Home-Based Businesses in Gem County
Entrepreneurs and small businesses serve as the backbone of our local economy. We’re proud of the many men and women who own and operate businesses in Gem County, and we want to encourage even more of our residents to join the crowd. While home based businesses may not occupy traditional office space or storefronts, the products and services they provide are just as valuable to our community. Best of all, home based workers have the opportunity to partner with clients and other businesses across the globe. Revenue earned from these sources benefits Gem County, as the income pulled from outside is spent locally.
Many of our home based business owners create artisan products that are sold at local farmers markets, festivals, and events. For some home-based workers, these products include handmade foods, garments, and home goods. Some independent workers also create customized items for local residents.
On the opposite end of the spectrum are the service-oriented businesses. Services provided can include consulting and commissioned work. Some Gem County workers also telecommute or work with teams scattered across Idaho. All of these workers form an integral part of our local workforce, and the businesses they run generate revenue for the county.
The economic impact of home-based businesses is simply undeniable. Not only do business owners contribute to our local economy by selling goods to local consumers, they also support other producers and organizations throughout the region. This chain effect impacts tax revenues, overall income, and a myriad of other financial figures.
Another reason home based businesses are so popular is because they’re not solely reliant on current economic opportunities in our local region. For example, unemployed workers looking for jobs must consider current openings within a small radius and look for positions that fit their professional profiles. Home based workers aren’t limited to these job openings, but instead can look for potential work in a myriad of different places. A home based job is also ideal for parents and part time workers who do not want to commit to long hours.
The low start-up cost of a home-based business is an attractive lure for would-be entrepreneurs who lack the capital necessary to launch a pricey business endeavor. We work to support those interested in starting a home-based business, by providing support and helping to link such workers with other organizations in Gem County who cater to such groups. By recognizing the value these businesses bring to our local region, we hope to create an environment that encourages others to try their hand at running a successful company.
While the workers themselves are an important part of the equation, we also want to lure businesses to our area who are considering hiring telecommuters or home workers. Educating the business community on the perks of partnering with such workers help us to accomplish this goal.
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