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Title:
The stay-at-home entrepreneur : 125 ways to earn money while raising your family
Author:
Adler, Bill.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Avon Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiv, 171 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780380797424
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Book

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Summary

What do Mrs. Fields, Danielle Steel and Martha Stewart have in common? They all started businesses from home and turned them into multimillion dollar enterprises. You can do it too! Maybe you don't dream of baking incredible cookies, writing bestselling books, or teaching America how to throw a dinner party, but there are hundreds of goods and services the world is waiting for, and you can provide them right from your own home.

The Stay-at-Home Entrepreneur presents 125 great ideas for making money and will inspire you to put your own special talents to work for unlimited profits. Here are valuable tips on getting started, making your business prosper, and joining the ranks of the millions who earn money while raising a family.

Identify your talents and select the enterprise that makes the most of them

Organize your workspace for peak efficiency

Make the best use of available time

Arrange for necessary financing

Know the legal requirements of running your business

Get the word out to potential customers

Make your business grow

Select from the 125 ideas outlined here - from arts and crafts designer to high-style seamstress; personal trainer to dog breeder; Tarot reader to Internet researcher, and many other possibilities in the fields of food preparation, repairs, teaching, writing, advising, personal services, and more.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
1 Finding Time and Space for a Home Businessp. 1
A Working Spacep. 3
Scheduling Your Workp. 5
Weekdays, Weekends, or Both?p. 8
Keeping Distractions at Bayp. 10
Getting Down to Workp. 13
2 Running a Home Businessp. 15
Local Business Licensesp. 16
Zoning Lawsp. 18
What's in a Name?p. 20
Banking and Accountingp. 22
Taxesp. 27
Lawyersp. 29
Incorporating Your Businessp. 30
Insurancep. 31
3 Promoting Your Home Businessp. 33
Newspaper Adsp. 36
Flyersp. 40
Direct Mailp. 42
Radio and Televisionp. 44
Your Own Web Site?p. 45
4 125 Home Business Possibilitiesp. 47
Arts and Crafts
Christmas Ornamentsp. 47
Holiday Decorationsp. 48
Wreaths Around the Yearp. 49
Dried Flower Arrangementsp. 50
Papier-Machep. 51
Dolls for Salep. 52
Dollhouse Furniturep. 53
Decorative Eggsp. 54
Painted Rocksp. 55
Painted Boxesp. 56
Commemorative Platesp. 57
Pressed Flowersp. 57
Birdhousesp. 58
Seashell Framesp. 59
Potteryp. 60
Mobilesp. 61
Stained Glassp. 62
Custom-Made Lampshadesp. 62
Personalized Lampsp. 63
Bookcasesp. 64
Bookendsp. 65
Hand-Painted Furniturep. 66
Whimsical Tablesp. 67
Masksp. 68
Marionettes and Hand Puppetsp. 68
Scarecrowsp. 69
Portraitsp. 70
Portraits of Petsp. 71
Caricaturesp. 72
Photographs for Greeting Cardsp. 73
Special-Occasion Signsp. 74
Advertising Postersp. 75
Hand-Carved and Hand-Painted Signsp. 76
Personalized Mailboxesp. 77
Foods of All Kinds
Homemade Pies, Cheesecakes, and Breadp. 77
Decorated Cookiesp. 78
Wedding Cakesp. 79
Home Canningp. 80
Bottled Vinegars and infused Oilsp. 81
Home-Grown Herbsp. 82
Picnic Basketsp. 82
Gift Basketsp. 83
Cooking Pamphletsp. 84
Needle and Thread
Knitting for Babiesp. 85
Bridemaids' Dressesp. 86
Costumes for Performingp. 87
Custom-Made Shirts for Menp. 88
Tie-Dyeingp. 89
T-Shirtsp. 89
Embroideryp. 90
Samplersp. 91
Quilt Makingp. 92
Making Curtainsp. 93
Upholsteringp. 94
Furniture Slipcoversp. 94
Hand-Woven Rugsp. 95
Reweavingp. 96
Fix It Up
Small-Appliance Repairp. 97
Car Repairp. 98
Lamp Rewiringp. 99
Repairing Chinap. 100
Repairing Antique Clocksp. 100
Polishing and Refurbishing Metalp. 101
Refinishing Furniturep. 102
Restoring Old Housesp. 103
Giving Lessons
Tutoringp. 104
English-Language Tutoring for Immigrantsp. 105
Scholarship Consultingp. 106
Teaching Computer Usep. 107
Art Lessonsp. 108
Piano Lessonsp. 109
Voice Lessonsp. 109
Baton-Twirling Lessonsp. 110
Make Your Garden Grow--and Payp. 111
Teaching Bridgep. 112
Cooking Lessonsp. 113
Teaching Signingp. 114
Lamaze Trainingp. 115
Personal Services
Travel Agentp. 115
Preparing Income Tax Formsp. 116
Freelance Bookkeepingp. 117
Typing/Word Processingp. 118
Internet Researcherp. 119
Word Doctorp. 120
Speech Coachp. 121
Party Plannerp. 122
Calligraphyp. 122
Flower Arrangingp. 123
Framing Picturesp. 124
Photo Albumsp. 125
Hairstylistp. 126
Wig Stylingp. 127
Makeup Specialistp. 127
Nail Carep. 128
Personal Trainerp. 129
Preparing Astrological Chartsp. 130
Tarot Readingsp. 131
Wake-Up Callsp. 132
Taping TV Showsp. 133
Home-Cleaning Servicep. 134
Take in Ironingp. 134
Car Washing and Polishingp. 135
The Writing Game
Resume Rewritesp. 136
Term-Paper Writingp. 137
Greeting-Card Messagesp. 138
Children's Booksp. 139
Writing a Novelp. 140
Writing Articles for Newspapers and Magazinesp. 140
Creating Crossword Puzzlesp. 141
The Animal Kingdom
Grooming Petsp. 142
Dog and Cat Sittingp. 143
Obedience School for Dogsp. 144
Togs for Dogsp. 145
Breed Pedigreed Puppiesp. 146
And How About ...?
Telemarketingp. 147
Antique Dealingp. 148
Rare Booksp. 149
Yard-Sale Brokerp. 150
Taxidermyp. 151
Family Photosp. 151
VCR Tape Specialsp. 152
Games to Playp. 153
Bed-and-Breakfastp. 154
A Guest Room for the Elderlyp. 155
House-Sittingp. 156
5 Home Business Success Storiesp. 158
The Beachcombersp. 160
The Frozen Pumpkinp. 161
Beer-Can Planesp. 163
The Last Laughp. 165
A Christmas Bonusp. 166
The Pie Ladyp. 167
Traffic-Stopping Nail Polishp. 168
Personalized Successp. 169

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