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Where to Get Ideas for your Online Home Business

The key to coming up with a great business idea is to look for dependable business resources that address consumer problems. Field experts can help entrepreneurs with funding and basic business knowledge, including creating a new niche for the product and effective online marketing methods.

Entrepreneur Business Ideas Database

Entrepreneur magazine has an online database where you can find hundreds of home business ideas. They’re even classified according to interest, category and profession. Advanced search options include a well-defined second category and range designations for startup costs. The results are then listed down, each one with a descriptive subtitle. Clicking on a link will lead you to a full page providing you with all the information you need to get started on your business idea, including the estimated expenditures and opportunities for franchising. Also, its home page features a different set of popular business ideas everyday. These featured ideas link directly to the information page and to other related business ideas.

Inc. Magazine

Inc. Magazine has an online business resource which has all the essential information needed to start your own business online. The site includes tips and advice on how to set up your home office, how to run a home business, and the like. Inc. guides home business owners through setting up their own business by determining the most appropriate business entity, choosing advanced technological tools for virtual businesses, and successfully starting a home-based franchise. These business resources not only aid home business owners through the startup phase but follows through to other essential business process as well, like funding, sales and marketing.


Sparkplugging.com is a site that caters to home-based business owners and is a networking site for start-up businesses and home-based entrepeneurs. The site focuses on habits and business methods that can help optimize home-based businesses. It also provides useful information on how to utilize social media, online marketing and copywriting and how to effectively conduct market research to develop one’s product or service. Sparkplugging.com’s staff are all entrepreneurs who have successfully established their own home businesses. Their website also links to magazines, white papers, podcasts and downloads are available to the home business owner

Starting your own home-based business is not as scary as it sounds. All you need is to be fully prepared with the funds, resources, and most especially, the essential information so that you start off on the right track.


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Lorna Li

Chief Evolutionary Officer at Entrepreneurs for a Change
Lorna Li is a business coach, entrepreneur and Amazon rainforest crusader, with a passion for green business, social enterprise, and indigenous wisdom. She helps changemaking entrepreneurs harness the power of the Internet to reach more people and make a bigger impact, while designing the lifestyle of their dreams. She is an Internet marketing consultant to changemakers, and works with innovative tech startups, sustainable brands, social enterprises & B-Corporations on SEO, SEM & Social Media marketing.
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