Author(s): Paul Edwards
This work offers expert tips and advice on starting a home-based business. Starting your own home-based business is a great way to supplement your income in these tough economic times. With thirty percent new and revised material, "Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition" gives you the most current and up-to-date information you need to navigate your way through the whole process. You'll get trusted and creative advice on how to start being your own boss, bringing in a steady paycheck, and running a business you'll enjoy. This work offers: complete coverage of legal and financial aspects of a home-based business; effective advertising and promotional strategies that won't break the bank; tips and information you need to make your business profitable; and, advice on outfitting and running a home office. Whether you've been affected by downsizing in these uncertain times or are just looking to earn some extra cash, "Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition" shows you how to avoid scams and truly start working from home for profit.
Paul and Sarah Edwards are award-winning authors of 17 books with over 2 million books in print. They have also hosted radio and TV shows. Peter Economy is a home-based publishing consultant and is the best-selling coauthor of more than 50 books, including Consulting For Dummies.
Introduction. Part I: Beginning at the Beginning. Chapter 1: What You Need to Know about Home-Based Businesses. Chapter 2: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What's the Best Business of All? Chapter 3: The ABCs of Starting Your Own Business. Chapter 4: Marketing 101: Attracting Customers. Chapter 5: Creating a Sustainable Income in Challenging Times. Part II: Managing Your Money. Chapter 6: Keeping Track of Your Money. Chapter 7: The Price Is Right: Deciding How Much to Charge. Chapter 8: Getting Health Insurance and Planning for Your Retirement. Chapter 9: Getting a Grip on Taxes and Deductions. Part III: Avoiding Problems. Chapter 10: Knowing Your Legal Do's and Don'ts. Chapter 11: Using Outside Resources and Experts. Chapter 12: Eluding Scams, Rip-Offs, and Other Headaches. Part IV: Making It Work: Moving Ahead. Chapter 13: Making the Web Work for You. Chapter 14: Balancing Your Business and Your Life. Chapter 15: Growing Your Business in Good Times and Bad. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Tips for How to Succeed in Your Home-Based Business. Chapter 17: Ten Enduring Home Business Opportunities. Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do When Times Are Tough. Index.