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Start Your Own Gift Basket Service
Entrepreneur PressTurn your creative talents into a great business! Finding the perfect gift for that special someone or occasion can be a daunting task. Factor in drive time, budgets and multiply recipients and its nearly impossible. That's why many corporate customers and individuals have turned to gift baskets as the ideal solution. If you're creative, have a good eye for color and love to shop, this hot business could be your path to financial independence. Startup is easy: You only need a minimum amount of equipment, and you can work from your home, full or part time. Plus, you get the opportunity to be artistic, creative and entrepreneurial! This guide tells you everything you need to know to start a successful gift basket business. Identify a target market Develop an effective marketing plan Find and build relationships with suppliers Manage the administrative side of the business, include record-keeping, billing, taxes and insurance Find customers, and market your business With Entrepreneur magazine's Start Your Own Gift Basket Service, you'll learn how to design the business the way you want it, whether it's part time or full time, homebased or in a commercial location, with employees or without. Pick up this book, and get started making your dream a reality.
Growing Profits: How to Start & Operate a Backyard Nursery
Michael HarlanA backyard nursery is a great business opportunity for the person seeking some level of self-employment. It can be a full-time operation for the entrepreneur, or a part-time enterprise for a stay-at-home Mom, the retiree who wants to supplement a pension, or the landscaper who wants to make additional income by both selling and installing plants.
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
Francine JayHaving less stuff is the key to happiness. Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life! The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down. Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter. Part Three goes room by room, outlining specific ways to tackle each one. Part Four helps you trim your to-do list and free up your time, and explains how saving space in your closets can save the planet. Ready to sweep away the clutter? Just open this book, and you'll be on your way to a simpler, more streamlined, and more serene life.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie's YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living
Christine Durst and Michael Haaren"Work At Home Now is the ultimate guide for teleworkers. Its smart, practical advice and trove of great resources and tips will be valuable to anyone hoping for the freedom and challenge of working at home."--Daniel H. Pink, author of Free Agent Nation and A Whole New Mind"America's ultimate expert on work at home"--Woman's World Magazine, on Christine Durst"A must-read for anyone considering a home-based job."--Fortune Magazine, on The 2-Second Commute"Chris and Mike know the home-based career arena better than anyone I've met."--Jeannie Lopez, Core Compliance Expert, Spouse Employment and Volunteer Program, United States Air Force Academy"Chris and Michael know from personal experience about working virtually."--BusinessWeekMany legitimate home-based jobs and projects can be found online, but trustworthy guidance is scarce. Worse, with a 56-to-1 scam ratio in work-at-home ads, the terrain is a minefield of fraud.Nevertheless, customer service agents, researchers, test scorers, tutors, writers, and concierges are just a few of the many people regularly hired to work from home. A growing number of Fortune 500 companies, including UnitedHealth Group, American Express, and Northrop Grumman, also hire home-based personnel.In Work at Home Now, you'll learn:The top insider tips on good and bad Google search terms.How to find the "needles in the haystack" on Craigslist, Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and other big sites.Where the real jobs for mystery shoppers, transcriptionists, and similar part-time specialties can be found.Scam-spotting tips that even law enforcement doesn't know.Including interviews with hiring managers and successful home-based workers, Work at Home Now is the ultimate guide to finding the work-at-home job or project you want most.
PassKey EA Review Part 2: Businesses: IRS Enrolled Agent Exam Study Guide 2012-2013 Edition
Collette Szymborski, Richard Gramkow and Christy PinheiroLearn how to become an Enrolled Agent with PassKey's in-depth EA Review study program. This is a comprehensive study guide for Part 2 of the IRS Enrolled Agent exam. Using simple-to-understand language, concrete examples, and questions to test yourself in each chapter, this study guide helps demystify complex tax law. This edition is designed for test-takers who will take their exams in the 2012-2013 testing window from May 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013. During this period, the 2011 tax year will be tested. Part 2 covers the following: Corporations, S Corporations, farmers, exempt entities, partnerships, business income and expenses, inventory valuation, accounting methods, trust fund recovery, payroll and self-employment taxes, related party transactions, and much more! *Note: This book is completely updated and includes coverage of the 2011 extensions of the Tax Relief Act. The information in this textbook is valid until February 28, 2013. For more study help, PassKey also offers a three-part practice exam workbook with detailed answers and explanations, so you can test yourself, time yourself, and learn!
How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service: With Companion CD-ROM
Tina MusialBecause 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.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman AlexieIn his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
Starting a Part-time Food Business: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Love for Food Into a Successful Business Without Necessarily Quitting Your Day Job
Jennifer LewisWhether you're slaving away in a cubicle dreaming of turning your mother's secret jam recipe into the next 'it' food or wish you could turn your flare for flan into a moneymaking venture that doesn't conflict with your stay-at-home parenting responsibilities, it's possible to start and run a successful part-time food business. Written for anyone who wants to start a small part-time or full-time food business on a limited budget, this comprehensive book provides the roadmap to help you realize your dream. Each chapter takes you step-by-step through everything you'll need to get your small food business up and running including: Building a business plan that will guide decision making and set you up for success; Obtaining the necessary business licenses, registering your business, and securing commercial kitchen space that meets health code requirements; Determining which sales channels will work best for you based on the detailed pros and cons outlined for each option; Understanding your true product costs and how to price your products in a way that will make you money; The role marketing and branding play in customer loyalty and how it can help you succeed; and Developing a system to help you keep track of business finances and detailed worksheets that walk you through the financial side of the business.This book also chronicles the stories of seven entrepreneurs who started their own small food businesses in their limited free time using minimal resources. Each of the 'How They Got Their Start' stories shares the mistakes and triumphs these entrepreneurs experienced in their first few years of business. From all walks of life, these stories include a twenty-something with modest savings who started a successful artisan ice cream company; a mother of toddlers who not only worked a full-time job but also started a whimsical cake company on the side; and a newly unemployed construction worker who decided to turn the bad economy into his good fortune by starting a meat jerky company.
How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life (Signet)
Alan LakeinWhat do Gloria Steinem and I.B.M. have in common? Both have sought the advice of Alan Lakein, famous time management expert, in order to minimize the time they waste and to maximize their productive capabilities. Now his practical widwom and amazingly effective simple rules are available to you: How to build your willpower How to waste time for pleasure and profit How to work smarter, not harder And much, much more Reading this book can be the wisest investment of your time that you have ever made!