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Home Economics 101

An education in finances—without spending a penny, or leaving your home.

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This story appears in the January 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

In matters of business, a lack of financial knowledge can run you into the ground. So can too much information from too many different sources. One of the best things about the Internet: It's now possible for anyone to get the equivalent of a degree in small-business management in their spare time.

Learn2.com is a Web site with more than 200 pay-per-view turorials and 8,000 free tutorials, including a list of financial topics for any homebased business owner/insomniac. Check out this smorgasbord: Step-by-step instructions on a wide spectrum of business skills, activities and tasks; an extensive set of discussion forums where you can find and share information on running a business; and hundreds of helpful tips. For example, a recent e-seminar featured everything start-up business owners need to know about the financial advantages and disadvantages when selecting the right type of business entity.

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