101 Best Home Businesses: New Edition of the Classic Home Business

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The new Second Edition of 101 Best Home Businesses offers specific and concise information that gives anyone wanting to start a home business an accurate glimpse at the 101 best opportunities. Each business profile tells you what you need to know, how much you'll need to invest, how hard you'll have to work, and what returns you can expect. And the book is filled with real-life examples, case studies, and success stories.

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Overview

The new Second Edition of 101 Best Home Businesses offers specific and concise information that gives anyone wanting to start a home business an accurate glimpse at the 101 best opportunities. Each business profile tells you what you need to know, how much you'll need to invest, how hard you'll have to work, and what returns you can expect. And the book is filled with real-life examples, case studies, and success stories.

Besides updating and expanding information from the popular First Edition, the new edition goes online to bring you the best ground-floor opportunities offered by the Internet, for example, e-commerce, e-mail marketing, and forming virtual companies.
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Ramsey, who runs his own home business (he's a publisher and author), shares some basic tips for success for the 101 home businesses briefly described here. For each business profiled, he provides a basic description of the job, the skills and equipment required, the customer base, the amount to charge, the amount earned, how to start, and how a computer will increase the profits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564145314
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Part 1 Planning your business
Chapter 1 Is there a best home business for you? 14
Chapter 2 How to find your best home business 24
Chapter 3 How computers can increase your profits 32
Part 2 Starting your business
Chapter 4 Best businesses using craft or physical skills 44
Antique restoration service 44
Appliance installation and repair 45
Automotive alarm installation 47
Auto detail service 49
Beekeeper 51
Bicycle repair service 52
Cabinetmaking service 54
Carpentry service 56
Carpet-cleaning service 58
Chimney sweep 59
Construction cleanup service 61
Dog breeder 63
Errand/delivery service 65
Floral service 66
Food delivery service 68
Furniture upholstery service 70
Gardening service 72
Gift basket service 74
Handyperson service 75
Home and business alarm service 77
Housecleaning service 79
House-inspection service 81
House-painting service 83
House-sitting service 85
Inventory service 87
Janitorial service 88
Kennel 90
Kitchen remodeling 92
Landscaping service 94
Limousine service 96
Manufacturer 98
Masonry service 100
Pet groomer 101
Picture-framing service 103
Pool cleaning 105
Recycling service 106
Rental manager 108
Saw-sharpening service 110
Security service 112
Sign service 113
Tailor 115
Tree-trimming service 117
Truck farmer 118
Used-car inspection service 120
Wallpaper service 122
Window replacement service 123
Woodworker 125
Chapter 5 Best professional businesses 128
Antique dealer 128
Bookkeeping service 130
Business consultant 132
Computer instructor 133
Computer maintenance service 135
Computer programmer 137
Desktop publisher 139
Editing/proofreading service 141
Event planner 142
Financial advisor 144
Freight broker 146
Graphic designer 148
Import/export service 150
Income tax preparation service 151
Information broker 153
Interior-decorating service 155
Local tour service 157
Magazine writer 159
Mail-order sales 162
Newsletter publisher 164
Personal image consultant 165
Photography service 167
Public relations agency 169
Real estate appraiser 170
Resume writer 172
Secretarial/word-processing service 174
Shopper publisher 176
Transcription service 178
Translation service 180
Video-production service 182
Wholesaler 183
Chapter 6 Best service businesses 186
Aerobics studio 186
Bed-and-breakfast operator 188
Caregiver 190
Cart/kiosk sales 192
Catering service 194
Childcare 195
Collection service 197
Companion to the elderly 199
Dating service 200
Personal fitness trainer 202
Placement service 203
Referral service 205
Reunion planner 207
Route sales 208
Sales representative 210
Seminar service 212
Senior day-care center 214
Show promoter 216
Telephone answering service 217
Telephone survey service 219
Temporary help agency 221
Tutoring service 223
Wedding planner 224
Part 3 Growing your business
Chapter 7 Where to get valuable help 228
Appendix Worksheets for home entrepreneurs 237
Index 249
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