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Old 04-07-2013, 12:47 AM
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Running my business from home should I use my home address or my ups box address which utilizes a suite # on my business letter head, webpage or any type of correspondent etc? Thanks in advance!
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This is a very good question for home base owners that have been in business for awhile. For me this is my first full season. I wanted to stay away from putting my home address if all possible when it comes to the customer. All my legal stuff, I used my home address and all other stuff, I try to use my PO Box number. I rather have a customer send a check to my PO Box than show up at my house. My website and business cards, I use the city and state along with phone number but no street address or PO Box. I don't give out my home or cell phone number either, I use magic jack for my business line (I think I paid $100 for 5 years) I have another 2 years left before renewal. It works great with my iphone because I can link my magic jack to my cell phone to make and receive calls. The caller id shows my magic jack number and not my personal cell number. It like having two phones in one.
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I also had the exact same question. I kinda felt a bit weaker because I didn't want to put an address out there. I don't have a PO box because they are a bunch of money where I live. Probably a good idea to get one this year though.
Another disadvantage of the home-grown business.
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I also had the exact same question. I kinda felt a bit weaker because I didn't want to put an address out there. I don't have a PO box because they are a bunch of money where I live. Probably a good idea to get one this year though.
When you are getting started, do what you can do now to get things going and then make it better as you go.

Some people may not mind giving out their home address while others might mind. SO which ever you prefer, roll with it.
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In my previous business I used a post office box, and I will be doing the same thing with my lawn service, if you don't plan on getting that much mail, you can get a fairly decent sized box for not alot of money, I think I paid around $100 for 6 months for my post office box, plus $2.00 for two keys to the box. I did this because I didn't want people knowing where I lived, I mean imagine someone not knowing you are a home based business and showing up at your house thinking they are going to someone's office in an actual building? Not only that but there are alot of creeps out there who if they have your address, while you are out working they can come on by and scope out your property then try some shady crap at night when you've returned home and gone to bed. Maybe this wouldn't happen exactly, but its just another reason why I'd never give my address out and why I used a post office box. Another reason, what if you happen to piss someone off with your business? They know right where you live, you want someone who's pissed coming to your house??? I don't think I would! Of course I'm just saying, so take what you want from it.
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By the way, I just checked the post office website, and for 6 months in my area its now $112 for a post office box, so its only changed $12.00 since 2011 when I had my advertising company, and that's for a 11 inch by 5.5 inch box. Not sure about other areas though....

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Everyone thank you for all your input.....
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I went to the UPS store and got a mail box $120 for a year with 3 months free for new sign ups. UPS they give you a suite number instead of a PO Box number. I think it looks better! Thanks for asking
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I personally use my home address and my cell phone. Your home address is public info, as well as your phone numbers. If they person happens to know your name they can do simple internet search and come up with your home address. I would rather walk to my mailbox to get my checks vs paying for and having to drive to a mailbox to get them. If some creep wanted to know where you lived, they would figure it out without you telling them.

As for angry or strange customers showing up at your door, I never had this problem, but if it became a recurring problem with the same customer, you could take legal action.
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