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Guidance on starting and running a home-based business.
This Unofficial Guide provides expert advice and a wealth of insider secrets for making a home business a success. If you're just starting out, the book tells how to find the right home business, create a business plan, and finance the business. If you want to grow an existing business, the book provides guidance on finding untapped markets and pursuing corporate and government work. It includes:
- Finding the perfect home-based business for you
- Starting a business on a shoestring
- Managing licenses, permits, and services
- Balancing business and family needs
- Generating successful marketing and publicity
About the Author
About the Author Steven D. Strauss is a nationally recognized business expert, lawyer, and author. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beating Debt and The Ask a Lawyer series. Strauss is also an online business columnist for USA Today.com, Entrepreneur.com, Visa.com, USLaw, and Bloomberg Financial. He also runs a Web site for entrepreneurswww.MrAllBiz.com. A highly sought after commentator and media guest, Strauss has been featured on Leeza, The O'Reilly Factor, MSNBC, Court TV, the BBC, the Home and Family Show, and numerous local stations. He has been an analyst on over 100 radio talk shows, including the CBS Radio Network where he was the legal analyst for the impeachment hearing of President Clinton, the Westwood One Radio Network, and the Talk America Radio Network. He has been seen in many magazines, including Time, Glamour, Inc., McCall's, New York, React, Detour, Twist, American Benefactor, and American Legion. Newspaper credits include UPI, USA Today, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Sacramento Bee, and Insight magazine (Washington Times Sunday magazine). Internationally, he has been interviewed by Vancouver Radio, the French News Agency, the National Post of Canada, and Mainichi Newspaper (Tokyo, circulation 4 million). Strauss is the owner of the Strauss Law Firm, with offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, California. He attended UCLA, the Claremont Graduate School, and the McGeorge School of Law. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three daughters. He can be reached at his business Web sitewww.MrAllBiz.com.
Table of Contents
The Unofficial Guide Reader's Bill of Rights.
About the Author.
The Unofficial Guide Panel of Experts.
I. Understanding the Home-Based Business.
1. The Home Business Boom.
2. Is Operating a Home-Based Business Right for You?
II. Choosing the Right Home-Based Business.
3. Doing What You Love.
4. Some Home-Based Businesses to Start.
III. Getting Started.
6. Business Basics.
7. Business Plans.
8. Financing Your Home-Based Business.
IV. The Nitty Gritty.
9. The Home Office.
10. Starting on a Shoestring.
11. Dealing with Money.
12. Managing Your Business and Your Life.
13. Managing Your Time.
V. The Internet.
14. E-Commerce Overview.
15. Making Money Online.
VI. Growing Your Business.
16. Successful Home-Based Advertising Strategies.
17. Marketing and Publicity.
18. Secrets of Successful Home-Based Businesses.
B. Resource Guide.
C. Recommended Reading List.
D. Important Documents.
E. Important Statistics.