Monday, March 23, 2009

Part 1 - An Overview of Stress in the Lives of Home Based Business Owners and Solo Entrepreneurs

All of us who own and manage our small businesses from home became business owners for various reasons and as a result of varying circumstances. Many did so after carefully making a thorough assessment of their personal and financial situation, others launched a business because they were laid off from their jobs and need to find another avenue to make money, while others did so because they wanted to be home with their children and needed to have an income.

The website notes that America's small businesses...account for 39% of the country's gross national product. However, "The Office of Advocacy defines a small business for research purposes as an independent business having fewer than 500 employees," so for the most part many home based business may not be included in these statistics. Nonetheless, like any large organization we have challenges and arising out of these challenges we have stress.

Many of us left corporate jobs to start our own businesses so we could reduce stress, or so we thought. What are the reasons for some of the stress we experience? How can we reduce our stress level? Where can we find information to help us? In my next three posts I'll cover points on these topics.


  1. I'm putting my note here as I couldn't find a quick way to post it in another place:

    On your website / Blog some of your feed links doesn't work (they forward to twitter account that gives doesn't exist page) in URL bar when you select them. I wanted to syndicate and I was almost giving up until I found 3'rd link under the selection. So I was finally successful.

    Best regards,

  2. Jaanek,

    Thanks for the reminder! I changed my Twitter handle yesterday and forgot to change it on my Blog. It should now work; my new Twitter handle is my name: YvonneAJones and I invite you to follow me on Twitter.