Snow Doesn’t Stop Home-Based Businesses

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Although the phrase is associated with the United States Postal Service, it could well apply to small businesses located in southwest Virginia under a state of emergency from Governor Tim Kaine due to a winter storm.

Umbrella in the snow in Blacksburg, Virginia

According to a 2006 U.S. Census Report, half of all United States businesses are home-based. In addition, "self-employed individuals who have no paid employees operate three-fourths of U.S. businesses." Entrepreneur reports that the typical home-based business has been in operation more than ten years.

For those operating virtual businesses in snowbound homes? It can be just another day of work.

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