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*Home Based Business Occupational Handbook
by NAHBB - (Click Here)



Discover which occupations are successful home based businesses Learn what skills, experience, and capital investment are required to become your own boss Compare your ideas and interests with successful entrepreneurs in a variety of home based enterprises Published by the National Association of Home Based Businesses, Inc., and based on the organization's 11 years of collecting information and serving NAHBB members. NAHBB is the leading association of home based businesses in the United States.
If you want to start a business but can't decide which type to choose, The home Based Business Occupational Handbook is an excellent resource, because it will give you a brief overview of more than 175 business occupations.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $25.95
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*Know Your Market
by David B. Frigeted - (Click Here)



One of the most frequent activities a prospective or existing small business owner takes is to ask a few friends or business associates about their reactions to a new product and then produce the product or start a new business based on those opinions. This informal "market research" can be very costly because it often incorrectly estimates your prospective market. But if you know how to systematically and effectively collect and analyze information from prospective customers, you can save time and a great deal of money.

Know Your Market takes the guesswork out of understanding your customers and their needs. Demonstrating step-by-step how to construct a typical research project, this streamlined guide explores all aspects of market analysis in language free of jargon and confusing abstraction. Beyond the nuts and bolts of collecting, classifying and storing data, Know Your Market explains how to set up information systems, and how to gather, analyze, and present information on products, markets, market segments, and market shares.

Complete with worksheets, charts, tables and checklists, this practical guide will show you how to:

  • Determine research objectives
  • Monitor marketing efforts
  • Budget a research project
  • Perform secondary research and make the best use of available information in print
  • Prepare and present an effective final report

 

David Frigstad is co-founder of Market Intelligence Research Corporation (now Frost and Sullivan). Mr. Frigstad has been involved in international marketing challenges for the last 15 years. His clients include IBM, Sony, and TRW.

Mr. Frigstad has lectured extensively on market research principles throughout the world and has knowledge of the unique marketing challenges that face many businesses. He is also the author of Market Engineering, and Market Research in High Technology.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: (Book-$24.95)/(Binder-$44.95)
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*Retail in Detail
by Ronald L. Band
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Retail in Detail is a hands-on guide in practical, down-to-earth language. Even someone who has never been in business before can use it to great advantage. Written with warmth and humor, the book is aimed at anyone seeking a satisfying career in a retail business.

Retail in Detail addresses such fundamental issues as:

  • Best and worst aspects of retailing
  • Specific site selection
  • Naming your store
  • The store decor
  • Pricing policies
  • Damage policies
  • Paying your bills
  • Computerizing your books
  • Managing your inventory system

 

Each chapter ends with successful strategies that are full of advice, useful tips and ideas to reflect upon. Retail in Detail also provides worksheets and samples, including:

  • Monthly expense worksheet
  • Budget worksheets for market purchases
  • Daily cash reconciliation worksheet
  • Inventory stock record

     

    In addition, you will find a glossary of terms, an extensive publications list, and a list of locations of major wholesale market centers, exhibition companies, and trade associations.

    Ronald L. Bond has more than 13 years experience as a CEO and manager and now operates, with his wife Susie, two thriving retail gift stores called Homespun Cottage in Austin, Texas.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $20.95
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*Start Your Business
by Publishers Writing Team - (Click Here)




Each year, more than 400,000 new businesses are started in the United States. Of those 400,000 new business owners, many probably wondered if they had taken care of all the legal requirements and done all the preplanning necessary to getting their business off on the right foot.

So how do you ensure you complete all the necessary preplanning for your new business? Well, you can spend a lot of time on the telephone or in the library, or you can read Start Your Business and get an all-in-one resource for learning about general start-up requirements and preplanning activities!

This newly revised, user-friendly workbook is uniquely designed to help beginning business owners realize what needs to be done and what should be done before opening their doors. With its checklist format and easy-to-read text, you can easily check off the activities you feel you need to complete and it encourages you to consider optional activities that will only strengthen your position in the marketplace.

Inc. magazine's April 1994 cover story, "In Search of the Small Business Bible," selected three Oasis Press® books among its Top 40 of start-up guides and business books. Start Your Business: A Beginner's Guide was judged to be one of the best.

One of the book's main benefits is its Plan of Action worksheets that will help you organize and track all the activities necessary for a strong start up. In addition, Start Your Business will help you:

  • Make all required government filings;
  • Determine if you need start-up financing and if so, where to get it;
  • Develop sound marketing and sales strategies;
  • Hire employees correctly and more efficiently;
  • Realize the preplanning necessary for production;
  • Consider ways to make your business environment-friendly while complying with environmental laws;
  • Write a business plan; and
  • Decide if buying an existing business or franchise is for you.

 

The book's numerous checklists are complemented by:

  • Eight Plan of Action worksheets;
  • A glossary that defines business terms and jargon;
  • A listing of the state directors' offices for the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) Network; and
  • Informal tips and advice from various business sources and experts.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $15.95
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*Sole Proprietorship
by Daniel Sitarz - (Click Here)




The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $15.95
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*Partnerships
by Daniel Sitarz - (Click Here)




The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $15.95
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*S - Corporations
by Daniel Sitarz - (Click Here)




The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $15.95
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*C - Coprporations
by EDaniel Sitarz - (Click Here)



 
The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: (Book-$24.95)/(Binder-$44.95)
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*Limited Liability
by Daniel Sitarz - (Click Here)




The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $15.95
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*Renaissance 2000
by Luigi Salavaneschi - (Click Here)



The leaders of tomorrow must be whole people, able to deal with conceptual and abstract ideas in order to cultivate their reason, judgment, aesthetics and ethics. While most business books will teach you practical means of honing professional, technical, and vocational skills, Renaissance 2000 will show you why being a whole leader is the key to success. 

In an age when most businesses are international or have the potential to become international, communications must break through the barriers of language, culture, customs, and values. Only when we are in touch with each other in these ways will our relationships become meaningful. Tomorrow's leaders must create a link that will counteract the damage caused by separation and specialization. 

A resurgence of small companies in the United States has brought with it a new breed of thinkers with initiative, energy, and speed. In direct parallel with the Renaissance movement of the 15th-17th centuries, humanistic principles are flourishing, and business people need to be equipped with philosophical wisdom. Renaissance 2000 will show you how to be a better communicator, performer, and producer by using humanistic knowledge and experience.

Each chapter of Renaissance 2000 features recommended reading and viewing to complement the text and help you broaden your perspectives. The chapters also feature exercises to improve your skills and inspire creative thinking.

"The human mind becomes dull, bored, and flat with exactitude and the perfection of skills; however, it becomes excited, alive, and three-dimensional through the discovery and generation of new ideas," says Salvaneschi. 

Luigi Salvaneschi has been an executive for McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken, and was president of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. Under his leadership, McDonald's opened 5,000 new stores, KFC opened 1,200, and Blockbuster opened 1,700. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and teaches at Barry University. 

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $27.95
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*Managing People
By Byron Lane - (Click Here)



Managing People: A Practical Guide is a roadmap to managerial success. Emphasizing the importance of people skills, this book's action-oriented approach addresses issues and concerns all business people must deal with, whether they have a staff of two or 200.

This workbook will help you improve your skills in working with people. Chapter topics range from collaborating to delegating. In addition, two new chapters discuss the growing cultural diversity in the workforce and global aspects of business management. Each chapter is divided into three sections to help you understand and apply the topics more effectively. The sections are as follows:


    Section 1: Concepts
  • An overview of current knowledge on the subject.
    Section 2: Personal Suggestions for the Manager
  • Suggestions that guide you to achieve a more effective leadership style.
    Section 3: Applications
  • Group exercises, projects, self-tests, and other techniques to help implement the concepts and suggestions outlined in the two previous sections.

 

Byron Lane is a successful entrepreneur turned organizational psychologist, consultant, and professor. He teaches at Pepperdine University's School of Business and Management and is a consultant to American corporations abroad.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $26.95
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*People Investment
by E.R. Worthington and Anita E. Worthington - (Click Here)



Today, as federal, state, and local governments focus more on the rights of employees, every employer needs to be aware of the laws affecting selection, hiring, and dismissal. This book provides up-to-date information and step-by-step processes to help you hire and keep the right person for each job. Tells what employers must know about:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Sexual harassment

 

Answers questions on how to:

  • Determine staffing needs and develop a plan
  • Start a personnel program and establish company policies
  • Explore alternatives such as leasing employees and hiring temps
  • Write accurate job descriptions
  • Maintain complete employee records
  • Develop a compensation program
  • Orient, train, and build a working team
  • Avoid legal problems when you hire, fire, or discipline employees

 

Also includes examples of many personnel forms and their use.

E.R. Worthington has served as a Small Business Development Center director, has owned two businesses, and has more than 30 years experience as a senior manager with the U.S. government. Now he is a Small Business Institute adviser through the College of Business Administration and Economics at New Mexico State University, where he is an associate professor of journalism. An award-winning author, he has contributed to more than 600 publications in the areas of business, aviation, media, management, and travel.

Anita E. Worthington is the administration manager of the Southern New Mexico District Census Bureau Office, and president of Worthington and Worthington Consultants. She has more than 18 years experience in personnel management and business administration. She is also a writer and an editor in the areas of psychology, human relations, aviation, and business.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: (Book-$26.95)/(Binder-$44.95)
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*Proposal Development
by Bud Porter-Roth - (Click Here)



Proposal Development is a complete guide to developing a winning proposal. Learn everything from how to prepare proposal strategies, preliminary planning and in-house evaluation, printing, submission, how to make your presentation, plus the crucial stage of post-proposal follow-up to clinch the deal.

With Proposal Development, you will learn the techniques to determine what the prospect really wants to see and how to avoid last-minute rush and error. You will be able to create illustrations, tables, exhibits, appendices, and boilerplates to explain your ideas. The book will also teach you how to format your proposal using desktop publishing. You will even learn how to construct federal government-style proposals.

This book is ideal for sales representatives and marketing departments, grant writers, small business owners and managers, educators, libraries, business consultants, secretaries, and word processing operators. It is geared toward both novice and senior proposal writers, and contains tips and strategies to help you save time and increase your success rate at winning the bid.

 

Bud Porter-Roth has been recognized internationally for proposal writing and management that has resulted in many multi-million dollar contracts. He is the founder of Porter-Roth, Inc., where he consults with government, commercial, and international clients on large-scale technology projects. He has worked on many large proposals for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Grumman Data Systems, Hughes Network Systems, and Martin-Marietta.

He has also served as a proposal manager for Plexus Computers, Tandem Computers, TRW, and Ford Aerospace. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Porter-Roth also writes and teaches seminars on organizing proposals and requests for proposals to sales representatives, systems analysts, and management teams.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: (Book-$26.95)/(Binder-$44.95)
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*Write Your Own Business Contracts
by E. Thrope Barret - (Click Here)



Write Your Own Business Contracts: What Your Attorney Won't Tell You is an easy-to-read guide that helps you lower your legal costs by explaining the "dos" and "don'ts" of contract writing. The book gives you useful cost-saving tips on how to work with your attorney and get the most value for the least amount of billable time.

The book features examples of actual agreements (both good and bad) with detailed, point-by-point discussions about what makes a given agreement worthwhile or dangerous. You'll also learn techniques (and actual wording) for making a written contract consistent and presenting a well-structured deal.

The book also helps you:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the various types of business agreements
  • Form and maintain a corporation
  • Know when to use and when to avoid standard clauses
  • Prepare for the unexpected by "what-iffing" your contract

     

    Ideal for:

    • Attorneys
    • Owners or Managers of Small Business
    • Suppliers, Distributors, and Sales Representatives
    • Educators
    • Banks, Venture Capitalists, and Landlords
    • Business Consultants and Service Representatives

     

    E. Thorpe Barrett has several decades of professional experience as both an attorney and an entrepreneur. He has been an engineer, an inventor, and owner and publisher of a weekly newspaper, and has advised both small and large corporate clients in a wide range of legal matters pertaining to business.

     

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: (Book-$26.95)/(Binder-$44.95)
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*The Secrets to Buying and Selling a Business
by Ira N. Nottonson - (Click Here)



Learn how to estimate the value, productivity, and potential of small business while receiving solid advice on the risks, financing, and protection of small business investments. Owners and future owners of the over 20 million small businesses in the U.S. cannot afford to be without this book.

Sellers - whether you are retiring or moving on to your next business adventure - learn how to:

  • Maximize the equity in your business
  • Develop and present a defensible asking price
  • Determine the best-qualified buyer for your business
  • Negotiate the best sale price possible

 

Buyers - whether you are a first-time business owner, a long-time employee wanting to be your own boss, or a successful business operator seeking to expand your chain of stores - learn how to:

  • Finance your purchase
  • Assure the future stability of the business
  • Choose between a new, old, independent, or franchise business

 

Professionals, Consultants, Advisers - learn how to best serve the needs of your client and protect your client and yourself from post-sale trauma. Plus, a special section on how to value and sell a professional practice.

Ira N. Nottonson is a law review graduate of Boston College Law School. He has served the corporate business community in such diverse areas as sales, marketing, operations, legal, and general management. He has owned his own businesses and acted for both public and private corporations in many capacities, including general counsel and chief executive officer. He currently assists with start-up businesses and helps entrepreneurs buy, sell, value, franchise, and restructure existing businesses.

Just some of the 23 worksheets contained in this book:

  • Justification Research Strategies
  • The Essential Checklist for Sharing Control of Your Business
  • How to Prepare for Buyer Questions
  • Cost Analyses to Improve Your Profit and Loss Statement
  • How to Cut Costs and Face Serious Business Problems
  • Exposing the Minuses without Losing the Sale

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $29.95
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*Starting & Operating a Business in Your State
by Publishers Writing Team - (Click Here)



This complete resource offers a wealth of tips, contacts, samples, and information on how to successfully get your new business off the ground. From choosing the right type of business to marketing your venture and developing a solid business plan, SmartStart has it covered. The series also features state-specific registration, taxation, licensing, and permit requirements.

SmartStart is the all-in-one resource tool which will give a jump start on planning for your business. Each state-specific book includes the following information:

  • Quick reference to the most current mailing and Internet addresses and telephone numbers for the federal, state, local, and private agencies that will help get your business up and running.
  • State population statistics, income and consumption rates, major industry trends, and overall business incentives to give you a better picture of doing business in your state.
  • Checklists, sample forms, and a complete sample business plan to assist you with the numerous start-up details.
  • State-specific information on issues like choosing a legal form, selecting a business name, obtaining licenses and permits, registering to pay taxes, and knowing your employer responsibilities.
  • Methods to develop a powerful marketing strategy, create a favorable public relations plan, and confidently place your product or service.
  • Guidelines for writing a smart and functional business plan.
  • Federal and state options for financing your new venture.
  • Tips for gaining control of your business' finances.
  • Advice on purchasing insurance, hiring employees, and defining your company's policies and procedures.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $24.95
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*Buyer's Guide to Business Insurance
by Bud Don Bury and Larry Heichman - (Click Here)



Improve Your Insurance Coverage

The Buyer's Guide to Business Insurance is full of step-by-step guidance, ideas, and tips on how to improve your business insurance costs, coverage, and service from both insurance agencies and companies. The authors bring more than 38 years of industry experience to this helpful, nontechnical reference guide -- showing you how to get the best property and casualty insurance coverage at the lowest prices.

Reduce Your Premium Payments

One of the simplest ways business owners can save money is by re-examining their policy assumptions - an immediate refund may be yours for the asking. Most business insurance policies and rates are based on payrolls, inventories, or sales volumes. Too often, premiums on current policies are based on high values from pre-recession days. Your premium payments can be reduced simply by furnishing your agent or broker with the current real numbers.

The Buyer's Guide to Business Insurance will:

  • Help you save money and time when purchasing business insurance
  • Simplify insurance purchasing with clear directions in an easy-to-use format
  • Empower you with inside information about insurance people and industry methods
  • Demystify the insurance process
  • Eliminate confusion and complexity
  • Help you avoid poor service

 

The Authors Encourage You to Shop Your Insurance

You will learn:

  • What to look for in a policy;
  • What questions to ask the broker; and
  • How to compare alternative quotes.

 

Checklists, comparison charts, prepared letters, and forms make this book especially easy to use. If you want to save time and money through a streamlined process, and gain an unbiased viewpoint of your business insurance situation, read The Buyer's Guide to Business Insurance.

About the Authors

Don Bury has 20 years of experience as an active broker-agent. Mr. Bury is a partner in the consulting firm Imhaus & Bury -- Insurance Optimizers, which is dedicated to helping business owners reduce costs while increasing coverage.

Larry Heischman has 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is a certified instructor for California Broker-Agent pre-licensing training and continuing education. Mr. Heischman also develops and teaches insurance seminars for businesses and individuals.

 

The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: (Book-$24.95)/(Binder-$44.95)
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*Prepare Your Own Will
by Daniel Sitarz - (Click Here)



The books we select for our HomeBiz Book Store are considered empowerment books, after you have purchased a book. You can call the NAHBB for answers about your business venture, and talk to a professional consultant or a business developer.

Total Price: $24.95
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