A relatively new small business phenomenon is taking place in America: More couples, especially those in the boomer generation, are starting businesses together. Sometimes they do it because they've lost or left their jobs. Sometimes they want to pursue encore careers. But one thing is clear: For a couple, starting a business together presents the special challenge of combining their personal and business lives.
Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business is about a baby boomer couple who start a small service business as a second career. As much as it is a good story, Let's Make Money, Honey is also a how-to guide that covers planning, financing, outfitting, and launching a service business, as well as operations, marketing, sales, customer service, and managing growth. Included are useful tools to help couples assess their business interests and compatibility.
Inspiring and instructional, Let's Make Money, Honey will help couples consider whether to start a service business together - or provide those ready to move forward with a blueprint for success. Packed with detailed how-to advice based on real-world experience, Let's Make Money, Honey is a must-read for self-starter couples of all ages and especially those exploring encore careers.
"The authors...provide a detailed overview of what any couple should consider before and when starting a service business of their own. From writing a business plan, considering funding options or franchising, business structure and operations, to managing growth, narrowing your client base and creating an exit strategy. It's all told through their highly interesting story of exactly what it took to start-up and grow, then sell their own business.
"This mix of information and specific personal detail involved in getting a business off the ground as a couple makes Let's Make Money, Honey a compelling and useful read. And the authors are frank about the fact that not everyone will have it so easy, not all couples will be able to work together. At the end of the book, the authors provide a business compatibility test, skills inventory checklist and service business start-up checklist to help readers decide if they are as ready to follow a similar path." - Melissa Phipps, Retirement Planning Expert, About.com
"Let's Make Money, Honey is the rare combination of life lessons, business cooperation with your spouse, and a business tutorial. Today, as Baby Boomers look to continue to make a contribution, Baby Boomer couples are trying to find ways to spend time together, and still be relevant in the business world.
"Some couples are embarking on starting a business together. This can be a daunting task without a roadmap. Fortunately, a guide has been put together by Barry Silverstein and his wife, Sharon Wood. Barry and Sharon take lessons learned in customer service and help other Baby Boomers to find success in joint business prosperity. In some ways, Barry and Sharon are the coaches on the field for other Baby Boomer couples playing the game of business, harmony, and spousal time together.
"What makes Let's Make Money, Honey unique is that it is a step by step guide for Baby Boomer couples to find happiness, and income in a business life, while supporting their life goals. As a thought leader for the Baby Boomer Generation, I am pleased to endorse and recommend the book." - Rick Bava, Author, In Search of the Baby Boomer Generation
Barry Silverstein and Sharon Wood have worked together in one capacity or another for over three decades. They have also been married to each other for nearly that long. After lengthy careers in marketing and sales, Silverstein and Wood relocated to Asheville, North Carolina where they started a small service business together. They ran it successfully and sold it six years later. They proved without question that couples can not only successfully work together, they can start and run a business together. Silverstein and Wood continue to collaborate as volunteers for Asheville Humane Society. Wood, a retired dog groomer, donates her time and expertise grooming shelter dogs. Silverstein is a freelance writer, brand marketing consultant, and the author of several business books, including Business-to-Business Internet Marketing (the first book written on the subject) and The Breakaway Brand. The couple resides in the Asheville, North Carolina area.
Sharon Wood is reader in Italian at Strathclyde University. She has specialized in the study of modern and contemporary narrative, with particular reference to women's writing. She is the author of Woman as Object: Language and Gender In the Work of Alberto Moravia (1990) and Italian Women's Writing 1860 1994 (1995). In 1993 she published a critical anthology of short stories called Italian Women Writers.
Brainy Books has created a detailed summary of Timothy Ferriss's, The 4-Hour Workweek. In our summary guides, we cover all of the key concepts and ideas that the original works aim to present to readers. In The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss, great concepts that will allow individuals to create highly efficient and effective business systems were explored. Inside you will learn:
Brainy Books created a summary guide of The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, to allow for quick reference, to educate readers, and to enhance the reading experience with thorough analyses by some of today’s top thought leaders.
Author: Brainy Books
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publish Date: September 24, 2015
Pages: 34 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
> Overview Brainy Books has created a detailed summary of Timothy Ferriss's, The 4-Hour Workweek. In our summary guides, we cover all of the key concepts and ideas that the original...
Thrive As A Freelancer. Your Guide To Self-Directing Your Career.
Gone are the days when college graduates sought lifetime careers with blue chip corporations. By 2020, almost half of the American workforce will be doing some type of freelance work. Technology has overhauled the job market into a self-serve entity, and in doing so, has given birth to the Freelance Nation. Its members independent contractors, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and contingent workers build businesses, communicate with customers and sell goods. They do so from home, shared workspaces, or even the beach. This book is for you if: You've always wanted to escape the corporate life but don t know how. You re already a freelancer, but want to take your business to the next level. Having been a solo freelancer and also a manager of over 400 freelancers, J. Melissa Cooper opens up her world to share with you the secrets of working for yourself."
J. Melissa Cooper, SPHR, PHR, is a freelancer and Internet entrepreneur. Melissa started her first freelance business with $700 and within five years had it generating over $3mm per year. In addition to various freelance endeavors, Melissa is a founding partner of HirePerfect, a unique search firm that has pioneered the first pay-per-resume program in the industry. She has an M.S. in Human Resource Management from New York University and a B.A. from Brandeis University.
> Overview Thrive As A Freelancer. Your Guide To Self-Directing Your Career. Gone are the days when college graduates sought lifetime careers with blue chip corporations. By 2020, almost half of...
Have you always wanted to make enough money to support yourself without stepping a foot in an office? If yes, this book will show you everything you need to know about how to start making money working from home. This trend has become very popular in recent years, because of the internet. Unfortunately, it has also led to a rise in scammers who charge lots of money only to give you information that does not make you any money in the end. There are a lot of ways you can make money while at home. Some of these will make you rich, while others will only make you enough to buy a cup of coffee. In this book, there is no hype. I will show you what works and what doesn't. If you have been looking for legitimate ways to make money while at home, this is a book you must read.
Table of Contents Preface Chapter # 1: An Introduction to Making Money Chapter # 2: Affiliate Marketing Chapter # 3: Freelancing Chapter # 4: Get Paid to Search Chapter # 5: Get Paid to Watch Videos Chapter # 6: Publish Books Chapter # 7: Rent Your Car Chapter # 8: Rent Your Home Chapter # 9: Start an Online Store Chapter # 10: Teach Your Skills
> Overview Have you always wanted to make enough money to support yourself without stepping a foot in an office? If yes, this book will show you everything you need to...
Few entrepreneurs are aware of the benefits and opportunities available through the SBA. There are few resources available to guide entrepreneurs through the process. Approved was written to fill that gap by providing a step-by-step guide to the SBA loan approval.
"Approved" provides: Side by side comparison of traditional commercial loans and business loans backed by the SBA. How to qualify for the best loan programs most suitable for your unique business. How to highlight strengths and mitigate weaknesses so that lenders are more likely to approve your loan request. How to complete business loan applications without making the mistakes that cause approval delay and even loan decline.
For more than a decade, Phil Winn has assisted entrepreneurs obtain financing to start, expand and purchase existing businesses. Phil is a business graduate from the University of Vermont and has since trained under some of the leading experts in the SBA field. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs obtain financing in excess of $100 million.
> Overview Few entrepreneurs are aware of the benefits and opportunities available through the SBA. There are few resources available to guide entrepreneurs through the process. Approved was written to fill...
An in-depth analysis of today's top franchise opportunities.
"Bond's Top 100 Franchises, 2015" assesses a wide variety of variables to give readers the leading franchises out of more than 3,500 under consideration. The final selection is based on a number of factors, including historical performance, competitive advantage, franchisee satisfaction, and financial stability. This book is an extension of other books on franchising published by Source Book Publications including "Bond's Franchise Guide, How Much Can I Make?, Tips and Traps When Buying a Franchise, Bond's Hottest New Franchises, Bond's International Franchise Guide, Bond's Veteran's Franchise Guide, and the Minority Franchise Guide."
Bond is an author, lecturer, and consultant regarded as an expert on the franchise industry. Since receiving his MBA from Stanford University, he has over 30 years of diversified business experience and an extraordinary record of achievements.
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W (1.1 lbs)
> Overview An in-depth analysis of today's top franchise opportunities. "Bond's Top 100 Franchises, 2015" assesses a wide variety of variables to give readers the leading franchises out of more than...
Bestselling author of 4 books on property, Craig Turnbull has released the world s first book on Real Estate Crowdfunding. Craig believes fundamentally that owning property, and investing in property, is the foundation for physical wealth for most people. His mission is to inspire people to create the life that they want, with real estate investing simply the vehicle to pay for that lifestyle. Written in everyday language by an expert in property, this book is for anyone who wants to explore new and exciting possibilities for wealth creation, that ultimately offer life choice and freedom. Crowdfunding Real Estate is the fifth book in a best-selling series on real estate investing from property developer and real estate investor, Craig Turnbull. His other four best-selling books on real estate investment, sold over 100,000 copies, including the number one title It s Easy to be a Property Millionaire. With 30 years experience in real estate developing and property investing, Craig has coordinated property projects with a combined value of more than $200 million. Craig holds a business degree in property and finance, a Diploma in Financial Planning, and is a licensed real estate. "
> Overview Bestselling author of 4 books on property, Craig Turnbull has released the world s first book on Real Estate Crowdfunding. Craig believes fundamentally that owning property, and investing in...