Self-Employment Steps for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Helping a Consumer Start a Business

Home-Based Businesses


  • Transportation is not required to get to work.
  • The rent already is paid.
  • A place to rest is nearby.
  • The business owner can work when he or she wants.
  • No special clothes are needed.
  • The owner can be home when the children are home.

Down Side

  • Zoning restrictions or covenants may apply.
  • Limited or no customer parking.
  • The home may not provide a professional setting.
  • The home may be difficult for customers to find.