Become your own boss, in your own time! Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and author of 'Spare Room Start Up', delves into the working 5pm to 9pm trend and profiles 60 people who are running successful businesses outside of their normal office hours, everything from writing, baking and accounting, to magic, music and even pig farming! She offers over 50 ideas of businesses you can run in your spare time and looks at franchise ideas that can be run in the same way. There's advice on starting a business, sales, marketing, technology and how to maintain your social life whilst working 5 to 9. If you are: - In a job but not sure for how much longer, or - Wanting to pursue a passion, hobby or skill for light relief and extra income, or - Dreaming of becoming your own boss but not quite sure where to start Then this inspiring and practical book is for you!
Emma Jones is founder of the home business website, Enterprise Nation (www.enterprisenation.com) and author of best-selling book 'Spare Room Start Up: How to start a business from home' (9781905641680). Emma started her first business at the age of 27 (by working 5 to 9!) and successfully sold the company within two years of trading. She launched Enterprise Nation in January 2006. The site is a free resource for anyone starting and growing a business from home and also hosts the Home Business Awards, produces the annual Home Business Report and advises government on the topic.
Introduction PART I: The Facts & Figures - Working 5 to 9 takes off - The indicators - The characteristics of 5 to 9'ers Part II: Ideas - 50 Businesses you can start in your spare time - 60 profiled 5 to 9'ers - 15 Home business opportunities PART III: The Next Steps - From idea to business - Telling the boss - Telling the taxman - Sales and Marketing - Tech Toolkit for the 5 to 9'er - Effective outsourcing - Creating your own private Idaho Conclusion FAQs The Working 5 to 9 song Useful links Profiled 5 to 9'ers