Start Your Own Personal Concierge Service

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613081642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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Turn Your Can-Do Attitude Into Cash Are you a pro at multi-tasking? Do you thrive on deadlines and love a good challenge? Could you find satisfaction in lending others a hand? If so, you’re in high demand in the booming personal concierge industry. Offering easy startup and low overhead, a personal concierge helps clients with everyday tasks from organizing to shopping. Led by our experts, learn how to successfully establish your business, develop your service list, build a client base, and even, expand. Plus, uncover the secrets of practicing entrepreneurs, gaining priceless insight, advice, and tricks on managing common and difficult requests. Learn how to: Make the right contacts to find great business and individual clients Identify and develop your service niche Choose what services to offer Set fees and collect payment Build vendor relationships Cost-effectively promote and advertise your service Build loyalty and referrals among your clients Hire help And more Sample forms, additional resources, checklists and work sheets guide you through every step of the startup process. You have what it takes to be an in-demand personal concierge—let us help you get started and succeed!

Event Planning Business

Step-by-Step Startup Guide

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 974

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The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, learn everything you need to know to become a successful event planner. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: • Essential industry-specific startup essentials including industry trends, best practices, important resources, possible pitfalls, marketing musts, and more • Entrepreneur Editors’ Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years • Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry • Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists • Entrepreneur‘s Startup Resource Kit (downloadable) More about Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compiled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

Start Your Own Senior Services Business

Adult Day-Care, Relocation Service, Home-Care, Transportation Service, Concierge, Travel Service

Author: Charlene Davis,Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599185415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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"The senior population is multiplying by the millions! In fact, during the next 25 years, the senior population in America is expected to double--growing faster than the total population in every state. From providing adult daycare or home care to transportation or concierge needs, our experts cover today's most requested services within the 65+ market. Learn, step by step, how to choose the right opportunity for you, legally and financially establish your business, acquire licenses and certifications, set policies and procedures, and much more!"--

Start Your Own Personal Concierge Business

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 9781891984716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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Escape the 9-to-5 Grind With This Easy-to-Start, In-Demand Business Americans are working harder than ever. As a result, more and more people are willing to pay good money for services that will make their lives a little less hectic and help them retrieve lost leisure time. That can mean an incredible opportunity for you. As a personal concierge, business and personal clients will hire you to help them out with everyday tasks they simply don't have time for. Start-Up is easy. Overhead is low. And you can work out of your home. All you really need is a phone, an answering machine, business cards and this step-by-step guide. It tells you everything you need to know to start your own successful concierge service, including: How to find clients What services you can offer How to set your fees How to obtain vendor services How to sell and market your new business What it takes to gain the competitive edge Inexpensive ways to build your client base Legal, accounting, and insurance issues Useful sample forms, additional resources, plus step-by-step instructions, checklists and work sheets to guide you through every step of the start-up process and help you get started in your own concierge service today.

Start Your Own Seminar Production Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 1994

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Did you ever think you might be able to make money leading seminars to teach others what you know? Or promoting a dynamic speaker who motivates the crowds? Many people pay top dollar to attend seminars that teach them how to do something faster, better, more easily or more profitably—which gives you a great opportunity for profit. This hands-on guide, completely updated with the latest trends and newest information, details how to plan seminars, webinars, and teleseminars for yourself or someone else from start to finish. Learn how to: • Negotiate for great deals on halls, hotels and conference rooms • Promote a business with almost no cash investment • Use ingenious PR tactics that will draw attendees—and profits—like a magnet • Test-market your subject matter before spending a dime • Develop and sell CDs, books and other profitable materials People who promote and produce seminars are making huge profits—and so can you! Get in on the action in this booming field today.

Start Your Own Cleaning Service

Maid Service, Janitorial Service, Carpet and Upholstery Service, and More

Author: Jacquelyn Lynn,Entrepreneur magazine

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613082665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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If it can get dirty, chances are people will pay to have it cleaned. Houses, carpets, upholstery, windows . . . the list goes on and on. A vast majority of dual-income families use cleaning services, creating a huge market for cleaning service startups. Updated with the latest industry and market information, including the impact of technology and new specialty niches, this new edition provides eager entrepreneurs with all the information they need to become a squeaky-clean success. The experts at Entrepreneur share everything aspiring entrepreneurs need to know to start three of the most in-demand cleaning businesses: residential maid service, commercial janitorial service, and carpet/upholstery cleaning. Included are current statistics and trend forecasts, the ins and outs of finding customers, new ideas for hiring and training employees, up-to-date legal, tax, and insurance requirements, tips on avoiding common pitfalls, and surefire tips for growing a business. Other support includes answers to frequently asked questions and access to an appendix of additional resources and checklists to guide readers through each step of the startup process.

Start Your Own Staffing Service

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur magazine,Krista Turner

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308238X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 2887

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The new world economy is tough on job security. Hordes of skilled, experienced, motivated workers are flooding the market, looking for work. And lots of merged and downsized companies now outsource the work that used to be done by permanent employees. The bright side? It’s prime time for the staffing profession. Detailing the hottest specialties in the staffing service industry—facilities staffing, industrial staffing, office/clerical staffing, temp staffing and temp-to-perm staffing—the experts at Entrepreneur provide everything eager entrepreneurs need to know to start their own staffing service. Covers: -Industry trends and opportunities -Identifying a specialty -How to establish the business—from securing licenses and financing to buying equipment and recruiting employees -Building a client base -Promoting and marketing the business -Managing day-to-day operations -Staying on top of finances Entrepreneurs also gain priceless insight from practicing entrepreneurs who reveal little-known tricks of the trade and common hazards to avoid. Aspiring business owners are given sample documents, worksheets, and other example materials to reference as they move their business forward. Specialties covered include: •Facilities staffing—placing employees in long-term or indefinite-length assignments •Industrial staffing—specializing in manual laborers, food handlers, cleaners, assemblers, drivers, tradespeople, machine operators, etc. •Office/clerical staffing—focusing on secretaries, receptionists, administrative assistants, word processing and data-entry operators, etc. •Temporary staffing—supplying client companies with workers on a short-term basis •Temp-to-perm staffing—offering clients a convenient way to try out temporary workers for permanent positions

Start Your Own Net Service Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1869

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Today’s billion-dollar e-commerce industry, plug-and-play technology, and savvy web surfers are just few of the reasons why internet-related services are in high demand. There has never been a better time to build your net service business—let us help you get started! Detailing four of today’s hottest web service businesses, our experts show you how to take your enthusiasm for the internet and turn it into a lucrative business. Learn step by step how to apply the basics of building a business to your internet specialty, including establishing your business, managing finances, operations, and so much more. Plus, gain an inside edge with insights, tips, and techniques from successful net service CEOs and other industry leaders! • Choose from four of today’s hottest web services—web design, search engine marketing, new media, blogging • Discover your clientele and their needs • Build a virtual or traditional office setting and team • Create a business brand that gets noticed • Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals • Develop profitable partnerships • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Gain an edge on all that the internet has to offer—start your net services business today!

Start Your Own Executive Recruiting Service

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 5973

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When companies go looking for top business talent, they hire a “headhunter”—an executive recruiter. Executive recruiters are experts at locating star job candidates, leaders and managers of a caliber rarely discovered by the usual recruitment sources. And because business is growing more competitive each day and becoming more demanding of top-flight leadership and decision-making skills, companies are increasingly turning to executive recruiters to help them find the talent they need to stay competitive. This comprehensive guide reveals the strategies used by the best executive search professionals in starting and running their own successful placement services. There are more tricks of the trade in this business than in many others—and we’ll reveal what you really need to know: • How to network for both client and candidate leads • The difference between contingency and retainer fees • How to approach prospective candidates • Little known characteristics to look for in executive job candidates • The latest industry trends and fee information Learn how to find the best talent for hire—and make good money doing it.

Start Your Own Home Inspection Service

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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Handy Around the House? Turn That Talent Into a Lucrative Business! Home inspections have become standard for a large percentage of the seven million homes bought each year. This presents a huge market for professional inspectors. As a home inspector, you can earn $500 - $800 a day examining the interior and exterior of a home and giving potential home-buyers your professional, informed opinion. Learn everything you need to know to get started in this booming field. Industry experts reveal their tips and advice on: • Current typical startup costs for low-end and high-end businesses • Inspection equipment you’ll need • Whether to operate from home or an office • How to keep records, manage your finances and stay ahead of your tax liability • How to advertise and promote your business to find clients • Market sectors you can’t afford to overlook If you have construction experience or are simply handy around the house, a home inspection service is the business for you.

Start Your Own Office and Administrative Support Service

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 1922

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In today’s new business environment, there are great work-from-home opportunities for office managers, executive assistants, administrative professionals and anyone else with excellent organizational and computer skills. Why fight traffic to go to an office when you can do the same work—perhaps at better pay—from home? Start your own office or administrative support service, offering your word processing, dictation, database management, telephone, communication or other administrative services on a contract basis to companies around the globe. Learn how to turn your business skills into a profitable freelance opportunity: • Write a strong business plan that lays out your path to success • Determine services and policies that maximize profits • Get great deals on the software and equipment your business needs • Hire an excellent staff if your business grows too big for one person • Go above and beyond your competition to attract regular clients Successful entrepreneurs in this field reveal the secrets to growing a highly profitable business. Plus, get websites and contact information for valuable resources in the “Business Support Service National Directory” inside. Leave the drab office behind and strike out on your own in this hot field.

Opportunities in Your Own Service Business

Author: Robert McKay

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071594140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Choose your own adventure, and be your own boss! Get started in a career that has a future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Your Own Service Business provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the service industry field. This career-boosting book will help you: Determine the specialty that's right for you, from catering to innkeeping to tax consulting Acquire in-depth knowledge of running your own service business Find out what kind of salary you can expect Understand the daily routine of your chosen field Focus your job search using industry resources Enjoy a great career as a: Travel agent • Franchisor • Painter • Child-care worker • Interior decorator

Start Your Own Green Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308076X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 5836

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Do you have a go green or go home attitude? If so, you’ve got the right outlook for today’s business world. Discover how to establish your business as a green business—starting at the ground level, and starting now! From helping you explore environmentally-friendly opportunities to choosing eco-friendly means of production, our experts take you step by step, and show you how to protect our planet while building your business. Learn business basics with a green twist including financing, office setup, day-to-day operations and so much more! • Discover your business and your green competitive edge • Create a sustainable business model—no matter what business you choose • Get funding from green lenders • Manage your company’s carbon footprint • Incorporate practical and innovative, earth-friendly solutions at every stage • Establish an environmentally responsible business culture • Use effective marketing to capture customers and keep them coming back • And more Plus, gain innovative insights, ideas, and concepts from 22 successful green businesses! Take the high road to success—start your green business today!

Start Your Own Graphic Design Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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It’s time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There’s no doubt you’ve imagined it—placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don’t go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they’ve learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: • Discover your market and their needs • Choose a business environment that works for you • Create a business brand that gets noticed • Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals • Develop profitable client relationships • Set your fees • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur’s expert advice—and design your own successful graphic design business today!

Start Your Own Public Relations Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308093X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 4782

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The explosion of media opportunities and the rapidly changing communications landscape have served as key drivers for the public relations industry, creating huge opportunities for communications and PR specialists like you! Coaching you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to parlay your PR experience into a successful new business. Our experts take you step by step from building the business foundation to managing day-to-day operations. Learn how to set up your firm, choose your market niche, prospect and sign clients, build media relationships, set fees, and more! Plus, gain priceless insight, tips, and techniques from practicing entrepreneurs and industry experts! Learn how to: • Set up your own PR firm • Choose your market niche • Win over, sign, and keep clients • Build strong, well-planned campaigns using the latest tools of the trade • Develop prosperous relationships and partnerships • Boost profits by expanding your business • And more Go from public relations pro to CEO! Start your own public relations firm today!

Start Your Own Mail Order Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Your Complete Package for Success—Signed, Sealed and Delivered! Busy families no longer need to take the time to run to the mall and shop for the perfect item. They simply click their mouse and have their treasures delivered from any corner of the country right to their doorstep. Shopping has never been so convenient and the opportunity for starting and running a successful mail order business has never been so great! If you want to work from home, running a lucrative business that costs little to start and requires no specialized skills, mail order may be for you. Working from a kitchen table, you can take orders, process payments and dispatch shipments picked up by a parcel service from a remote warehouse run by yet another vendor. This exclusive guide to mail order takes you step by step covering every aspect of startup and operations, including hard-won advice and helpful hints from successful mail order entrepreneurs. Learn how to: • Stay on top of market and industry trends • Choose products that sell • Set your pricing and other policies • Fulfill orders • Build an internet presence • Create a winning catalog or brochure • Choose a high-response mailing list • Use the best resources and tools in the industry With the boom in online shopping, mail order businesses are more profitable than ever, and Entrepreneur gives you everything you need to get started. Don’t wait! Start your mail order business today!

Start Your Own Automobile Detailing Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Fueled by people’s passion for cars, the automobile detailing industry has been on the fast track for more than a decade. With only a moderate investment, a flexible work schedule and the possibility for huge profit, now is a great time to jump in the driver’s seat and set out on the road to success. Packed with essential tools and tips, industry experts introduce you to the most popular detailing operations, then take you step by step from gathering your pit crew to learning the latest tools of the trade. In addition to getting a behind-the-wheel look at day-to-day operations, get immediate access to a wealth of information, including: • Easy-to-understand descriptions of the three types of detailing operations: mobile, express and site-based • A comprehensive resource listing of organizations, suppliers, government agencies and industry professionals • Practical work sheets to help calculate costs, keep track of expenditures and stay organized • Detailed instructions on marketing and generating new business including building your own website • A detailed look at the newest tools of the trade, latest software and office equipment

Start Your Own Pet Business and More

Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Training, Grooming, Food/Treats, Upscale Pet Products

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Are you a pet lover? Fascinated by all things furred, feathered and finned? Why not turn your passion for pets into a profitable business! A fast-growing market, the multibillion-dollar pet industry offers a world of business opportunities for entrepreneurs like you! From hands-on pet care to specialty pet products like toys, food, and treats, Entrepreneur covers the cat’s meow of pet-related businesses. Providing insider advice, tips, and tricks along the way, our experts take you step by step and show you how to discover your specialty, legally and financially establish your business, manage day-to-day operations, and so much more! • Choose from five hot areas of interest—pet sitting/dog walking, dog training, pet grooming, pet food/treats, upscale pet products • Equip yourself with the right tools • Set competitive fees • Efficiently manage inventory and supplies for easy order fulfillment • Use effective marketing and advertising tools to get the word out • Build positive customer and vendor relationships • Plan for future growth • And more Let America’s pampered pets help your profits— start your pet business today!

Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More

Copywriter, Proofreader, Copy Editor, Journalist

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it’s time to take your writing career into your own hands—and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence—set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it’s a success. Learn how to: • Start your business instantly and for little money • Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules • Choose your writing niche • Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients • Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today—and begin earning income tomorrow!