A home business like office based one requires due diligence and care to make it successful. You need to put things in place properly. Let me highlight these essentials:
Incorporate your business as a corporate entity with the Company House, if in UK, or with the relevant authority in your country. Endeavour to have a website and verify your business with Google. This gives your business visibility, and indicates that the business is real, and can be searched online.
Good and Accurate Accounting Record
Ensure you maintain a proper accounting record and thus include among others keeping detail analysis of all income expenditure, including keeping all receipts of all purchases. This will help proper audit, and will help in obtaining all allowances which may help you to pay minimum tax.
Register with local business directory
Register your business with local business directory or relevant chamber of commerce. Doing so will ensure you take advantage of any benefits that arise therewith.
Ensure there’s quick and relevant respond to all questions. This indicates how you respond to issues that affect your company. Also try to resolve all disputes that affect your organisation in a win win approach, and be ready to compromise in resolving issues.
Print business cards and flyers, these advertise you more than you will ever know. Always be ready to let people know about your business.
Social Media Interaction
A successful home business needs social media platform to promote itself and its products and services. Yes there are popular ones, like Facebook, Twitter and G+. These three like others are platforms for like minded to interact with each other.
However there are others that serve as LEARNING TOOLS OF TRADE, where you learn the nitty gritty of building a successful online business by learning from those who have been there before t you.
There are two that I can recommend:
Wealthy Affiliate University
Learn from the scratch HOW to build your own website, what works, and what doesn’t. Here you have a complete step by step tutorial with training videos, and more than 800,000 communities interacting and helping each other. You can not go wrong.