Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Your Home-Based Business and Legal Requirements

Your Home-Based Business and Legal Requirements
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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A real home based Internet business has to comply with the same legal regulations as an Internet business from any other location. Here are the basic legal issues with which a real home based Internet business owner must be familiar.

The first issue, and a real concern for any home based Internet business is the restriction based on age. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) follows the regulations spelled out in COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and requires that children under the age of 13 cannot disclose their personal information unless a parent consents to it. Children under the age of 18 cannot be allowed to view adult content on the Internet, nor can they enter into any contract.

Real time occurrences on the Web, such as chats, must be controlled by the home based Internet business owner. Bulletin boards would have the same control issues. The rules of using each should solicit and retain the consent of each online user to refrain from posting pornography, defamatory material or anything that infringes on others’ rights. Your company should also clearly state on its site that you are not liable for other users that commit to following your policies and guidelines but subsequently violating them.

To make real your ownership of all property and content on your home based business Internet site you’ll need a copyright notice on the site’s footer. The notice should have the date and your name and the statement “All rights reserved.” A real copy of your home based business Internet site should be field with the U.S. copyright office. This will effectively record ownership of the contents of the site, as well as its look and its feel.

Your site’s domain name is an important part of the branding and marketing for your Internet business. It is best to tie that domain name as closely as possible to your logo, your brand and your business name. Carefully choose a domain name that clearly conveys the products or services of your real home based Internet business. Register your domain name as a trademark and you can retain ownership should it be challenged by another business.

If your site is on the World Wide Web then you must comply with export regulations. If you sell goods over the Internet to these global consumers then you are exporting items for sale and entering into international countries. If your site is encrypted then you are exporting to other countries U.S. Department of Commerce and Defense technology. There are many U.S. federal agencies that have regulations in force for doing business with other countries, and the times and circumstances that require a firm to get an export license to send information, technology or goods abroad.

There are countries with whom business transactions are limited severely for U.S. firms. These countries are Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria and Yugoslavia. The best decision about the real problems you might encounter for your home based Internet business doing business with these countries and/ or its residents should be made with your attorney.

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Why It's Important to Learn to Earn With Your Home-Based Business

Why It's Important to Learn to Earn With Your Home-Based Business
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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Why It's Important to Learn to Earn With Your Home-Based Business

One of the major points, besides making lots of money, of having an Internet home work income business is to be in charge of your life. An Internet home work income business is about working the schedule you want to work, wearing the wardrobe you want to wear, setting up the home office you want to have, and being your own boss. While no one (or at least no one legitimate) would ever tell you that an Internet home work income business is a breeze to start and make a lot of money at, those who have been there and done that and succeeded will tell you it’s wonderfully stimulating and satisfying – no matter what the financial outcome.

Financial outcome, however, is an important factor in any business, including an Internet home work income business. Training is one of the major factors in succeeding at any business, whether online or not, home or corporate. There are some things you must know about running a business in general, and working in your business’ industry in particular, if you are to earn the income from your Internet home work business that you desire.

One organization that offers online training dubs itself a business university. While it is a multi-level marketing firm and you’ll be buying from someone who has their own Internet home work income business, it does offer substantial business help at a reasonable cost. With the help of this school you can train on your computer from home. Topics include sales, leadership, self-improvement, communication, finance and real estate, among others. The initial entry fee is a mere $2 and that gets donated to the Save the Children fund.

What you’ll get for $2 is two weeks of complete access to the school’s curriculum. If after that period you’d like to continue the cost is about $50 a month. Courses are streaming video and audio and there’s an e-mail lesson once a week and workbook that is downloadable. An audio MP3 presentation can be downloaded as well.

An achievement program is also part of the package and included in this is a daily (Monday through Friday) lesson on many business topics. You’ll also get invitations to teleseminars presented by entrepreneur and executives as well as entry into 20 archived seminars.

Free bonuses with a value exceeding $800 are part of this 14 day package. Courses include speed reading, tax reduction tips and success in Internet marketing.

If you would choose to join the multi-level marketing firm and become a distributor offering this program to others, you’ll be given a free Web site with administrative tools to keep track of those who join under you. You’ll also participate in a two week boot camp that will teach you step by step through e-mail with audio how to make the most money from your Internet home work income business.

There are several programs on the Web that offer this kind of training and some, such as this, that train you and also offer you additional income while you’re growing your own Internet home work income business.

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