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Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income

by Richard Stim, Lisa Guerin
 

Turn your hobby into a profitable business and enjoy a second income.

In a troubled economy, you've discovered that a single source of income just isn't enough. But how do you start and manage your new venture — and make a profit to boot?

From crafting to home repair to website design and more, if you've ever wanted to turn your hobby into a business and

Overview

Turn your hobby into a profitable business and enjoy a second income.

In a troubled economy, you've discovered that a single source of income just isn't enough. But how do you start and manage your new venture — and make a profit to boot?

From crafting to home repair to website design and more, if you've ever wanted to turn your hobby into a business and watch your passion generate cash, Running a Side Business is the book for you. Packed with tips, legal resources, start-up success stories and USA TODAY snapshots and infographics, you'll learn the life cycle of a business and get answers to important questions along the way. Find out how to:

. choose a side business that will succeed
. manage a full-time job while running your side business
. protect your personal assets
. keep it legal: how and where to obtain and file permits, licenses, contracts, and trademarks
. manage your home-based business
. market your new business
. file taxes and take deductions

Plus, Running a Side Business offers guidance on selecting the right side business for you, with information about some of the most popular side businesses that have gained popularity in the last decade, including sales through eBay and Amazon, web design, blogging, Google AdSense business models, and podcasting models.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"One of the only books written specifically for the part-time entrepreneur, this title from a legal professional is full of practical advice. Detailed information about the differences between a side business and a hobby, especially in the eyes of the IRS, clarifies issues for the interested novice."  Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413310672
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Guerin, an editor and author specializing in employment law, is author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Workplace Investigations, Create Your Own Employee Handbook, and Nolo's Guide to California Law. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. Guerin's blog on lessons learned by employers and HR professionals on everything from hiring and firing to performance and discipline can be found at Nolo's Employment Law Blog.

Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, craftspeople, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog. Rich is also an author on Intellectual Property Law Firms. Stim also produces audiobooks, such as Nolo's Crash Course in Small Business Basics, and performs and records with two bands, MX-80 and angel corpus christi.  You can also find Rich on Google Plus.

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