Starting a Home Based Business

Our first workshop in our new Business Basics series starts TONIGHT! Wow it has come so fast! From 7pm tonight at the Horsham Community House, I will be introducing you to the world of micro business – working from home. A working from home business can be a great idea to get your start up business idea up and running – or it could be a way to start a new party plan business, or even just to start your own services business. There are MANY different types of micro businesses available. The micro or home based business can involve less work and less overheads than other types of business. These types of business are usually sole traders, such as a husband or wife, or a couple working together as a team. There are many different types of business suited to the Home based scenario. Some types of businesses in this area could include:
  • Builders or renovators
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Accountants
  • Dressmakers
  • Painters
  • Gardeners
  • Massage therapists
  • Photographers
  • Interior Designers
  • Home based care
  • Cleaners
  • Hair Dressers
  • Beauticians
  • Nail Artists


An online business has perhaps the lowest overheads of all the types of businesses. This business is strictly online. This business would require an excellent connection to the internet for the fast turnaround of sales. This type of business may suit
  • Home made products
  • Writers / Bloggers
  • Performers
  • Ebay sellers

Party Plan

Party plan companies are becoming more and more diverse. All Party Plan companies in Australia must abide by the Direct Sellers Association of Australia. This type of business suits those who wish to work either full time or part time on the business. Types of products that are available by party plan include
  • Home goods
  • Beauty products
  • Candles
  • Linen
  • Jewellery
If any of these options appeal to you – or you may already have a business idea, come along to tonights workshop. Tonight is all about the legal requirements of a business and we will look to see if your idea is feasible. Topics include
  • Registering for an ABN
  • Registering for GST
  • Other business licences such as food handling, second hand dealers
  • Determining costs for service (how much should you charge)
Resources will be made available to you including full financial table spreadsheets, a business plan template, pitch decks (for fund raising & gaining sponsors/investors), start up costs spreadsheets, calculators for your hourly rate and products charges. Plus more! Call the Community House on (03) 53 825352 to book!

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