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Home-Based Business For Dummies Paperback – Jan 7 2010
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Expert tips and advice on starting a home-based business
Do you possess the urge but need the know-how to start your own home-based business? This friendly guide has you covered! Updated with more than 30 percent new and revised material, this edition gives you the latest ideas, concepts, and tools for setting up and running a business in the comfort of your own home.
The ABCs of starting a home-based business get the low ? down on everything from putting together a business plan to financing with startup funds
Marketing 101? discover how to identify your best customers, tap into their needs, and get the word out
Managing your money? keep track of your money and find out how to choose the best bookkeeping system for your business, find happiness in cash flow, and secure a loan
Getting a grip on taxes and deductions? get a handle on which taxes to pay, understand important tax deductions, and discover sometimes-overlooked ways to save on your taxes
Making it work in good times and bad? harness the Internet, stay on track with a serious business attitude, and bring in partners to help your business flourish
Open the book and find:
Cost-saving ideas for setting up a home office
The ins and outs of getting health insurance
The legal and financial aspects of running a home-based business
Tips on how to avoid scams
Guidance on fixing a bad credit history
Ten things to do when times are tough
The best home-business opportunities
About the Author
Paul and Sarah Edwards are award-winning authors of 17 books with over 2 million books in print. They have also hosted radio and TV shows. Peter Economy is a home-based publishing consultant and is the best-selling coauthor of more than 50 books, including Consulting For Dummies.
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When I found out that Paul and Sarah were authoring yet another edition of this book, I could not wait to see it. I followed their journey of helping people achieve self-actualization for over twenty years, and I can tell you that they worked hard to make Home-Based Business for Dummies the most complete reference on the subject.
The book has several beginnings, and the one I truly like is the section titled "Taking the Home-Based Business Quiz." That section alone, with its questions focused on what each of us who starts a business needs to ask, is worth the price of the book. It asks you to look at and evaluate your strengths and potential weaknesses and your readiness to get started.
Another section of the book goes into the choices that you need to make about the nature of your business, and what you can start right in your garage as did the good people who started Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Amazon, and others, to buying an existing business or franchise, and more, and includes advice on identifying the best option for you..
Chapters 3 and 4 detail the ABCs of starting the business, and includes just about everything you need to cover to make it a success, including words to the wise about what financing you should consider, and some sound advice on how to get it. Once the business is started, however, there is still more work to be done to market what you have to offer, and that is covered, as well. There is even a chapter about doing business in "challenging times," which is extremely useful for today.
The book is easy-to-read, well organized, and thoroughly helpful, and I highly recommend "Home-Based Business for Dummies" to anyone who wants to start a business, or has a home-based business and has some unanswered questions. No book, however comprehensive, can ever include everything, but this one sure comes close!
my own business. I plan to do so after reading this book. I recommend it.