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Starting a Business from Home: Choosing a Business, Getting Online, Reaching Your Market and Making a Profit (Business Success) [Kindle Edition]

Colin Barrow
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Book Description

The home is the most popular place for start-ups. With the rate of new business start ups being unaffected by the recession, more than a quarter of a million people in the UK start a business from home each year and four times that number giving it serious consideration. Entrepreneurs need little more than a laptop and a telephone line to start off with, but when the new business starts to expand they face the challenge of staying at home without sacrificing their growth potential.

Starting a Business from Home identifies business opportunities, gives advice on preparation and set up, and how you run, control and manage its growth.

Now with extra exercises and end of chapter advice, this new edition includes: researching the market, business ownership and title issues, raising the money and managing finances, building and operating a website, bringing a product to market and starting up overseas.

With appendices giving home-based business ideas and sources of help, as well as advice on research, getting the business started and an indication of how much money could be made out of each business, Starting a Business from Home is an invaluable practical guide for the aspiring entrepreneur.


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Book Description

Starting a Business from Home offers hundreds of ideas for setting up profitable and successful home-based businesses and includes practical advice on using the internet as a business tool.

About the Author

Colin Barrow MBA was until recently Head of the Enterprise Group at Cranfield School of Management, UK, where he taught entrepreneurship on the MBA and other programmes. He is a visiting professor at business schools in the US, Asia, France, Ireland and Austria. He is also the author of Starting a Business From Home, Cut Costs Not Corners and The 30 Day MBA, as well as many other titles, all published by Kogan Page.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 673 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Kogan Page; 2 edition (3 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00518G2CQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #215,947 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Educated at Sandhurst and Cranfield, Colin Barrow is the author of more than 30 books in the fields of entrepreneurship, business management and international property development. His books have been published by the BBC, The Economist, John Wiley, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Kogan Page. He has authored or co-authored ten books in the Dummies series and been translated into a score of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Georgian, Romanian, Polish and Bahasa Indonesia. Two of his books formed the core of Microsoft's Business Plan Writer, a project on which he was a consultant advisor.
Following a career in business where he held senior staff and line positions, including that of managing director of a manufacturing enterprise with multi -plant and multi-country operations he was Head of the Enterprise Group at Cranfield School of Management, a leading International Business School, for ten years. He has been a visiting professor in universities in the US, Europe and the Far East, and is currently an Academic Governor of Richmond, The American International University in London and a Visiting Fellow of Cranfield School of Management.
For five years he was a non-executive director of a high tech venture capital fund, has sat on Government task forces and is now strategic advisor to a number of business owners.
As well as his own books he currently writes freelance, ghost writing and 'Anglicising' books for American authors and he lectures extensively on business topics. You can hear Colin's podcast on team building at http://www.morethanbusiness.com/Knowledge-Centre/Podcasts/Business-Networks

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive reference at an astonishing price 21 April 2013
By Mr B
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I bought the Kindle version of the book for a mere 38p. The collection of reference sources alone would be worth more than the price of the Kindle edition. I think it will turn out to be a very useful reference whenever I need advice on small business setup.
If I have one slight criticism, it's that the formatting is a bit awkward in places and that is a bit irritating. All things considered, the book represents outstanding value. If starting a small business is of any interest to you at all, just buy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its worth a Look 7 April 2013
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quite a good read. Lots of ideas and pointers. Good basic ideas no frills and good advice about who to ask for help.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Covers everything you need to know. 2 Nov. 2013
By JJM
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Essential reading for anyone thinking of starting their own business. Study this first and you'll be prepared for most eventualities.
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3.0 out of 5 stars too long winded 31 Dec. 2014
By Rajesh
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Useful resources; but can be formatted better and made concise. Overall ok; schematic diagrams and downloadable list would really help.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars general information on what to do to set up a new business, an adequate starting point. 24 April 2014
By Loren A. - Published on Amazon.com
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it is helpful for someone who is considering opening their own businesss; it includes web sites where one can find information, in Europe as well as other countries.. It does make you think about all of the the things that will have to be addressed, such as laws, advertising, taxes, etc. I found it to be a good foundation with a general approach.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book 28 Aug. 2013
By Raphael Mushi - Published on Amazon.com
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the book offer a variety of ideas on a novice,it puts you in a position where you dont fear the risk rather you evaluate them to avoid failure
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