Make It Your Business – The Ultimate Business Start-Up Guide For Women covers all aspects of starting a business, from time management, branding and PR to management, leadership and developing your business. It also includes issues specific to women, such as finding the right childcare and why women and men often have different reasons for starting a business. Plus it has an interesting chapter at the end covering the ‘Bigger Picture’ including women’s entrepreneurship around the world and what governments, banks and educators should do to encourage more women into business.
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No – you haven’t misread the title – it really is Working 5 to 9 – How to Start a Business in your spare time by Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and author of the very successful book Spare Room Start-up.
From the Facts and Figures in Chapter 1 last year 5 million people were building a business at night and weekends in addition to their day job – that is a staggering 20% of the population. The reasons for this are many; people fear redundancy, people are looking to move away from employment and towards the flexibility of being their own boss and for others it is the extra money that drives them.
The Virtual Assistant Handbook by Nadine Hill is the only guide for Virtual Assistants (VAs) in the UK. I’m not just saying that as a compliment, it really is the only one! Fortunately, it’s an excellent book.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
If you’re not sure what a VA is, here’s a quick introduction. A VA works remotely on tasks like administration, bookkeeping, event organisation, telephone answering and personal assistance. Small businesses who need admin support but don’t want an employee can hire a VA by the hour. VAs usually work from their own home and many never meet their clients face-to-face.
Networking is a hot topic in business and I think that the 2 key parts to successful networking are firstly finding the right group, and secondly being effective in building your network relationships. Making Connections: How to network effectively to build better business relationships by Gail Gibson is a pocket size guide which takes you through all the key aspects of successfully building up your network relationships, and ensuring that you get the maximum benefits for your business.
We recently posted a blog post, “From Mummy to Yummy in half the time!”, in which Tanith Carey, the author of “How to be an Amazing Mum…” shared some quick tips on how to look your best when the clock is ticking. Having read the whole of Tanith’s fabulous book of time-saving tips from cover to cover, we can now give you a few more reasons why this book may be just what you have been searching for to help you find a few more hours in each day!
Numerous people I have met harbour the desire to write a book at some point in their life and I am no different. However a whole book can seem a daunting prospect, leaving many people shelving their writing dreams altogether. Recently I have decided that in order to pursue my writing seriously I need to start looking at it from a business perspective rather than an artistic one – and to that end Antonia Chitty’s book Commercial Writing – How to Earn a Living as a Business Writer is precisely the book I have been looking for.