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Product details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Harriman House Publishing (17 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906659680
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906659684
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 377,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

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'

Emma can be found online at:
www.twitter.com/emmaljones
www.twitter.com/e_nation
www.enterprisenation.com


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About the Author

Emma Jones is founder and editor of Enterprise Nation (www.enterprisenation.com), the home business website, and has started two businesses herself from home offices in London, Manchester and rural Shropshire. Following a career with an international accountancy firm, Emma started her first business at the age of 27 and successfully sold it just 15 months after launch. The home business website was launched in 2006, and has attracted a regular readership of more than 250,000 people and national press headlines. Emma has written for Enterprise Nation since its launch and also for the Financial Times, City AM and customer magazines, including for Orange, Microsoft, BT and Viking Direct. Emma is regularly called upon by the government to speak on the subject of home business and she advises Regional Development Agencies on how to encourage and support homeworking.

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By punter on 31 Aug 2010
Format: Paperback
If the book is intended to encourage you to start a 5 to 9 business then it succeeds, though the case studies sometimes let the content down - some feature such niche markets (origami modeller for instance) that the lessons that can be learnt from them are limited.

In terms of practical information there isn't that much. It is mainly a listing of useful websites to support each aspect of that particular chapter.

Overall, a good introduction and an encouragement to start your own business but a light read and not the definitive book that many 5 to 9'ers will be after.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Smart on 17 Nov 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I can't help but feel that this book provides nothing that any decent search engine couldn't provide for free. It's that simple, the business ideas you're provided with aren't the authors, but rather VERY brief summaries of what others have done, and are too brief to be of real value.
Even when it touches on areas such as TAX, and other legalities, you're simply directed to a list of web sites that are of more use.
Perhaps I had unrealistic expectations, but unless you have real difficulties using web search, there is likely better places to look than 5 to 9.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Booth on 25 Sep 2011
Format: Paperback
This book was nothing like I expected so am therefore disappointed with its content. It would have been useful to have seen a preview of the pages. However, the book is useful if you do not know what to start selling, but anyone buying this will need to find other ways to access information on how to actually do this, as this is only a book of ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christine on 28 Jun 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is full of very useful information.
I wanted to work on my own and I now have some excellent ideas.
I would recommend it to any one who wants to be there own boss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greavesie on 15 Aug 2010
Format: Paperback
I pretty much knew what I was going to get with this book, I read Emma Jones previous title and liked the format and her approach to the subject.
This is more of the same, but focusses a bit more on a variety of home businesses that were set up alongside paid employment.
If you are interested in setting your own business up, then this book has plenty of ideas and should provide you with plenty of motivation and support
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Just Me on 4 Jan 2014
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Too much of this book (not apparent from the sample) consists of listings of businesses that are run from home.

Please don't waste your money.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. Bonner VINE VOICE on 27 May 2010
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The previous person's review is so lengthy that it makes me wonder if it's written by the author or someone known to her.

There is nothing wrong with this book per se - it's attractively presented and no doubt there will be some people who find it useful.

I was hoping to get a book that gave in-depth business start-up advice but I didn't think it did this. The main part of the book is devoted to ideas for businesses that other people have started in their spare time. Great promotion for those businesses, but there's no real detail.

Many of the ideas are applicable only to a select number of people, eg you're only going to be able to set yourself up as a lawyer if you're already a qualified lawyer and to me, you can't be a pig farmer only when you come home from your main job because animals need care through the daytime too!

The book contains lots of links to useful websites, but for me, it just didn't give me the specific advice on business plans, financing, marketing etc that I was after.
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By Jasper200 on 10 Sep 2013
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This book is OK but as others have said, there is nothing that could not be found on the internet
The case studies appear to of a kind that are not every day business and some I would say are far out even for hobbies. all in all I wouldn't have purchased if I had seen the content, it will be going to the charity shop :-(
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