Working from home | On the Bookshelf

Working from home isn’t always as easy as it sounds. These books provide a basis for kick-starting your home business.

Working from home isn’t always as easy as it sounds. These books provide a basis for kick-starting your home business.

“How to Start a Home-Based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom,” by Georganne Fiumara (paperback, Globe Pequot Press, 2012, 208 pages, $19.95). From making the decision to work at home to finding the right business for you, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based business.

“Starting a Business from Home: Choose a Business, Get Online, Reach Your Market and Make a Profit,” by Colin Barrow (paperback, Kogan Page, 2011, 305 pages, $24.95). The home is the most popular place for start-ups. Entrepreneurs need little more than a laptop and a telephone line to start off with, but when the new business starts to expand, you face the challenge of staying at home without sacrificing your growth potential. This book identifies business opportunities and gives advice on how to set up, run, control and manage growth.

“Starting an Online Business for Dummies,” by Greg Holden (paperback, Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2010, 416 pages, $24.99). A guide to starting an online business that provides information and tips on tools, strategies, e-commence host selection, attracting customers, accepting payments, providing customer service, advertising, search engine optimization, legal issues, and other related topics.

“Starting Your Career as a Freelance Web Designer,” by Neil Tortorella (paperback, Allworth Press, 2011, 252 pages, $19.95). Offers tips and step-by-step guidance to become and find success as a freelance Web designer, explaining how to draft a business plan, and discussing contracts, time and money management proposals, marketing, networking, and other associated topics.

“The Start Your Own Business Bible: Establish Your New Career for as Little as $500,” by Richard Walsh (paperback, Adams Business, 2011, 654 pages, $17.95). No matter what kind of business you want to launch, no matter how big or small your budget, there are some things you must know. You’ll need an estimate of start-up costs, of potential earnings, and of the qualifications and equipment necessary to make your enterprise a success. This book provides all that — and more.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass