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.