Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income

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NOLO, Oct 14, 2009 - Business & Economics - 292 pages
Turn your hobby into a profitable business and enjoy a second income.

In a troubled economy, you've discovered that a single source of income just isn't enough. But how do you start and manage your new venture -- and make a profit to boot?

From crafting to home repair to website design and more, if you've ever wanted to turn your hobby into a business and watch your passion generate cash, Running a Side Business is the book for you. Packed with tips, legal resources, start-up success stories and USA TODAY snapshots and infographics, you'll learn the life cycle of a business and get answers to important questions along the way. Find out how to:

  • choose a side business that will succeed
  • manage a full-time job while running your side business
  • protect your personal assets
  • keep it legal: how and where to obtain and file permits, licenses, contracts, and trademarks
  • manage your home-based business
  • market your new business
  • file taxes and take deductions

    Plus, Running a Side Business offers guidance on selecting the right side business for you, with information about some of the most popular side businesses that have gained popularity in the last decade, including sales through eBay and Amazon, web design, blogging, Google AdSense business models, and podcasting models.
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    User Review  - chsbellboy - LibraryThing

    Don't waste your time reading through this book. If you're thinking about running another business, I would hope that you've already thought through the issues in this book. Read full review

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    About the author (2009)

    Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim also produces audiobooks, and performs and records with two bands.

    Guerin, an editor/author specializing in employment law, is author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, Nolo's Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Workplace Investigations, Create Your Own Employee Handbook, and Nolo's Guide to California Law. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

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