Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 entries showed that people are leveraging the efficiencies and lower overhead of home-based businesses to pursue their passion and bring in income during these tight economic times.
“The 2014 ranking reveals that home business is serious business – more relevant than ever. It’s a natural response to loss of job opportunities, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.com, one of the leading small business networking and knowledge hubs online. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages increasingly host the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”
“It is a huge honor to be recognized as a top home business for creating it from a love. I could not be happier to be #40 and in the top 100. I am passionate about makeup and providing excellent service so to be recognized for it, is icing on the cake.” stated Tracie Rosales owner of Makeup Artistry by Tracie
The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the best financial performers – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. The ten categories for 2014 include:
- Most Innovative
- Boomers Back in Business
- Highest Vote-Getters
- Recession Busters
- Most Slacker-Friendly
- Most Glamorous
- Savviest in Social Media
The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website .