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In 1986, I started my first company, Generic Computers, Inc., in a spare bedroom in my house. I worked at my corporate job during the day and on my new business in the evening. With the help of my significant other (and future wife), I assembled and sold computers.
After a year of working from home, I gained a business partner, changed the name of the company and moved my shop into the basement of a factory. That business developed into one of my current companies, Top Echelon, a provider of online recruiting software.
Because I started with a home-based business, I’ve seen firsthand how important it is for an entrepreneur to stay…