Grow: How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job
by Eleanor Whitney
Grow is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects who want to achieve success and sustainability. Drawing on her years of experience helping people succeed with do-it-yourself projects based in independent publishing, music, food, art, craft, activism, and community work, Eleanor Whitney empowers you to clarify your vision, get organized, set goals, create a plan, raise funds, market, and manage your do-it-yourself project. The book is full of real-life inspiration and creative business advice from successful, independent businesses owners and creative people with projects that began in the do-it-yourself spirit.
Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble
by Bernard B. Kamoroff
This book details how to set up a small business, addressing how to get permits and licenses, secure financing, find a location, create a business plan, establish a bookkeeping system, hire employees, file taxes, and do business on the Internet.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Low-Cost Startups
by Gail Margolies Reid
You know you can't start a business on a wish and a prayer-- but here are some businesses that don't take much more, and may not involve a bank loan at all. Get some ideas, a realistic business start-up play, and advice you need to pursue your dream of being your own boss.