The reason why home-based businesses are the fastest growing start-up sector for women appears obvious – the cost.
With reduced premises, infrastructure and transport overheads, home-based businesses can enjoy extremely healthy growth without having to break the plastic on new office furniture.
However, there are several other strengths (as well as weaknesses) in being located at home. Our writer Gayle Bryant looks at whether home should be where the heart is for your start-up.
Mentor Adam Ferrier gives his advice on how to handle an advertising agency, Ms Manners delves into the etiquette minefield of napkins and we look at the start-up possibilities surrounding the humble lunchbox.
Oliver Milman, editor