For Subscribers

Get a Grip!

5 tips to make your homebased startup journey a smooth one

By Nichole L. Torres • May 1, 2005

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Starting any business can be difficult, but starting yourbusiness from home can be seriously overwhelming. From establishingyour business to setting work/life parameters, there's a lot todo and very little time to relax. Carol Anne Carroll, author ofStart Your Own Home Business . . . In NoTime, provides tips on how to stay sane-and profit,too.

  • Make a plan. "If you have a road map in front ofyou saying, 'Here's what I want to do in my firstyear,' that really relieves a lot of the [feeling of being]overwhelmed," says Carroll.
  • Prioritize your tasks. For example, notes Carroll,"You always have things in your house you could work on, butyou can't do it all at once. [Likewise,] in business, you haveto understand there are a lot of things you want to do, but youdon't have to do them all at once." You can't, forinstance, go to 20 networking events in one week--you need tonarrow it down to the top four or five where you're likely tomake the biggest impact.

Continue reading this article — and all of our other premium content with Entrepreneur+

For just $5, you can get unlimited access to all Entrepreneur’s premium content. You’ll find:

  • Digestible insight on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader
  • Lessons for starting and growing a business from our expert network of CEOs and founders
  • Meaningful content to help you make sharper decisions
  • Business and life hacks to help you stay ahead of the curve

Editor's Pick

Have More Responsibilities at Work, But No Pay Bump? Use This Script to Get the Raise You Deserve.
Black and Asian Founders Face Opposition at All Levels — Here's Why That Has to Change