From the series that has sold
more than half a million copies!
Available in October 2009
Everything you need to set up a home-based business,
create a demand for services, and make money
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based business? Of being your own boss? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? With How to Start a Home-Based Business, you have what it takes to do so like a pro, step by step, even in tough economic times. Here are all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow a business, whatever your specialty. The authors share their experience on how to:
*Define your specialty
*Develop a business plan
*Estimate start-up costs
*Create a fee structure
*Build a client base
*Find trusted subcontractors and specialists
*Become a sought-after expert
*Establish a daily schedule
*Organize your business
Bert Holtje founded James Peter Associates, Inc, in 1970. The firm served as an independent book producer and literary agency, and provided consulting, editorial, and promotional services until it was sold in 2000. JPA represented 87 authors of nonfiction books and placed over six hundred books with major US and world publishers. It also provided extensive direct marketing services to Prentice-Hall, McGraw-Hill and other book publishers. Bert Holtje is the author of 11 books published by major publishers under his own name and more than 20 others as the collaborator or ghostwriter. He has BS and MA degrees in psychology and marketing. His editorial interests include business, psychology, self-help, science, technology, history, and politics. Bert now provides consulting services to authors, agents and publishers which include ghostwriting, proposal development, manuscript development, and collaboration. He lives in Tenafly, New Jersey.