A Revolutionary Approach
Paperback ISBN: 1449996205
With this book, you'll learn how to create a thriving software consulting business from the bottom up. You'll find everything you need to determine if being a software consultant makes sense for you, the preparatory phases, and how to manage your business, and how to plan for growth. The book features a real-world case study at the end of each chapter, which provides additional insights. This book can help current and future software and other consultants in many facets of the consulting industry. * Learn the benefits and potholes of being a consultant * Develop a strategic plan for your consulting business * Learn the Six Steps of Creation * Create and manage virtual teams * Learn how to acquire, keep, and get more clients for your business * Learn about the Sweet Sixteen Collaboration and Management Tools * Create your own Software Design and Development Process * Avoid the Seven Deadly Traps of software consulting * Learn about legal, tax, and other important issues regarding being a consultant
The Conquer Kit
A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs
Paperback ISBN: 0399175776
An interactive journal for women entrepreneurs invites them to sketch, scribble, glue, dream and write in the pages while developing a business plan using proven money-making methods and strategies. Original.
The Ultimate Side Hustle Book
450 Moneymaking Ideas for the Gig Economy
Paperback ISBN: 1507209223
Presenting up-to-date information on 450 fun, resourceful and often rewarding side jobs, a guide shows readers how to take advantage of the gig economy and turn their time, space, skills or stuff into extra cash. Original. 40,000 first printing.
The Magic of Tiny Business
You Don't Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living
Paperback ISBN: 1523094788
In The Magic of Tiny Business, by ECOBAGSï¿½ founder and pioneering green business champion, Sharon Rowe shows entrepreneurs and business owners how to build a profitable, right-scaled, sustainable business that doesn't compromise their values. The Magic of Tiny Business is the breath of fresh air for business owners and entrepreneurs who aren't willing to compromise their personal values in favor of growth and maximizing profit. Tiny doesn't refer to size. Instead, it's a mindset. Like a tiny house where there's limited space for "stuff", a tiny business requires that you examine, prioritize and work with what you value, eliminating what you don't. We live in a time when we feel trapped by work that doesn't allow us to live our purpose, use our passions or offer our gifts and leaves us feeling overwhelmed by messages to go big or go broke. Rowe uses the story of ECOBAGSï¿½, which she started as a new mother at her kitchen table, as an example of a successful Tiny Business. She offers simple rules such as; * Set a hard 9-5 work day schedule * No work on weekends or assigned "days off." * Make family events a priority - don't miss a school play * Schedule self-care (exercise, meditation) with the same priority as work * View every problem as an opportunity The Magic of Tiny Business shows readers how to have the life they want, without compromising values or sanity.
How to Write a Business Plan
Paperback ISBN: 1413325459
Explains how to create the loan package necessary to finance a business and make it work, covering such topics as assessing the potential of a business idea, estimating operating expenses, and finding sources of financing.
Minding Your Business
A Guide to Money and Taxes for Creative Professionals
Paperback ISBN: 145843785x
Kamenski, a practicing CPA, unleashes years of tax experience on the creative community. He offers explanations in language that is easy for the most number-illiterate to understand. His Chicago-based practice serves clients nationwide and offers artists and creative professionals the explanations they need to make sense of the tangled web of the IRS. Kamenski provides guidance about when to treat yourself as a business. He will advise on the important considerations before incorporating. He will shatter some of the most prevalent (and costly) myths existing in the artistic community. Suitable for any actor, writer, musician, dancer, photographer, director, model, visual artist, band, production company, etc., etc., etc., Kamenski has taken the very fine-tuned method of explaining taxes that made his practice successful and condensed it in a book that will pay for itself tenfold. The playing field is about to be leveled. Prepare to feel in control of your financial future.
Never Get a "Real" Job
How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business, and Not Go Broke
Hardcover ISBN: 0470643862
"Go to work for the best boss in the world-yourself Never Get a "Real" Job challenges the social conventions behind the old-school, 9-to-5 "real" job, and empowers entrepreneurs to take control of their lives, fears, and careers. Successful entrepreneur Scott Gerber dissects failures, shares hard-learned lessons, and presents practical, affordable, and systematic action steps to building, managing, and marketing a successful business that accompanies being your own boss. The proven no-holds-barred approach presented in Never Get a "Real" Job teaches aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, students and recent college graduates how to quit the rat race and achieve financial independence without going broke. Author Scott Gerber is not the product of a wealthy family or storied entrepreneurial heritage. Nor is he the outcome of a traditional business school education or a corporate executive turned small business owner. Rather, he is an authentic, self-taught entrepreneur who has survived and thrived despite never holding a "real" job. Start your business based on your passions using the included self-assessment tools that include tips on how to make the leap between the dream and the doing without breaking the bank. Successfully transition into being your own boss, and never work in anyone else's office again with Never Get a "Real" Job."--
The Lifestyle Business Owner
How to Buy a Business, Grow Your Profits, and Make It Run Without You
Paperback ISBN: 1683506499
The Lifestyle Business Owner reveals how ordinary people can buy a small business in their community, earn a six-figure income, and make the business run without them. Aaron Muller, founder of Lifestyle Business Owner Academy, reveals the 3-step formula he utilized to go from a kid who didn't attend college to the owner of eight companies that run without him. Now it’s your turn to discover the secrets to owning a business that gives you the financial freedom, lifestyle, and contribution you desire.
The Everything Guide to Crowdfunding
Learn How to Use Social Media for Small-Business Funding
Paperback ISBN: 1440550336
Harness the power of the crowd to turn your dreams into reality! Crowdfunding is the newest way to fund projects and start businesses. You don't need to hit up family and friends, max out your credit cards, or get a second mortgage--there are perfect strangers out there who will help you fund your idea. You just have to know how to find them. The Everything Guide to Crowdfunding is a step-by-step handbook to harnessing the power of social media to raise funds. Inside, you'll find real-life case studies and techniques for creating a successful campaign, including: - Gaining an online presence - Tapping into the crowd - Understanding the different crowdfunding platforms - Designing a successful campaign plan - Promoting your campaign with social media, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing - Dealing with donors after your campaign ends Almost 50 percent of crowdfunding ventures fail to get funded. With this guide, you will learn how to be in the 50 percent that succeed. Whatever your dream or business idea, there is no reason it can't become a reality with the power of crowdfunding.