The always, always very excellent Findlaw Small Business Law Blog has a new post on what it deems "five things you must do if you operate a home business." That blog isn't usually one for exaggeration, so, it's worth a quick glimpse at the very least.
Some of these I think should be no-brainers but are still good advice, like talking to an accountant to assure you wring the maximum benefits out of working from home and determining which expenses you can write off. But there are also tips on bigger picture things like checking the zoning since "city and county ordinances restrict the types of home businesses allowed within their jurisdictions."
Anyway, give it a read – and don't get caught with your startup pants in the down position.
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.