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The Benefits Of Associations

Grow your connections by joining a homebased business group.

By Jeffery D. Zbar

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When Beverley Williams began working from home more than adecade ago, she was literally quite alone. Very few people wereworking from home-or at least telling others about their chosenwork styles-and no associations existed to bring homebasedentrepreneurs together.

Today, it's much different, says Williams, president of theAmerican Association of Home-Based Businesses (AAHBB). Some 3,700at-home workers belong to her free, nonprofit group, reapingadvice, information and networking opportunities that Williamsdidn't have a decade ago.

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