One of the best types of businesses to run from home is a consulting business. The reason for this is that a consultant really just needs a computer, a phone, and desk to work. They will need a specialty or an area of expertise to go along with it, of course. A home based consultant can serve his / her clients over the phone or by visiting them in person. So a consulting business is often ideal for a home office.
Has the Obama Administration created consulting business opportunities? I can think of at least two areas that a consultant could create a business around. The distribution of stimulus funds sent federal funds to states and municipalities. This created many consulting opportunities for planning and design particularly in construction related projects. These are still going on today. You can go to this Web site to see what projects were awarded in your state and city.
The recent health care reform created a paradigm shift in health care services and medical billing. Most of this shift will not occur until 2014. But between now and then, there will be plenty of opportunities for medical business consulting – for example, helping smaller medical facilities in your areas prepare and adjust for these changes.
It’s tempting to say that the economy has not flourished during the Obama Administration if you just look at the employment numbers. But remember that a home based business is not about “being employed” in that sense. It’s about finding new opportunities and discovering underserved markets (and then serving them). What about you? Do you have anything to add about the area of Home Based Businesses under the Obama Administration?