How to Start a Home-Based Professional Organizing Business (Home-Based Business Series) [NOOK Book]

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How to Start a Home-Based Professional Organizing Business simply and comprehensively educates the reader on how to turn a passion for clean closets and labeled bins into a profitable business. Professional Organizer Dawn Noble shows budding entrepreneurs how to establish their business and begin taking ...
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How to Start a Home-Based Professional Organizing Business (Home-Based Business Series)

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Overview

How to Start a Home-Based Professional Organizing Business simply and comprehensively educates the reader on how to turn a passion for clean closets and labeled bins into a profitable business. Professional Organizer Dawn Noble shows budding entrepreneurs how to establish their business and begin taking clients immediately. The book’s focus is on achieving profitability, and covers business plans, record keeping, and legal issues as well as the creative side of the business.




 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762751549
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Home-Based Business Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 173,265
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dawn Noble, president and founder of Balance & Beyond, is a registered nurse and professional organizer who has coached many small-business owners about growing their businesses. She lives in Red Bank, New Jersey.

 
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: So You Think You Want to be a Professional Organizer? What is a Professional Organizer?
What skills/qualifications/certifications do I need?
What type of organizing should I do?
How do I set up a business?
How do I know I can run a business?
What will this cost me?
How much money can I make?
How do I find clients?
Where do I go from here?
Chapter 2: Getting Set Up
The Office
Phone Line, Fax Line, Computer Hook-Up
Office space in Your Home
Your Business Filing System
Client Database Management
The Legal
Naming the Business
Creating a Business Entity: DBA, LLC…?
Local & Federal business requirements
Insurance Needs
Bonding
The Financial
Setting up Bank Accounts
Establishing Your Book Keeping
Tax Prep
The Look
Logo Design/Stationery
Business Cards
Brochure
30 Second Commercial
Web Site Development
The Client
Setting your Rates
Establishing your Policies
Your Working Agreement or Contract
Client Forms

Chapter 3: Finding the Clients
Creating a Plan to Generate Clients
Networking Opportunities – Ready, Set, Grow!
Business Networking Groups
Social Clubs and Groups
Speaking Locally
Marketing Ideas – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Direct Mail
Doorknob Hangers
E-mail Spam
Newletters
Advertising Avenues – This Will Cost How Much?
Phone Book
Newspapers & Magazines
Newsletters
Writing Articles
Having Articles Written About You
Press Releases
Speaking Events – Don’t Be Shy, Now’s Your Chance!
Answering the Call
Your first conversation withprospective clients

Chapter 4: Working With the Client
The Assessment Visit
Estimating the Job
Signing the Client on for Service
Setting the Work Schedule
Creating a Plan for Each Client
The Emotional Journey of Organizing

Chapter 5: Polishing Your Skills
4 Steps to Organizing Anything!
Paperwork Power
It is “Professional” Organizing – Keeping Credibility
The Human Component
Tips & Techniques of the Trade
Your Work Bag – Contents

Chapter 6: Product Selections/ Training & Certification
Finding the Best Products at the Best Price
Selling Product to Your Client
Creating Starter Kits
Resale Requirements
Resources of All Kinds

Chapter 7: Ready, Set, Grow!
Why Grow the Business?
Is It the Right Time?
Financial & Legal Requirements for Employees
Maintaining Credibility & Quality
Developing Policy & Procedure
Increased Demands on All Aspects of the Business



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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2009

    Great Tool!

    This was an amazing help when considering and actually starting my business. Great Tool!

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