There are many reasons to build a home based business. One that is not mentioned very much is how it can form your children. Working a home based business can provide a good example for your children. At the very least, it will provide them with an alternate view from what they are usually taught.
When a child asks “Mommy/Daddy, how do people make money?”. The answer is usually something along the lines of ‘get a good paying job’ (maybe with a little ‘go to college’ talk thrown in for good measure).
Indeed our educational systems seem to steer children toward career paths rather than entrepreneurial paths. In fact, the education system doesn’t seem to teach them how be successful, rather it teaches them how to be an employee and make someone else successful.
Since subjects like entrepreneurship aren’t taught in most schools, a home based business can give your children a front-row opportunity to see an alternate viewpoint on building their life. It can show them that ‘getting a job’ isn’t the only option for making money and becoming successful.