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The April-May Issue of HobbyFirm now online

April-May Issue of HobbyFirmGood Friday morning, everyone.  I just wanted to let you all know that the newest edition of HobbyFirm Magazine has been publishedd.  It’s up on the site now, at www.HobbyFirm.com and we welcome you to have a look.  For anyone interested in receiving a hard copy by mail, you can purchase yours through HP MagCloud.  Digital editions are always free to read and to subscribe to.

With spring upon us, we look at some sports related hobby businesses in this issue, beginning with the business of sports memorabilia, collecting and auctions of gameworn items.   We also have a look at what was involved for the founds of two amateur sports leagues, the Orange County Adult Soccer League (OCASL) in North Carolina and the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League (NJABL).

We also continue our offerings to promote women in business, looking at two popular sites for networking and communities of women entrepreneurs.  In Canada, we speak with the originator of the Working at Home Moms community (WAHM) [link: www.wahm.com] and in the United States, there is Project Eve [link: www.projecteve.com] which seeks to build a community for networking women business owners.

Read these stories and more: Current Issue: April-May HobbyFirm Magazine

Businesses that are Most Successful in a Home-based Format

With the increasing uncertainty of the economy, home-based businesses are growing thick and fast. The rate of unemployment continues to grow, and starting your own business gives you the flexibility that cannot be achieved from working for an established company and even if just part time, added security by diversifying your income. While some businesses flourish in the home-based format, not all are guaranteed success. Here we will look at some of the businesses that can provide for a good living, in a home-based format.

Micro Business Statistics and Trends

Micro or small businesses are the mainstay of the United States’ economy. They are defined as firms having fewer than five employees in all. Micro firms represent a staggering 99.7% of all the employer firms in the country. Over 50% of employees in the private sector are employed by such firms and they pay 44% of the total private payroll in the country. They have also generated 64% of all the new jobs in the market during the last 15 years.

The population favors micro businesses. Over 90% of all consumers in the US believe in supporting small businesses and believe that these businesses contribute positively to the economy through jobs and taxes.

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