How would you like to work for yourself in your own home? Sounds good right? The commute would be a breeze. Starting a small business from home can mean minimum fuss and minimum start-up costs - so it's no wonder that around 60% of new businesses are started from home. Whether you're looking to go freelance, start a home-business full-time or a new venture on the side of your existing job, you need Starting a Home Business For Dummies . It includes tons of ideas for home businesses and gives you all the straight-talking advice you need to get up and running. Inside you'll find: * Ideas for businesses that you can start easily from home * Step-by-step guidance for getting your business off the ground * The low-down on managing your money and taxes * Tips for making technology and the web work for you * Advice on how to attract and keep customers/clients
Rachel Bridge writes a column on small business issues for The Sunday Telegraph . She also runs workshops and educational events for entrepreneurs and small business owners across the UK. 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 bestselling co-author of more than 50 books, including Consulting For Dummies .
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Your Home Business 5 Chapter 1: Where the Heart Is: Welcome to the World of Home-Based Businesses 7 Chapter 2: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What?s the Best Business of All? 23 Chapter 3: The ABC of Starting Your Own Business 45 Chapter 4: Attracting Customers 67 Chapter 5: Creating a Sustainable Income in Challenging Times 95 Part II: Managing Your Money 113 Chapter 6: Keeping Track of Your Money 115 Chapter 7: The Price is Right: Deciding How Much to Charge 139 Chapter 8: Considering Taxes, Deductions and Benefits 159 Part III: Avoiding Problems 173 Chapter 9: Knowing Your Legal Do?s and Don?ts 175 Chapter 10: Using Outside Resources and Experts 191 Part IV: Making It Work: Moving Ahead 207 Chapter 11: Making the Internet Work for You 209 Chapter 12: Balancing Your Business and Your Life 229 Chapter 13: On a Roll: Growing Your Business . . . or Selling Up 251 Part V: The Part of Tens 265 Chapter 14: Ten Tips for How to Succeed in Your Home-Based Business 267 Chapter 15: Ten Enduring Home Business Opportunities 275 Chapter 16: Ten Things to Do When Times Are Tough 283 Index 291