How to start a small business with little or no money when all you have is a spare bedroom, yourself and this book which will tell you all you need to know to strike out on your own.
Opportunities always exist for those with skills and relevant experience to create and build a business of their own. And if it's a service industry that you are offering it is possible to start from your home with very little or no capital outlay. Many one person start-ups are capable of providing significantly higher income than is provided through employment - and they have the potential to grow.
This book sets out the essential aspects of running a small business, and explains the commercial frameworks that apply for trades, professions, personal and management services, agencies, trading activities and creative concepts. It includes:
Defining your market and studying the competition
Specifying your product or service
Pricing and marketing your product or service
Calculating risk and breakeven
Budgeting and keeping records
Using other services and professionals
Understanding the basics of commercial law
Structuring your business for tax efficiency
Acquiring or renting property
Dealing with expansion