When you’re just starting out your home-based business, chances are you won’t have any employees right away (other than your spouse, kids, or close relatives). But depending on your business model, you may choose to hire someone part-time. Managing this can be tricky.

You first have to ensure that both yourself and the employee are comfortable with the situation because they will be entering your home. There may be other factors to take into consideration like allergies to animals. If you have a workshop or a garage it will be easier to create that separation, but working out or a spare room or basement means they are entering directly into your home. And so if you and your family are not sure that’s something you’re comfortable with, then hiring employees will be something to consider later when you’ve grown and are ready to move out to a commercial space.

Working from home can be both successful and rewarding. It can provide you with a little more flexibility while keeping your overhead low. It can also be a great way to get the whole family involved. It is, like any business, not without its challenges, and so it’s important to be aware of some of them, and establish solutions to ensure you have a successful home-based business.