101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women: Everything You Need to Know about Getting Started on the Road to Success [NOOK Book]

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Can I be a stay-at-home mom and still earn extra income? Which home business is best for me? Where can I find expert advice on launching my own business? How much will it cost to get started?
For nearly two decades, bestselling author and home-based business guru Priscilla Y. Huff has run a successful writing business out of her home while balancing her family life. In fact, this book, now in its third edition, is proof of her success. Her valuable advice on what works—and what ...
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101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women: Everything You Need to Know about Getting Started on the Road to Success

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Overview

Can I be a stay-at-home mom and still earn extra income? Which home business is best for me? Where can I find expert advice on launching my own business? How much will it cost to get started?
For nearly two decades, bestselling author and home-based business guru Priscilla Y. Huff has run a successful writing business out of her home while balancing her family life. In fact, this book, now in its third edition, is proof of her success. Her valuable advice on what works—and what doesn't—is available to you. From start-up costs to potential income, this book shows you how to:
·Choose the perfect home-based business from 101 of the best: customer service, arts and crafts, entertainment, computer and high tech, mail order, home-based distributorships and franchises, and many others
·Take the first steps to starting any business
·Find and use valuable resources, including local, state, and federal government sources; business and professional associations; books, Web sites, and other publications
·And much, much more!
You'll also find inspiring stories from businesswomen who have achieved success and financial reward. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business, this book should be your first investment.

The author of Home-Based Business Ideas for Women provides readers with everything they need to know about different businesses, from start-up costs and financing sources to the potential income the business can generate. Actual businesswomen share their stories of success and financial reward and give advice on what works and what doesn't.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
More women than men start new businesses annually, since women enjoy the flexibility and ease of child care that working at home provides. Huff, a business journalist and author (Home-Based Business Ideas for Women, Pilot, 1993), enumerates 101 business opportunities to women found in traditional areas. Each listing includes information on start-up costs and financing sources, pricing guidelines, marketing methods, equipment, necessary education/training or experience, income potential, and information sources. Huff begins the book with short sections on selecting a business, developing a business plan, and understanding franchises and distributorship. While this title is informative, numerous recent books are available on this topic, from Lionel Fisher's On Your Own (LJ 1/95) to Daryl Allen's 1101 Businesses You Can Start from Home (Wiley, 1995). A marginal purchase for those public libraries with an adequate collection in this area.-Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg, O'Connor-Cavanagh Lib., Phoenix, Ariz.
Booknews
From balloon decorating to video production services, home business- family life juggler Huff invites women to further swell the statistics of women-owned businesses: up 78 percent from 1987-96. Before listing the best options by service category, she discusses vital business selection and start-up factors. Includes further information resources. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307569257
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/4/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 911,356
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Priscilla Y. Huff, a former business columnist for iVillage.com, is a regular contributor to Home Business Magazine and other business print and online publications, including BizyMoms.com and eWorkingWomen.com. She lives in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

|Introduction

Part I. Home-Based Business Considerations

              1. Before You Start Your Business
              2. Choosing the Best Business for You
              3. Your Business Plan 4. Franchises and Distributorships

Part II. 101 Best Businesses

      Special Event Services

              1. Balloon Decorating
              2. Gift Baskets
              3. Gift Reminder Service
              4. Party and Event Planner
              5. Party Rentals
              6. Reunion Planning
              7. Videotaping Service
              8. Wedding Planner and Consultant

      Home Services

              9. Cleaning: Blinds
            10. Cleaning: Carpets and Rugs
            11. Cleaning: Homes and Apartments
            12. Estate Sales
            13. Garage Sales
            14. Housesitting
            15. Interior Design
            16. Lampshades
            17. Referral Service
            18. Wallpapering and Painting
            19. Welcoming Service

      Personal Services

            20. Child Care
            21. Credit Counseling
            22. Special Dating Service
            23. Elder Care Services
            24. Errand Service
            25. Financial Consultant
            26. Image Consulting Service
            27. Inventory Service
            28. Personal Salon Services
            29. Professional Organizer
            30. Résumé Writing Service
            31. Shopping Service
            32. Tutoring Service

      Health Services

            33. Home Health Care
            34. Medical Claims Processing
            35. Personal Fitness Trainer
            36. Personal Weight Management Consultant
            37. Reflexologist

      Sewing Services

      Sewing Resources

            38. Alterations
            39. Costumes
            40. Curtains, Draperies, and Shades
            41. Custom Apparel
            42. Custom Cushions and Pillows
            43. Patterns
            44. Upholstery

      Pet Services

            45. Pet Grooming
            46. Pet Sitting
            47. Pet Transportation

      Business-to-Business Services

            48. Answering Service
            49. Billing Service
            50. Bookkeeping
            51. Business Consultant/Coach
            52. Business and Office Support Services
            53. Business Plan Consultant
            54. Business Writing
            55. Consultant for Home-Based Businesses
            56. Information Broker
            57. Janitorial Service
            58. Medical Billing Services
            59. Medical Transcribing
            60. Process Server
            61. Professional Practice Consultant
            62. Temporary Help Service
            63. Video Production Services/Multimedia Production Services

      Entertainment Businesses

            64. Children's Parties
            65. Clowning
            66. Novelty Message Service
            67. School Programs, Assemblies, and Presentations
            68. Tour Services
            69. Toy and Game Inventor

      Green Businesses

      Green Resources

            70. Environmentally Concerned Businesses
            71. Flowerscaping Service
            72. Garden Consulting
            73. Growing Herbs
            74. Plant Maintenance Service
            75. Wreaths

      Craft Businesses

      Craft Resources

            76. Airbrush Art
            77. Calligraphy
            78. Candles
            79. Chair Caning, Rushwork, and Weaving
            80. Dollhouses
            81. Framing
            82. Furniture Art
            83. Greeting Cards
            84. Jewelry
            85. Photography
            86. Silk and Fabric Flower and Plant Arranging

      Computer Businesses

      Computer Resources

            87. Computer Consulting
            88. Graphic Artist/Designer
            89. Newsletter Publisher (Desktop)
            90. Newspaper Publisher (Desktop)

       Food-Related Businesses

            91. Catering
            92. Food Delivery Service
            93. Just Desserts
            94. Selling a Family Recipe

       Other Businesses

            95. Engraving
            96. Finding Service
            97. Freelance Writing
            98. Home Art or Music School
            99. Mail Order
          100. Sign-Painting Business
          101. Tax Preparation Service

Part III. Additional Resources

Index

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

    A good first step

    I conduct workshops based on my book "Capitalizing On Being Woman Owned" and in almost every class 30% of the attendees are in the first stages of starting a business or even just thinking about it. This book would be a good exploratory resource for them. Ms. Huff provides practical information for many micro-businesses. Part of the book is a "how-to" with explanations for making critical decisions. It is a great first exposure to starting a business and provides resources that will give the details. It's probably not for the woman who wants to build an international corporation. But it is for the woman who wants to start a small business that suits her personality and situation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2005

    To make money

    This is the best book even though I'm not a women, but has all the details, examples, and sources. This is a book that is $5,000 to start your own business.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2000

    Not all there

    It was a good book as far as getting an idea that I had never thought of before... but it never really told me how to do anything. It is a very general book. I was looking for something that would help me get started. If you are too, it's not for you. If you don't know what you want to do, and you need ideas, this is the book for you to start the brainstorming.....

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