I want to start a business from my home. What should I do?

January 13th, 2014 by Gwen Green

As with any other business, you should first determine whether or not the business idea is feasible.

A special consideration for home-based business is proper zoning approval and a business license. Check with the city or county clerk to find out the zoning laws for your particular area and licensing requirements.

In addition, since your homeowner’s policy may not provide coverage for business activities, check with your insurance agent about adequate coverage for your home-based business and related assets. You may also consider working with an accountant to determine tax implications of having a home office.