Working 5 to 9: How to Start a Successful Business in Your Spare Time (Entrepreneurship) Paperback – 17 May 2010
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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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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.
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.
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.
The book gives sound business advice without being too detailed and dull (like a lot of business books I have read). All in all an enjoyable, very readable and very useful book for anyone setting up a business in their spare time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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.
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... Read more
This author is only interested in what is nothing other than a shameless display of self promotion, so please save your money, or spend it on something that provides a bit more... Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2011 by Mr
This book is full of very useful information.
I wanted to work on my own and I now have some excellent ideas. Read more
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