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Turn Your Talent into a Business: A guide to earning a living from your hobby by [Jones, Emma]
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Turn Your Talent into a Business: A guide to earning a living from your hobby Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Emma Jones is a business expert and author, and founder of small business support company Enterprise Nation. Her books include 'Spare Room Start Up', 'Working 5 to 9 ', 'Go Global' and 'The Start Up Kit'. Following a five year career at an international accounting firm, Emma started her first business at 27, from a spare room in her Manchester apartment. That business was sold 18 months later, and the experience led to Emma's next venture, Enterprise Nation. Its website (www.enterprisenation.com) was launched in 2006 and became the most popular for home business owners in the UK, attracting over 100,000 visitors each month. Enterprise Nation has evolved to help even more would-be entrepreneurs. It now produces books, kits, online tools, video clips, friendly forums and weekly classes for anyone wanting to start and grow a small business. Emma is also a co-founder of national campaign, StartUp Britain.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 852 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Harriman House; 1st edition (3 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065HV8FS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #243,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is aimed at helping people turn their hobby into a business and has been written in partnership with Country Living Magazine. As well as providing advice on everything from business planning to sales and marketing the book also showcases 17 people who have successfully turned their hobby into a business, including one of our customers Arianna Cadwallader from Saturday Sewing Session.

The book is really easy to follow with everything broken down in simple chunks with the text broken up with tips and case studies; there are also forms for you to complete to help guide you with your market research, and business planning. Several of the case studies relate to sewing and craft related businesses so if that is the area you are thinking of going into that will make their advice more relevant to you.

All the basics are covered including business form, market research, where to work from, finance, funding, selling (including the online handmade marketplaces such as Etsy/Folksy/DaWanda) and marketing. There are lots of useful web links in the book too, I found myself looking up a lot of the sites as I went through the book.

This book is ideal for beginners and covers all the basics to get you started. It doesn't go in depth on the subjects due to the amount of different topics that are included but the web links will enable you to get more information on the topics that interest you.

This review originally appeared on The Sewing Directory.
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Excellent book giving tons of advice and loads of links to places where you can find free stuff to start your own business - also lots of case studies featuring people who have already done it - not a boring read!
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I am starting a business from my hobby and this book is brilliant. Lots of UK refs (not American which I was concerned about) and written well.

Lots of bedtime reading to fuel my passion from this book!
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I'm your typical dippy hippy artist with no idea of how to run a business, however this book has changed all that. It gives brilliant advice on all the important things such as tax, marketing, running a website, grants, etc., and it gives addresses of different sites which may be useful. It also gives lots of examples of other small creative businesses and how they got started. Overall a really good book, very useful for people with bags of talent but no idea about business!
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Having received the book in the post I started it and couldn't put it down.It is well written, easy to get the information and advice that I wanted.Would recommend
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This book does give steps to follow for a start up but sort of vague. I was hoping the experiences of those that had success would be more elaborate but I find they don't say much...it's a book that only scratches the surface. If you are looking for a more detailed insight I recommend "Craft, Inc. Revised Edition (Paperback)" by Ilasco (Author) and "Craft Business Heroes - 30 Creative Entrepreneurs Share the Secrets of Their Success [Paperback]" by Alison McNicol (Author)
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I was slightly disappointed with this book, firstly for its size it's a small format which is a bit unusual. Also some of the information is very basic in the book , ok if you don't know anything at all about selling or making things to sell .
One of those purchases that if I had seen the book in a shop would probably of left it there.
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Lots of simple tips for your home business and ideas to spur you on to making your home business work for you. A book you can dip into and pick up useful ideas. Read it during quiet moments on your craft stall and use your free time wisely.
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