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Planning to work out of your home? You're well on your way – there's just a few simple things to keep in mind.
Running your business out of your home is a great way to save on rent and commuting. Since your home is more than likely to be zoned for a residential use, there are a few restrictions on what type and how much commercial activity you can conduct, which helps to ensure that your business doesn't negatively impact your neighbors. Because of this, home-based businesses work best for small enterprises without many employees, deliveries, or customers who need to visit the office.
If you are planning to have a home-based office, please keep in mind a few city regulations:
Given the above regulations, the city has identified a number of business types that are may not be conducted in a home office. You may learn more about Zoning Regulation of Home Occupations here, or visit the City's Development Services Center for more information.