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      01-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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teaching something out of your house? (cpu related)

If I wanted to try to do some basic teaching out of my home for some proprietary computer programs, what is legality of that, and and the process of trying to teach out of home?

Program would be something like... AutoCAD for example... and be a basics class or something, if someone wanted to go to a real school for it.

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      01-26-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
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an informal tutoring system (cash only) and then send them off to certification exams... seems like that would be the easiest way to start, and then consider renting an actual building if you get enough business. another payment option is the smartphone credit card charger, perhaps bill it under tutoring/consulting fees. maybe porn on the side.

not really seeing any liability issues unless you plan on taking them skydiving

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      01-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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It's not a big deal. Assuming that you'll establish this as an actual business (or claim the income for tax purposes as self-employed), don't forget that you will also be able to claim a portion of your housing expenses against the income for tax purposes on top of the actual expenses incurred for the work itself.

One thing to look at (probably a non-issue but better safe than sorry) - some tightly controlled communities (town home or condo associations, etc) might have by-laws that forbid members from using their homes address or association common areas for business reasons (e.g., setting up a business with the home address as the main mailing address or using parking lots for dedicated business vehicles, etc) Satellite home offices are generally ok (as are vehicles split between personal and business use) and there are definitely workarounds but you might as well check to see if this is something you'll need to consider.

Also, check your homeowners insurance policy to see what you might have to deal with since clients will be going to the house. If you're a renter, check your rental agreement to see if it bars you from having clients on-site.

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      01-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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