I found this fascinating, so whilst it is flagged broadly in social media groups away from our student blogs I felt this one might be of interest to some folk.
The Open University Business School are undertaking research into the experiences of people who run their own on-line businesses that are, or were originally, based in the home.
Whilst the importance of new businesses to the economy is often stated, home-based businesses are often overlooked.
This sounds like me on the kitchen table on various occasions over the last 12 years!
The study adopts a fairly broad definition of on-line businesses.
Examples are web developers, selling on-line or on-line communities.
The researchers are interested to talk to individuals who have established home-based on-line businesses.