From a $250,000 fête for a seven-year-old Florida girl, complete with helicopter rides, to $100,000 first birthday parties as reported in the New York Times, this is rapidly becoming the gilded age of children's birthday parties. The cost of these events now averages between $200 and $400, fueled by pressure to “keep up with the Joneses.” Couple this surge in interest with the fact that births in the United States have exceeded 4 million each year since 2000, and you have a waiting and growing market. Planning such events has become a profession in itself. More and more, parents are turning to event consultants to plan their children's celebrations. If you've dreamed of your own home business, planned parties for your own children, and want to put your creative ideas to work, this book is for you. Packed with organizing tips, guidelines, checklists, and more, How to Start a Home-Based Children's Birthday Party Business will help you hit the ground running.
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet.
Everything you need to know to start and run a profitable, ethical, and satisfying home-based business in the field of senior care. This book covers the range of senior care businesses that are increasingly in demand. It discusses the businesses that can be set up by those with special qualifications, such as nursing, social work, or other health and human services degrees, as well as those that can be run by individuals with no special training but an interest in caring for others. Topics included are: driving and errand-running businesses, geriatric or elder care management, day care, and insurance-coverage advocacy. The senior population is increasing and aging issues are everywhere—this is a timely book from an expert author that will help new business owners fill a growing market need.
Release on 2012-02-24 | by Cindy Lemaire,Mardi Foster-Walker
Author: Cindy Lemaire,Mardi Foster-Walker
Pubpsher: Self-Counsel Press
Category: Business & Economics
Make money planning events with style and impress your clients — from weddings to meetings! Start & Run an Event Planning Business shows you how to start and run a successful enterprise by planning events of all kinds — from weddings and private parties to corporate events, meetings, conferences, and sporting events. This book will show you not only how to organize events, but also how to run the business. Keeping track of all the many details involved in putting on a successful event is easy when you have the checklists, schedules, tips, and advice of experts. Written in the step-by-step style that has made the Start & Run series the best of its kind, this indispensable guide will help you make any event — and event-planning business — a resounding success.
Coaching you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur guide you into the thriving homebased industry, revealing unique, slam-dunk opportunities, outlining vital business basics, sharing priceless industry need-to-knows, and so much more! If you can bankroll $5,000 (some even less!), you can boldly choose your next big business move, decide to be your own boss, and start making profits! • Choose from a diverse list of 55 surefire homebased businesses • Spend less than $5,000 on startup • Quickly and legitimately setup your home office • Master industry language and fundamentals • Use business-specific marketing techniques to secure success • Create repeat business with engaging customer service practices • Plan for expansion • And more You’re on target for success—let us help you hit the bullseye! (maybe use the target image from the logo in the background)
DIVThis book will include all the information you need to get started at home with your own graphic design business. To expand the focus of this subject matter, we plan on including information on designing blogs, apps, and the like to take this book a step ahead of the competition. /div
Release on 2011-06-01 | by Kathy Salzberg,Melissa Salzberg
Author: Kathy Salzberg,Melissa Salzberg
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your own home-based pet grooming business. You'll get practical, real-world advice on every aspect of setting up and maintaining a thriving business.