Working from Home

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Dorling Kindersley, 2001 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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Expert advice for success in a small business. Learn how to set up and run a successful business from home with this practical, jargon-free guide packed with expert know-how. Working From Home includes essential advice on choosing the right business, creating a workspace, organizing yourself, establishing self-discipline, and managing your time effectively, in addition to valuable information on legal, tax, insurance, and property issues. Helpful charts, diagrams, tip boxes, case studies, questionnaires, and checklists enable you to understand the different aspects of working at home. In Getting Ready to Begin, you'll learn about taking stock, and preparing yourself, to the E-revolution, and managing your time alone. Move on to Taking the Plunge, which covers getting into the right business, understanding business basics, and preparing a business plan, followed by Adapting Your Home, where you'll learn about evaluating your home, and creating a workplace. Finally, discover the secrets to Getting the Balance Right, from managing domestic issues, and handling family business issues, to maintaining your health and sanity. Working From Home also provides Useful Information, from legal matters, financial matters, and glossary, to useful contacts, and suggested reading. Working From Home is one of four new titles in an innovative series of practical guides, covering every aspect of business, for everyone starting their own small business.

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Alastair Balfour is an experienced journalist, writer, and business manager. His journalistic career began in newspapers, and in 1983 he started a monthly business magazine, Scottish Business Insider, which grew to become the leading business publishing company in Scotland. The magazine was sold in 1999, and Alastair is now pursuing a variety of interests, including consultancy and writing. Peter Hingston has over 20 years' experience running small businesses, ranging from electronics manufacturing to magazine and book publishing. He has written three highly successful books on key aspects of running a small business. He has also spent two years as the director of a local small-business agency, giving practical advice and guidance to people interested in setting up their own businesses.

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