Home-Based Business For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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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, 2nd Edition 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:

  • Selecting the right kind of business for you
  • Setting up a home office
  • Managing money, credit, and financing
  • Marketing almost anything in the world
  • Avoiding distractions at home

Home-Based Business For Dummies, 2nd Edition was written by Paul and Sarah Edwards, award-winning authors who write a monthly column for Entrepreneur magazine, and Peter Economy, an author or coauthor For Dummies books on managing, consulting, and personal finance. In straightforward English, they show you how to:

  • Stay connected to the business community, even when working from home
  • Keep your work separate from your personal life
  • Handle benefits, health insurance, and your retirement planning
  • Make sure your bookkeeping is accurate and legal
  • Use the Internet to bid for work, list your services in directories, network, and more
  • Choose the technology and other resources you need
  • Develop your own marketing and advertising strategies
  • Navigate IRS rules for home-based businesses

Home-Based Business For Dummies is 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.

  

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I read through most if it (skipping ovet some parts that don't pertain to me just yet) in order to have as much information on getting started as possible. It's also a great reference book I use when I get stuck or forgot something. Quite helpful. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 309
3
about HomeBased Business
7
Mirror Mirror on the Wall Whats the Best Business of All?
21
Hot Opportunities Now and for the Future
45
Marketing 101 Getting Customers
65
Making the Web Work for You
87
Managing Your Money
105
Legal Dos and Donts
215
Using Outside Resources and Experts
235
Eluding Scams RipOffs and Other Headaches
251
Making It Work Moving Ahead
261
Coexisting with Kids Relatives Neighbors and Pets
281
Dont Just Stand There Grow
295
Ten Tips to Succeed in Your HomeBased Business
311
Ten Things to Avoid
319

Keeping Track of Your Money
131
The Price Is Right Deciding How Much to Charge
157
Getting Health Insurance and Planning for Your Retirement
175
Getting a Grip on Taxes and Deductions
191
Ten Myths about Working from Home
325
Index
339
Copyright

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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 the coauthor of For Dummies books on economics and personal finance.

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