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Lesley Spencer Pyle is founder and president of the Inc. Network, which includes: Home-Based Working Moms , Hire My Mom , HBWM Canada , Mom's Work-at-Home Kit , eDirectory of Home Based Careers , and Mom's Work-at-Home Site . She has a master's in public relations from the University of Stirling in Scotland and a BA summa cum laude in journalism/PR from Texas State University.

Pyle has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many others. She has been working from home for more than 13 years and has four children ages 8 months to 13 years.

30 Recent Stories

Four Tips for Raising Your Google Rank

Four Tips for Raising Your Google Rank

A rundown of need-to-know basics for improving search-engine results.
February 14, 2011 in Building a Website
Four Home-Based Business Myths

Four Home-Based Business Myths

Separate fact from fiction before you decide to jump in head first.
December 1, 2010 in Homebased
Four Home-Based Businesses in Demand

Four Home-Based Businesses in Demand

Consider these popular small-business ideas in 2011.
November 24, 2010 in Trends
So You Want to Be a Consultant

So You Want to Be a Consultant

Here are a few things you should consider before taking the plunge.
October 25, 2010 in Homebased
How to Do Market Research--The Basics

How to Do Market Research--The Basics

Is your business a product in search of a customer? Use these tips to create a product or service customers will clamor for.
September 23, 2010 in Market Research
Keep More of What You've Earned

Keep More of What You've Earned

Women often overlook the need to protect their assets--whether business or personal. That's a big mistake.
July 22, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Keep Kids and Work from Colliding

Keep your home business running smoothly with effective scheduling, even with the kids out of school.
June 29, 2010 in Work Life
5 Tips for Startup Success

5 Tips for Startup Success

Follow this advice to improve the odds of success when you start your home business.
June 29, 2010 in Startup Basics
How to Find the Right Freelancer

How to Find the Right Freelancer

Hiring a freelancer can be a good move. Just be sure you know exactly what you want done.
June 14, 2010 in Hiring Center

Is Your Side Biz Ready for Full-Time Focus?

Make certain you've considered all the angles before quitting your day job.
May 7, 2010 in Self-Assessment

Businesses You Can Start at Home

When it comes to selling products and services, the best home business is one that fits your interests and abilities.
April 7, 2010 in Home Based Ideas

A Recession is Not a Roadblock

If you play your cards right, a recession can yield plenty of profit for entrepreneurial ventures.
March 24, 2010 in Startup Basics

Work-from-Home Doesn't Have to Be a Stigma

When your home is your office, it's all about presentation. Prove you're professional from the get-go.
March 5, 2010 in Home Based Business

Find Your Ideal Business in 5 Simple Steps

The dream isn't out of reach if you're willing to follow these steps.
January 14, 2010 in Home Based Ideas

5 Tips to Help Reignite Your Passion

We all get discouraged at some point. Follow this advice and break out of your slump.
December 14, 2009 in Work/Life Balance

4 Sure Ways to Get Publicity

There are more channels for exposure than ever, but it takes diligence to keep your business in front of the right ones.
November 5, 2009 in Getting Press

Learn How to Delegate Better

Do an assessment of your weaknesses and find the right people to fill in those gaps.
October 12, 2009 in Home Based Basics

Is Every Customer a Good Customer?

Not always. Have a process in place to fire troublesome clients.
September 16, 2009 in Customer Service

Have You Outgrown Your Home Based Business?

These key indicators will let you know when it's time to leave home.
August 28, 2009 in Home Based Business

Start Blogging Now

Blogs are a marketing tool you can't afford to ignore. Here are tips on how to create one successfully.
July 21, 2009 in Online Marketing

5 Great New Web Tools

Modernize your business with these great alternatives to traditional tech.
June 11, 2009 in Home Based Business

Find the Right Virtual Match

When you're looking for freelance help, know what you need and be sure you're comfortable with the person you choose.
May 4, 2009 in Home Based Ideas

Can Twitter Really Help Your Small Business?

Use Twitter to market your homebased business.
March 31, 2009 in Home Based Basics

Grow Without Growing Pains

From outsourcing to renting conference space as needed, create a big-biz feel for your small biz.
March 4, 2009 in Home Based Basics

Avoid the Pitfalls of Social Networking

An online presence is a great way to connect with people, but remember: Everything you write or say online can be found . . . and held against you.
January 21, 2009 in Online Marketing

Ways Home Based Businesses Can Save

Cutting out the expense of an office lease isn't the only way a home based business can save.
January 12, 2009 in Home Based Business

Home Based Business Reality Check

Questions to ask yourself before diving in.
December 3, 2008 in Home Based Business

Money Saving Ideas for Home Based Entrepreneurs

You don't have to be rich to start your own business--just wise with your money.
October 6, 2008 in Home Based Basics

You Can Achieve Organizational Bliss

Put these tips for your home office into play and watch your productivity soar.
August 29, 2008 in Homebased

Do You Know What Your Audience Wants?

Define your target market and stay up to date with its needs.
August 26, 2008 in Advertising