11 Businesses You Can Start in Your Pajamas

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Matthew Cheng

Matthew Cheng is the founder of eCoupons.com, a small business based in New Jersey, a few miles outside New York City, which he launched in 2002. Based out of his three- bedroom home, which he shares with his wife (each have an office in one of the bedrooms), Cheng says he initially started out in an office, but the arrangement just didn’t make sense. “We did try office space for a time but ultimately found it was more comfortable working from home,” he says. “For example, we found ourselves staying in the office later and eating out more versus cooking at home. Although this may sound like more work was getting done, it wasn't very healthy and made us feel more tired in the end.” Overall, Cheng says he prefers working from home because of its flexibility and convenience. “As a small business owner, I find myself working all the time (one way or the other) and it's nice to have all my equipment in the next room.”