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Successful Independent Consulting
Doug FlorzakPresents a clear road map for starting and maintaining a successful consulting business. Whether you are already a consultant or thinking about becoming one, this guide has everything you need. This book shows you how to: - Create a business plan - Set your rate - Select the legal form of your business - Set up retirement funding - Choose appropriate insurance - Market on the Internet - Understand basic record keeping Also included is a recommended resource list and sample worksheets to help you start and maintain your consulting business. If you are an experienced professional at a crossroads in your career, this book can point you in the right direction.
Working After Retirement For Dummies
Lita EpsteinThe friendly guide for retirees who want to get back into the workforceMore than 76 million baby boomers will begin retiring in 2011. Eighty percent of boomers expect to continue working past the age of 65 due to financial and healthcare concerns (seniorcitizensguide.com, 1-06). Working After Retirement For Dummies shows retirees and workers approaching retirement age how to stay in the workforce and thrive after 65 or get back into the workforce after retirement. The book covers new job searching and resume writing; how to overcome employer myths about retirement age workers; and the flexibility of various career options from telecommuting to job sharing. In addition, it also covers nontraditional job search methods that work particularly well for seniors. Even retirement age workers who just want to volunteer their time will find helpful, straightforward advice on getting back to work at any age.
202 Ways to Supplement Your Retirement Income
James StephensonThe New Encyclopedias for Supplemental Income Filled with 202 proven money-making opportunities, each book in this popular series outlines a multitude of ways you can supplement your income. The current trend of active retirement is growing. This book shows you what you can do in retirement to make extra cash. Plus, it includes the essentials on getting started, with valuable tips in all areas of business and an extensive resource list.
Financing Your New or Growing Business: How to Find and Get Capital for Your Venture
Ralph Alterowitz and Jon ZondermanNeed Money? Business funding is not a simple quest; however, Financing Your New or Growing Business is the ultimate guide on finding and obtaining capital. Financing Your New or Growing Business teaches you how to get the gold, starring with how to create a capital acquisition strategy. Ralph Alterowitz and Jon Zonderman tell you which government agencies and organizations can help your efforts and will give you insight into the cash havens available for business and start-ups! The "dot-bomb" is fresh in everyone's mind and finding venture money is like finding diamonds in your own back yard. The book offers to help entrepreneurs get funding through alternative sources including "Angel" investors, family, purveyors, and many others. This book is filled with many gems and nuggets of information, including: Venture Leasing How to Make a Plan in Order to Get Cash Licensing Your Technology, Product or Process Qualifying the Prospective Angel The 5 C's of Credit Incubators and Accelerators State and Local Funding Sources Six Questions to Ask a Potential Factor Business Financing Scams And Many More
Grant Management: Funding for Public and Nonprofit Programs
Jeremy L. HallMuch more than a book on compiling grant proposals, Grant Management: Funding for Public and Nonprofit Programs presents grant writing in its broader organizational management framework. This text takes a comprehensive approach to external funding for public and nonprofit agencies. The book begins with an introduction to grants, their types, their history and their key characteristics to inform the next stage the search for funding. A key part of any management process, an entire chapter considers the purpose and approaches to evaluation that should be considered in conjunction with grant-funded programs. The book concludes with a chapter that considers the process in reverse how to go about distributing funds as a grant maker rather than a grant seeker. This text leads the reader through the technical steps of preparing an application, explaining the process used to make decisions, key aspects of grant management, and includes a summary of important factors directly pertaining to grant funds. Written from the perspective of community development, With information drawn from core theories and tools of public administration, Grant Management: Funding for Public and Nonprofit Programs addresses overarching theoretical issues for public management as well as offers an applied perspective of grant funding and management. This is an ideal text for students and public and nonprofit managers alike.
How to Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA and 401K & Pay Little or No Taxes
Hubert BrommaReal estate investment strategies that put the gold in the golden years This accessible, easy-reference guide shows how to turn a retirement savings plan into a tool for generating major income. Hubert Bromma, an experienced investment professional in real estate and retirement funds for nearly 30 years, take you through the basics of investing with retirement accounts, from choosing the right plan to buying real estate. The book also includes information about the various retirement options, including IRAs, Roth IRAs, individual 401(k)s, and more.
Tax Savvy for Small Business
Frederick W. Daily Attorney The essential small business tax strategy book for the savvy entrepreneur Named "Best Tax Book" by Entrepreneur magazine Understanding the tax system is vital to the health of every small business. Virtually every decision a business makes has tax consequences that can affect its bottom line -- and the IRS is always watching. Develop the best tax plan for your small business, learn the ins and outs of the tax code, and create comprehensive strategies to get back the most from the IRS with this all-in-one guide. Tax Savvy for Small Business provides essential information that will free up your time and money for what counts -- running your business effectively. Completely updated for 2011 returns, it explains how to: - choose the best business entity - deduct current and capitalized expenses - write off long-term assets - keep records that will head off trouble with the IRS - get tax breaks from business losses - deal with payroll taxes - negotiate payment plans for late taxes - handle an audit - get IRS penalties and interest reduced - maximize retirement funds - take advantage of fringe benefits - use retirement funds as a tax break The 15th edition of Tax Savvy for Small Business is completely updated and provides the latest tax breaks, rules, forms, and publications, including substantive changes and the latest tax numbers for 2011 returns.
Get Your Business Funded: Creative Methods for Getting the Money You Need
Steven D. StraussExplore the many options available to get the money you need for your businessWhether your business is a new start-up, an established company attempting to grow, or somewhere in between, Get Your Business Funded gives you the full range of options for raising capital in today's challenging economy.Covering everything from bank loans to angel investors to equity financing to more unorthodox methods, this complete guide uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain each approach.Divided into two sections: "Sources and Funding" and "What You Need to Know" Explains such unorthodox financing sources as peer-to-peer lending, online grants, business plan competitions, and the "friends and family plan" Reveals untapped funding streams available through the government Follows on the success of the author's previous work The Small Business BiblePick up this reader-friendly guide and discover the many ways you can Get Your Business Funded right now.
Tax Savvy for Small Business: Year-Round Tax Strategies to Save You Money
Frederick W. DailyKnowing the ins and outs of the tax code is vital to the health of every small business. Virtually every decision a business makes has tax consequences that can affect its bottom line -- and the IRS is always watching. Fortunately, Tax Savvy for Small Business provides valuable strategies that will free up your time and money for what counts: running your business, and running it effectively. It explains how to: *deduct current and capitalized expenses *write off long-term assets *write off up to $104,000 of long-term assets each year *compare the advantages of different legal structures *take advantage of fringe benefits *keep records that will head off trouble with the IRS *get tax breaks from business losses *pay payroll taxes on time *deduct home-office expenses *negotiate payment plans for late taxes *handle an audit *get IRS penalties and interest reduced *maximize retirement funds *use retirement funds as a tax break Completely updated, the 8th edition of Tax Savvy for Small Business provides the latest tax breaks, rules, forms and publications. This edition also includes a brand new list of the Top 25 Business Deductions -- the best deductions to take and how to claim them. An essential book for entrepreneurs, independent contractors, small-business owners and anyone else making money on their own -- get it today!
Business Models Made Easy
Entrepreneur Press and Don DebelakDon't Just Plan-Zero In on a Winning Business Model! Before you write a business plan, before you start marketing, before you look for funding, you should develop the most important tool in your business arsenal: a business model. A great business model sets amazing successes apart from failures. Don Debelak reveals how to create a winning business concept, develop a business plan around it, and turn it into a successful business venture. Whether you're starting a new business or looking to revitalize an existing operation, you'll learn: What a model is, why it's important, how it works and how it can improve your business How to maximize your chances of success with an easy-to-use scoring system How to use your business model to increase your chances of receiving funding Strategies for using your model to write a business plan that really works Take your business to the height of success with this can't-miss strategy.
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