Tips For Opening an At-home Business - Sherri Richards
Tanya McFarland and Courtney Miller both say they jumped into owning a business with their “eyes wide shut.” The two women had worked together at a portrait studio for more than a decade. Shortly after McFarland quit to spend more time with her family, Miller called asking if she wanted to open a photography business together.
Shara Fischer, a relationship banker with Alerus Financial in Fargo, says business owners need to have a plan – not necessarily a 30-page business proposal, but a sense of what they want to accomplish financially. Fischer recommends SCORE, a nonprofit association that provides free small business advice and mentoring, as well as the Women’s Business Exchange.