Self employment opportunity ... books & magazine resources explaining how to start your own business
Books & Magazines to Help You Start Your Own Business
The best job security may be working for yourself!
The books below are valuable resources to help you start your own business, whether it be a part time supplemental income or something which you pursue full time. Topics include financing, bookkeeping, franchising, branding, ecommerce, and much more.
If you intend to hire employees for your new start-up, we also have books which will help you become an effective boss by improving your managerial skills... [Become A Better Boss]
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The Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century
by Paul Edwards
This invaluable guide provides comprehensive profiles of more than one
hundred hot new businesses that promise the top opportunities for
small-business people in the future.
An introductory section explains the
requirements for operating a home-based business. Then each of the
profiles outlines what the business entails, contrasts its advantages and
disadvantages, lays out specific steps to get started, and suggests ways
to identify and attract customers. Trade associations, professional
organizations, books, seminars, and Web sites for each business are also
included. This book's greatest asset, however, comes from the inclusion of
specific estimates for start-up costs and recommendations on how to price
products and services.
Step-by-step advice on:
-- the skills and knowledge needed to startup;
-- the start-up costs, pricing, and potential earning;
-- the best ways to get new business;
-- the advantages and disadvantages of each business;
-- the hands-on advice of those already in the field.
Minding Her Own Business
by Jan Zobel
One of the best general record keeping and tax advice publications to come
along to help people new to small business get a basic understanding of
recordkeeping, accounting, and taxation issues that affect small business.
Self-Employment: From Dream to Reality!
by Linda D. Gilkerson, Theresia M. Paauwe
This is an interactive workbook for starting your small business, with clear, step-by-step explanations, examples, and exercises that
lead readers through planning and starting a small business. A good
complement to other, more complicated business start-up books; this one
was used successfully in a micro-enterprise training program operated by
Field Guide to Starting a Business
by Stephen M. Pollan, Mark Levine
Pollan and coauthor Levine
describe the process of setting up a small business from coming up with an
idea or concept to what to do on opening day. The authors also include
"The Entrepreneurial Personality Test," which helps readers measure their
Topics covered include the business plan, forming
a partnership, financing, franchising, and selecting locations. From inception to implementation, from opening to expansion, this is a nuts-and-bolts guide for the budding entrepreneur -- be it the M.B.A. who wants out of the rat race to the homemaker who wants to work out of the living room.
Getting Business to Come to You
by Paul Edwards
Noted home office experts address the issue of how small businesses
can attract customers. While other current titles on small and home-based
businesses include chapters on marketing, advertising, public relations,
direct mail, and sales promotion for the small and/or home-based business
entrepreneur, none do it so well or so comprehensively as these authors.
They offer tips on networking, media kits, news releases, radio and TV
advertising, and other topics.
Guide to Self-Employment
by Robert G. Lord
A round-up of career alternatives ranging from consulting & professional temping to starting or buying a business. Supplemented with dozens of useful case studies and handy resource materials, the book tells you how to benefit from
the downsizing and reorganizing work trend, exploring such specific career
alternatives as consulting, freelancing, temping, buying or launching a
business, purchasing a franchise, and others.
Key topics covered include:
-- Starting a business, including market research, planning, financing, and more
-- Setting up your work environment, including office space and equipment
needs, professional services, network resources, and hiring
-- Buying an existing business or franchise - the different types of
businesses, valuing and pricing the acquisition, and negotiating an
-- Launching a consulting practice - defining your services and markets,
selling yourself, pricing, billing, and building a clientele.
100 Best Retirement Businesses
by Lisa Agnowski Rogak
The authors looked at 100 different small businesses ranging from tiny home-based enterprises started to
supplement the retiree's income and fill spare time to larger businesses
with numerous employees involving long hours of hard work. Each business
profile contains a summary table detailing start-up costs, success
potential, time commitment, advantages and disadvantages, and sources for
The book's main strength is its provision of
testimonials, which offer a good source of ideas for those looking to
start a business whether they are retired or not. Also included are
sections on business selection, self-assessment, and business plan
Secrets of Self-Employment
by Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards
Being your own boss, as anyone who's tried it can attest, is not as easy
as it looks. The rewards can be great, but hurdles abound--and many
fledgling entrepreneurs never manage to get beyond the latter in order to
enjoy the former. Well-known experts Sarah and Paul Edwards believe it can
be done, though, and present solid tips for thriving as well as surviving
in Secrets of Self-Employment, an expanded version of one of their popular
How to Raise Capital
by Jeffrey Timmons
The entrepreneur's step-by-step guide to venture capital -- where to find it,
how to secure it, and what to do with it. Provides prospective
as well as current business owners with the knowledge they need to prepare
an effective loan proposal, locate a suitable investor, negotiate and close
the deal, and more.
This thorough examination of the inner workings of the venture capital industry explores: Resources available to entrepreneurs, from SBA loans to angel investors; Proven strategies for identifying and approaching equity sources; Characteristics of a
"superdeal", from the investor's perspective.
The Best Internet Businesses You Can Start
by Marian Betancourt
Learn from the pros how to start your own profitable Net venture, by reading dozens
of profiles of successful Web businesses. You'll get a glimpse into what inspired these
pioneers, and take away the knowledge for your own business ideas: what it
took to make it happen; who the customers are; and how to get their
Covering all aspects of web-business startup, this book focuses on everything from brainstorming successful ideas to setting up your first Web site; creating effective
marketing campaigns to delivering the goods; following up with outstanding
customer service; and raising the money to get your concepts off the
Handmade for Profit! Hundreds of Secrets to Success in Selling
Arts and Crafts
by Barbara Brabec
Explains clearly how to build a profitable crafts enterprise, with
coverage of 16 different retail markets, including fairs and shows, shops
and galleries, and Internet and catalog sales. All of the other necessary
basics are presented as well, from building confidence, developing your
product line, and setting prices, to creating a printed professional image
with brochures, business cards, labels, and more. Of particular interest
is the final chapter, which details precisely how to turn your hobby into
a successful business.
Business Plans that Work
by Jeffry A Timmons, Andrew Zacharakis, Stephen Spinelli
A step-by-step guide for crafting effective business plans that will arm entrepreneurs and small business owners with an easy-to-follow template for writing persuasive business plans, along with proven models that can be used to analyze potential
business opportunities from initial idea to viable venture.
value-packed book will show both entrepreneurs and current business owners
how to: Determine what to include in each plan, why, and for whom;
Recognize and avoid common pitfalls in the process; Use the renowned
"Timmons Model" to analyze potential business opportunities.
Home Business [Magazine Subscription]
Provides information on home business management, the home office, sales
and marketing, computer operations, the Internet and wholesale mail order.
Helps readers choose, manage, and prosper in a home business.
Entrepreneur [Magazine Subscription]
Entrepreneur magazine is for businesses owners, offering inspiration and
information on marketing, management, technology, the latest trends and
Articles, interviews, business profiles, financing, marketing, advertising
and legislative news of note aimed at the small business owner or those
planning to start a new or additional business.
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Books for Dealing With a Bad Boss
Click the link above to see a listing of valuable resource books to help you develop a strategy for coping with a difficult boss who may be abusive or is hampering your career advancement.
We also have books which will help your boss gain the skills required to be an effective manager, without alienating all the employees. Click here to see those selections... [Become A Better Boss]
DVDs for Developing Leadership & Motivational Skills
If you are looking to become more productive, or to better organize your time, or to become a more effective leader, or to have a more satisfying & rewarding life, then you definitely will want to check out these outstanding DVDs!
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