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Home-Based Business for Dummies (For Dummies)by Paul Edwards
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Thanks to the Internet, home-based businesses are booming. With a home computer and a good idea, you can market and sell almost anything in the world just from home. Whether you’re selling homemade jams or working as a business consultant, today’s entrepreneur doesn’t even have to leave home.
Home-Based Business For Dummies, 2ndEdition will help you make your endeavor profitable and successful! Ideal for future entrepreneurs who have the urge and want the know-how, this updated guide includes new information on home business scams and how to avoid them, shows how to create an efficient, comfortable (but not too comfortable) work environment, explains how to put new technologies to work for you, and much more. There’s even a 10-question quiz to help you determine if you’re ready. You’ll learn all the basics, including:
Home-Based Business For Dummies, 2ndEdition was written by Paul and Sarah Edwards, award-winning authors who write a monthly column for Entrepreneurmagazine, and Peter Economy, an author or coauthor For Dummies books on managing, consulting, and personal finance. In straightforward English, they show you how to:
Home-Based Business For Dummiesis packed with ideas and information that will help you get started right and help established, successful home-based business owners stay ahead of the pack. Use it well and this handy guide will be the most important reference in your home office.
"All the information and advice you need Don't stay home without it!" Cliff Ennico, host of PBS TV's Money Hunt
Packed with low-cost ways to harness the power of the Web
Get 25 cost-saving tips for setting up a home office
Become a successful entrepreneur in the comfort of your own home Setting up a business at home is the easiest, least expensive way to become an entrepreneur. But how do you get started? In this friendly guide, three home-business pros show you the way, from finding a great business opportunity and exploring e-commerce options to dealing with legal stuff, finances, and other nitty-gritty.
Discover how to: Choose the right business for you Tap 14 sources of start-up funds Create an effective marketing campaign Set boundaries between home and work Deal with insurance and taxes
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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:
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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Part I: Beginning at the Beginning.
Chapter 1: What You Need to Know about Home-Based Businesses.
Chapter 2: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What’s the Best Business of All?
Chapter 3: Hot Opportunities Now and for the Future.
Chapter 4: Marketing 101: Getting Customers.
Chapter 5: Making the Web Work for You.
Part II: Managing Your Money.
Chapter 6: Making the Transition to Working for Yourself.
Chapter 7: Keeping Track of Your Money.
Chapter 8: The Price Is Right: Deciding How Much to Charge.
Chapter 9: Getting Health Insurance and Planning for Your Retirement.
Chapter 10: Getting a Grip on Taxes and Deductions.
Part III: Avoiding Problems.
Chapter 11: Legal Do’s and Don’ts.
Chapter 12: Using Outside Resources and Experts.
Chapter 13: Eluding Scams, Rip-Offs, and Other Headaches.
Part IV: Making It Work: Moving Ahead.
Chapter 14: Staying on Track with a Serious Business Attitude.
Chapter 15: Coexisting with Kids, Relatives, Neighbors, and Pets.
Chapter 16: Don’t Just Stand There, Grow.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Tips to Success in Your Home-Based Business.
Chapter 18: Ten Things to Avoid.
Chapter 19: Ten Myths about Working from Home.
Chapter 20: Ten Things to Do if Things Get Tough.
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