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Senior Errand Service Business Opportunity

If you've ever dreamed of starting a profitable home-based business that improves people's lives, a senior errand service could be the perfect choice for you. The demand for senior errand services will only grow in the coming years, as the baby boomers become seniors and need help as well.

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Best Home Businesses for People 50+
Paul Edwards and Sarah EdwardsFor the fastest-growing segment of our population, here is a comprehensive guide to starting and running a home-based business in midlife and retirement. A baby boomer turns fifty every seven seconds, creating what will soon be the largest and most influential senior generation in history. These dynamic seniors have both a desire and a need to continue their working lives past the age when their parents retired. Boomers have been the primary buyers of more than one million self-employment guides by Paul and Sarah Edwards-and they now have the perfect handbook to take them into the second half of life. The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ features seventy comprehensive profiles that show how to select, start, run, and build a home-based business suited to the needs, talents, and ideals of the over-fifty generation. Each business listing-for careers ranging in diversity from Makeup Artist to Tax Preparer to Information Broker-addresses the concerns of boomers and seniors, including: - Businesses that people 50+ can continue working in for 10-15 years. - Businesses that supplement your retirement income. - Businesses adaptable to a wide variety of locations. - Businesses with flexible hours to allow for family, travel, and other priorities. - Businesses suited to a broad range of health and wellness needs. Profiles of successful business owners and a treasury of online and easy-to-access resources round out The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ to create an indispensable resource for this new generation of career-oriented seniors.
Windows 7 for Seniors: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using Computers (Computer Books for Seniors series)
Studio Visual StepsThe ultimate starting point for senior citizens who want to learn how to use a personal computer, this reference guides users through the basics of the Windows 7 operating system with easy-to-read large print and numerous screenshots. Seniors can work through the book at their own pace while sitting at the computer, learning how to write letters and memos, send and receive e-mail, explore the World Wide Web, and customize computer settings. The information is suitable for users with Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Outlook Express.
Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows XP: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the Internet (Computer Books for Seniors series)
Addo StuurWritten for the beginning or intermediate computer user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces seniors to the World Wide Web, leads users through the basics of searching and finding information on the Internet, and describes the fundamentals of e-mail management. The world of electronic communication and connecting with other Internet users is described. Details on customizing a web browser, downloading free software suitable for use with Windows XP, and protecting against viruses are included.
Start & Run a Home Cleaning Business (Start & Run a)
Susan BewseyHome cleaning is one of the fastest-growing service businesses in North America. A good cleaning service brings comfort and order into people's lives and in today's world, these are highly sought-after commodities. A home cleaning service can start out small, but it has the potential to grow to be a multi-million dollar business with branch offices and franchises. With the help of this book, you can get your business up and running, and survive that essential first year. The book answers questions such as: Do I have what it takes to run my own business? What are the legal requirements for running a business like mine? How do I find and keep clients? How much should I charge? What equipment do I need? What other services can I offer? How do I hire and train staff? How does commercial cleaning differ from home cleaning? This updated new edition comes with numerous forms and examples to get you started and keep you organized, now all included on CD-ROM.
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.
101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, Revised 2nd Edition
Priscilla Huff and Priscilla Y. HuffWhich Home Business Is Best for Me?Can I be a stay-at-home mom and still earn extra income? Where can I find expert advice on working out of my home? How much will it cost to get started?For years, author Priscilla Huff has run a successful writing business out of her home while balancing family life with a home-based business. In fact, this book is living proof of her success. And now her expertise is available to you. From start-up costs to potential income, this fully updated and revised edition covers such vital topics as:·Choosing the perfect home-based business ·The first steps to starting any business ·101 best home-based businesses for women: customer service, arts and crafts, entertainment, computer and mail order, home-based distributorships and franchises, and more ·Finding and using valuable resources, including: local, state, and federal government sources; business and professional associations; books and other publications ·And much, much more! You'll also find businesswomen relating stories of success and financial reward. They provide solid advice on what works—and what doesn't— when it comes to training, equipment, marketing, publicity, and pricing formulas. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business, this book should be your first investment.
How To Start A Home-Based Craft Business, 3rd Edition (Home-based business)
Kenn OberrechtHave you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based craft business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you will need to successfully launch and grow your own business. Author Ken Oberrecht, a successful home-based woodworker, shares his experiences and down-to-earth advice to help you estimate your start-up costs, manage your cash flow, and stay profitable once you're in business. From painless record keeping to finding craft supplies on the Internet, his step-by-step methods are practical and easy to understand. Use his handy worksheets, quizzes, and checklists to turn your dream into a reality. Whether you want to earn a living from your craft or just make some extra money, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of building your own home-based business.
101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, 3rd Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Started on the Road to Success (For Fun & Profit)
Priscilla HuffCan I be a stay-at-home mom and still earn extra income? Which home business is best for me? Where can I find expert advice on launching my own business? How much will it cost to get started?For nearly two decades, bestselling author and home-based business guru Priscilla Y. Huff has run a successful writing business out of her home while balancing her family life. In fact, this book, now in its third edition, is proof of her success. Her valuable advice on what works—and what doesn't—is available to you. From start-up costs to potential income, this book shows you how to:·Choose the perfect home-based business from 101 of the best: customer service, arts and crafts, entertainment, computer and high tech, mail order, home-based distributorships and franchises, and many others ·Take the first steps to starting any business ·Find and use valuable resources, including local, state, and federal government sources; business and professional associations; books, Web sites, and other publications ·And much, much more!You'll also find inspiring stories from businesswomen who have achieved success and financial reward. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business, this book should be your first investment.
The Service Profit Chain
James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser and Leonard A. SchlesingerWhy are a select few service firms better at what they do -- year in and year out -- than their competitors? For most senior managers, the profusion of anecdotal "service excellence" books fails to address this key question. In this pathbreaking book, world-renowned Harvard Business School service firm experts James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser, Jr. and Leonard A. Schlesinger reveal that leading companies stay on top by managing the service profit chain. Based on five years of painstaking research, the authors show how managers at American Express, Southwest Airlines, Banc One, Waste Management, USAA, MBNA, Intuit, British Airways, Taco Bell, Fairfield Inns, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and the Merry Maids subsidiary of ServiceMaster employ a quantifiable set of relationships that directly links profit and growth to not only customer loyalty and satisfaction, but to employee loyalty, satisfaction, and productivity. The strongest relationships the authors discovered are those between (1) profit and customer loyalty; (2) employee loyalty and customer loyalty; and (3) employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction. Moreover, these relationships are mutually reinforcing; that is, satisfied customers contribute to employee satisfaction and vice versa. Here, finally, is the foundation for a powerful strategic service vision, a model on which any manager can build more focused operations and marketing capabilities. For example, the authors demonstrate how, in Banc One's operating divisions, a direct relationship between customer loyalty measured by the "depth" of a relationship, the number of banking services a customer utilizes, and profitability led the bank to encourage existing customers to further extend the bank services they use. Taco Bell has found that their stores in the top quadrant of customer satisfaction ratings outperform their other stores on all measures. At American Express Travel Services, offices that ticket quickly and accurately are more profitable than those which don't. With hundreds of examples like these, the authors show how to manage the customer-employee "satisfaction mirror" and the customer value equation to achieve a "customer's eye view" of goods and services. They describe how companies in any service industry can (1) measure service profit chain relationships across operating units; (2) communicate the resulting self-appraisal; (3) develop a "balanced scorecard" of performance; (4) develop a recognitions and rewards system tied to established measures; (5) communicate results company-wide; (6) develop an internal "best practice" information exchange; and (7) improve overall service profit chain performance. What difference can service profit chain management make? A lot. Between 1986 and 1995, the common stock prices of the companies studied by the authors increased 147%, nearly twice as fast as the price of the stocks of their closest competitors. The proven success and high-yielding results from these high-achieving companies will make The Service Profit Chain required reading for senior, division, and business unit managers in all service companies, as well as for students of service management.
202 Services You Can Sell For Big Profits
James StephensonProvide a service, pocket a profit! If you’re hungry to be out on your own, making your own hours, taking home all the profits and being your own boss, then this book is a must. Author James Stephenson has produced the first-ever guide to entering the most profitable and hottest small-business sector of our economy: the service industry. It’s rife with opportunity regardless of your age, education or business experience. With this book, you’ll not only discover which services offer the most profit potential today (and why) but also learn the most effective customer acquisition and retention tips that help such businesses thrive, even in the first year. Pick from 202 fascinating fields the author has scrupulously screened and researched. Learn all you need to get started and how to avoid the pitfalls that can bedevil beginners. Discover how to become a part-time entrepreneur, pocketing sizable extra income while keeping your job. Want to motivate yourself? Want to take an easy first step? Take this book home today!