The Complete Idiot's Guide to Low-cost StartupseBook - 2010
With the economy shrinking daily and the unemployment rate swelling into the double digits, more and more people are trying to find alternative ways to earn a living. Tight credit and the high costs associated with brick-and-mortar startups are driving entrepreneurs to find alternative ways to start businesses out of their homes - on a shoestring budget. But what's the right home-grown business? What skills are necessary? What will it really cost, and how much money will it generate in a short period of time? All these questions and more are answered in The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Low-Cost Startups . Small business consultant and CPA Gail Margolies Reid has been working with entrepreneurs for over 30 years and shares with the reader-How to decide which business is the most effective to start. The fastest and most effective ways to get up and running. Scores of businesses that can start generating much-needed cash quickly. The actual costs/benefits of each low-cost startup. Ways to get customers and market the business. How to set up a back office, keep simple books, collect fees, and more.