How to Start a Home-Based Business: Create a Business Plan*Build a Client Base*Make Yourself Indispensable*Create a Fee Structure*Market Your Company*Understand What Customers Want

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Rowman & Littlefield, Oct 14, 2009 - Business & Economics - 176 pages

From the series that has sold
more than half a million copies!


Available in October 2009


Everything you need to set up a home-based business,
create a demand for services, and make money

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based business? Of being your own boss? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? With How to Start a Home-Based Business, you have what it takes to do so like a pro, step by step, even in tough economic times. Here are all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow a business, whatever your specialty. The authors share their experience on how to:

*Define your specialty

*Develop a business plan

*Estimate start-up costs

*Create a fee structure

*Build a client base

*Find trusted subcontractors and specialists

*Stay profitable

*Become a sought-after expert

*Bid competitively

*Establish a daily schedule

*Organize your business

*Get paid

*And more!


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Bert Holtje founded James Peter Associates in 1970, a firm that served as a book producer and literary agency, and provided consulting, editorial, and promotional services until it was sold in 2000. The author of many books, he now provides consulting services to authors, agents, and publishers.

Susan Shelly is the author of several corporate histories, as well as financial and business books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being a Successful Entrepreneur.

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