Spare Room Start Up is a friendly and stylish, full colour guide which focuses on the specific issues that affect home business start-ups, from the 'kitchen table business plan' to the web server in the attic, organised by three key themes: business, lifestyle and technology. It is an essential book for anyone who wants to start a business at home and manage a work/life balance. The home has become the most popular location for business start-ups in the UK. Over 60% of businesses are now started from a home base; more than 1,400 every week. Yet there is no authoritative and approachable guide to starting a home business. Spare Room Start Up presents readers with simple solutions, demonstrates the ease and low cost with which a home business can be started, and dispels the myths about working from home, so that more people can enjoy the rewards of running a successful home business and lead a happier life. Advice and suggestions are interspersed with quick tips, illustrations and case studies to uncover the lighter side of working from home.
Emma Jones started her first business at the age of 27 from her spare room in Manchester and successfully sold it 2 years later to Tenon Group plc.
This experience provided the inspiration for Emma's next venture which launched in January 2006. Enterprise Nation - www.enterprisenation.com - has become the most popular resource in the UK for anyone starting and growing a business from home, attracting over 100,000 unique visitors each month.
In 2009, Emma was responsible for the UK's first ever Home Enterprise Day, held during Global Entrepreneurship Week; a chance to celebrate the millions of people who have turned a talent/hobby/skill into a way of making a living, and part of their home into a business HQ.
Emma is the author of 'Spare Room Start Up - how to start a business from home' and 'Working 5 to 9 - how to start a successful business in your spare time'
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