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Home-Based Business For Dummies [Paperback]

Paul Edwards , Sarah Edwards , Peter Economy

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Jan. 7 2010 For Dummies

Expert tips and advice on starting a home-based business

Starting your own home-based business is a great way to supplement your income in these tough economic times. With thirty percent new and revised material, Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you the most current and up-to-date information you need to navigate your way through the whole process.

You'll get trusted and creative advice on how to start being your own boss, bringing in a steady paycheck, and running a business you'll enjoy.

  • Complete coverage of legal and financial aspects of a home-based business
  • Effective advertising and promotional strategies that won't break the bank
  • Tips and information you need to make your business profitable
  • Advice on outfitting and running a home office

Whether you've been affected by downsizing in these uncertain times or are just looking to earn some extra cash, Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to avoid scams and truly start working from home for profit.


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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! Jan. 15 2010
By S. Sharp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Let's get the usual disclaimers out of the way. I have known Paul and Sarah Edwards for a long time, both personally and professionally, and one of the reasons for maintaining these relationships is that I admire what they do, how they do it, and how they love to share it. And, this latest book, Home-Based Business for Dummies, is only one example of my admiration.

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!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars think of it as your buddy Feb. 5 2010
By Rosalie Maggio - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A super overview of the subject, this book helps me check every so often to see if I'm covering all bases. I found the pages on making the web work for you to be especially useful. The book sits on my buddy shelf--books that bail me out when I have a question or issue.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What I needed to know in a hurry March 22 2010
By Mar Preston - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Someone gave me this book just when my energy for my whole project was flagging. It was either get going or give up my idea. This book got me off the stick at warp speed rate. It was just what I need to know about internet marketing, how to spend my little bit of start up money wisely, how to get the website I needed, plus an acknowledgement that we are in the worst of hard times. The info on good businesses during bad times was extremely useful. I found exactly what I needed to know about legal, tax, and accounting issues. Everything was simply and clearly stated, including subjects that I never thought I'd come to terms with, ie. how much to charge, taxes and deductions. understand. Good information. Well worth the money.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book July 14 2014
By diamond_head0917 - Published on Amazon.com
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I found it very helpful and very detailed. It help cleared up some confusion and misunderstandings I had about starting
my own business. I plan to do so after reading this book. I recommend it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Good Information Feb. 23 2014
By SharonB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has a lot of god and useful information for anyone wanting to start their own home-based business. It gives the do's & do-not's and a lot of ideas of home-based businesses for those who aren't sure what kind of business they want to start.
Sharon B.

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