Home Based Business

This article discusses the history of Home Based Businesses. It turns out that women played an instrumental part in starting home based business, since they wanted to stay at home and still support the family!

The concept of home based business, as opposed to the previous terminology of “cottage industry”, first appeared in 1978. The phrase was coined by Marion Behr, the originator of a study to find out what businesses women throughout America were carrying on in their homes.

The preview edition of Enterprising Women wrote about the search to gather information pertaining to home workers throughout the nation. Numerous magazines and organizations helped to disseminate information regarding the study. Ultimately 40,000 letters were received, many indicating the problems the respondents experienced while carrying on businesses from their homes. The problems were analyzed and confronted in two ways.

In 1980 the National Alliance of Homebased Businesswomen was founded to combat the isolation expressed by the respondents as well as to fight the laws which made conducting their businesses difficult.

Then Women Working Home: The Homebased Guide and Directory by Marion Behr and Wendy Lazar was published.  It contained the stories of many women who ran home-based businesses throughout the country in many diverse fields, as well as information on business formation, conduct and compliance with the law. It sold 50,000 copies.

During this time many national magazines wrote about these issues. At the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986, one of the major resolutions was a recommendation favoring lifting restrictions on home-based business.

Numerous businesses, initially started as home based business, and have expanded to become significantly larger operations. Here are some examples of such businesses and people as:

  • Apple Computer, started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak from Steve’s garage
  • Hewlett-Packard, whose original location is now a museum, the HP Garage
  • James Avery Craftsman, Christian themed jewelry maker
  • Genuine Scooters, Chicago motor scooter manufacturer
  • Amigo Mobility International Inc, Michigan based mobility scooter manufacturer, founded by Allan R. Thieme
  • Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning, founded by Tony Chachere
  • Rembrandt Group, South African tobacco conglomerate founded by Anton Rupert
  • Koorong, Australian Christian bookstore chain
  • Joel L. Malter, coin and antiquities dealer
  • Robert A. Kleist and Gordon Barrus, inventors of the Line matrix printer
  • Borland Software, California software company founded by Philippe Kahn
  • John P. Moon, engineer working with magnetic materials iiNet, Australian internet service provider
  • J. C. Bamford, UK digging equipment manufacturer started from a rented garage
  • Amazon.com, internet retailer founded by Jeff Bezos
  • Pyxism Travel Website founded by Lloyd Wilson, CEO and Dwayne Golden, President.

Please contact us to help set up your Home based Business!

Global Travel Business

Global Travel Business

Working at home in your own home-based travel agency is one of the most exciting business opportunities available to the home-based entrepreneur. It can be done full-time, part-time, on a regular basis or just occasionally. It’s really up to you how you choose to define your home-based business. The more lucrative global travel business is international travel as the clients seeking these trips are either businesses or individuals that have either planned on an international travel and have the financial resources to do so.

Becoming a travel agent is actually very easy. Yet it is difficult to get reliable, unbiased information about how to start, operate, and succeed in your home-based travel agency.

Points of View

There are competing points of view, differences of opinion, and clashing agendas at work. There has also been a great deal of misinformation passed around, in the press and on the Internet, about what a home-based global travel business is and is not.

If you’re thinking about starting a home-based travel agency, or if you’re just not sure this is the right move for you, or if you have questions about how to go about it, we can help.

Find Out More

It is actually very easy to become a home-based travel agent. But there are a great many different ways to go about it. Only one of those ways makes the most sense for you. So take your time and learn a bit more about this exciting opportunity. You’ll be glad you did!

Contact one of our consultants on this site and learn more how to start a Global Travel Business.

Business Travel Insurance

Business Travel Insurance

In this article, we discuss why you should consider purchasing business travel insurance for your company and the two types you would want to purchase.

Business travel insurance is as necessary to your business operations as avoiding flight delays or traffic jams. Whether it’s a quick trip to the store, a jaunt across town for a business meeting or several days out of town for a conference, you’re always on the go. There are many companies which offer business travel insurance that will ensure that you and your employees are protected wherever your travels take you.

No matter how, why or where you travel, business travel insurance can help protect you and your employees against the unexpected occurrences that can interrupt your travels. Accidents, illnesses and injuries, can derail even the best laid plans. Learn more about the travel insurance that is right for your business needs and get a business travel insurance quote today!

Business Travel Insurance

Valuable employee benefits help you and your business attract and retain top quality workers. If you or your employees travel for business purposes, you’ll both appreciate the low-cost benefit and the valuable peace of mind that Business Travel Accident insurance provides.

Business Travel Insurance provides your employees with accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) benefits if they are involved in an accident while traveling on your behalf. Whether they’re flying across the country for a business conference, traveling overseas to welcome a new business partner or driving across town to meet with a client, they’re covered.

Travel Accident Insurance

You’re always on the go. You have things to do, places to go and people to see. Whether you’re on a quick jaunt across town, a business trip, a weekend getaway or a 10-day tour overseas, an accident or injury could derail your plans. The expenses from an accidental injury could really add up.

Travel Accident Insurance can financially protect you and your family (your spouse and/or your children) against the costs of travel-related accidents such as:

  • Death
  • Specific loss (such as loss of limb, eyesight or hearing)

No matter how you travel you’re covered:

  • As a pedestrian
  • Driving or as a passenger in a private automobile
  • As a fare-paying rider on a taxicab, bus, streetcar, subway, train, powerboat or ocean liner

Flying as a fare-paying passenger on a commercial aircraft