There is always a lot of talk about home businesses, and how to do them well. You want to remember this and that and several other things to keep in mind and don’t forget to do them all – and you will succeed. However, how do you take stock of your business and know when enough is enough – meaning – when do you stop trying to make it work, and realize that you should spend your time somewhere else, doing something else? This is often one of the hardest business-related decisions that anyone has to make. There are going to be many times when a person fails to recognize that their business has failed. This is all too easy to do – you might spend years and years building up your business and doing things to make sure that your business is going to work out. Often the ones that are closest to something have it the hardest when it comes to seeing that the thing they love so much has failed. How do you step away and make sure that you can make good business decisions, without letting your love for the home business get in your way? The easiest way to make sure that you are always aware of your business and how it is going, and therefore that you can make a good decision about what to do next, is to be sure you are always keeping good records. You need to be able to see your business growing as you have come along. Good records are very important so that you can see if you are doing better or worse. They are also important because if your business goes through a slump you can look back and see if this is a yearly occurrence, and if it will come back in a few weeks. Good records can help you make sure that no matter what you do, you are doing for the business and for what the business needs. So, keep clear and concise records, and keep making sure that you are able to know exactly where your business is headed. Next, you also have to make sure that you have good goals towards which you can head your business. You want to set goals for growth that you can meet, and you want to be sure that you are keeping track of when you are meeting them and whether you are doing better or worse than you thought you would do. This is a very important factor in making sure that you are able to know when to keep working, and when to step away and quit. You should make sure you have enough information all of the time.