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Inc. Yourself: How to Profit by Setting Up Your Own Corporation
Inc. Yourself
How to Profit by Setting Up Your Own Corporation
Hardcover      ISBN: 1564146111
"Inc. Yourself is a true classic. I've recommended it hundreds of times." --Scott DeGarmo, former editor-in-chief, Success magazine "Judith McQuown always gives you the right advice to create and make your new business flourish. If you don't understand that your best wealth-builder is your own company, you will by the time you finish the latest edition of Inc. Yourself." --Adriane Berg, WABC Radio "Finally...a guide that cuts through all the legal jargon with clear and actionable information!! We recommend it on our national radio program ALL the time." --Daria Dolan and Ken Dolan, WOR Radio Network, CBS Television Inc. Yourself is the longest-selling business book in continuous print in the history of trade publishing, with more than 500,000 copies sold since 1977. This "entrepreneurial classic" (CNBC) is now completely revised and updated--and available in a lower-priced paperback--to help new and recent entrepreneurs. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, Inc. Yourself is a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to success. It provides meticulously researched information on the latest tax laws and legislation that affect individuals and small businesses. The following are just a few of the critical issues covered: - Selecting the right type of corporation for your business or profession. - Having your office home or away. - Designing the right pension plan. - Investing your corporate surplus. - Choosing the best benefits for your needs.
Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business
Grow Your Handmade Business
How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business
Paperback      ISBN: 1603429891
Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Applying her trademark "you-can-do-it" coaching style to the nuts and bolts of business planning, Kari Chapin covers all of the issues involved in turning your creative hobby into a successful business--from mapping out a business plan to expanding production and distribution, finding funding, and addressing legal matters. With this definitive guide, you'll discover how to grow your business beyond the dining room table and finally quit your day job.
Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms
Chillpreneur
The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms
Hardcover      ISBN: 1788172035
Feeling burned out by your business? Sick of the 'hustle and grind' culture of your industry? There's a better way! Get over your perfectionism and embrace the flow of the Chillpreneur. Denise Duffield-Thomas, money mindset coach and best-selling author, will show you how with her trademark humor and down-to-earth wisdom. In this book, she shares invaluable business advice and counterintuitive millionaire mindset lessons (no blood, sweat, or tears necessary) which will set you on the path of abundance - without all the hard work. You'll discover how to find the business model that works perfectly for your personality, learn about key concepts - such as the Golden Goose and the Keyless Life - to help you work less and earn more, and become a marketing pro without feeling like a sleazy car salesman. Plus, Denise talks you through the smaller - but no less important - details of being an entrepreneur, including how to deal with awkward money situations and find the most effective ways to price your offers. Full of reassuring and practical advice, Chillpreneur challenges the old, boring assumptions of what it takes to create success in business, so you can create financial independence with ease and grace.
The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, and Stand Out from the Crowd
The 1-Page Marketing Plan
Get New Customers, Make More Money, and Stand Out from the Crowd
Paperback      ISBN: 1989025013
WARNING: Do Not Read This Book If You Hate Money To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn't get done. In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It's literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you'll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero. Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth. In this groundbreaking new book you'll discover: - How to get new customers, clients, or patients and how make more profit from existing ones. - Why “big business
Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide, Includes Downloadable Forms
Starting & Building a Nonprofit
A Practical Guide, Includes Downloadable Forms
Paperback      ISBN: 1413325998
Starting & Building a Nonprofit explains in detail how to start a nonprofit that is both effective and sustainable, and can continue doing its good work even if the founders move on. It is written for people who are passionate about a cause, but may not know the first thing about the legal structure of nonprofits or how to manage them. It explains from A to Z how to organize people, money and resources legally and strategically, in line with the unique rules governing nonprofit organizations in the US.
The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms
The Introvert Entrepreneur
Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0399174834
A corporate trainer, certified coach and professional speaker shows introverts how to use their innate talents and balance their weaknesses with strengths in a business setting to become adept in networking, marketing, leadership and community building. Original.
Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do
Burn the Business Plan
What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do
Paperback      ISBN: 1476794375
Business startup advice from the former president of the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation and cofounder of Global Entrepreneurship Week and StartUp America, this “thoughtful study of ‘how businesses really start, grow, and prosper’...dispels quite a few business myths along the way” (Publishers Weekly). Carl Schramm, the man described by The Economist as “The Evangelist of Entrepreneurship,” has written a myth-busting guide packed with tools and techniques to help you get your big idea off the ground. Schramm believes that entrepreneurship has been misrepresented by the media, business books, university programs, and MBA courses. For example, despite the emphasis on the business plan in most business schools, some of the most successful companies in history—Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and hundreds of others—achieved success before they ever had a business plan. Burn the Business Plan punctures the myth of the cool, tech-savvy twenty-something entrepreneur with nothing to lose and venture capital to burn. In fact most people who start businesses are juggling careers and mortgages just like you. The average entrepreneur is actually thirty-nine years old, and the success rate of entrepreneurs over forty is five times higher than that of those under age thirty. Entrepreneurs who come out of the corporate world often have discovered a need for a product or service and have valuable contacts to help them get started. Filled with stories of successful entrepreneurs who drew on real-life experience rather than academic coursework, Burn the Business Plan is the guide to starting and running a business that will actually work for the rest of us.
Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide: How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems
Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide
How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1413321984
Nonprofits enjoy privileges not available to other organizations. But these privileges come at a price: Nonprofits must comply with special IRS rules and regulations. This book covers what your organization must do to maintain its tax-exempt status. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, Every Nonprofit’s Tax Guide explains ongoing and annual IRS compliance requirements for nonprofits, including: - a detailed look at Form 990 - line-by-line instructions for Form 990-EZ - conflicts of interest and compensation rules - charitable giving rules - unrelated taxable business income rules - lobbying and political activity restrictions - nonprofit bookkeeping - other key tax rules Whether you are just starting your nonprofit or are well established, you’ll find all the information you need to avoid the most common issues nonprofits run into with the IRS.
Software Consulting: A Revolutionary Approach
Software Consulting
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
Getting Started in Consulting
Getting Started in Consulting
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0470419806
The Unbeatable, Updated, Comprehensive Guidebook For First-Time Consultants Getting Started In Consulting More people than ever are making the jump from corporate offices to home offices, taking control of their futures, being their own bosses, and starting their own consultancies. Consulting is a bigger business than ever and growing every day. For almost a decade, Alan Weiss's Getting Started in Consulting has been an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to strike out on his own and start a new consulting business. It provides a rich source of expert advice and practical guidance, and it shows you how you can combine low overhead and a high degree of organization to add up to a six- or even seven-figure income. You'll learn everything you need to know about financing your business, marketing your services, writing winning proposals, meeting legal requirements, setting fees, keeping the books, and much more. This new Third Edition of Getting Started in Consulting is more comprehensive, up to date, and practical than ever. In addition to the nuts-and-bolts basics, you'll also get a wealth of new information and resources: - How to leverage new technologies to lower your business costs and increase your profits - A budget sampler that shows you how best to maximize an initial start-up investment of $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000 - Free downloadable tools and forms to help you design and start your business quickly and easily - New interviews with consultants who achieved rapid success, including their personal stories and most effective techniques - Brand-new references, examples, and appendices If your dream in life is to get out of the office and out on your own, consulting is a great way to make it happen. Make sure you do it right—and do it profitably—with Getting Started in Consulting, Third Edition.