The 30-second Commute
The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Operating A Home-based BusinesseBook - 2004
From the Home Business Advocate of teh year comes the complete guide for starting and running a home-based business. Including advice for selecting the right business, setting up the business, dealing with lifestyle and family issues, and most importantly how to succeed financially, Beverley Williams and don cooper help everyone considering starting a home-based business and those who have already started a business and find themselves struggling. There are approximately 24 million people operating a registered business from home. It is an area growing every year.; Beverley and Don are increasingly called upon to speak to groups ranging from chambers of commerce all over the nation to major corporations such as the World Bank. When a corporation lays off workers often they will offer out placement training for those affected, which can include entrepreneurial training for working from home. In fact, this is exactly what happened to the author's husband who now runs a successful home-based business. Divided into three parts, The 30 Second Commute truly covers every issue unique to creating a home-based business. Part I includes determining exactly what kind of business is right for you. Beyond simply identifying what you like to do there are several other considerations. For example, before starting the next Mrs. Fields from home, one needs to consider the obvious, if there is a market for cookies in their area, if their kitchen is large enough, to the not so obvious zoning, licensing, and tax laws.; Part II is the nuts-and bolts of setting up a home-based business, from securing financing to developing a marketing plan and everything in between. Not only will entrepreneurs need to focus on writing a business plan, setting up workspace, marketing, and tax issues, they will have the extra burden of dealing with family issues and possible isolation. Part III explores strategies for conquering the problems that are unique to a home-based business. The authors also discuss the appropriate strategies for growth to enhance and not hinder this new lifestyle. Entrepreneurs want to make the correct choices for themselves, to allow them to spend time with family or work on something that has meaning and enjoyment. This book will help readers make those choices.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2004
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 216 p.)
Alternative Title: Thirty-second commute