EDIT: If I do a home business I won't be able to hire people, right?
As for home businesses, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to hire employees. I have done that in the past, without any problems. Now I choose not to, but that's not because it would be impossible.
EDIT: Also some of the items that I want are com only and don't show up for home business. I'm looking for the pet collars, the waiter stands, and the counters with the paw prints on it. This there maybe a way to mod them to be open for both or to copy them and make them show for homes?
There you go: Ioba's "Community Items in Residential Lot". This set is mostly intended to allow your sim to buy stuff at home, as if she's at a comm lot.
But there is an alternative, too: BoilingOil's Residential Shopping. This one is specifically geared at allowing your sim to SELL stuff from her home business.
I don't really enjoy tooting my own horn, but in your case, I expect you need the mod that *I* made
EDIT: THANK YOU!!! It works!! Also adding in the collection into that other folder works. Not to be picky but I think the red and black colors the counters that have the puppy paw on it are a little off. I think they were darker. The colors are lighter then what the icons show.
DOUBLE EDIT: I think you're missing the restaurant podium and the cooktop. Everything else seems to check out.
If any objects are missing, that is not my fault... I've only edited what was already available in Ioba's mod. Some things may not have been present there, I do not know...
And for the objects whose colors might seem slightly off, I have no idea how that would be possible, because the objects are just the original Maxis items, just with some flags altered so we can use them on home lots.
At any rate, if some things are missing or looking off, then I'm sincerely sorry about that. But at least *most* of it is there