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Leading you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur take you into the flourishing food industry and present you with just the right ingredients for success. Choose from a menu of fresh, low-cost business opportunities, learn essential business basics, grasp industry need-to-knows and so much more! Choose from a diverse list of 55 surefire food-related businesses Quickly and efficiently get your business up and running for less than $5,000 Master industry mandated standards including food safety, packaging and licensing Build a marketing plan that captures new and repeat customers Access top industry resources to stay on the cutting-edge Plan for expansion And more You're on target for success-let us help you build your five-star future!
Coaching you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur guide you into the thriving homebased industry, revealing unique, slam-dunk opportunities, outlining vital business basics, sharing priceless industry need-to-knows, and so much more! If you can bankroll $5,000 (some even less!), you can boldly choose your next big business move, decide to be your own boss, and start making profits! Choose from a diverse list of 55 surefire homebased businesses Spend less than $5,000 on startup Quickly and legitimately setup your home office Master industry language and fundamentals Use business-specific marketing techniques to secure success Create repeat business with engaging customer service practices Plan for expansion And more You're on target for success-let us help you hit the bullseye! (maybe use the target image from the logo in the background)
Choose from 55 of today's hottest internet businesses-all under $5,000! Inspired by the hottest online trends and technology, the experts at Entrepreneur uncover a virtual universe of online opportunities! Discover your online niche, successfully set up your business, reach out to a world-wide customer base, and start raking in extra cash! Choose from a diverse list of 55 surefire internet businesses Spend less than $5,000 on startup Build an effective website using fast, turnkey solutions Use simple online tools to manage day-to-day operations Gain exposure using the latest online techniques including search engine optimization, social media, and affiliate programs Use low-cost, high-impact marketing to drive traffic and capture customers And more You're on target for success-let us help you become a cyber CEO!
Business Plans Made Easy, 3rd Edition is the latest incarnation of the essential guide for creating a high-impact business plan that will turn an entrepreneur's dreams into reality. Revised and updated, the book expands the helpful business plan summaries and adds new examples of real-life business plans. Tips about information technology and an added business plan for artists increase the scope of the book. The useful forms, worksheets and financial statements have been updated to reflect recent changes in the business world, and an added "expert advice" section at the end of each chapter gives helpful hints and tips to new entrepreneurs. The book still includes essential information on how to create a unique selling proposition; what to include and exclude in a business plan; how to tailor a plan to the various needs of bankers, investors, partners, suppliers and customers; where to go for help; and how to update a plan so it grows with the business.
The main priority of a non-profit organization is the organization's philanthropic mission. Managers are extremely passionate about furthering the mission, yet they are not often trained in business management. However, to fulfill its mission a non-profit must be financially solvent. Starting and Operating a Non-Profit Made Easy helps non-profits become and stay financially solvent by applying traditional business practices to the unique challenges of a non-profit organization. It focuses on financial management and planning using cash flow budgeting and methods of quantifying fundraising and grant-seeking activities, two of the most important functions of a non-profit. It allows non-profits to develop and stick to a long-term plan, rather than functioning hand-to-mouth, dependent on unexpected monetary windfalls. Using extensive checklists, forms and worksheets, the book helps non-profit managers keep their organization running smoothly.
Do you dream of spending the day working on your favorite craft? Would you like to make money in the process? If you're ready to take your crafting to the next level, your favorite hobby can become a fun, lucrative, homebased business. Hundreds of thousands of working artisans earn their entire income from the crafts they produce-selling on eBay, at their own online stores, in retail stores, at carts and kiosks, or at craft shows and street fairs. With this expert advice, you can become one of them. This comprehensive guide is packed with useful information from crafts professionals and dozens of resources, such as helpful organizations, publications, software and websites. It covers all aspects of a crafts business: Exploring the market and choosing a profitable niche Setting up a workshop that's conducive to business success Making your products available in retail stores, carts and kiosks, craft shows and other local markets Selling your products on eBay, Half.com, Overstock.com, Amazon.com and other global online marketplaces Advertising and promotion to get the word out about your crafts Record keeping, taxes, accounting and other business essentials
Fueled by people's passion for cars, the automobile detailing industry has been on the fast track for more than a decade. With only a moderate investment, a flexible work schedule and the possibility for huge profit, now is a great time to jump in the driver's seat and set out on the road to success. Packed with essential tools and tips, industry experts introduce you to the most popular detailing operations, then take you step by step from gathering your pit crew to learning the latest tools of the trade. In addition to getting a behind-the-wheel look at day-to-day operations, get immediate access to a wealth of information, including: Easy-to-understand descriptions of the three types of detailing operations: mobile, express and site-based A comprehensive resource listing of organizations, suppliers, government agencies and industry professionals Practical work sheets to help calculate costs, keep track of expenditures and stay organized Detailed instructions on marketing and generating new business including building your own website A detailed look at the newest tools of the trade, latest software and office equipment
Are you interested in being the toast of the town, the life of the party-and a successful entrepreneur? Do you dream of designing a fun-filled atmosphere to house friends, family, and other patrons? If so, then the bar/club industry may be for you! Detailing today's hottest bar/club opportunities, including sports bars, night clubs, neighborhood bars, and more, our experts take you step by step, from scouting locations and licensing requirements to creating policies and attracting loyal customers. Use worksheets, checklists, and resource lists to streamline your startup, and efficiently manage day-to-day operations. Plus, gain priceless insight, advice, and tips from already successful bar/club entrepreneurs! Learn how to: Research your target market Find the perfect location Hire a knowledgeable staff Navigate the red tape that accompanies serving alcohol and food Understand the logistics of inventory and equipping your bar Compete with other bars and nightlife venues Keep your clients entertained-and keep them coming back And much more! Start today, and cheers to your success tomorrow!
Do you dream of escaping the rat race by becoming the proprietor of your own bed and breakfast inn? The lure of leaving the 9-to5 grind behind to live, work and play in a beautiful home nestled in a resort setting is a powerful one.When you can spend your days puttering about in the kitchen or garden, meeting new people, entertaining guests in a lavish and enviable setting, and collect and income while you're at it, who wouldn't leap at the chance? This guide, based on the experiences of scores of successful B&B operators, will tell you everything you need to know to make that dream a reality in an industry that has experienced 15% growth over the last five years. We give you the nitty-gritty, hands-on tasks, tips and tricks to successful B&B innkeeping. Secrets such as: Finding the right location Buying property Licensing Setting pricing policies Promoting the business Hiring good people Using the internet for marketing Whether you have a spare bedroom or are looking for a small inn, this guide can help you earn a comfortable income by welcoming a steady stream of new friends into your home.
Blog's are still one of the internet's fastest-growing phenomena - and one of the best and easiest ways to make money online. Packed with the latest blog tools, tricks, and up-and-coming trends, this fully revised edition teaches you the ins and outs of creating an eye-catching blog that captures millions of eyeballs and reaps huge financial rewards-all within hours and with little to no financial investment! We'll reveal: The latest forms of blogging including Twitter/micro-blogging, mobile blogging, and video blogging. How you can make money as a YouTube partner and develop a YouTube Channel 10 proven ways to promote your blog How to avoid the most common blogging mistakes Priceless advice from successful bloggers for maximizing profits. How to create new and original content to attract new followers Now you can create your own incredible platform to showcase your thoughts, knowledge, expertise and opinions to millions of web surfers and make money doing it!
eBay has changed the way the world shops. Here's your chance to get in on this retail phenomenon-it's simple and inexpensive to get started. All you need is a computer and a product (or service) people want, and you're well on your way to reaching eBay's hundreds of millions of customers. You can sell almost anything on eBay, from the familiar to the exotic. And you can do it any time of the day or night, making this a great business to start part time. Newly revised and updated with the latest eBay tools and features, this book puts you on the fast track to your own eBay business. You'll learn: Hot tips for attracting interested customers and high bids The latest online marketing strategies The most profitable items to sell online How to spot trends and discover the next hot items Insider secrets from successful eBay entrepreneurs The vital keys to eBay success How to use eBay's ProStores, Trading Assistants, Trading Posts and more to put you a step ahead of your competition More than 750,000 people make a living on eBay. Use this step-by-step guide, and you could become the next eBay PowerSeller!
Americans love their cars. They spend billions of dollars to maintain them-and this tender loving care includes keeping them spick-and-span. With no inventory and no costly labor, a car wash is one of the most stable and profitable businesses you can start. In this book, industry experts walk you through the four most popular types of car washes-full-service, in-bay automatic, exterior conveyer and self-service-and reveal the pros and cons of each. No matter what type you choose, you'll get essential advice on: Writing a business plan and getting financing Setting up an environmentally friendly car wash Hiring the best employees Purchasing the newest washing equipment Creative marketing and advertising techniques And more! Valuable industry information, hundreds of essential resources and time-tested business tactics put you on the road to success.
Do you enjoy working with children? Would you like to help lighten the load on busy moms and dads? With more and more parents needing help to care for their children, the market for child-care services is exploding. Whether you want to start a family-style child-care center in your home, a large center at a commercial site, or a niche business like child transportation, this guide can help you get started. Follow our experts as they take you step by step through the child-care industry, basic requirements and startup costs, day-to-day operations and so much more! Plus, gain priceless insight and tips from successful child-care service owners including how to conduct parent interviews, manage children's records and more. Learn how to: Discover your service offering within three common areas of interest-in-home center, commercial center, and child transportation services Establish hours, services, and policies Equip your center or vehicle to meet safety and health standards Create admission procedures including parent interviews and record requests Set and revise rates Create a support staff who will help you succeed Build referrals and get the word out Rewarding for you and for the kids you care for-get started today!
If it can be cleaned, chances are people will pay you to clean it. Houses, carpet, upholstery, windows ... the list goes on and on. A vast majority of dual-income families use cleaning services, which means your market is huge. Startup is easy and requires little initial investment. Allow our experts to teach you everything you need to know to start three of the most in-demand cleaning businesses-residential maid service, commercial janitorial service and carpet/upholstery cleaning-including: Current statistics and trend forecasts that keep you ahead of the curve The ins and outs of finding customers New ideas for hiring and training employees What equipment and supplies you'll need (and where to find them) How to use technology to make your business competitive Up-to-date legal, tax and insurance requirements How to avoid common pitfalls Surefire tips for growing your business And more Plus, learn answers to frequently asked questions, and access an appendix of additional resources and checklists to guide you through each step of the startup process. With the help of our experts, you'll become a squeaky-clean success in no time!
Are you a fashionista? Do you love working with people? Do you dream of owning and running your own business? Take a chance and start a clothing business-all you need to get up and running is your dream and this guide. Whether you're interested in selling today's hottest fashions or you'd rather start a specialty boutique, such as a children's store, bridal shop, vintage store, consignment shop or something of your own invention, this book helps you make it big. It gives you the inside scoop on starting a clothing store, including: How to spot trends and take advantage of them before your competitors do Valuable money-saving tips for the startup process Whether to purchase a franchise or existing business or start your dream store from scratch How to find, hire and train the best employees How to skyrocket your earnings by branding your clothes with your own private label The pros and cons of having an on-staff personal shopper And more! If you know how to dress for success, let Entrepreneur help you turn your fashion sense into a clothing empire.
The $100 billion coaching industry has exploded since the 1990s, as harried businesspeople turn to experts to help them make the right decisions and get motivated. And while there are many books on the market teaching the basics of starting a coaching business, this book covers three unique coaching arenas-motivation, life and business.Readers will learn how to master the two separate disciplines of a successful coaching business: the art of motivating clients and the science of running a successful business. They'll discover how to establish their expertise to find new clients-and how to retain those clients. Smart pricing strategies and creative coaching package ideas will increase entrepreneurs' revenue potential. Sales and publicity tips will further help entrepreneurs build their business as a motivational, life or business coach, and in-depth explanations of expansion ideas are included to allow readers to go as far as their dreams will take them.
Whether you're looking to break free from the nine-to-five grind or just want to make a little extra money on the side, a coin-operated laundry could be your ticket to financial independence. With more people living in condos and apartments, laundromats are more profitable than ever, and you can shape the business to match your tastes, interests and imagination. This low-maintenance, highly lucrative business could earn you up to $1 million a year. New topics covered in this revised and updated second edition include: New ideas for marketing your laundry An expanded section on hiring and training attendants Updated information on card systems Recent advances in laundry equipment The latest on laws and regulations concerning laundries More ways to combine a laundry with other businesses You also get useful sample forms, a glossary of common industry terms, step-by-step instructions, work sheets and checklists to guide you through each stage of starting, running and growing your business. Pick up this must-have guide today, and start living your dream.
If you're good with your hands and have a great business sense, now is the time to start your own construction or contracting firm. Independent contractors can earn upwards of six figures a year doing remodels, new construction, home additions and more. Author Gregg Kuehn has 30 years of experience in the industry-and now he reveals his secrets to starting and running a profitable business. Learn how to: Attract clients through multiple channels: marketing, advertising and word-of-mouth recommendations Set a budget and write an accurate estimate for any type of job Price your products and services to be competitive while maximizing profits Hire and train great employees-and handle any employee problems Deal with problem clients, earn their trust and address their complaints Detailed examples and stories from real-life contractors show you what to do-and what not to do-on your path to success. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes and get started today with your own thriving construction business.
Focusing on budgeting and estimating-the least understood but most important factors of a contracting business-this guide shows contractors how to price their services to recover expenses and still have money for capital expenses and profits. It goes into detail on accounting issues and provides checklists for required government accounts. Plus, it covers communication concerns such as dealing with problem employees, establishing lines of communication within the company and dealing with problem clients. Detailed examples and real-life stories demonstrate what works in a business environment.
Whether you're a computer whiz, a business expert or a fundraising dynamo, your special skills are in high demand. Let the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents and help others achieve their business goals! No matter what your area of expertise, this hands-on guide will tell you everything you need to know to start your own successful consulting business. Discover how to get your business off the ground, position yourself as an expert, attract clients, operate day to day, and build revenue. Plus, gain powerful insight from interviews with practicing consultants, answers to frequently asked questions and an invaluable list of the top 20 consulting businesses! Learn how to: Set up your business with minimal startup investment Define your market Build a business brand that gets noticed Capture clients by showing them you're worth their money Price your service Advertise and publicize to attract more clients Hire a support staff And more You already have the knowledge-this guide shows you how to share it with others and make a profit!
Are you ready to take the plunge and start your own spa? Now's the perfect time. Spas have become one of the fastest-growing industries around the globe. Whether you're interested in day spas, destination spas, medical spas, spiritual spas, yoga centers or another variety, the expert advice in this guide helps you get started today. Learn all the business information you need to succeed-from choosing a location to setting prices to attracting new clients. Plus, get the hottest trends in the spa industry and expert advice on the creative elements that turn an ordinary spa into an extraordinary relaxation center. Expert advice covers: Researching the market Identifying a niche and attracting a target clientele Creating the right atmosphere to enhance the spa experience Offering the hottest spa services Hiring talented and trustworthy employees 25 marketing tactics under $50 And more! Pick up this guide to get started and succeed in this fun, profitable and rewarding business.
Today's internet offers a virtual world of opportunity! New turnkey technologies and tools make it easier than ever to start a profitable online business-if you take the right steps. Let the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to skillfully navigate the web and turn your business dream into an online reality! Taking you through funding, building partnerships, launching, capturing customers and more, our experts lead you step by step. Discover how to use the latest technology solutions and keep your business on the cutting-edge! Plus, gain a comprehensive understanding of today's e-business world from top online entrepreneurs, in-the-trenches examples and advice, and included resources. Learn how to: Build an effective website using fast, turnkey solutions Gain exposure using the latest online techniques including search engine listings, creating "cyber-bait" and more Cash in on affiliate programs Use low-cost, high-impact marketing to drive traffic and capture customers Keep your site running smoothly with surefire online tools And more
In the Information Age, the personal computer is becoming as pervasive as the telephone and television. It accesses vast stores of constantly changing information and the ability to navigate it and the Internet has become a professional necessity for a majority of white and blue collar jobs. And the key to opening that doorway is computer-based learning-"e-learning." Using computers for education and training, an industry that barely existed a decade ago, is a fast-growing business opportunity for enterprising people who enjoy helping others learn and who are comfortable with computers. Start Your Own e-Learning Business shows you how to become the person people turn to when they need to catch up on essential skills and knowledge. This guide covers the vast selection of roles you can choose from, including: Teaching businesses computer basics, management techniques, or programming skills Publishing guides to help employees understand their firm's software Producing interactive content that explains products to customers Creating Web sites to help students do their homework or seniors hone their Internet skills Providing content, marketing help, or tech services for other e-learning firms Brokering classes, recruiting students, or reselling CD-based courses for other businesses
This up-to-date primer on one of today's hottest businesses walks readers step by step through the process of developing an event planning business, featuring more resources, new trends, new online tools and new interviews with fresh advice from successful event planners. Covering hot new trends in the industry, including the rise in first birthday celebrations, environmentally friendly parties, small-plate catering and more, this startup guide provides entrepreneurs with everything they need to take their event business from concept to reality. Aspiring event planners gain expert advice on logistical startup issues such as finding a location, selecting attorneys and other professionals, writing a solid contract, locating reliable vendors, buying adequate insurance, hiring quality employees and more. Plus, they'll learn success strategies for both full- and part-time event planners. New anecdotes from successful event planners, fresh dollar-stretching ideas, a brand new chapter on social media and more industry resources make this book a must-have for anyone entering this fast-paced, high-demand field.
When companies go looking for top business talent, they hire a "headhunter"-an executive recruiter. Executive recruiters are experts at locating star job candidates, leaders and managers of a caliber rarely discovered by the usual recruitment sources. And because business is growing more competitive each day and becoming more demanding of top-flight leadership and decision-making skills, companies are increasingly turning to executive recruiters to help them find the talent they need to stay competitive. This comprehensive guide reveals the strategies used by the best executive search professionals in starting and running their own successful placement services. There are more tricks of the trade in this business than in many others-and we'll reveal what you really need to know: How to network for both client and candidate leads The difference between contingency and retainer fees How to approach prospective candidates Little known characteristics to look for in executive job candidates The latest industry trends and fee information Learn how to find the best talent for hire-and make good money doing it.
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