and family purpose by swimming out of the mainstream. By creating their own current they have effectively produced a new trend with large numbers of workers seriously entertaining the idea of a home-based business.
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