• How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Photography Business—With Companion CD-ROM
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    How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Photography Business-With Companion CD-ROM

    ISBN #: 9781601380180


    $29.95

    Virtually anyone of any age in any location of the United States can start a highly successful photography business. Today the level of investment to get started is much less, thanks to the digital camera revolution. Armed with the right camera equipment, skills, and the necessary business knowledge, you can be in business, marketing your photography services in no time with the information in this extensive manual. With modern technology in the form of SLR digital cameras, you do not even need a darkroom. You need only a fast computer and a photo-editing program. The best part is that you can start it quickly, earn a high income with a low investment, and even work from home if you prefer.

    This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of establishing and running a photography business. Keep in mind it looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. To avoid pitfalls, use this complete manual to arm yourself with everything you need including sample business forms, contracts, worksheets, and checklists for planning, starting, and running day-to-day operations. You will find dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that every entrepreneur should have.

    While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a business name that will bring success, learning how to draw up a winning business plan (the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word), and selling and marketing your photographs and photography services on the Internet as well as locally. You will learn about copyrights, sales tax, cost control systems, a Web site, stock photo outlets to sell your work, and pricing issues. You will avoid trial by error when setting up equipment layouts, meeting legal and IRS requirements, and tapping into the best sales and marketing techniques. This book will even help you set up computer systems to save time and money and teach you how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff (if needed).

    If you enjoy meeting people, this may be the perfect business for you. You will learn how to do your own sales planning, customer service, track your competition, keep your own books, compile monthly profit and loss statements, and prepare taxes. You will become adept at media planning, pricing, and public relations. You will be able to work with models, market for weddings, birthdays, and corporate events; generate high profile public relations and publicity; and learn low cost marketing ideas and low cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. You will learn how to keep bringing customers back and getting referrals - the secret of continued success. This manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to operate and streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance, shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, you will appreciate the valuable CD-ROM resource in your daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, templates, worksheets, business plan, surveys, letters, Web site resources, everything you will need to get up and running.

     How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Bookkeeping Business With Companion CD-ROM
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    How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Bookkeeping Business: With Companion CD-ROM

    ISBN #: 9781601382771


    $29.95

    Virtually anyone of any age in any location of the United States can start a highly successful photography business. Today the level of investment to get started is much less, thanks to the digital camera revolution. Armed with the right camera equipment, skills, and the necessary business knowledge, you can be in business, marketing your photography services in no time with the information in this extensive manual. With modern technology in the form of SLR digital cameras, you do not even need a darkroom. You need only a fast computer and a photo-editing program. The best part is that you can start it quickly, earn a high income with a low investment, and even work from home if you prefer.

    This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of establishing and running a photography business. Keep in mind it looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. To avoid pitfalls, use this complete manual to arm yourself with everything you need including sample business forms, contracts, worksheets, and checklists for planning, starting, and running day-to-day operations. You will find dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that every entrepreneur should have.

    While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a business name that will bring success, learning how to draw up a winning business plan (the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word), and selling and marketing your photographs and photography services on the Internet as well as locally. You will learn about copyrights, sales tax, cost control systems, a Web site, stock photo outlets to sell your work, and pricing issues. You will avoid trial by error when setting up equipment layouts, meeting legal and IRS requirements, and tapping into the best sales and marketing techniques. This book will even help you set up computer systems to save time and money and teach you how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff (if needed).

    If you enjoy meeting people, this may be the perfect business for you. You will learn how to do your own sales planning, customer service, track your competition, keep your own books, compile monthly profit and loss statements, and prepare taxes. You will become adept at media planning, pricing, and public relations. You will be able to work with models, market for weddings, birthdays, and corporate events; generate high profile public relations and publicity; and learn low cost marketing ideas and low cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. You will learn how to keep bringing customers back and getting referrals - the secret of continued success. This manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to operate and streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance, shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, you will appreciate the valuable CD-ROM resource in your daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, templates, worksheets, business plan, surveys, letters, Web site resources, everything you will need to get up and running.

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web Site Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601381439


$29.95

According to a survey by Netcraft, there are more than 108 million Web sites worldwide. Every Web site needs to be designed. The Pricing & Ethical Guidelines Handbook published by the Graphic Arts Guild reports that the average cost of designing a Web site for a small corporation can range from $7,750 to $15,000. It is incredibly easy to see the enormous profit potential.

Web design businesses can be run part- or full-time and can easily be started in your own home. As such, they are one of the fastest growing segments of the Internet economy. This new book will teach you all you need to know about getting your own Web site design business started in the minimum amount of time.

Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the industry. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of Web site design. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a Web design business and will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms, contracts, worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations, plans and layouts, and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools that no entrepreneur should be without.

While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, drawing up a winning business plan (the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan that can be used in MS Word), buying (and selling) a Web design store, pricing formulas, sales planning, tracking competitors, bookkeeping, media planning, pricing, copy writing, hiring and firing employees, motivating workers, managing and training employees, accounting procedures, successful budgeting, and profit planning development.

By reading this book, you will become knowledgeable about basic cost control systems, retail math and pricing issues, Web site plans and diagrams, software and equipment layout and planning, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, IRS reporting requirements, customer service, direct sales, monthly profit and loss statements, tax preparation, public relations, general management skills, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, and low cost internal marketing ideas, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. Business owners will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source for ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   
 
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Collection Agency Business: With Companion CD-ROM
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Collection Agency Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382832


$29.95

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual income for someone in the collection industry is $29,000 and, as a business owner, you could make even more. The Department also suggests that the industry is expected to grow 18 to 26 percent by 2014. Working in the collection agency business requires patience, empathy, a commitment to excellent customer service, and superb negotiation skills. If you are thinking of opening a collection agency business, then we have a book that can guide you through the process, providing all of the insider tips needed to get started in a minimal amount of time, with a minimal amount of money.

Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of start-up information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formation, is included, as well as the legal implications of each.

With all of the federal and state laws governing the industry, opening your own collection agency can quickly become a nightmare, and for that reason, you will be provided with the most up-to-date information on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as a listing of laws state-by-state that may supersede this federal act. Many states, and even cities, require third-party agencies to be licensed and/or bonded, so you will be provided a wealth of information on all requirements so that you can knowledgably, and legally, operate your business with peace of mind.

A complete checklist of all of the start-up equipment that you will need is provided, as well as a sample budgeting sheet to allow you to gauge start-up costs. You will learn about potential risks that you take in opening a collection agency and how a collection lawyer can help settle debts when you are unable to. You will learn the difference between first and third-party agencies, the different methods in which you can expect to be paid by creditors, tips and tricks to gaining clients, and the advantages of the debt buying method.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without. A special chapter on customer service is provided, with tips on communicating with debtors in a non-threatening manner.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ„¢) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.
In case you decide to open a full-scale collection agency, you will learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, and how to implement low-cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low- and no-cost ways to satisfy clients, as well as ways to increase sales, have clients refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Staffing Service Business: With Companion CD-ROM
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Staffing Service Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382825


$29.95

The median annual salary for someone in the staffing service industry is $29,000 according to the U.S. Department of Labor and as a business owner, you could make even more. The Department also estimates that the staffing industry will grow faster and add more jobs than just about any other industry over the next decade. If you have always yearned for a career where you can really make a difference in someone's life and are thinking of opening a staffing service business, then we have a book that can assist you in taking those first steps and answer all of your questions along the way.

Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of start-up information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formation, is included, as well as the legal implications of each.

A complete list of all of the start-up equipment that you will need is provided, as well as a sample budgeting sheet to allow you to gauge start-up costs. You will learn about potential risks that you take in opening a staffing service and how to minimize your losses. Also include is information on other types of insurance that you will need to have available to contractors that you hire, such as workers' compensation, disability, and unemployment insurance.

This book will assist in helping you decide whether you will offer temporary staffing services, long-term staffing services, or temp-to-perm staffing services. A list of potential sectors that your business can operate in will help you decide whether to stick to a specific niche or whether you will hire contractors to work in various fields, along with the benefits of operating in both situations and factors to consider such as local supply and demand, your own career experience, and economic feasibility.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without. A special chapter on finding qualified contractors and businesses to place your employees in will be included.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ„¢) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Notary Business: With Companion CD-ROM
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Notary Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382818


$29.95

According to the National Notary Association, there are 4.8 million notaries working in the U.S. Depending upon state regulations, notaries can perform marriages, witness and authenticate the signing of real estate mortgage loan documents and other legal contracts, and take and certify depositions. Notaries can make an average of $10 to $200 per signing, depending on the document type.

Each state has individual guidelines that one must follow when first applying to become a notary and specific restrictions that a practicing notary must abide by, including the amount a notary can charge per signing. With all of these rules, it can be quite a confusing process, and along with the frustration of opening your own business, it can quickly become a nightmare. Fortunately, with this new book, you will have a comprehensive toolkit on not only how to become a notary, but on how to open your own notary business and cash in on the booming market as well.

Whether you will be a mobile signing agent or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of start-up information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a partnership, LLC, corporation, or becoming a sole proprietor, the four types of business formations, is included, and also the legal implications of each.

You will learn the ins and outs of the application process state-by-state, including which states require training sessions and exams, and also information on the appointment process and individual state laws that govern the practice of notaries. Beyond providing you with the information on becoming a notary, you will be supplied with a wealth of information about opening your own notary business, including working as a mobile signing agent, where you travel to your customers, or operating a full-scale notary business managing other notaries. A special chapter on services you can offer and average prices charged for those services will be included, and also information on charging for travel fees, appointment no-shows, emergency notarizations, and many other services that can be offered for a fee.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without. A special section on the importance of keeping your notary journal up-to-date is included, and also information on your notary stamp.

You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ„¢) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

A detailed glossary of mortgage and other legal terms will be included, along with helpful information on how to set up computer systems to save time and money, hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, and implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, and also ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of excellent tips and useful guidelines.

This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. A special chapter, devoted to notaries in Florida, Maine, and South Carolina, the only states in which notaries can solemnize the rites of matrimony, will discuss how you can maintain a steady stream of business by only performing marriages, including tips on how you can make even more money by offering other wedding services such as photography.

Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful notaries will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. A wealth of ready-to-use forms is included, along with sample wording for dozens of situations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, and also a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use. 
   

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Medical Billing Service: With Companion CD-ROM
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Medical Billing Service: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382801


$29.95

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's most recent statistical data, the median annual income of a professional in the medical billing industry is $29,000 and, as a business owner, you could earn even more. The healthcare industry provides 14 million jobs and it is estimated that the industry will generate 3 million new jobs by 2016, more than any other industry. If you are detail-oriented, want to be your own boss, and would like to act on the behalf of physicians all over the country, the medical billing service business could be a right fit for you.

Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of start-up information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formation, is included, as well as the legal implications of each.

A complete list of all of the start-up equipment that you will need is provided, as well as a sample budgeting sheet to allow you to gauge start-up costs. You will learn about potential risks that you take in opening a medical billing service and why it is important to have business insurance.

You will find information on the operations side of running your business from filling medical billing claims to receiving payments, along with privacy information that you will need to know such as HIPPA. Included is a glossary with all of the medical billing terms that you will need in order to knowledgably run your business, alongside a complete listing of procedural codes and a directory of insurance carriers. You will learn about each of the covered services in the medical field, along with other major medical industries such as, psychiatric, dental, durable medical equipment, and pharmacy.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without. A special chapter on the different types of billing software that you should buy is included, as well as how much it will cost you and how to set up and use the software to save time and money.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Car Detailing Business: With Companion CD-ROM 
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Car Detailing Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382795

 

$29.95

Are you looking to open a business that offers an endless stream of repeat customers, has a flexible work schedule, and allows you to make as much money as you are willing to put into it? If the answer is yes, then perhaps the car detailing business is for you. The average price for a complete car detail is $150 - $300. Even if you only service two cars per day, this can add up to a lot of money-fast. Starting a detailing business may seem as easy as buying a sponge and a hose, but if you do not carefully plan every detail, you may get in over your head before you can even make a profit.

Fortunately, with this book, we have got everything covered. You will learn not only the most efficient way to wash a car, but also how to start a full-time business, and do so with a minimal amount of money, in a minimal amount of time. This complete kit will address the question of whether you will have your own shop or whether you will be a traveling service, going straight to the customer's location, as well as the business information that you will need to know to handle each situation. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formations, is included, as well as the legal implications of each.

Complete with checklists and budget sheets, you will be provided with everything from start-up costs to supply lists, along with information on what the best products are and where to find them and the most efficient techniques to use to get customers in and out as quickly as possible in order to maximize your profit. A special section on the benefits of buying products from a wholesale dealer is included, as well as helpful information on specific Web sites to visit to find good deals and a chart that details how, and which cleaning products work best, to clean specific car interior problems.

Running your own business can quickly turn into a nightmare if you are not prepared for the unexpected, so this book will supply you with sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without. A complete listing of services to offer and suggested prices will be included, along information on how to bundle services to create money-making packages.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ„¢) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

If you plan on opening a full-scale detailing operation, this book can help you with information on how computer systems can assist you with saving time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel

ISBN #: 9780910627306


$39.95

This comprehensive handbook will clearly demonstrate how to set up, operate and manage a financially successful bed and breakfast or small hotel. Whatever your reason for wanting to open a bed and breakfast, keep in mind that it takes more than dreams and rooms to achieve success; it is a business that must show a profit. This book will separate the romantic notions of owning a B&B from the business end. Owning a B&B is a lifestyle more than a job, and potential owners need to be absolutely sure it's the right lifestyle for them before sinking their time, money and hard work into this rewarding, yet demanding lifestyle.

There are literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make the kitchen, dining room and front office run smoother. Shut down waste, reduce costs and increase profits. In addition, operators will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost-cutting ideas and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied to their operations.
   

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How to open a Financially successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop

ISBN #: 9780910627313


$29.95

The explosive growth of the coffee shops across the country has been phenomenal. Few people realize coffee is now the largest food import to the United States! Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the food service industry. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the specialty coffee and beverage shop.

This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a coffee cafe, tea shop or espresso kiosk. If you enjoy meeting people and love coffee, this may be the perfect business for you, but keep in mind specialty coffee retail looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need including: sample business forms, leases and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening and running day-to-day operations; sample menus; coffee drink recipes; inventory lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no coffee entrepreneur should be without.   The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to open a Financially Successful Bakery

ISBN #: 9780910627337


$39.95

The small bakeries that are popping up every where in this country can be started with a low investment compared to other food business, and can be highly profitable! This is the A-to-Z guide to making it in your own small bakery! Learn the expert tips, tricks, and a vast gold mine of crucial how-to information you just can't find anywhere else. This is a perfect book for entrepreneurs, schools, colleges and technical training centers. This detailed text contains all the information you will ever need to needed to start, operate, and manage a highly profitable bakery. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, learn how to draw up a winning business plan (The Companion CD Rom has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word tm.), how to buy and (sell) a bakery, basic cost control systems, profitable product planning, sample floor plans & diagrams, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, food safety & HACCP, successful food & beverage management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, pricing formulas, learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, learn how to hire & keep a qualified professional staff, brand new IRS tip reporting requirements, managing and training employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, learn low cost internal marketing ideas, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, learn how to keep bringing customers back, accounting & bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. Never before has so much practical information about the bakery business been offered in one book.

This is an ideal guide new for comers to the business as well as experienced operators. In addition to basic operational practices this book will demonstrate show how to: increase impulse sales and improve presentation, utilize merchandising fixtures and techniques, cross merchandising, point of purchase materials, how to develop a product sampling program.
   

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Opening A Restaurant or other food Business Starter Kit: How To Prepare a Restaurant Business Plan & Feasibility Study With Companion CD-Rom

ISBN #: 9780910627368


$39.95

Restaurants are one of the most frequently started small businesses, yet have one of the highest failure rates. Survivors need a powerful strategic advantage: a sound business plan and feasibility study prior to opening. A new study from the Ohio State University has found the restaurant industry failure rate between 1996 and 1999 to be between 57-61 percent over three years. Don't be a statistic on the wrong side, plan now for success with this new book and CD-Rom package.

A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals and serves as your firm's resume. The basic components include a current and pro forma balance sheet, an income statement and a cash flow analysis. It helps you allocate resources properly, handle unforeseen complications and make good business decisions. Because it provides specific and organized information about your company and how you will repay borrowed money, a good business plan is a crucial part of any loan application. Additionally, it informs personnel, suppliers and others about your operations and goals. Don't skip this vital step in opening your restaurant.
   

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How to open a Financially Successful Specialty Retail & Gourmet Foods Shop

ISBN #: 9780910627320


$39.95

The $20 billion gourmet market is nearly recession-proof. In fact, experts indicate that gourmet products actually do better in uncertain times like these as consumers seek out affordable luxuries. If you plan to open a specialty retail store, or perhaps a small store inside an existing retail space then this book is a must Although gourmet foods command a price double and up to ten times higher than that of grocery store brands, there are those consumers that are content and look to pay a premium price for premium items. This book shows how, with minimal effort and a small investment compared to other food businesses, how you can start your own specialty retail store and be highly profitable! This is the A-to-Z guide to making it in your own store. Learn the expert tips, tricks, and a vast gold mine of crucial how-to information you just can't find anywhere else. This is a perfect book for entrepreneurs, schools, colleges and technical training centers. This detailed text contains all the information you will ever need to needed to start, operate, and manage a highly profitable specialty store.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, learn how to draw up a winning business plan (The Companion Cd Rom has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word tm.), how to buy and (sell) a store, basic cost control systems, profitable product planning, sample floor plans & diagrams, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, food safety & HACCP, successful food & beverage management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, pricing formulas, learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, learn how to hire & keep a qualified professional staff, brand new IRS tip reporting requirements, managing and training employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, learn low cost internal marketing ideas, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, learn how to keep bringing customers back, accounting & bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. Never before has so much practical information about the specialty store business been offered in one book.

This is an ideal guide new for comers to the business as well as experienced operators. In addition to basic operational practices this book will demonstrate show how to: increase impulse sales and improve presentation, utilize merchandising fixtures and techniques, cross merchandising, point of purchase materials, how to develop a product sampling program.
   

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Retail Business (With Companion CD-ROM)
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How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Retail Business (With Companion CD-ROM)

ISBN #: 9781601381163

$29.95

The dream of starting a retail business can easily become a reality. Retail businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. This new book will teach you all you need to know about getting started in your own retail business in the minimum amount of time.

This is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the retail industry. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of retailing. Anyone should study this superb manual to investigate the opportunities of opening a retail store.

If you enjoy meeting people, this may be the perfect business for you, but keep in mind retail looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need including sample business forms, leases, contracts, worksheets, and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations. There are plans, layouts, and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that every entrepreneur should have.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (The Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word â„¢), how to buy and sell a retail store, basic cost control systems, retail math and pricing issues, sample floor plans and diagrams, equipment layout and planning, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. Learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money and how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff.

You will meet IRS reporting requirements, plan sales, provide customer service, track competitors, and compete using direct sales. You will handle your own bookkeeping, monthly profit and loss statements, tax preparation, media planning, pricing, copywriting, public relations, and distribution planning. You will get step by step directions for hiring and firing employees, motivating workers, exercising management skills, managing and training employees, and generating high profile public relations and publicity. You will learn low cost internal marketing ideas, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, how to keep bringing customers back, how to budget and conduct profit planning development, and get thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, seasoned retailers will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost-cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be applied easily to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

FPA Book Winner - Best Adult Nonfiction/How-To: How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Retail Business (With Companion CD-ROM)
   

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Web-Based Business (With Companion CD-ROM)
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How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Web-Based Business (With Companion CD-ROM)

ISBN #: 9781601381187


$39.95

With e-commerce expected to reach $40 billion and online businesses anticipated to increase by 500 percent through the year 2010, you need to be a part of this exploding area of Internet sales. If you want to learn about starting a Web business, how to transform your brick and mortar business to a Web business, or even if you're simply interested in making money online, this is the book for you.

You can operate your Web-based business from home and with very little start up money. The earning potential is limitless. This new book will teach you all you need to know about getting started in your own Web-based business in the minimum amount of time. This book is a comprehensive, detailed study of the business side of Internet retailing. Anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a Web-based business should study this superb manual.

You will learn to
* Build your Web-based business through keywords
* Generate free advertising
* Use search-engine strategies
* Market through e-mail
* Build Web communities
* Find products
* Drop ship
* Deal with zoning issues
* Create your Web site, HTML, graphics programs, domain names, and templates
* Use Web hosting, bandwidth, e-mail, shopping carts, and affiliate programs
* Develop merchant accounts
* Use PayPal, e-checks, search engine submissions, pay per click ads, and co-branding
* Make more money through auto-responders, Google and banner advertising
* Establish your own eBay storefront, Web-design information, search-engine registration
* Be a part of directories
* Get real-world examples of successful strategies

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author teaches you how to draw up a winning business plan ( The Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word (tm)), basic cost control systems, pricing issues, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS reporting requirements, plan sales, provide customer service, track competitors, do your own bookkeeping, monthly profit and loss statements, media planning, pricing, and copywriting. You will develop the skill to hire and fire employees without incurring lawsuits, motivate workers, apply general management skills, manage and train employees, and generate high profile public relations and publicity. You will have the advantage low cost internal marketing ideas and low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. Learn how to keep bringing customers back, accomplish accounting, do bookkeeping procedures and auditing, as well as successful budgeting and profit planning development.

This manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance, shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, you will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in your daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, and operating and cost-cutting ideas that can be easily applied to your operation.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal Training Business (With Companion CD-ROM)

ISBN #: 9781601381170


$29.95

With millions of people eager to lose weight and get in shape, personal training is one of the fastest growing careers in the health and fitness industry today. Fitness workers lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching. And they are well paid.

They work in commercial and nonprofit health clubs, country clubs, hospitals, universities, yoga and Pilates studios, resorts, and clients homes. Increasingly, fitness workers also go to workplaces, where they organize and direct health and fitness programs for employees of all ages.

The business of personal training is growing rapidly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal training businesses are expected to be one of the fastest growing business segments in the U.S. economy. There has never been a better time to start your personal trainer business and get ahead of the competition.

You can operate your personal training business from home, from a private personal training studio, clients' home gyms or corporate fitness centers. Many personal trainers earn an average of $30 to $100 per hour. This new book will teach you all you need to know about getting started in your own retail business in a minimum amount of time. Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the service industry.

This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of retailing. If you enjoy meeting people, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind it looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. To avoid pitfalls, use this complete manual to arm yourself with everything you need including sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, starting, and running day-to-day operations; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that every entrepreneur should have.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, learning how to draw up a winning business plan ( the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word), employing basic cost control systems, pricing issues, and sample floor plans and diagrams. You will avoid trial by error when setting up equipment layouts, meeting legal and IRS requirements, and tapping into the best sales and marketing techniques and pricing formulas. This book will even help you set up computer systems to save time and money, teach you how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, do your own sales planning, customer service, track competitors, keep your own books, compile monthly profit and loss statements, prepare taxes. You will become adept at media planning, pricing, copywriting, and public relations. You will be able to hire and fire employees, motivate workers, manage and train employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, and learn low cost internal marketing ideas and low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. You will learn how to keep bringing customers back – the secret of continued success ‑ as well as getting thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to operate streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance, shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, you will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in your daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web site resources, and operating and cost cutting ideas that can be easily applied to your operation.
   

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The Restaurant Dream?

ISBN #: 9780910627832


$21.95

Each and every year, countless numbers of individuals act on their life-long dreams and decide to open a restaurant. Many of these aspiring restaurateurs are engaging in this activity for the first time, and unfortunately they are at a greater risk for making mistakes that could unnecessarily doom their fledgling business from the start. Many of these mistakes, however, are avoidable.

The shelves are full of books about restaurants. Some offer advice on operations and menu planning. Some contain inspiring photographs of interior and exterior spaces. Others share the details behind one concept or individual’s success story. But comprehensive information available on the restaurant development process is limited. The establishment of a new restaurant concept is full of emotion, surprise, frustration, risk, and satisfaction that simply cannot be conveyed in a textbook format.

The Restaurant Dream? is based on a true account of one team's efforts to develop a restaurant concept from the ground up. All aspects of the development process, from initial ideation through design, construction, opening, and the first months of operations, are covered. It is written in the form of a story, which interweaves educational material with real-life events and the unexpected twists and turns that seemed to exist around almost every corner. From elation to deception and camaraderie to lawsuits, this book shows that the surreal components of opening a restaurant are not uncommon—they are just not frequently shared. The Restaurant Dream? shares strategies, logic, successes, and failures so that the aspiring restaurateur may learn from this effort and improve their own likelihood for success.
   

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How to Open a Financially Successful Pizza & Sub Restaurant: Get Your Slice of The Pie: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9780910627801


$29.95

The explosive growth of the pizza and sub shops across the country has been phenomenal. Take a look at these stats: Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or about 350 slices per second. Pizza is a $32+ billion per year industry. Pizza restaurant growth continues to outpace overall restaurant growth. Pizzerias represent 17 percent of all restaurants. Pizza accounts for more that 10 percent of all food service sales.

Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the food service industry. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the restaurant. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a pizza or sub restaurant. It will arm you with everything you need including sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; sample menus; inventory lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no restaurant entrepreneur should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual pizza restaurant business plan that you can use in MS Word), basic cost-control systems, profitable menu planning, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, food safety and HACCP, successful beverage management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, pricing formulas, learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, new IRS tip-reporting requirements, managing and training employees, generate high-profile public relations and publicity, learn low-cost internal marketing ideas, low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, learn how to keep bringing customers back, accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. There are dozens of case studies from people involved in the business to help you along.

Eric Hoffer Awards - Winner: How to Open a Financially Successful Pizza & Sub Restaurant, Shri L. Henkel & Douglas R. Brown

Best Cover Design: How to Open a Financially Successful Pizza & Sub Restaurant by Shri L. Henkel & Douglas R. Brown (ISBN-13: 978-0-910627-80-1, Atlantic Publishing Group) - FPA President's Book Awards
   

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How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Wedding Consultant and Planning Business (With Companion CD-ROM)

ISBN #: 9781601381149


$29.95

Weddings are big business. The Association of Bridal Consultants estimates that consumers spend a whopping $46 billion on their weddings every year. In 2008 the average wedding cost about $32,000, and many couples spend more than that!

Today's bride is spending more money than ever before to ensure that her wedding day the single most important day of her life is planned to perfection. Once reserved only for the very rich, today's brides and grooms-to-be, often busy with dual careers yet wanting to make their wedding uniquely personal, are turning to consultants for help to help save time, money, and considerable stress planning a wedding.

More people are finding that a good wedding consultant is a great source of information, ideas, and contacts for the bride-to-be. Hiring a wedding coordinator could help ensure that the wedding day turns out to be far more spectacular than the bride ever envisioned. They provide guidance on etiquette, invitations, planning and directing the rehearsal and ceremony, even arranging transportation and accommodations, and help you manage your time with all the details. Wedding coordinators may also assist in locating a site for the ceremony, shopping for the wedding gown and wedding accessories, and even arranging for childcare. As such, professional wedding consultants are compensated well for their knowledge, talent, time, and expertise.

A wedding consulting and planning career makes an ideal home based or part-time business. You don't need an office. Start-up costs are low. And you don't need any costly special equipment. All you need is a calendar, a good organizer, a desire to succeed, and the tips for success in this book. A consultant's primary function is to help a couple learn, implement, and manage all the necessary tasks required to host a successful wedding event. Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the service industry.  An average wedding using a coordinator costs about $20,000. Some coordinators charge an hourly rate ranging from $50 to $150. According to many wedding coordinators, the average wedding takes about 30 to 40 hours of coordinating, ending up earning between $1,500 and $3,000. Creating a dream wedding requires imagination and energy, a concern for detail, and a love of organization to make certain that things run smoothly.

You will help couples decide on a budget and help them stick to it. You will also help them select the wedding dress, set trial hair and make-up appointments, confirm wedding day appointments, prepare and confirm wedding reception toasts or speeches; update life, house, and car insurance policies; complete change of name and change of address paperwork; open joint bank account (if desired), determine who will return groom's formal attire, location, caterer, entertainment, wedding cake, and "going away" wardrobe. You will learn how to prepare for and run a successful wedding including determining realistic costs, helping with the guest list, setting the wedding date, organizing the wedding ceremony and the reception, acquiring bridesmaids' and groom's attire, ordering invitations and other stationery, and dealing with the gifts and "thank-you" messages.

This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the wedding planning and consulting. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business should begin by reading this book, picturing yourself producing the perfect wedding.  If you enjoy meeting people and planning parties, this may be the perfect business for you, but keep in mind this business looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need including sample business forms, contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; sample menus; inventory lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no consultant should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (The Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word), basic cost control systems, sample floor plans and diagrams, successful food and beverage management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements for your business, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas.  You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and increase sales and having customers refer others to you.  You will get the basics down with accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as learning thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

The manual delivers innovative ways demonstrated to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful wedding planners will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be applied easily to their operations. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service (With Companion CD-ROM)
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How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service (With Companion CD-ROM)

ISBN #: 9781601381156


$29.95

Because parents must work outside the home, there will always be a demand for childcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 64 percent of married-couple families, both husband and wife work outside the home. There are nearly 12 million children under the age of five in child care each week in the United States.

With concerns about quality child care, the trend is to move away from large operations and turn to the small services located close by work or home. This increase in small day care operations creates a huge opportunity for someone who loves children and wants to create a business dedicated to taking care of them.

A child care service makes an ideal home based or part-time business. Start-up costs are low. You do not need an office. You do not need any costly special equipment. All you need to get started is an approved facility and a desire to succeed. Here is the manual you need to be successful in this highly profitable segment of the service industry.

This superb manual will arm you with everything, including a sample business plan, forms, contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; plus dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no child care provider should be without.
The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways to set up, operate, and manage your child care business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. In addition, operators will appreciate this book as a valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, and operating and cost cutting ideas. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

The National Indie Excellence Book Awards BUSINESS Finalist: How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service by Tina Musial
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Consulting Business - With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601380166


$29.95

Companies, organizations, or individuals hire consultants to provide advice to themselves or to clients for a fee to help solve a particular problem or provide certification within the area of their expertise. A majority of consultants have gained their expertise from previous employment. There are as many consultants as there are areas of expertise; one thing they all have in common is that they are well paid.

The business of consulting is growing rapidly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, consulting in particular business and IT consulting are becoming one of the fastest growing business segments in the U.S. economy. There has never been a better time to start your consulting business and get ahead of the competition.

This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of providing consulting services. If you enjoy meeting people, having a home-based business, traveling, problem solving, and using your expertise, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind it looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. To avoid the pitfalls, use this complete manual to arm yourself with everything you need including sample business forms, agreements and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, starting, and running day-to-day operations; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that every entrepreneur should have. Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the service industry.  While providing detailed instruction, examples, and case studies, the author leads you through establishing your office, learning how to draw up a winning business plan ( the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word¢), and provides dozens of forms you will need in your business. You will learn basic cost control systems, the best sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

This book will teach you how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff (if you even need one), to use subcontractors, to deploy word of mouth marketing to get new clients, to use the power of the Internet, to network, get referrals, evaluate consulting opportunities, do your own sales planning, have great customer service, get reimbursed for expenses, proposals, and sales presentations, track competitors, do your own accounting, be certified as a "professional" consultant, increase client satisfaction, develop valuable contacts and resources (including the top professional associations for consultants and magazines), compile monthly profit and loss statements, and prepare taxes. You will be provided IRS requirements, and even get help to set up your computer systems to save time and money.
   

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Construction Company - With Companion CD-ROM
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Construction Company - With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601380173


$29.95

Starting a construction company, even a small one, can be a very profitable venture. In good times and bad construction is an industry that will always be in demand, and construction is not an industry where technology will replace or undermine it. The construction field is growing rapidly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction firms are expected to be one of the fastest growing business segments in the U.S. economy. There has never been a better time to start a construction company and get ahead of the competition.

This new book is a comprehensive, detailed study of the practical side of starting and operating a construction firm. It will take you step by step through every aspect and prepare you with everything you need including sample business forms, leases, contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, starting, and running day-to-day operations. You will get dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that every entrepreneur should have.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author help you find a location and business name that will bring success, take you through the process of drawing up a winning business plan (the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word â„¢), and teach you how to start and manage your construction company. You will find guidance on obtaining licenses and permits, drawing up contracts, hiring subcontractors, meeting governmental regulations, attracting new clients and referrals, applying for financing, tracking utilities, employing basic cost control systems, dealing with pricing issues, and staying ahead of the competition.

You will avoid trial by error when setting up equipment layouts, meeting legal and IRS requirements, and tapping into the best sales and marketing techniques and pricing formulas. This book will even help you set up computer systems to save time and money, teach you how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, use the best computer software, network with publishers and associations, do your own sales planning, customer service, keep your own books, compile monthly profit and loss statements, and prepare taxes. You will become adept at media planning, pricing, and public relations. You will be able to manage and train employees, motivate workers, generate high profile public relations and publicity, and learn low cost marketing ideas and low cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. You will learn how to keep bringing customers back - and build referrals the secret of continued success as well as getting thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative demonstrated ways to operate and streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance, shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. The secret of continued success as well as getting thousands of great tips and useful ideas. In addition, you will appreciate the valuable CD ROM resource in your daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, templates, worksheets, business plan, surveys, letters, web site resources, everything you will need to get up and running.

We also went the extra mile and spent an unprecedented amount of time researching, interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful construction company executives. Aside from learning the basics you will be privy to their secrets and proven successful ideas.

Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the construction experts chronicled in this book are earning a great deal of money for their expertise. If you are interested in learning essentially everything there is to know about starting and operating a consulting business in addition to hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets for your own construction firm and earning enormous profits, then this book is for you.
   

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorating, & Home Staging Business-With Companion CD-ROM
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorating, & Home Staging Business-With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601380234


$29.95

Are you planning to become part of this redesign or real estate staging network? During this time of phenomenal growth, these businesses may be worth your investigation. If you can answer yes to the following questions, then the redesign or home staging business may be just right for you.

Do you love decorating your home?
Are you addicted to home decorating shows and magazines?
Do you know exactly what someone should do to sell their home fast?
Are you constantly moving your furniture around?
Do you find yourself decorating for your friends and family for free?
Do you have a flair for decorating?

Keep in mind, however, that Redesign and Real Estate Staging are more than just having the talent and skills to do the job. The business of the business is the part that can be tricky.

Readers of this book will fall into one of the following categories:

Those With a Second Career: You already have a successful career and are looking for something new. In fact, the design field may be totally unrelated to anything you have ever done before
Those Wishing To Be Their Own Boss: You want to have more control over your day and how it goes. Being your own boss allows you to be flexible.
Those That Are Business Beginners: You have started your own business, and are finding that the small business tools that are available just do not apply to the design industry.
Those That Want To Grow Their Design Business: You already are fully engaged in your own design business and need sound marketing principles to grow your business further.
Those That Are Curious: You just want to know what the design industry is all about and find out if you can develop your passion into a thriving business.  No matter which description fits you, this book will be instrumental in your success of the business side of redesigning and home staging.

In these chapters, you will learn whether you are cut out to be an entrepreneur, what to offer as a redesigner, redecorator, and real estate stager, what to charge for your services, how to create both a simple and formal business plan, how to set up your home office, the legalities of owning a business, how to market, how to give a presentation, the day to day workings of your job, and professional design techniques. You will read expert examples and business blunders. You will receive tips, scripts, and templates.  After you are finished with this book, you will be ready to start your own redesign, redecorate, and real estate staging business. More importantly, you will be ready to succeed.
   

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101 Businesses You Can Start at With Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Stay-at-Home Moms & Dads

ISBN #: 9780910627887


$14.95

Most parents today have a tough time economically: they have to be at home raising their children so they cannot work much and the jobs that are out there are often part-time and low paying. Yet most families need two incomes today to get ahead. Detailed in this new book are over 100 business ideas that can be started for very little money and yet may provide parents with a lot more money than they would be paid by the hour.

This is a collection of businesses selected especially for stay-at-home parents who are interested in augmenting their income. These businesses can be started with minimum training and investment and are all capable of producing extra income. Most can easily be operated by one person and eventually be sold for an additional profit. Many of these businesses can actually be started with less than one hundred dollars and some can really be started with next to nothing. All can be operated from home.

Starting and managing a business takes motivation and talent. It also takes research and planning. This new book is intended to serve as a roadmap for starting your business. It is both comprehensive and easy to use. It also includes numerous web links for additional information. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you in developing a winning business plan and structure of the business plus accounting and bookkeeping procedures. Sales and marketing techniques and pricing formulas are demystified. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money and generate high-profile public relations and publicity while avoiding legal pitfalls. Thousands of great tips and useful guidelines will help you keep bringing customers back, give you low-cost internal marketing ideas, low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and sales building ideas.
   

101 Businesses You Can Start at With Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Students
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101 Businesses You Can Start at With Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Students

ISBN #: 9780910627900


$12.95

Most students have a tough time economically. They have to be at school so they have little time, and the jobs that are available are often low paying. Since most students are looking for work, jobs are very scarce and the competition is fierce. Students face inconvenient hours working mostly in retail, fast food, or doing manual labor. Detailed in this new book are more than 100 business ideas that can be started for very little money and yet provide the striving student with more money than is being paid by the hour. Many of these businesses can actually be started with less than one hundred dollars and some can really be started with next to nothing. Many can be operated from home.

Starting and managing a business takes motivation and talent. It also takes research and planning. This new book is intended to serve as a roadmap for starting your business. It is both comprehensive and easy to use. It also includes numerous web links for additional information. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you in developing a winning business plan, structuring the business, handling legal concerns, using proven sales and marketing techniques and pricing formulas, learning how to set up computer systems to save time and money, generating high-profile public relations and publicity, learning low-cost internal marketing ideas and low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, learning how to keep bringing customers back, accounting and bookkeeping procedures, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.
   

101 Businesses You Can Start at With Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Retirees
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101 Businesses You Can Start at With Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Retirees

ISBN #: 9780910627894


$12.95

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, people starting their working careers will face the following situation when they retire age at age 65: they will have annual incomes between $4,000.00 and $26,000.00. According to the Social Security Administration, today's retirees can only count on corporate pensions and Social Security for 61 percent of their income at retirement. The remainder must come from other sources. If the same holds true in the future, today's workers need to accumulate enough in personal savings to make up a 39 percent shortfall in their retirement income. The solution for many after they have played enough golf and caught enough fish will be to start a small part-time business.

Detailed in this new book are over 100 business ideas that can be started for very little money and yet may provide retired people with a lot more money than they would earn being paid by the hour. This is a collection of businesses selected especially for retirees who are interested in augmenting their income. These businesses can be started with minimum training and investment and are all capable of producing extra income. Most can easily be operated by one person and eventually be sold for an additional profit. Many of these businesses can actually be started with less than one hundred dollars and some can really be started with next to nothing. Some can even be operated from home.

Starting and managing a business takes motivation and talent. It also takes research and planning. This new book is intended to serve as a roadmap for starting your business. It is both comprehensive and easy to use. It also includes numerous Web links for additional information. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you in developing a winning business plan, setting up the structure of the business and accounting and bookkeeping procedures, tending to legal concerns, devising sales and marketing techniques, calculating pricing formulas, getting the right computer systems to save time and money, generating high-profile public relations and publicity, developing low-cost internal marketing ideas, finding low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers, building sales, and keeping customers coming back. Thousands of great tips and useful guidelines will show you how make the most of your retirement years.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Small Record Label: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601381422


$29.95

The overall retail value of the U.S. record industry was $11.5 billion in 2006. With the help of this new book you can get a piece of that business by starting your own small record label. This book will not teach you how to play music, but you will learn all the aspects of starting your business, pricing your products, marketing your business, and conducting your day-to-day business operations. This comprehensive new book will show you step-by-step how to set up, operate, and manage a financially successful small record label, including startup costs for a record label, the equipment you will need, how to get your recordings made into CDs and distributed, marketing and promoting your music, and distribution methods.

The book covers the entire process of starting a small record label from startup to ongoing management in an easy to understand way, pointing out methods to increase your chances of success and showing you how to avoid the common mistakes that can doom a startup. The new companion CD-ROM contains all the forms used in the book in PDF format for easy use, as well as a detailed business plan, which will help you precisely define your business, identify your goals. The basic components include a current and pro forma balance sheet, an income statement, and a cash flow analysis.

While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, managing and training employees, accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. You also will learn how to draw up a winning business plan, how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified, professional staff, how to keep bringing customers back, and how to generate high profile public relations. In addition, you will become knowledgeable about basic cost control systems, equipment layout and planning, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, and low cost marketing ideas. You will also learn how to get your music on sites where customers pay to download your music such as Rhapsody, Napster, Urge, and others. This new book covers everything that many companies pay consultants thousands of dollars for. With the help of this book you can turn your love of music into a highly successful business.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal Chef Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601381415


$29.95

According to the U.S. Department of Labor one of the fastest growing segments of the food service business is providing professional personal chef services. Personal chefs can expect to make between $100 and $400 a day - every day. Until recently having a chef prepare food for you and your family was considered a luxury for only the wealthy. Today, many individuals and families have discovered that a personal chef service is an affordable, timesaving, and healthy alternative to the stress and time constraints of working to put a wholesome, economical, and tasty meal on the table every night.

A personal chef offers a professional service of meal preparation. A client's individual tastes drive the creation of their customized menu. These personalized meals are prepared either in the client's home or your catering kitchen and then packaged, labeled, possibly delivered, and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Most services include complete grocery shopping, customized menu planning, and storage in oven/microwavable containers. Families in which both spouses work, singles and couples who work long, hard hours, seniors who would rather not or cannot cook anymore, gourmets who love to cook but who do not always have the time, and individuals that have medical conditions, such as wheat/gluten intolerance, milk or other sensitivities, diabetes, or high blood pressure, who require specialized meals will seek your services.

This book will not teach you how to cook, although there are some sample menus. What you will learn is all the aspects of starting your business, pricing your products, marketing your business, and conducting your day-to-day business operations. This comprehensive new book will show you step-by-step how to set up, operate, and manage a financially successful personal chef business. The author has left no stone unturned in explaining the risky business of food service.

The book covers the entire process of a personal chef business from startup to ongoing management in an easy to understand way, pointing out methods to increase your chances of success and showing you how to avoid the common mistakes that can doom a startup. The new companion CD-ROM contains all the forms used in the book in PDF format for easy use, as well as a detailed business plan, which will help you precisely define your business, identify your goals. The basic components include a current and pro forma balance sheet, an income statement, and a cash flow analysis.

While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success (in your home or a rented kitchen), managing and training employees, accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. You also will learn how to draw up a winning business plan, how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified staff, how to generate high profile public relations, and how to keep bringing customers back. In addition, you will become familiar with basic cost control systems, profitable menu planning, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, food safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), low cost marketing ideas, and low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. This new book covers everything that many companies pay consultants thousands of dollars for. PCRs, as those in the business are nicknamed, will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source for ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied to their operations.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Cleaning Service: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601381446


$29.95

A lot of people believe that they can set up and operate a cleaning business that will reap big profits with a few dollars and some cleaning supplies. The reality is most of these startups fail in a couple of months.

As with any business, it takes hard work and time to develop a profitable cleaning business. However, armed with the detailed information in this new book, you can have your recession-proof cleaning business up and running quickly. You will learn how to build your client list quickly, properly bid on jobs, organize your schedule, and maximize your time and profits. You will learn everything you need to know BEFORE starting your cleaning business.

A cleaning service can be run part- or full-time and can easily be started in your own home. As such, these businesses are one of the fastest growing segments in the service economy. This new book will teach you all you need to know about starting your own cleaning business in the minimum amount of time. Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the service industry. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of cleaning. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a cleaning business and will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms, contracts, worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations, and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools that no entrepreneur should be without.

While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success (if necessary), buying (and selling) a cleaning service, pricing formulas, sales planning, tracking competitors, bookkeeping, media planning, pricing, copy writing, hiring and firing employees, motivating workers, managing and training employees, accounting procedures, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

By reading this book, you will become knowledgeable about basic cost control systems, Web site plans and diagrams, software and equipment layout and planning, sales and marketing techniques, legal concerns, IRS reporting requirements, customer service, monthly profit and loss statements, tax preparation, public relations, general management skills, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, and auditing.

In addition, you will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan that can be used in Microsoft Word), how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to generate high profile public relations, and how to keep bringing clients back.

The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition owners will appreciate this valuable resource and use it as a reference in their daily activities and as a source for ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Florist and Floral Business Both Online and Off: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601381408


$29.95

The dream of starting a floral business can easily become a reality. Florist shop owners enjoy creating beautiful floral arrangements for individuals or special occasions. According to the customer's order, they cut and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage. They design arrangements by trimming flowers and arranging bouquets, sprays, wreaths, dish gardens, and terrariums. This new book will teach you all you need to know about getting started in your own florist business in the minimum amount of time. Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable, quickly growing segment of the retail industry. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of a floral shop. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a store. If you enjoy meeting people, this may be the perfect business for you. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no entrepreneur should be without.

While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, drawing up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan that can be used in Microsoft Word), buying (and selling) a floral store, pricing formulas, sales planning, tracking competitors, bookkeeping, media planning, pricing, copy writing, distribution channel planning, hiring and firing employees, motivating workers, managing and training employees, accounting procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development.

By reading this book you will become knowledgeable about basic cost control systems, retail math and pricing issues, floor plans and diagrams, equipment layout and planning, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, IRS reporting requirements, customer service, direct sales, monthly profit and loss statements, tax preparation, low cost internal marketing ideas, management skills, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.
In addition, you will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep qualified professional staff, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to keep bringing customers back.

The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. Store owners will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source for ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382252


$29.95

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average annual income of $69,270 for fashion designers in 2007. Opportunities in the fashion design industry are expected to rise about 10 to 12 percent through 2012. Many designers also go into other areas of the fashion industry, including: fashion buyer, fashion coordinator, retail store manager, and many more.

You do not need to live in New York City, and you can start out small or even part time. Ralph Lauren's Polo empire was established on a small men's tie collection that he sold to Bloomingdale's. Demand for fashion designers should remain strong, as consumers hungry for new fashions and apparel styles will spur the creation of new clothing and accessory lines.

This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the fashion, fashion design, and consulting business. You will learn everything from the initial design and creation to manufacturing and marketing. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book, hopefully picturing yourself producing the perfect dress worn by one of Hollywood's elite.

If you enjoy working with people and keeping up on the latest trends, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no designer should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful designers will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Painting, Faux Painting, or Mural Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601383327


$29.95

The painting, faux painting, and mural business is one of the most lucrative small business opportunities around, with more than $100 billion spent annually according to the International Franchise Association. The need for skilled, qualified painters for everything from the family home to other businesses or the side of a new building has made those with the right skill set highly sought after. For anyone seeking to start their own painting or mural painting business, it is only a matter of knowing where and how to get started and what is needed by them to both open a business and be financially successful in running it.

This book was written with all of those expert painters in mind, ensuring that everyone who has ever been interested in starting their own painting business gets every possible resource they need to successfully run that business. You will learn what the basics of the career entail and how to go about running your business. You will learn the fundamentals of what equipment you will need and how to go about acquiring it for a decent rate. Learn how to find partners to help you or hire employees. Also learn the basics of your recordkeeping and how you will keep track of your finances. Additionally, you will learn about how to find and maintain professional contacts and build a portfolio that will help you find new work in the future. You will learn how to meet clients and dress properly and how to scope out the walls at your potential work sites so you can bid and work effectively. You will learn how to bid on a job and get paid for your work and finally how to start painting the walls, including the types of wall surfaces you may have, the paints you might use, how to load up and setup, and how to finalize a project.

Dozens of the top faux and mural painters in the nation were contacted and interviewed for this book, their expertise compiled into a series of tips and tricks that will help you both understand how to run a business and be a successful painter. Everything you need to become a faux painter, from the first clients to the expansion of your business is included in this guide; the beginner's only needed resource.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal Financial Planning Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601383341


$29.95

This book was written for anyone who has ever wanted to dip their foot into financial planning but did not know where to start. Through hours of meticulous research, the author has compiled countless resources for potential planners that will guarantee a successful start for your new business. You will learn the fundamental basics of financial planning, starting with the very process that most planners use to organize their own finances. You will learn how to organize financial statements and to create plans and how to properly manage taxes to great effect. You will learn how to manage basic assets such as cash, savings, home equity, and automobiles. You will learn how to effectively manage credit and how to deal with insurance including life insurance, health insurance, and property insurance.

Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of start-up information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formations, is included, and also the legal implications of each.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, and implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, and also ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of excellent tips and useful guidelines.

Expert financial planners have been interviewed for this book and their hundreds of hours of interviews have been included to provide you a complete overview of everything you need to know about investments in stocks, bonds, securities, and mutual funds and the vital prospect of retirement investment. Throughout the book, you will learn what codes of ethics are involved in dealing with someone else’s finances and how you can effectively prepare for the necessary steps you will need to take before you set one eye on your first client's statements. For all prospective financial planners, this guide will give you a complete walkthrough and timeline of what you need to accomplish to be effective.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Private Investigation Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601383310


$29.95

If you spent your childhood reading detective novels and thinking how amazing it would be to start your own, or if you just decided it is time to retire from your current job in the police, military, or other investigative agency and start your own company, the concept of owning and operating your own Private Investigation Business is probably very enticing. With a massive upside and potential for growth, the industry has been booming for years. With all self-employment opportunities up and private investigation in particular up by more than 16% according to the IRS statistics on small businesses, now is the time to get into the industry.

This book was written for anyone who has looked at the idea of private investigation and decided that it would be ideal for them. You will learn everything you need to know about working in the private investigation field, starting with the basics of what you can expect and what preconceptions you may have that are just Hollywood fancy. You will learn how to choose a niche of investigation and how to start thinking in the abstract, questioning everything but recognizing facts for what they are. You will learn the key differences between a private investigator and a police officer and why those who want to be the latter should consider all their options before getting into private work. You will learn how to investigate a case and how to perform all of your necessary actions legally.

Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of start-up information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formations, is included, and also the legal implications of each.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, and implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, and also ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of excellent tips and useful guidelines.

You will learn how to hire contractors to help you and which licenses and liability insurance you will need. You will learn which contracts and forms, including privacy agreements, you must have on hand and which business structure is best for you. You will learn how to find clients and what tools you need, including the right camera and lenses. You will learn how modern computer equipment can accent your investigations and how to start using internet searches through public records, private databases and courthouse records to speed up the process. Learn how to perform background investigations, interviews, and surveillance and what the basics of each kind of investigation entails. For anyone who is considering or has ever considered starting their own private investigation business, this book is an absolute must, detailing the entire process in full.
   
  

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Small Farm: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601383303


$29.95

Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, the number of small farms operating in the United States dropped by more than 75 percent according to the US Department of Agriculture. But, recently, there has been a major resurgence in these family operated, outdoor businesses that has made them both financially viable again and underrepresented. The world of small farm businesses is being bolstered by a surge in interest by health conscious individuals looking for organic, locally grown products. This, along with growing food needs in developed and developing countries, makes your potential business very viable. However, knowing how to develop that business effectively can be very hard.

This book was written for people just like you - those farmers who are looking to start their own small farm business. You will start by learning what the basics of a small farm entail:  what you will need, how your life will change, and what you can expect from the government, your neighbors, and living with plants and livestock. You will learn how the farmer's lifestyle is different than yours is right now and how to start building a farm plan and evaluating your resources before making any decisions. You will learn how to get help for your plans and what good farming principles, followed by the top farmers in the world are. The nature of the soil, working in the soil, and the essence of crop rotation are outlined in detail to help you make more targeted decisions with your crops. You will also learn how to use green manure and cover crops to protect your plants and the environment at the same time.

For this book, dozens of farmers were interviewed from throughout the nation, each of them providing their years of expertise and insight for you to make better decisions about your own new farm business. You will learn the basics of nitrogen and legumes, livestock feeding, and weatherproofing along with planning your business and marketing your goods and services. You will learn how to set new goals and grow your business as well as how to identify your target market and to market within a given niche instead of trying to reach too broad of an audience. You will learn the basics of selling farm products and finally how to manage a farm, including the necessary information you need to hire employees, maintain machinery, and keep your farm up to date with new technology.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Herb and Herbal Plant Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601383297


$29.95

Today'ss health conscious society has redefined how many people look at small business in the food and health industry you must not only greatly understand how to provide the newest and most effective herbs; you must understand how to differentiate, provide information, and most of all reach your customers before anyone else. Competition is fierce and success can be short lived if you do not understand how the market operates. Herb businesses operating on the Internet alone have increased by more than 1000 percent since 2002 according to PEW Internet Research and that means a whole lot of people have tried their hand in this market.

That means you need the kind of head start that only something like this book can offer - a full review of the various intricacies of the herb business and what new customers and old customers alike are looking for that you need to be able to provide. You will learn everything you need to know before you start your business, first and foremost being the basics and details of the different herbs that you will be using and how they grow, what they do, and what they need. After learning the basics of herbs, you will learn how to structure your business, what you will need to operate an herb business and what is involved in the inner operations of that business as described by other businesses and herb experts. You will learn how to start setting goals and looking to the future for your business and how to start marketing your business and talking to the public.

Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of start-up information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formations, is included, and also the legal implications of each.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, and implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, and also ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of excellent tips and useful guidelines.

The world of herb businesses is booming, but there are still only a handful of experts and success stories, and for this book they have been contacted and their expertise added to the pages within to help you understand what works and what doesn't. You will learn how to develop your product and your brand and how to start creating special events and services that can boost your herb business and get your name out. Learn how to expand your business and enter the market effectively and what you need to do to take advantage of new and popular herbs as they are introduced to the market. This book is a compendium of everything a potential herb salesman needs; don't let it pass you by.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Vending Business With Companion CDROM

ISBN #: 9781601382788


$29.95

Do you want to own a business that does not confine you to a desk, where you are able to make your own hours and as much money as you want to work? According to the U.S. Department of Labor's most recent statistical data, the median annual income of someone in the vending industry is $29,000 and, as a business owner, you could make even more. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, and you are thinking about opening a vending business, then we have a book that will answer all of your questions. From startup costs to vending machine bestsellers, this book will be your comprehensive guide on how to make the most money in a short amount of time.

Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of startup information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formation, is included, as well as the legal implications of each.

This comprehensive book will provide a checklist of everything that you need to get started, including startup equipment that you should purchase immediately and how much product to buy. Budgeting sheets will help you estimate startup costs and profit and loss statements will help you gauge your earnings. You will learn about potential risks that you take in opening a vending business and how you can minimize your losses.

This complete guide will take you step by step through the process of buying new or used vending machines, acquiring a previous route from another business or finding new clients of your own, and how to efficiently service your machines in order to make the most money. Additional information is included on buying products for your machines, including how to get the most for your money and how warehouse retail stores can save you hundreds of dollars.

This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day to day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without. A special section on what items typically have the highest sales in vending machines is included, as well as sections on storage ideas for keeping your product fresh, when to reorder product, and how much back-stock to keep depending on the number of clients you have.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CDROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ„¢) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.  In case you decide to open a full service business, you will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines.

This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready to use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CDROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Import Export Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382269


$29.95

The import and export business is not just for goliath corporations. An individual armed with the right information can get in on this enormous industry. It is big business these days - to the tune of an annual $1.2 trillion in goods, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2007 alone, American companies will export $772 billion in merchandise to more than 150 foreign countries.

Billions of dollars in merchandise and goods are being exchanged each day in the global marketplace. These products are bought, sold, represented, and distributed somewhere in the world on a daily basis. While basically any country can offer opportunities for import export trade, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China have topped the trading chart for the past two decades. In the last few years, countries in the former Soviet Union and South America have become major players. Compared to other businesses, however, import export companies have a very low startup cost. You do not need any special license or degree; what you need to succeed is the expert advice presented in this new, comprehensive manual. This is a business you run from home, and travel is mostly optional.

This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of international trade and will help you navigate the maze of international trade policies and regulations. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the import export business. You will learn everything from the initial startup decisions to working with U.S. and foreign companies. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about basic cost control systems, commercial terms, documentation, trade agreements, trade shows, cultural issues, customs and market research, the latest information on government regulations, tax laws, customs requirements, shipping procedures, how to represent U.S.-based companies, copyright and trademark issues, product pricing, distribution systems, custom brokers, international documentation, branding, foreign-trade leads, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. Successful import export experts will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal and Executive Coaching Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382276


$29.95

In the U.S., the average professional coach makes roughly $150-$200 per hour. It is not uncommon for a seasoned coach to make well over $100,000 per year. If you are good at motivating and inspiring people, a coaching business may be a great choice for you. People seek out coaches to help them in matters of life, business, career, and even parenting. And they are paid very well with few startup costs.

As a professional coach, you will recognize and define your clients' goals; construct a realistic strategy for achieving your goals; establish a detailed program of actions and activities; identify, manage, and change business improvements; get effective and timely results; monitor your progress and build on your successes; achieve what may have seemed impossible; and get the rewards and recognition you deserve. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book.

If you enjoy working with people, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about basic cost control systems, market research, getting new clients, tax laws, pricing, leads, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to meet IRS requirements, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you.

Successful coaches will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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The Secrets to Succeeding in Network Marketing Offline and Online: How to Achieve financial Success Selling network Marketing products and Services

ISBN #: 9781601380197


$15.95

If you've been looking for a home-based business, you have undoubtedly come upon business opportunities that are referred to as Network Marketing programs. Also known as Multi-Level Marketing or MLM, Network Marketing is just a way for businesses to distribute their products. Rather than using the usual distribution method that moves from manufacturer to a wholesaler or distributor to retailer and finally to the consumer, Network Marketing companies use independent contractor sales people to sell the products directly.

If you are looking to be financially independent, own your own business, have more spare time, work from the comfort of your home, then MLM may be for you to be successful. In the past MLM required a lot of face-to-face meetings and sales presentations which are difficult to produce. The Internet, combined with Network Marketing, has created countless opportunities for individuals to develop their own business, working from home. The real ways to make a great deal of money in MLM is by recruiting a team of other independent marketers below you, and thus earn a percentage of their combined sales. This new groundbreaking book will show you how to build a successful business with MLM by harvesting the power of the Internet.

In this easy-to-read and comprehensive new book, you will learn what MLM is, how to get people talking about your product or service, how to get your customers to be your sales force, recruiting, goal setting and managing time, getting customers to come to you, getting your MLM message out quickly, creating awareness, working with bloggers and online activists, marketing, dealing with negative customer experience, automating MLM writing online press releases, creating a blog, creating a customer references and referral programs, starting a fan club/loyalist community, and setting up discussion forums and boards. You will learn to use affiliate marketing, flogs, viral marketing, evangelism, buzz marketing, online MLM methods, reputation management.
In addition, we went the extra mile and spent an unprecedented amount of time researching, interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful MLM marketers. Aside from learning the basics you will be privy to their secrets and proven successful ideas.

Instruction is great, but advice from experts is even better, and the experts chronicled in this book are earning millions. If you are interested in learning essentially everything there is to know about MLM in addition to hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to put MLM marketing techniques in place and start earning enormous profits, then this book is for you.
   
 

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Landscaping, Nursery, or Lawn Service Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382283


$39.95

If you enjoy working outdoors and want to incorporate your creativity into your work, operating a small nursery, landscaping, or lawn service may be the perfect business for you. In fact, many operators combine all three of these elements to make an ideal year-round business. This is an ideal home-based business and can be started with just a few thousand dollars.

This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own service business. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the nursery and landscape business. You will learn everything from the initial startup decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book.

If you enjoy working with people and working outdoors, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about choosing a name, equipment, equipment maintenance, selling your other services to your present customers, how to attract and bid on residential and commercial accounts, contracts and billing procedures, advertising, insurance, legal matters, basic cost control systems, market research, getting new clients, tax laws, pricing, leads, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you.

You will learn about basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Pet Sitting Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382290


$29.95

The pet sitting business is booming. In the United States alone there are more than 63.2 million individuals who own a pet or even two. Reports tell us that, in America, there are roughly 64 million dogs and 76 million cats in households. The pet sitting business has been earmarked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor as a small business industry that will thrive in the coming years, with pet sitting services located throughout the states. According to a recent Iams Survey, 76 percent of pet parents use some type of pet care when traveling. There is big money in this business.

This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own service business. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of pet sitting. You will learn everything from the initial startup decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book.You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of animals while providing a much needed service to their owners. If you enjoy working with people and animals, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about choosing a name; getting started; the who, what, when, why, and how of pet sitting; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers, such as pet walking, training, nutritional items, photography and portraiture; pet accessories; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you.

You will learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways demonstrated to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
   

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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Interior Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9781601382627


$29.95

An active real estate market has turned interior design into a boom industry in recent years. Interior designers owning their own firms have a median income of $75,000. Tens of thousands of homes are for sale in the United States today, and many need the help of an interior designer to be sold. Interior designers create the spaces where we work, play, and live every day. Whether it is a private residence, corporate office, retail store, or a zany restaurant, interior designers use their creativity, as well as their knowledge of color principles, architecture, and design, to make it work and look amazing. As a result, they are well compensated for the work.

This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own interior design business. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of interior design. You will learn everything from the initial startup decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book.

You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of color and architectural features, while providing a much needed service to home owners. If you enjoy working with people and have that creative knack, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without.

While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about choosing a name; getting Started; the who, what, when, why, and how of interior design; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers; home staging and interior redesign; how to build a portfolio; how to get your first clients; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas.

You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as increase sales and have customers refer others to you.

You will learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso and Tea Shop with Companion CD-ROM REVISED 2ND EDITION
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How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso and Tea Shop with Companion CD-ROM REVISED 2ND EDITION

ISBN #: 9781601389053


$39.95

The explosive growth of the coffee shops across the country has been phenomenal in the past 20 years, expanding from 500 businesses to more than 20,000 today. Few people realize coffee is the largest food import to the United States. There is money to be made on those beans! Coffee shops make up the FASTEST GROWING part of the restaurant business, checking in with a 7% annual growth rate. World coffee production is estimated at 110 - 120 million bags per year. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, or equivalent to 146,000,000,000 (146 Billion) cups of coffee per year; making the United States the LEADING CONSUMER of coffee in the world.

Here is the step-by-step manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the food service industry. The revised 2nd edition of How to Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop is an updated, comprehensive, and detailed study of the business side of the specialty coffee and beverage business. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a coffee cafe, tea shop, or coffee kiosk.

If you enjoy meeting people and love coffee, this may be the perfect business for you, but keep in mind that although specialty coffee retail looks easy, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need including sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; sample menus; coffee drink recipes; inventory lists; sample floor plans, diagrams, and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no coffee entrepreneur should be without.

The author provides detailed instructions and examples to help you find a location that will bring success. Learn how to draw up a winning business plan, how to buy and sell a coffee shop, profitable menu planning, successful kitchen and beverage management, equipment layout and planning, food safety, and HACCP. Find out how to set up computer systems to save time and money, hire and keep a qualified professional staff, manage and train employees, and generate high profile public relations and publicity. Discover sales and marketing techniques, low-cost internal marketing ideas, how to keep bringing customers back, and low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. In this book you will learn the basics of everything you need to know about running your business, including accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, IRS tip reporting requirements, basic cost-control systems, successful budgeting and profit planning development, pricing formulas, and legal concerns, as well as thousands of valuable tips and useful guidelines.

The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, operators will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, websites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied to their operations. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.   
   
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How to Open a Financially Successful Bakery With Companion CD-ROM REVISED 2ND EDITION

ISBN #: 9781601389411


$29.95


This totally updated, new second edition leads you through finding a location that will bring success, learn how to draw up a winning business plan, how to buy and sell a bakery, basic cost-control systems, profitable product planning, sample floor plans & diagrams, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, food safety & HACCP, successful food & beverage management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, pricing formulas, learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, learn how to hire & keep a qualified professional staff, learn low cost internal marketing ideas, learn how to keep bringing customers back, accounting & bookkeeping procedures, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. Never before has so much practical information about the bakery business been offered in one book.

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How to Open a Financially Successful Specialty Retail & Gourmet Foods Shop Revised 2nd Edition

ISBN #: 9781620230657


$29.95

Experts indicate that gourmet products do better in uncertain economic times as consumers seek out affordable luxuries. Updated and completely revised in 2105, this is the new A-to-Z guide to making it in your own gourmet store. This detailed text contains all the information needed to start, operate, and manage a highly profitable specialty store. It is perfect book for entrepreneurs, schools, and technical training centers.

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How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel Revised 2nd Edition

ISBN #: 9781620230640


$29.95

This totally revised book will separate the romantic notions of owning a B&B from the business end by covering basic cost control systems, profitable menu planning, reservation systems, successful kitchen management, housekeeping, beverage management, room rate formulas, arrival, billing, departure, managing and training employees and more. The CD contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.