So you've heard all about working parents
who juggle it all from one post --
the homestead. You know millions are using today's affordable,
portable, powerful technology to succeed in a home career and
that it's now a viable work option available to you as well.
Plus you believe that you, your spouse and your children can
adapt to this lifestyle, perhaps even flourish to heights unimaginable
So, the question of the day may
Where Do I Begin??
Now here's a question that has
lots of answers! Today support for the entrepreneur abound -- whether it's in the form of information, associations,
products or services. As more and more workers join the ranks
of the self-employed, resources have risen to meet the demand.
(Boy, have they risen!) The evidence is all around you, from
the small business superstores and service shops popping up in
your local shopping parks, to the now familiar site of work-at-home
professionals covering the media, to the onslaught of highly-targeted
periodical advertisements that follow the purchase of your new
As you embark on your entrepreneurial
journey, guides in many guises will surface to help you. Many
of these guides will be aggressive in nature (the "hard
sell" approach), while others will be like gentle escorts
that will nudge you in the right direction. Turn your head and
there will be:
- A specialist at a government
- A relevant course at your local
- A book reflecting considerable
research or experience.
- An association filled with members
in your field.
- An online community of parents
in your profession.
- An audio tape that speaks directly
to your ambition.
- A friend or neighbor embarking
on a parallel journey.
There is no one answer to the
question of how to become an entrepreneur. Depending on your
network of associates as well as your particular learning, spending
and working habits, you will approach this endeavor in your own
manner, at your own pace.
But since you do have to begin
somewhere, we've collected some resources that will help
you get started. Just remember, be encouraged --
not overwhelmed -- by the wealth of information out there
are not alone!