Starting your own
Home-Based Business
(for stay-at-home Pet Owners, Moms, and Dads and/or aspiring small business entrepreneurs)
400 latest and greatest small business ideas
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Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living
by Christine Durst, Michael Haaren
Paperback: 288 pages
Career Press; 1 edition (November 20, 2009)

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This book jumps right to the heart of what all new home-based workers want to know - where to find work. Not only do the authors list a multitude of websites offering work-at-home opportunities, they've checked out every one of the websites, plus they've organized the listing into job types. Morever, they show readers how to do effective Google and Craigslist searches for work, and they tell what to look for in order to avoid scams. More information:

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Best Home Businesses for People 50+
by Paul Edwards
422 pages
Tarcher; 1st edition (2004)
A comprehensive guide to starting and running a home-based business in midlife and retirement. The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ features seventy comprehensive profiles that show how to select, start, run, and build a home-based business suited to the needs, talents, and ideals of the over-fifty generation.

Each business listing-for careers ranging in diversity from Makeup Artist to Tax Preparer to Information Broker-addresses the concerns of boomers and seniors, including:

- Businesses that people 50+ can continue working in for 10-15 years.
- Businesses that supplement your retirement income.
- Businesses adaptable to a wide variety of locations.
- Businesses with flexible hours to allow for family, travel, and other priorities.
- Businesses suited to a broad range of health and wellness needs.
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Making a Living Without a Job, revised edition: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love
by Barbara Winter
288 pages
Bantam; Revised edition (August 25, 2009)
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The Professional Pet Sitter: Your Guide to Starting and Operating a Successful Service
by Lori Mangold, Scott Mangold
The authors present an extremely detailed guide on starting and operating a pet-sitting business, covering everything from acquiring a business license and planning marketing strategies to keeping records, making service calls and deciding how much to charge. Forms are included for client file cards, service agreements, and more. Also offers tips on how to avoid common mistakes when watching other people's homes (for example, to "wear" the housekeys in order to avoid locking oneself out!). With an 18-point service routine that walks you through the time you arrive to the time you leave.
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Kennels and Kenneling
Kennels and Kenneling : A Guide for Hobbyists and Professionals
by Joel M. McMains
A guide for professionals and hobbyists with strategies for planning, designing, constructing, and operating a successful kennel.  Information on how to make running any kennel easier and more enjoyable. Quick answers to the most common kenneling and client problems.
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Starting a home-based business takes research and planning. For those of you who already know which type of business they want to run (franchise, ready-made business, web-based business, or your own pet project), the following books will be helpfull to find ways to finance your home-based business and analyze how to set up and run the home office. If you are still looking for some new, interesting business ideas we recommend you have a look at the third book.

Six Week Start-up
Six-Week Start-Up:
A Step-by-Step Program for Starting Your Business, Making Money, and Achieving Your Goals!
by Rhonda Abrams
Paperback: 310 pages Publisher: The Planning Shop (April 2004)
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Many entrepreneurs start their home business on a part-time basis. The following books includes profitable ideas for low risk businesses that can be started as a part-time job. Others earn money in a creative and joyfull way by adding up multiple profit centers.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition
by Barbara Weltman
Paperback: 384 pages
Alpha; 3 edition (July 3, 2007)
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As home-based businesses are often started while still working full-time or raising small children, one of the most important requirements is that they should be risk-free and requiring very little investment or previous training. The following books will provide tips and useful guidelines will help you keep bringing customers back, give you low-cost internal marketing ideas, low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and sales building ideas. They will also teach you how to set up computer systems to save time and money and generate high-profile public relations and publicity while avoiding legal pitfalls.

Some books have been written especially for stay-at-home parents who are interested in augmenting their income. They contain a selection of businesses that can be started with minimum training and investment and are all capable of producing extra income. Most can easily be operated by one person and eventually be sold for an additional profit. All can be operated from home.

101 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Stay-at-Home Moms & Dads
by Heather Shepard
Paperback: 288 pages
Atlantic Publishing Company (FL) (September 20, 2007)
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Detailed in this new book are over 100 business ideas that can be started for very little money and yet may provide parents with a lot more money than they would be paid by the hour. Many of these businesses can actually be started with less than one hundred dollars and some can really be started with next to nothing.
Small Business Ideas: 400 Latest & Greatest Small Business Ideas
by Terry Kyle
Paperback: 300 pages
TheWorldsBiggestBooks.com (April 9, 2008)
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Outlined in this book:
The biggest mistakes small business entrepreneurs make
The eBay Mini-Merchant Revolution
10 powerful ways to differentiate your business
10 ways to save thousands of dollars in your business
Top new product and service ideas in history
Buying into a franchise
25 great places to advertise for free
The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site
by Steve Weber
Paperback: 168 pages
Weber Books; 1st edition (November 2, 2005)
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How to Buy, Sell, and Profit on eBay: Kick-Start Your Home-Based Business in Just Thirty Days
by Adam Ginsberg
317 pages
Harper Paperbacks; 1st Collins Lifestyle Ed edition (May 3, 2005)
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