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Question added to topic Home Based BusinessAugust 21, 2007

Should I use my home address or get a P.O. Box for my home based business?

I'm starting a gift shop that will reach 90% of my custumers by mail or online through my website. Since I'm going to be working from my home, which will be more professional, use my home address as my business address, or should I rent a box at the post office and use that?
Generally speaking, I always take the safer approach to doing business online. I never make my home address public, just because you never know what could happen down the road. If you don't like the look of a PO Box address, use a mailing center like Mailboxes Etc., which will allow you to use a street address while still allowing you to keep your private information private.
Wendy Piersall is known for her expertise as an online publisher and social media marketing authority. She has worked with brands such as Epson and Kmart to develop and implement strategic web 2.0 marketing campaigns to target women online as consumers and as business owners. She is also the founder of the Sparkplugging blog network and speaks frequently on the subjects of social media, entrepreneurship and the online publishing business.

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