Home-based Business For Dummies

Home-based Business For Dummies

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Starting a home--based business is a reality that has created wide--open opportunity and success for those who decided to take the plunge just as it can for you. Setting up a home--based business is also the easiest and least expensive way to become an entrepreneur. But how do you get started? If you're thinking about starting your own business at home or just curious about what it takes, Home--Based Business For Dummies is the all--in--one guide to making it happen ...and making it profitable. Whether you need information on marketing your business, pricing your products and services, or understanding legal do's and don'ts, this book has what you need to succeed as a home--based business including twenty--five cost--saving tips for setting up a home office. Home--Based Business For Dummies explains an incredibly wide variety of information that will help you become a successful entrepreneur from the comfort of your own home. This accessible, hands--on g uide offers step--by--step advice on every aspect of setting up shop at home, from picking the right business for you and selecting office equipment to presenting a professional image to potential clients and customers. You'll also discover how to: Make the transition to a home--based business Tap fourteen sources of start--up funds Choose the right health care coverage Create an effective marketing campaign Use pricing strategies to come out on top Harness the power of the Internet to grow your home--based business Set boundaries between home and work Deal with insurance and taxes Home--Based Business For Dummies is filled with useful information, tips, and checklists. From exploring e--commerce options to dealing with financial and legal issues, Home--Based Business For Dummies provides you with the very best ideas, concepts, and tools for starting and successfully operating your own home--based business.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.9 x 231.9 x 23.4mm | 630.4g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764552279
  • 9780764552274

Table of contents

Introduction; PART I: Starting at the Beginning; Chapter 1: Why a Home-Based Business in the 21st Century?; Chapter 2: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (What's the Best Business of Them All?); Chapter 3: Marketing 101: How to Get Customers; Chapter 4: The Price Is Right: How Much Should You Charge?; PART II: Financial Questions and Answers; Chapter 5: What Are You Going to Live on Until ?; Chapter 6: What Should You Know About Managing Your Finances?; Chapter 7: What About the Fringe Benefits - Especially Health Insurance?; Chapter 8: Tax Benefit or Tax Burden? What You Need to Know; PART III: The Business of Starting Your Business; Chapter 9: Legal Do's and Don'ts; Chapter 10: There's No Place Like Home: Setting Up Shop; Chapter 11: Establishing an SBA (Serious Business Attitude); Chapter 12: Taking Advantage of Outside Resources; PART IV: Home Office Issues - and Solutions; Chapter 13: Coexisting Peacefully with Kids, Relatives, Neighbors, and Pets; Chapter 14: Grow Your Business Now - Ask Me How!; PART V: The Part of Tens; Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Succeed in Your Home-Based Business; Chapter 16: Ten Things to Avoid in Your Home-Based Business; Chapter 17: Ten Myths about Home-Based Business; Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Get Yourself to Do What You Don't Want to Do; Chapter 19: Ten Things to Do If Times Get Tough; Chapter 20: Ten Favorite, Useful Web Sites; Chapter 21: Ten Favorite Low-Tech and High-Tech Tools; Appendix A: Promising Home Businesses to Start from Scratch; Appendix B: Home Businesses Marketing Resources; Index; Book Registration Informationshow more

About Paul Edwards

Paul and Sarah Edwards are award--winning authors who have sold over a million copies of their ten books. They write a monthly column for Entrepreneur magazine and cohost a weekly radio show on BusinessTalkRadio.Net. Peter Economy is coauthor of At the Helm.show more

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