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Grow: How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job
by Eleanor Whitney Details
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.
Home Office from Hell Cure: Transform Your Underperforming Time-Sucking Homebased Business into a Runaway Success
by Jeffrey A. Landers Details
Working from home has its advantages: no dress code, no office hours, and no daily commute. The disadvantages? Many home business owners were never taught how to organize an office, create a business plan, or market themselves or their product. Landers offers a humorous but instructive guide for home business owners who want to build a successful business.
Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble
by Bernard B. Kamoroff Details
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 Details
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.
Working For Yourself: Law & Taxes For Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants
by Stephen Fishman Details
Self-employed? Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to obtain permits and licenses, comply with strict IRS rules, & avoid unfair contracts.
Updated 05/01/2016

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