Best Home-Based Business Ideas

Organizing garages, advising eBay sellers, collecting debts, and pet-sitting are ideas for starting a business out of your home in 2007

Is this the year you'll to start a small business from your home? If so, what opportunities provide your best bets for success? Menlo Park (Calif.)-based Homestead Technologies, which helps entrepreneurs design and maintain their Web sites, has come up with a list of the best home-based business opportunities for 2007. Manvinder Saraon, the company's vice-president of marketing and business development, discussed a few of them recently with Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.

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