Home Business Book Review

Work at home | Home Business opportunities and ideas.
Home Business Book Review

Work From Home resource serving business opportunity seekers since 2001 providing the work at home opportunities, resources, tools and ideas needed to succeed with a home business. Risk-free invitations to find out how you can make money from the comfort of your own home.

Free Work at Home Opportunities

Top 3 Home Businesses

World's 1st 100% Free Home Business

Work at Home Business

Earn $50 to Start


Top 3 Ways to Earn Extra Income

Process Rebates for Money

Work at Home Data Entry Jobs

Take Surveys for Money


Top Ten Ways to
Make Money Online


Home Business Reviews

Data Network Affiliates Review

GDI Review

Make Money without Spending Money

Get Paid Writing on the Internet

Resources

-Home Business Grants
-Avoid Scams
-Home Business Library
-Book Reviews
-Protect Your Privacy
-Self Employment Insurance
-State Government Help
-Small Business Taxes
-Design Your Home Office
-Small Business tools

Tools

-FREE 'Must-Have' Tools!
-$8 Domain Names
-Credit Cards
-Web Design Center
-Wireless Solutions

Expert Guides

-One Minute Millionaire
-Rich Dad Poor Dad
-$5,000 Per Hour Master
-Multiple Income Streams

Free Membership to our Work at Home Guide (WAHG). Stay up-to-date on Work at Home Tips, Ideas, Jobs and Opportunities.
FREE Business eBooks when you Subscribe
Name:
Email:

IMMEDIATE eBook DOWNLOAD!

Make Money Online
with Google

Home |  Directory |  Suggest a Site |  News |  Marketing |  Articles |  Forum

Book Review Home  |  Work at Home Articles  |  Home Business Articles  |  Web Promotion Articles

BOOK REVIEW: TURN YOUR PASSION INTO PROFITS: How to Start the Business of Your Dreams by Janet Allon and the Editors of Victoria magazine

List Price $24.95 (Available through Amazon.com)
Hardcover: 219 pages
Publisher: Hearst Corporation; 1st edition (July 1, 2001)
ISBN: 1588160068

Reviewed by Elizabeth H. Cottrell - Staff Writer of the IAHBE

TURN YOUR PASSION INTO PROFITS: How to Start the Business of Your Dreams was unabashedly written for—and about—women entrepreneurs, but there is a great deal of solid, "take-it-to-the-bank" information that would be useful for any entrepreneur, especially one who is still in the planning—or even the dreaming—stages of a new business venture.

The book's author, Janet Allon, has also written The Business of Bliss: How to Profit from Doing What You Love, and co-wrote Deal With It: A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain and Life as a gURL. She is an award-winning journalist and a former New York Times reporter. Victoria magazine, whose editors co-authored the book, has, since 1987, "encouraged women's efforts by featuring their shops, clothing, designs, furnishings, flowers, and restaurants and, in turn, has often been credited with giving those businesses an all-important first boost." Turn Your Passion Into Profits is essentially a handbook that provides a road map for the serious woman entrepreneur.

There are several refreshing aspects to this book that make it stand out from the pack of books that claim to be expert sources of entrepreneurial advice. Perhaps the most important is the wealth of real-life examples and stories that contribute to the authenticity of the book as well as to the confidence of the reader. There's nothing like knowing someone else—a REAL person—has done something you want to do to make you feel that you can do it too.

Another helpful feature to this book is its highly readable format. It is made so that the reader can get a very valuable "big picture" from reading it start to finish, but it can also be used very effectively as a resource book into which you can dip for specific advice and information. An equally delightful way to enjoy this book is to skim through and read only the shaded boxes which contain special information or highlights or quotes from entrepreneurs. The table of contents is comprehensive, and the appendices include some very useful content, but the lack of an index is annoying and a glaring omission.

This book does not try to make you believe that owning your own business is for anyone and everyone. The reality is that some people are clearly more suited to this kind of endeavor than others, and perhaps one of the most valuable things you will get from this book is a more realistic grasp of whether or not owning your own business is as appealing as you thought it was.

Considering the relatively small size of the book, Turn Your Passion Into Profits is surprisingly comprehensive. It starts with the "dream" stage and takes you through some thought-provoking questions that will help you determine your suitability for being a business owner and focus your energies into a viable business vision. It gives excellent pointers on how to research your idea and develop a business plan. Then it covers every practical detail imaginable: how to choose a good location (including a check-list for negotiating a lease), the pros and cons of various financing options, how to set your pricing, ways to market your products, how to keep your customers satisfied, how to keep records and manage your money (even tips on collecting from deadbeats), how to hire employees and choose consultants, and how to move successfully beyond the start-up phase into the growth phase.

Many sections have step-by-step instructions for guidance, and the authors are careful to include information for both product-oriented businesses as well as service businesses and even manufacturing businesses. I found it particularly interesting to read of women who had started out with a store front until they had established their reputation and expertise. Then they closed the store and worked either as a consultant or moved to an entirely online enterprise. Interspersed throughout are the voices of real women who have successfully accomplished starting and running a business, providing both advice and warnings and giving the reader a very realistic picture of what they'll be up against.

As with so many books of this sort, there are some sections that will be more important for certain readers than others, but I am confident that any serious entrepreneur will find a great deal of value in Turn Your Passion Into Profits. If you're still in the "dreaming" stages, I would go so far as to call it a "must read." It could save you a great deal of time, money, and heartache.

© 2004 by Elizabeth H. Cottrell. All rights reserved worldwide.

Elizabeth H. Cottrell is a home-based entrepreneur, freelance technical writer, and owner of Riverwood Technologies, a desktop publishing company in Maurertown, Virginia. She is currently a staff writer and editor for IAHBE.

Work at Home Business Articles  |  Articles Directory
Be a Work at Home Millionaire
If you are reading this, I'm sure you are looking for an escape from the daily grind. Chances are you have looked into home based business ideas as your escape route, and that's where to start. Once the initial excitement has passed, I'm sure you discovered the many realities you must face....
#1 Home Business and Why
Choosing the best home based business that will give you the freedom to work at home is a huge challenge. This article provides the reasons I chose and now succeed with this business opportunity.
Don't Buy "One Minute Millionaire"
Don't buy "One Minute Millionaire" until you read this. Does anyone out there actually believe that they can become a millionaire in one minute?
The Perfect At Home Job!
IT'S THE PERFECT AT HOME JOB! Work at home and set your own hours. Be Your Own Boss. You're in control.
Tips on How to Choose the Best Home Business
Your "biscuit is cooked" and you are ready to dive into the work at home arena. With millions of home business opportunities...how do you find the best?
The Most Innovative US Search Engines
Here are the most innovate US search engines to date.....
Yahoo/Overture "Site Match" Controversy
Details About Yahoo/Overture Site Match Site Match is Yahoo/Overture's new controversial program created to get your site into the Yahoo database...
Top 5 Search Engine Optimization Myths
Many things have been written about search engine optimization techniques by many different search engine experts, so some tenacious myths occur at regular intervals..
Working at Home is a Different World
This article isn’t about the joys of working at home. It’s about facts, just plain everyday facts. This article is about the reality of working at home, and how it greatly differs from the outside working world.
Work at Home Business Leadership Tips
I consistently recruit up to 10 people into my home businesses each day. Think about what kind of business you could have if you personally sponsored 10 people a day into your businesses every day for the next 6, 12, 24, 48, or even 60 consecutive months?
Top 10 Home Business Search Rankings
Most Internet explorers use search engines to find products and services on the Web. If you aren't in the Top 10 on the top search engines for your best keywords, you are losing serious website traffic for your home based business.
Build a Web Site Search Engines Will Love
When you design a web site, one of the most important aspects is to design it so that the search engines will list it. Many web site builders don't optimize their site for search engines. Then they lose out on attracting tons of free traffic...
Work from Home Office Loopholes
Most likely every small business has a deduction that's right down the hall. Yet, many people don't take this deduction because of fear or misinformation. That missed deduction: a home office.
You Had Me at Search Engine!
Many web sites don't attract user devotion at the first word, let alone after scanning the home page. How many times has this scenario happened to you?
Perrenial Search Engine Myth
You've probably seen them on the web and you've probably received many spam email messages from them: services that promise you to submit your web site to thousands of search engines and that tell you that your web site will get high search engine rankings if you just submit your web site often enough.
Myth of the 50,000 Search Engines!
There are submission services (and spam email messages) that promise to submit your web site to 50,000 search engines. Some web site promotion tools also claim that they can submit your web site to thousands of search engines.

Book Review Home  |  Work at Home Articles  |  Home Business Articles  |  Web Promotion Articles

All rights reserved - Work-at-Home-Business.com | Back to Top
<

Sponsors: Free Work at Home Ideas| Rebate Processor Jobs | Get Paid on Twitter | Make Money at Home | Make Money Taking Photos | Typing Jobs | Home Business Association | Data Collection Business