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Small Business Management Training for Home-Based Businesses
If you have ever considered starting your own small business, you know that it's not a decision you can make lightly. Unless you already have some small business management experience, you might struggle, but a little management training will help you get the venture off of the ground.

Starting and growing a small, home-based business can be a complex matter. If you thought you could get a business going with just a clever idea and some free time, think again. The United States Small Business Administration lists 10 steps to starting a small business, from creating a business plan to acquiring funding--and those are just the beginning.

If these concepts seem foreign to you, you should consider getting some small business management experience under your belt before you invest time and money into your project. Here are some of the advantages of small business administration training.
  • Financials. Small business management experience will prepare you for the daily financial tasks that keep your venture operating.
  • Staff Management. If you plan on hiring a staff, you will need to be current on all of the rules and regulations regarding employees.
  • Marketing and Advertising. The key to the success of any small business is smart marketing, which your small business management program will teach.
Now that you know the importance of small business management training, perhaps you're wondering what the top home-based businesses are. MSNBC.com reports that these are some of the hottest small business opportunities for management hopefuls.

Hot Small Business Management Opportunities

  • Jani-King. Established in the late '60s and early '70s, Jani-King is a franchised small janitorial business that has been very successful.
  • Jazzercise. Started in the late '70s, this unique fusion of exercise and dancing has become the toast of the small business world.
  • Snap-on Tools. Franchising since the early '90s, Snap-on Tools has turned many a do-it-yourselfer into a small business owner.
Small business management classes will not only prepare you to start your business successfully, but will help you make the savvy decisions that will make it last.

2006 Top Homebased Franchises, MSNBC.com
Administrative Services Managers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
United States Small Business Administration
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