Home is where the heart is

There is something to be said for hard work and determination.

Dawn Potvin


There is something to be said for hard work and determination. 

While a large number of us get up five days a week to head to our place of employment within the community, there are also a number of folks whose home and work are in the same location. 

I don’t think that our home based businesses here in Houston get enough recognition.  To make the decision to start your own business at home is not only scary, but also risky.  Y

ou have to be willing to make a lot of sacrifices to really make it work. 

When your business is not located at a storefront, you have to really get out there and market yourself and your wares, constantly trying to promote your brainchild. 

And at the end of the day, making a buck or two is appreciated.  Home based businesses are perfect for the working parent, as it has the flexibility that new moms and dads need to still have an income, but also a healthy family life in the day to day chaos that being a parent is all about. 

In a perfect world, no one would have to work, and we’d all be financially stable enough to do whatever the hell we wanted, but I know very few people who are in that position, certainly not myself included.  So we work, make money and try to have a good life. 

I am envious of the home based business owners, as you can choose something you believe in and enjoy and get out there and sell it.  Whether its services, products or knowledge, you are your own boss and you can base your own success on your individual drive and determination. 

I look forward to the home based business fair every year, to snoop around and see what locals are up to.  I’m loving the flashy hats, the awesome skin products, food, furniture and many many other things that people give us Houstonites the opportunity to buy. 

I love it – these people deserve a lot more exposure and credit for their continued hard work.