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Monday, May 23, 2011

"Start Your Own-Home Based Business" Now Available!

I'm delighted to reveal that my new (print) book, Start Your Own Home-Based Business, published by Lotus Publishing, is now available from and other good bookstores.

You might remember me mentioning this title before, as I solicited feedback for possible cover designs in this post. I hope you like the version my publishers and I eventually came up with!

Start Your Own Home-Based Business is a comprehensive, practical guide to starting and running a business from home. It provides guidance on every aspect, from assessing your personal suitability to market research, raising finance and bookkeeping to setting prices, and ultimately deciding when (or whether) to expand.

The book is written primarily for a UK readership, but many aspects would be equally relevant worldwide. A chapter list is shown below.

1. Why start your own business?
2. Requirements for success
3. The benefits of working from home...
4. ...and a few drawbacks
5. Choosing your business idea
6. Market research
7. Planning permission and Business Rates
8. Types of business organisation
9. Your business name and image
10. Business plan and financial forecasts
11. Raising finance
12. Help from the Post Office
13. Phones and faxes
14. Computers and the Internet
15. Tax, National Insurance and VAT
16. Pricing your services
17. Marketing and selling
18. How to get ‘free’ publicity
19. Book-keeping and accounts
20. Invoicing and credit control
21. Insurance
22. Where to get more help
23. Expanding your home-based business
24. Home-based business profiles
Useful Organisations

I should perhaps add that Chapter 24 is a LONG chapter - it includes profiles of over fifty home-based businesses, from babysitting to computer repairs, picture-framing to freelance writing. Each profile includes a brief description of the business and what it entails, and sources to obtain further information.

Still want more? For a limited period, you can download a PDF of the opening chapters of Start Your Own Home-Based Business by clicking on You can also right-click and choose Save Target As or Save Link As to save the file to any folder you want on your PC.

If you hope to join the two million plus people in Britain who are already running a home-based business, whether as a writer or something else, this in-depth book will guide you every step of the way.

Any comments or queries, of course, please do post them below!

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Blogger Rachel said...

Congrats on your book being published and on Amazon!

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Dianne Venetta said...

Tag you're it! Mine is Jennifer's Garden women's fiction, contemporary romance, women's issues

6:23 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thank you!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Already done, Dianne! Thank you for tagging mine.

7:20 PM  
Blogger kdoyle said...

Congrats on the book being published. As someone who used to run a home-based business (albeit on the other side of the pond), it sounds like you've covered all the key topics.

2:57 AM  
Blogger Twisties34 said...

Looks great Nick, congrats, a Kindle version would be nice too.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Steven Hutchinson said...

well done getting a book published is a big step.
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3:23 PM  
Anonymous Maurice said...

congrats on your book, im sure its very helpful on starting a business. Im thinking about purchasing it.

2:35 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks, Maurice. The book has been getting some great reviews, as you can see on the Amazon sales page.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Diana @ Home Based said...

Congratulations on your book. This would really help those individuals who would like to start home based work.

7:57 AM  

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