Would be entrepreneurs are always at a quandary as to what small home business ideas they should follow. In most cases, a lot of start up businesses don't make it in the first six months of operations simply because their home business idea is not workable or turn out to be too ambitious for their present circumstances. In order to avoid the common pitfalls of the small start up business, one should first take an inventory of available resources before embarking into any business be it a small business or a large enterprise. Taking an inventory of resources does not only mean financial resources but also other available resources such as talents, manpower, and existing space in the house, equipment and the likes.
There are many home business ideas that are very much feasible depending on your present circumstances. That is why taking an inventory of your present resources will greatly affect the outcome of your small business venture. To narrow down our list of home business ideas, let us focus on five areas where a stay at home mother could engage. First, cooking is usually the forte of stay at home mums so let us explore the possibilities of a home based food business. If you live in a neighborhood full of busy people who don't have time to cook their own meal, you could get busy in the kitchen and cook for your neighbors. Many people take lunch boxes to work and these lunch boxes usually contain sandwiches day in and day out. Most people would welcome a variation in their lunch especially if these variations are home-cooked. Offering some tasty and delicious food packed in lunch boxes which people could pick up from your place on their way to work should be a good idea.
For the artistic stay at home moms, a small home business idea such as scrapbook making and handicrafts would be good for you. Scrapbook making services could be profitable. A lot of people would like to put their pictures in nicely designed folders but never have the time to do so. They would be glad to let somebody do the work for them for a fee. Another option for you if you are artistic and really love handicraft is to design greeting cards. Putting together greeting cards is really fun and many people would love to get a card made specifically for them. You can even get your kid to help along by handing you over some colored papers and tapes. This small home business idea could be a very interesting activity for you and your kids. Handmade greeting cards are usually in demand during big occasions like mother's day, father's day, Christmas, New Year and the likes. You can expect to get big orders at this time of the year so it would be better to start making those cards well ahead of time so beat the demand.
Larry Bregman, internet entrepreneur has several ideal home business opportunities for you, the Stay at Home Mom.