The economy depends for a large part on small to medium sized businesses. Web-Based Home Business is a growing part of them. Did you know that in a lot of countries small to medium sized companies make up to 95% of the total economy? That should emphasize its importance. It has always been a fact that starting any business comes with a lot of risks. Quite some businesses need to close their doors within three years of launching. Is this similar for Home Businesses? Although it is difficult to find any proof, as many of the Home Businesses are not registered as such, it would be fair to conclude that many Home Business owners do not succeed in reaching their dreams and stop their business beforehand. Why is this and can something be done about it? Yes, there is something you can do to increase the probability of becoming success. And the great part about it, it is not at all that difficult. You are in charge yourself for the better part of it. There is a lot of knowledge available on the internet on how to start and grow a successful Home Business. It could even be claimed that there is overkill of information. This is the first problem Home Business entrepreneurs face. As it is with many people who start enthusiastically their Home Business, many do not have a clear focus, measurable goals and a specific timescale. The overload of information distracts them too much and restrains them of making the right decisions. Instead of that, they do not focus their attention on their core business and subscribe and pay for a lot of so-called opportunities that pass by. Help yourself and set a few parameters that help you focus. Secondly, the marketing machine of web-based businesses is running in top gear. People can read multiple success stories and most of these successful people seem to be just like you and me. The success is there to grab and be a part of it! It all sounds very exciting, but in reality it usually takes a lot of effort to make any business successful. Operating your Home Business is not any different. After the launch of a Home Business, in many cases sales do not happen as fast as expected and many people get discouraged and want to give up. Without a doubt, when expectations would have been more realistic the success rate would increase tremendously. And thirdly, to become a successful Home Business owner you will need to have dedication and stamina. Everybody faces setbacks. We even need these to become successful as this is part of our learning curve. How many times didnЎЇt you read the story that the perfect business formula was developed? It took many years and a lot of pitfalls, but finally you can use their business model. That is great and it does help. But be fair to yourself, why would you not face all those pitfalls other people have faced before you, just because you can make use of their experience? Mind you, business is not an exact science and it cannot be copied one-on-one. Therefore, treat every setback as a starting point to do next time better. Inevitably, you will face obstacles and they are part of becoming successful in reaching your goals. To summarize, focus your efforts on realistic targets you have set for a certain period. Stick to those and evaluate them. Expect setbacks and learn from them. In the end everybody wins when more people succeed in their Home Business. Good luck to us all!