Know Your Zoning Restrictions

Beware, some areas may prevent business use of your home.
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Investigate zoning ordinances carefully if you plan to start a business at home. Residential areas tend to have strict zoning regulations preventing business use of the home. Even so, it is possible to get a variance, or conditional-use permit.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need

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