Building a Virtual Corporation - Looking Big Time On a Small Time Budget

Building a Virtual Corporation - Looking Big Time On a Small Time Budget

by Mike Morley
     
 

One of the beauties of a virtual corporation is the ability to work right from your home. No more driving to and from work, no more punching a clock, no more corporate schmoozing! The freedom of a virtual corporation is limitless – as long as you’re willing to work at it.

Find out what equipment you need for your home office, right down to… See more details below

Overview

One of the beauties of a virtual corporation is the ability to work right from your home. No more driving to and from work, no more punching a clock, no more corporate schmoozing! The freedom of a virtual corporation is limitless – as long as you’re willing to work at it.

Find out what equipment you need for your home office, right down to computer specs and the best type of desk and chair.
You’ll find special sections on home office feng shui, marking your territory and your time so your well-intentioned but interruptive family and friends don’t barge in unexpected.

You will find a section on what insurance you’ll need—and what you don’t need—to protect yourself and your business.

If you’ve ever visualized yourself working from the comfort of your own home, this book will tell you how to do just that!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................5
The Wave of the Future: Why Go Virtual?....................................................................5
Frequently Asked Questions...........................................................................................6
GETTING STARTED........................................................................................................9
Do you have what it takes to create a virtual corporation?.............................................9
QUIZ: Are You VC Material?......................................................................................15
You’re ready for business—is your business ready for you?.......................................18
The Importance of Being Earnest—Er, Organized.......................................................20
Goal setting: where will you be in five years?..............................................................22
Yes, You Can: Why No Goal is Too Lofty..................................................................26
Your business, your way: determining your virtual potential.......................................26
Essential Equipment for the Home Office....................................................................32
Home Office Feng Shui: A Crash Course in Arrangement..........................................36
Marking Your Territory................................................................................................38
Cyber Space: Home Office Computer Considerations.................................................39
Insurance: Do You Need It?.........................................................................................42
BE A MAGICIAN............................................................................................................44
Why you must look bigger than you are.......................................................................44
Creating the illusion: How to give your small business a big presence........................45
Where do you live and work? The importance of your physical address.....................46
There is no “I” in “team”..............................................................................................47
Multiple identities: creating “departments” (without hiring staff)...............................49
Paper or plastic: why you need to accept credit cards..................................................50
What’s that ringing in your ears? Phone services for virtual entrepreneurs.................52
The Skinny on Expansion: Fitting In to Your Virtual Skin..........................................55
Company Logos: You Need One..................................................................................56
How to Be a Consummate Professional........................................................................59
Keep ‘Em Coming: Earning Repeat Business..............................................................61
Elastic Options: Choosing Services That Grow with Your Company..........................63
HELP WANTED..............................................................................................................65
Going it Alone: How to Clone Yourself Online...........................................................65
Virtual Assistants: The Magic of Telecommuting and Distance Employment............67
Virtual Employees: Telecommuting to a Home Office Near You...............................68
Contractors and Freelancers: Why You Need Them, How to Find Them....................70
Wording Your Job Advertisement................................................................................72
Virtual Temp Services: Who You Need, When You Need Them................................73
and alot more!!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014399456
Publisher:
Mike Morley
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
9 MB

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