March 22, 2011 | Lindsey Clair, Moms in School | 8 Comments In aÂ recentÂ post I talked about work at home options for moms here on classesandcareers.com.Â Now, I would like to talk about business opportunities for moms.Â You may be asking yourself; “what’s the difference, right?”Â Well, work at home options such as telecommuting,Â allows you to work for companies without any financial investments.Â You apply for the position just like any other job in the work force and wait forÂ an email or a phone call to set up an interview.Â Starting a business requires financial investments which eventually may allow you to work from home. I recentlyÂ started my own work from home business (online business) and it’s definitely different than applying for work from home positions.Â (Remember, both of these options do notÂ come easy and mayÂ require a degree, credentials,Â experience, etc.,Â or the investment of time and money if you desire to start a business). If you currently have a job and would like to start a business, definitely don’t quit your job untilÂ it shows success.Â There are no guarantees with businesses built from the ground up.Â If you are business-minded then this opportunity is definitely for you and worth giving a shot. Before IÂ compile a brief list ofÂ business opportunities,Â there is something you should know.Â Â Â The work at home mom site warns all of their readers that not all opportunities received are legitimate so it’s important to research all business opportunitiesÂ through theÂ Better Business BureauÂ or theÂ work at home mom Forum.Â Unfortunately, there are scams out there so it’s important to be careful before moving forward with these opportunities. Business Opportunities for Moms Lia Sophia– Do you dream of jewelry?Â This line of jewelry is worth the business opportunity available to you.Â You can view the business opportunity on liasophia.com. Scentsy Independent Consultant– Do you want to become part of a new candle revolution?Â Scentsy offers you the opportunity to become a consultant of wickless candles.Â These are perfect and safe to use around kids and a mother’s dream when it comes to candles and children.Â You can view the business application on grabscents.com. Baby Planner– According to Fox News this is a fast growing business amongst mothers alike. Herbal Life Independent Distributor and Wellness Coach-If you love people and health and wellness, this business opportunity may be what you are looking for. Staying Home and Loving It– This business allows you to work in the total wellness field. Proactiv Partner– Are you a fan of Proactiv skin care?Â You can become an independent consultant for the doctors of Proactiv. You can view a complete list of business opportunities andÂ how you can get startedÂ on wahm.com. FYI: The consultant businesses are worth looking into.Â Â The money you make in the beginning may notÂ be enough for you to stay at home right away but if you are currently in school the money you do earn can potentially cut down on those collegeÂ costs like for say, textbooks! Moms wanting to start a businessÂ shouldÂ be aware ofÂ Â websites thatÂ advertise that you can make hundreds or even thousands of dollars in one day just from starting their business.Â This isÂ most likelyÂ a scam because youÂ may have toÂ fork outÂ hundreds or thousandsÂ of your own dollars just to get started.Â It’s very important to do your research like stated in the beginning of the post so that you’re not watching your own money go down the drain. Are you an entrepreneur minded mom?Â Would you love to start your own business? Or,Â maybe you are currently in the process of starting your own business.Â Whatever your situation, please feel free to share with us any tips, advice, or success stories that may be relevant.