Home-based business – Part 10
What a home-based business is
A home-based business is one where your home is also your principal place of business. That is, you run your business at or from home, and have a room or space set aside exclusively for business activities.
A home-based business can be run allowing an employee to use a work car for private purposes
- at home – that is, you do most of the work at your home. An example is a dressmaker who does all their work at home, with clients coming to their home for fittings.
- from home – that is, your business doesn’t own or rent a separate premise. An example is a tiler who does all their work on clients’ premises but does all their record keeping, and stores all their tools and supplies, at home.
Examples of businesses that can be home-based
|Accommodation, cafes and restaurants||Bed and breakfast operator, caterer, campground owner|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||Shearer, market gardener|
|Communication services||Mail service provider, web designer, desktop publisher, graphic designer|
|Construction||Bricklayer, plumber, carpenter, tiler, fencer, electrician, builder, engineer, draftsperson, cabinetmaker, woodworker|
|Cultural and recreational services||Film editor, sound recordist, artist, musician, piano tuner|
|Education||Tutor, lecturer, music teacher|
|Finance and insurance||Financial adviser, consultant, accountant, bookkeeper, insurance broker|
|Health and community services||Dietician, chiropractor, counsellor, physiotherapist, psychologist, massage therapist|
|Personal and other services||Personal trainer, photographer, hairdresser, beautician, child-minder, dressmaker, event manager, cake decorator, jeweller, pet groomer|
|Property and business services||Plant hire or leasing operator, architect, surveyor, interior decorator, house painter, cleaner, gardener, service and repair operator, sign-writer, tree lopper|
|Transport and storage||Courier, freight carrier, removalist|
|Wholesale and retail trade||Fresh fruit wholesaler, confectionery supplier, florist, watchmaker, party-plan operator, telemarketer|