What's the good of a home if you're never in it? Each year more and more people join the ranks of the millions who earn their living from home. For some, it is a dream come true, for others a preferred option, for others still a necessity. This comprehensive manual is for the aspiring or actual home-based entrepreneur, covering such areas as: feasibility studies, market research, training and state aid; funding, taxation, accounting, insurance and pensions; finding and keeping customers - and making sure they pay; and the human side - partners, neighbours, visitors, children, communication and compromise. The book also includes profiles of up-and-running home-based entrepreneurs, including architects, a caterer, an ostrich farmer, a teleworker, a family engaged in tourism, a marketer and a potter. Patricia O'Reilly is the author of "Dying with Love" and "Writing for the Market".