Are you tired of your office job? Ready for the chance to be your own boss? Or perhaps you want to find a way to work from home so you can spend more time with your family. Home-based businesses are the way to go. More and more people are discovering the freedom, enjoyment and monetary rewards of working from home.However, it can be tricky to determine which home based business opportunities are legitimate as well as which industries are right for your skill set and interests. It can be overwhelming to sift through information online to find what you are seeking. Whether your objective is to track down a list of home based businesses or you just want to learn how to make your dream business a reality, it makes sense to consider a few important things before you embark on your home business journey.As with any business opportunity, there are people out there who prey on individuals who want to start their own businesses. Some of these not-so-truthful companies or people will make promises of big money without the work, or ask for large sums of money to help you start your business.The truth is while no work big pay is an attractive thought, it is just not reality. These are red flag situations to avoid, or at least should lead you to research the business thoroughly prior to handing over your hard-earned money.The Better Business Bureau Online (bbbonline.org) provides information helping you to find out if a particular company has received complaints. The online site also offers a list of home based businesses meeting BBB Online standards, so you can hop on the site and determine which businesses are worthy of your trust.Searching online can also help you to determine what particular industry is right for your home business. You can learn more about the business that are working for other people like you as well as which businesses utilize the skills and knowledge you possess. A simple online search can reveal top home business ideas or the most popular or lucrative home businesses. Such research makes it easier to identify legitimate work at home opportunities.You may find that you need support and guidance once you have narrowed down your search to a particular business industry. Seek out online communities, message boards, and forum groups to join. These are places online where people with similar business interests and goals come together to network and learn from each other. Here, you’ll find people who are in the same boat as you, as well as professionals and even experts who know the ropes and can offer you valuable advice.Another important are to research involves affiliate opportunities and marketing programs, which can help you to make the most of your business efforts and increase your chances for making money. The existing opportunities are seemingly endless. In order to avoid becoming a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none, start small. Identify a couple of opportunities and give your focus and time to them. Soon you will begin to feel comfortable and reap the rewards, and then you can move on to try different opportunities to build your business.Above all else, remember to stick with it and don’t give up. It may sound cliché, but you really can learn valuable lessons from your failures, and even some of the most well-known success stories began with a person who was at the bottom of the pack and rose to greatness. Continue to educate yourself through online tools and sites related to your niche, and stay connected with online communities. In these ways, you can find the support you need to remain encouraged and reaching for your goals.
Many people have heard of, or been affected by what is known as “industrial disease.” Industrial Disease is condition in which a worker/employee forms a disease after being exposed to a chemical or toxin that has been discharged by business/industry into their environment. Some examples include Leukaemia (from electromagnetic radiation), cataracts (from prolonged exposure to red or white hot objects), dysbarism (from exposure to compressed or rarefied air/gases), task specific focal dystonia (from prolonged periods of handwriting, typing, etc), deafness (from prolonged exposure to loud noises), Mesothelioma (from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust), hepatitis A (from exposure to raw sewage), Hydatidosis (from exposure to dogs), as well as many other types of diseases. In some of these situations/job functions, the disease is not due to negligence of the business, but rather an inherent side-affect well known to the employee before taking the job. This would include such things as doctors or veterinarians contracting diseases from patients.However, the more dangerous diseases are ones that could either be prevented by the businesses, or that were previously unknown to either the employer or the employee until much later when the disease has metastasized. Some examples of preventable industrial disease would be such things as wearing inhalation masks in coal mines to prevent “coal miner’s lung”. Another example would be requiring hearing protection on construction sites to prevent hearing loss. These diseases can easily be prevented by the business/employers by educating the workers and/or requiring safety measures to be addressed. The more difficult situations occur when neither the business nor the worker is aware that exposure to certain toxins can cause harm to the person.A recent example of this is Asbestos dust. In the early to mid 20th century, it was not known that this dust could cause cancer after prolonged inhalation. Now it has been proven that it can, and many workers have sued their former employers for this. All in all, industrial diseases can be very traumatic and/or fatal to employees. Anyone looking to take a job should thoroughly research any dangers that might be inherent to its environment. (note: disease list referenced from http://www.dwp.gov.uk. More diseases can be found at this website)