Thursday, August 6, 2009

Start and Run a Real Home-Based Business - Dan Furman Review and Giveaway


Many of us have day dreamed ( yours truly included!) about starting a home based business. And even more so in today's economy.

This is the second edition of How to Start a Real Home-Based Business from Self Counsel Press. Furman is the author of both editions. He has had home based business both fail and succeed and it is from these experiences that he writes. His writing style is clear, easy to read and down to earth.

Furman covers many, many ideas and topics. He asks you to take a good look at the nuts and bolts of starting a business. What kind of commitment are you willing to make in time and money? What is involved - registering/partnerships/business plan or a plan for business/ the need to have your business look professional and many more. Is this something you will be happy doing every day? Do you need insurance? What about an office and equipment? Advertising? Do you take credit cards?

Whew - lots of food for thought eh? This is a great book to get you asking those questions. It's a solid reference to get you started as well. It doesn't go in depth, for example, how to accept credit cards as payment - you need to do the research yourself. It does include a CD with word doucments such as worksheets, proposals, and press releases. There are also some links included.

Want to read it yourself? One copy to be given away courtesy of Self Counsel Press. Ends Saturday Sep 5, 6pm EST.

72 comments:

Bridget said...

Don't enter me, but it looks interesting, Luanne! Posted about it on Win A Book.

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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JMarie said...

Please enter me. It seems like now would be a good time to start my own business instead of working for someone else.

Maddy said...

Popped across from Willow and had a little poke around, but I'm wondering why I don't see a 'goodreads' link?
BEst wishes

Luanne said...

Hi Maddy:

No link as I have not kept up my shelf..... :(

Jessica said...

I would love to be counted in for the giveaway. I have a friend who's trying to get one started and I wouldn't mind a few idea's myself. jessica(at)fan(dot)com

Dawn M. said...

I would love the chance to read this book. Count me in! :0)

Thanks!
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Winning Readings said...

Posted about this on Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/real-home-based-business.html

AmandaK said...

This looks like a fantastic book! We're thinking of starting our own business soon!

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J. Cannon said...

I am interested in starting my own home-based business. I would love to win this book.

~Tami said...

I would love to start a business where I could be with my family more.

Mike said...

This would be a fantastic book to win!

Deborah Stinson-editor said...

I've been tossing this idea around in my head for years but don't know why I keep putting off actually doing it. This book sounds like great reference material and I could use all the help I can get! sierramuse8 at aol dot com.

David Johnson said...

Please count me in, thanks.

SunnyView said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

I have been wanting to start a home business and this book would sure help me out. Thanks

JenniferB said...

I would like to read this and see what he suggests to do to start a home based business. Thanks for the chance to win

A Stationary Addict said...

I've wanted to start a home business for years, never knew quite where to start. Would love to give the book a read for some helpers.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I'd love to read this. :)

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catss99 said...

Please enter me!
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sandis3 said...

Boy, could my daughter use this book.

Shawna said...

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Count me in I can never have enough info on this kind of subject thanks for the contest ;o)

ossmcalc said...

This book sounds like a must read for a friend of mine plus myself who have just retired. Please enter me into this drawing.

Thank you,

Christine
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Cindy said...

I work from home so I would love to read this book!

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Cindy
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clc408 said...

Looks interesting. Thanks!

sweetsue said...

I would love to start a home business, but I don't know where to start. Enter me, please!
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juau4 said...

Always wanted to be my own boss, making my own money! This looks like a great influence!

etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

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Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book

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Lisanne624 said...

Sounds like a fascinating book, especially since it includes helpful forms on the CD!

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gaby317 said...

This sounds helpful. Please count me in. Thank you for the entry.

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Julia said...

I definitely need to read this book! Inspiration would be a good thing!
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Natalie said...

I could use this book! Thanks for the chance!
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Cindy said...

Please enter me into this giveaway! Looks like a great learning tool!
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trishden said...

I've been dreaming about a home budiness, I know what I would sell, my crafts, but I don't know the first thing about business. Thanks for a great giveaway!

LittleEagle said...

I would enjoy having my own business and this will help. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

ktgonyea said...

Great Resource :)

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roseh2o19 said...

Win!

free home business training said...

I read the book already, I highly recommend it. It's worth buying it. The information is well grounded and extensive.

Alfonso

rebekah arnold said...

would love to win this and maybe be able to start my own business thanks for the giveaway
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Lemmie said...

I've always wondered about what it takes to start a new business!

patricia said...

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Melissa said...

This looks like a great book. Please enter me into this drawing. Thank you!
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Lee P said...

I had a home based business and I could have really used this book. I plan to start my business again (as soon as the economy picks up). Thanks for this giveaway and please include me.

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Melody said...

Please enter me as well...

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KW said...

I recently started my home business and it's been a slow start. This looks like a great place to look for tips. Thanks!
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Mary said...

I am in the very beginning of starting a home based business and this book would be really helpful.
Thanks!

erma said...

Looks like an interesting book.
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Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

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ariel36 said...

would love to have a chance to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Weekend!

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Shane said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Theron said...

I'd like to mind my own business, and the book you offer could help.

chromiumman said...

sounds like a really useful book

lknott said...

Been trying to get my home based business going. Any help would be good!



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Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

mchavez718 said...

Please enter me to win. I think this sounds like a great tool to start a business.

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

purango said...

I would love to win this book. garrettsambo@aol.com

mom2anutball said...

I could definintley use this! Please enter me!
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kngmckellar said...

This sounds very neat!

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susan1215 said...

Looks like an interesting book

Donna said...

I really need this.
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packerfantimmy said...

I've been unemployed for over a year now. I need all the help I can get and home-based is my best option now. Thanks for the giveaway.

george ferris said...

This looks interesting.
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Donna said...

I really need this book.
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Sweeter the berry said...

You can include me, I'm intersted in reading it. letessha@yahoo.com

chazvgo said...

I would love a chance to read this book, Thanks :)

SweetMissa said...

My fiance is trying to start a home based business. This book would be perfect! Please enter me!

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goodwitchglinda said...

My husband & I would like to read this book! goodwitchglinda at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Would love to get my hands on this book.
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Heather said...

Sounds great! Count me in!