Who’s Got Your Back in a World Full of Hacks?

By Adam Stern | Home Business

The quick answer is: almost no one.

Before getting to the longer, more thoughtful answer, consider the satisfactions of running your business from home. You cherish your autonomy. Making space for the entrepreneurial spirit is why you’re doing this in the first place. You actually enjoy wearing multiple hats – procurement officer, CFO, head of HR, overseer of IT – even if they don’t all fit snugly.

Nationally, roughly 50 percent of all small businesses are home-based, and that number is trending north. Home businesses are, arguably, both closer to customers and more distant from formal business infrastructures and systems. That status quo is decidedly a mixed blessing.

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