Be Your Own Boss: How to start doing what you love: a guide to being a successful solo enterpreneur

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 28, 2010 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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From weighing up the pros and cons of jumping ship in the first place to establishing and maintaining a successful solo enterprise, this book is all you need to make the leap to working alone.

All aspects of setting up a new business are covered including:

- managing resources, time, clients etc.

- establishing good working practices and maintaining a desirable work/life balance for those who choose to work from home.

- getting the financial aspects right - one of the biggest pitfalls in going it alone.

- being a 'five to niner' - building up a business in your spare time while still employed.

Practical examples of best (and worst) practices are provided, gleaned from interviews with dozens of people from across the globe who are successful solo workers. Be your own Boss contains hundreds of relevant examples and genuine, tried and tested tips and practices which really work.


One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.


Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.


Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.


Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of how to keep your small business afloat and going strong.


Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.


Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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About the author (2010)

Matt Avery is a successful life coach and mentor, whose tried and tested methodologies have been helping people to achieve genuine, lasting happiness for more than a decade.

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