All How to Start a Home-Based Business books include: Introduction: 1,500 words Chapter 1: So You Want to Start a Consulting Business. Chapter 2: Envisioning the business: possibilities, scope, size. Chapter 3: What you need in your home office. Chapter 4: Writing a business plan. Chapter 5: Getting started. Chapter 6: Financial planning Chapter 7: Financial managementChapter 8: Taxes and record keepingChapter 9: Legal and ethical issuesChapter 10: Marketing your businessChapter 11: The internet and e-commerceChapter 12: Business endgame: stay small, grow, or sellChapter 13: Training and certificationAppendix:Web Resources Organizations Trade Shows Educational Resources Other Useful Information
Bert Holtje is the author of How to Start a Home-Based Business (Globe Pequot Press). He founded James Peter Associates in 1970, a firm that served as a book producer and literary agency, and provided consulting, editorial, and promotional services until it was sold in 2000. The author of many books, Holtje now provides consulting services to authors, agents, and publishers.