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All New Business Ideas for Enterprising Women Who Want to Work at Home
With the right entrepreneurial spirit and know-how, you can join the millions of enterprising women who run their own businesses from home. Bestselling author and home-based business expert Priscilla Y. Huff guides you through the basics of starting your own business, from choosing the job that's right for you to writing a business plan. She then presents 101 innovative home-based opportunities centered on ...
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Overview

All New Business Ideas for Enterprising Women Who Want to Work at Home
With the right entrepreneurial spirit and know-how, you can join the millions of enterprising women who run their own businesses from home. Bestselling author and home-based business expert Priscilla Y. Huff guides you through the basics of starting your own business, from choosing the job that's right for you to writing a business plan. She then presents 101 innovative home-based opportunities centered on the hottest emerging business trends — health care, the environment, computers, personal services, food, and more!
Packed with ideas, tips, and hints, this informative resource provides advice on:
·Assessing the real start-up costs and potential income for each job
·Finding invaluable sources — from professional organizations and publications to Web sites
·Choosing the right experts to help you with your business
·Finding the tools, training, and skills you need to succeed
·Learning how to price your market
·Creating effective publicity and marketing, including Internet advertising
A home-based business can give you the flexibility, extra income, creativity, and independence you crave — this book gives you the resources to make your business venture a success!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761512691
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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

Contents
Preface
Part I: Getting Started
Home Business Today (and Tips for Tomorrow)
Guidelines for Running a Business from Home
Business Plan: A Strategy for Success
Who Can You Turn to for Help? Your Experts
The Internet and Your Home-Based Business
Franchises, Distributorships, MLMs, and Other Home Business Opportunities
Home-Based and Work-at-Home Business Scams
Part II: 101 Home-Based Businesses
Explanation of Each Business Feature
Pet and Animal Businesses
1. Specialty Animal Breeding: Bison
2. Pet Day Care
3. Pet ID and Registration Services.
4. Pet Detective
5. Animal Behavioral Consultant
6. Pet Specialty Items
Miscellaneous Pet Businesses
Business-to-Business Services
7. Administration Business (Overflow) Service
8. Advertising Agency
9. Business Organizer
10. Client Prospecting Specialist
11. Customer Relations Database
12. Coupon Advertising and Mailing Service
13. Executive Director Services
14. Human Resources Consultant
15. Time Management Specialist
Miscellaneous Business Services
Children's Businesses
16. Educational Consultant
17. Doula Services
18. Making Children's Furniture
19. Nursery Decorating Service
20. Parenting Specialist
21. Parties-in-a-Bag
22. Special Child (and Elder) Day Care
23. Special Subjects Independent Contractor
Miscellaneous Children's Businesses
Computer and Internet Businesses
24. Classified Ads (Internet Business)
25. Collectors' Site (Internet Business)
26. Computer Cleaning (Computer Business)
27. Desktop Video Production Company (Computer Business)
28. Internet Marketing Specialist (Internet Business)
29. Information Technology Consultant (Computer Business)
Miscellaneous Computer and Internet Businesses
Creative Businesses
30. Baskets
31. Ceramic Crafts
32. Craft and Sewing Supplies (Mail Order)
33. Decorative Screens
34. Home-Based Art Gallery
35. Inventor's Consultant
36. Leather Craft
37. Lace and Lace Crafts
38. Metal Craft
39. Shoes (Custom-made)
40. T-shirts
41. Wall Pieces
Miscellaneous Creative Businesses
Entertainment Businesses
42. Comedy Writing
43. Storytelling
44. Fan Club Management
45. Local Radio or TV Show
46. Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
47. Science Shows
Miscellaneous Entertainment Businesses
Environmental and Green Businesses
48. Compost and Soil Production
49. Edible Landscaping
50. (Home) Fruit and Vegetable Stand
51. Hedge Trimming and Landscape Lighting
52. Interior Landscaping
53. Topiary Business
54. Water Gardening Design
Miscellaneous Environmental Businesses
Food-Related Businesses
55. Barbecue Set-ups
56. Cake Decorating
57. Cooking School
58. Flavored Honeys
59. Jams and Jellies
60. Personal Chef and Suppers-to-Go
61. Vegetarian Consultant
Miscellaneous Food Businesses
Health-Related Businesses
62. First Aid and CPR Instructor
63. Health Insurance Consultant
64. Homeopathic Counselor
65. Medical Health and Records Management
66. Postsurgery and Recuperative Care-Giving Agent
67. Massage Therapist
68. Rolfer
69. Speech Pathologist
Miscellaneous Health Businesses
Home Services
70. Window Cleaning
71. Closet/Storage/Pantry Organization
72. Handy Women
73. Laptop Inventory Service for Home Owners
74. Records and Information Searcher
75. Relocation Consultant
76. "Smart" Homes Designer
Miscellaneous Home Services
Baby Boomer and Senior Services
77. Financial Services
78. Gerontology Consultant
79. Nostalgia-Related Products
80. Retirement Life Planner
81. Specific Product Development: Assistance Products
Miscellaneous Services
Personal Businesses
82. Announcement Services
83. Budget Expert
84. Consumer Complaint Letters
85. Customized Calendars
86. Laundry Service
87. Makeup Artist or Facialist
88. Nail Salon/Manicurist
89. Spirituality Counselor
Miscellaneous Personal Businesses
Specialty Travel Services
90. Emergency Travelers' Service
91. Homestay
92. Independent Travel Sales Rep
93. Women's Self-Defense Instructor
Miscellaneous Specialty Travel Services
Word Businesses
94. Abstracting Service
95. Book Packager
96. Children's Writer
97. Freelance Magazine Writer
98. Legal Digesting Service
99. Poetry-on-Demand–Custom Rhymes for Every Time
100. Public Relations Specialist
101. Technical Writer
Glossary of Business Terms
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Women's Business Centers
Miscellaneous Sources of Help
Index
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