Boo Zamek, who founded a community e-newsletter two years ago, told a forum for would-be entrepreneurs in Miami last week that starting a business from her home was harder than she expected. People who start a home-based business should expect it to be more time-consuming than a 9-to-5 job and should plan to make sacrifices and be disciplined in order to maintain a balance between work and home lives, Zamek and other panel members said.

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