Home-Based Business For Dummies

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Wiley, Apr 11, 2000 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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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.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Business of Starting lour Business 79
3
Mirror Mirror on the Wall Whats the Best Business of Them All?
23
Marketing 101 How to Get Customers
49
The Price Is Right How Much Should You Charge?
75
Financial Questions and Answers
91
What Should You Know About Managing Your Finances?
117
What About the Fringe Benefits Especially Health Insurance?
141
Home Office Issues and Solutions
255
Workaholics Unite Its Time to Get a Life
263
Grow Your Business Now Ask Me How
269
Ten Ways to Succeed in Your HomeBased Business
283
Ten Things to Avoid in Your HomeBased Business
289
Ten Myths about HomeBased Business
295
Ten Ways to Get Yourself to Do What You Dont Want to Do
303
Ten Things to Do If Times Get Tough
309

Tax Benefit or Tax Burden? What You Need to Know
157
The Business of Starting lour Business
179
Theres No Place Like Home Setting Up Shop
199
Establishing an SBA Serious Business Attitude
223
Taking Advantage of Outside Resources
241
Ten Favorite Useful Web Sites
317
Ten Favorite LowTech and HighTech Tools
323
Promising Home Businesses to Start from Scratch
331
Index
337
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About the author (2000)

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.

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