Tips for Operating a Home Business

Have you decided to open a second or sideline business out of your home? Maybe you’d like to supplement your income or embark on a new career. Maybe you’re just excited about the opportunity to be your own boss in your own home. Running a company out of your home has a lot of up sides as well as down sides. One of the most important things to address is establishing your home based business according to local laws. Be sure to consult an attorney for precise information. Follow these guidelines from the professionals to get started.

Would you like to open a hair salon in your home and offer Groupon coupons to attact clients? The first step to take for a home business of this nature is to check with your state Department of State to get the business classification code. You will only be able to obtain a license to do business in your home if you meet the following criteria. 1. You must be licensed to cut hair in your state 2. You must register with the local municipality 3. Your property must be zoned to allow for a home based business. Once you have met all three of these criteria, you can apply for a license to do business in your home. Because the general public will be entering your home, you’ll need to contact your insurance agent to secure the necessary insurance to protect yourself, your home and your clients.

The upsides of running a business out of your home are many.  You clearly don’t need to pay rent, you won’t have a commute and you can set your own working hours.  Once you make the commitment to establish a space in your home for business, you’ll need to set a professional environment and dedicate that space solely for business use. Best of luck to you in your new business!

What Happens When You Are Injured in an Auto Accident?

Getting injured in an auto accident is sometimes trickier than you expect. It’s particularly difficult to manage if you are badly injured or totally unconscious. Many people have woken up at hospital only to discover that they were in a poorly documented auto accident. Hopefully this will not be your problem. If you are able to accurately document the incident and get representation as needed, you will be able to recover damages quickly and efficiently. Even if you are prevented from acting in your best injuries because of incapacitation, there are still important steps to take if you were in an auto accident.

First, it’s important to document all aspects of your road accident, as quickly as possible. If you are not badly injured when the accident occurs, take your mobile out and start documenting the situation immediately. It is often the case that the moments following a traffic accident are chaotic. You may have a furious motorist to contend with, or multiple injuries to tend to while you wait for medical help. Whatever the case, record a video of the event if you are at all able. This could provide evidence down the road that could save you from a very sticky situation. It could also add veracity to road traffic accident claims that are contested by another party.

As you do this, make sure that you are taken care of. Call for help by mobile, ask for a bystander to do the same, and finally call your solicitor. If you do not have a solicitor, contact a friend or relative who can be trusted with this important task. If you are not able to talk with your solicitor immediately, see to it that an appointment is arranged, preferably in person, even if you are in the hospital. Understanding your rights and having an able bodied advocate working on your behalf is very important in this trying time.

Collect insurance information and witness contacts. If you are in an accident, do everything you can to record the information of the other people involved in the collision. Whether or not they are at fault, get their name, number, and insurance information. Take a picture of their registration plates and (with their permission) faces. If there is controversy over the outcome of this case, this information will help you sort it out. If there are witnesses on the scene, kindly request their contact information as well. They may be able to speak in your defence if you were wronged, and especially if you were injured.

When you are in a road collision, it is important to act in your best interests with a view for the long term consequences of this unfortunate event. Of course, make sure that your immediate physical needs are cared for. Your second priority should be caring for your legal and financial state of being. By doing all of the above, or by getting an advocate who can do what you are not able to do, you will put yourself in the best situation moving forward.