GET PAID TO COORDINATE With 70% of all manufactured and retail goods transported by truck in the U.S., it’s the perfect time to broker your own share of this $700 billion transportation industry. Learn to apply your time management and communication skills as you pair shippers and carriers to move cargo and make money in the process—straight from your home. The experts of Entrepreneur equip you with the knowledge you need to start your own business, manage day-to-day operations, prepare for minute-by-minute changes, and tackle unexpected challenges in freight transportation. You’ll learn how to: Gain the right training and education before you get started Set competitive rates, craft professional quotes and manage collections Get bonded and certified to meet industry requirements Manage delays, damage claims, and cargo loss effectively Find and build relationships with reliable carriers Track and manage your daily financials, sales and operations Organize your business with sample checklists, worksheets, and contracts Plus, gain new insider tips from industry experts including founders of Brooke Transportation Training Solutions and AGT Global Logistics. Whether you want to be your own boss, work from nearly anywhere, or capitalize on this stable, multibillion-dollar industry, freight brokerage business is for you. Use this book to get started today!
Looking for an easy-to-start business that can turn a profit in a very short time? As a freight broker, you can make good money, right from your home, matching carriers with shippers for a fee. It's a very easy business to start, requiring no special training or knowledge of the shipping industry needed. Let our experts help you get going! Taking you step by step, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to start a freight brokerage business, from industry overview to day-to-day operations. Learn basic requirements for getting your business off the ground, how to create business partnerships, avenues to successfully market your services, how to prepare for and avoid common problems, and much more. Our experts provide real-life examples, sound business advice and priceless tips to put you on your way to startup success! Learn how to: • Establish your business • Define your services • Find reliable carriers • Set rates and commissions • Choose the right avenues for marketing your services • Hire a support staff • And more Find success in freight—join this billion-dollar industry today!
Looking to start a business and turn a profit in a very short time? Then becoming a freight broker is likely for you! The experts atEntrepreneur lay out a step-by-step approach to starting a freight brokerage business, showing aspiring entrepreneurs how to establish a business, define services, find reliable carriers, set rates, and more. Requiring no special training or knowledge of the shipping industry, this guide provides real life examples, sound business advice, and priceless tips on creating a successful company in this billion-dollar industry.
Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
Earn an A+ in Business Startup! Are you an advocate of higher education? Do you enjoy teaching others? Are you interested in starting a business that makes money and a positive impact? If so, then you'll earn high marks in the tutoring and test prep arena! Whether you want to start a one-on-one tutoring business from home, an online-based education support program, or manage your own learning facility, our experts cover everything you need to know. Learn business basics including how to choose your niche, secure financing, legally establish your business, manage day-to-day operations, and more. Gain an understanding of learning approaches, the latest teaching methods, industry technology and tools, and other industry essentials. Plus, round out your startup curriculum with invaluable advice and examples from current business owners! Learn how to: Match your skill set with your market and their needs Choose a business environment that works for you Master effective teaching methods for diverse learning approaches Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals Develop profitable academic relationships Create a support staff who will help you succeed Set your fees Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business The need for education support is growing rapidly-grab your share of this billion dollar market!
Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries – but that doesn’t mean they’re just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide. As a successful import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe, right from your own home. This book is loaded with valuable insights and practical advice for tapping into highly lucrative global markets. You’ll learn every aspect of the startup process, including: • Choosing the most profitable goods to buy and sell • Setting up and maintaining a trade route • Using the internet to simplify your transactions • How the government can help you find products and customers • Essential trade law information to keep your business in compliance • How to choose a customs broker • The latest government policies • Proven methods for finding contacts in the Unites States and abroad Tricks of the trade from successful importers/exporters and hundreds of valuable resources help you become a player in the lucrative world of international exchange.
Als junger, abenteuerlustiger Business-School-Absolvent auf der Suche nach einer Herausforderung lieh Phil Knight sich von seinem Vater 50 Dollar und gründete eine Firma mit einer klaren Mission: qualitativ hochwertige, aber preiswerte Laufschuhe aus Japan importieren. In jenem ersten Jahr, 1963, verkaufte Knight Laufschuhe aus dem Kofferraum seines Plymouth Valiant heraus und erzielte einen Umsatz von 8000 Dollar. Heute liegen die Jahresumsätze von Nike bei über 30 Milliarden Dollar. In unserem Zeitalter der Start-ups hat sich Knights Firma Nike als Maßstab aller Dinge etabliert und sein "Swoosh" ist längst mehr als nur ein Logo. Es ist ein Symbol von Geschmeidigkeit und Größe, eines der wenigen Icons, die in jedem Winkel unseres Erdballs sofort wiedererkannt werden. Aber Knight selbst, der Mann hinter dem Swoosh, ist immer ein Geheimnis geblieben. Jetzt erzählt er endlich seine Geschichte. Seine Memoiren sind überraschend, bescheiden, ungeschönt, humorvoll und handwerklich meisterhaft. Den Anfang markiert eine klassische Situation am Scheideweg. Der 24-jährige Knight bereist als Rucksacktourist Asien, Europa und Afrika, ihn bewegen die ganz großen philosophischen Fragen des Lebens. Und er entscheidet sich für einen unkonventionellen Lebensweg. Anstatt für ein großes etabliertes Unternehmen zu arbeiten, beschließt er, etwas ganz Eigenes zu schaffen – etwas, das neu, dynamisch und anders ist. En détail beschreibt Knight die vielen unberechenbaren Risiken, mit denen er sich auf seinem Weg konfrontiert sah, die niederschmetternden Rückschläge, die skrupellosen Konkurrenten, die zahllosen Zweifler und Widersacher, die abweisenden Banker, die etlichen Male, wo er knapp einer Katastrophe entging, ebenso wie seine vielen triumphalen Erfolge.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
This second edition reveals how to prepare foundation, federal and corporate grant applications and includes a comprehensive directory of major funders’ contact information. It then offers readers cutting-edge business advice on setting up and registering a grant-seeking business and marketing themselves as savvy grant seekers. It covers current trends in grant seeking, topics that are on the radar of most funders and cutting edge application strategies. It also offers strategies for the online application process: using effective subject lines, searching for funders online and filling online budget forms. It’s divided into four sections: the art of the grant proposal, prospect research, starting and marketing a grant writing business and maximizing one’s chances of winning a grant.
Like making deals and money but don’t care for the daily grind? Then consider becoming a middleman—the wholesaler—who buys goods from the manufacturer and sells them to retailers for a profit. With millions of products on the market already and new ones coming every day, the wholesale economy has plenty of room for growth. This easy-to-read guide covers locating manufacturers and retailers, securing product exclusives, and identifying prime locations for wholesale distributorship. With insider secrets for beating the competition and step-by-step instruction on how to start making money today, this fully revised third edition also covers he Internet’s growing role in distribution, effective strategies for dealing with shrinking profit margins, and specific product lines to focus on for maximum success.
Basic updating of resources and interviews with successful owners in the fashion accessories business. Trendy entrepreneurs learn how to create and sell their own accessories, buy wholesale accessories for resale or establish their own online or traditional store. Our experts take them step by step from creating a business plan, to setting up a home workshop and office, exploring the market, managing finances, publicizing and advertising the business and much more. Industry professionals and practicing home-based business owners provide unique insights, tips and tricks to ensure success. This step-by-step guide gives aspiring entrepreneurs everything they need to know to turn their passion for fashion into a successful business.
The $100 billion coaching industry has exploded since the 1990s, as harried businesspeople turn to experts to help them make the right decisions and get motivated. And while there are many books on the market teaching the basics of starting a coaching business, this book covers three unique coaching arenas—motivation, life and business. Readers will learn how to master the two separate disciplines of a successful coaching business: the art of motivating clients and the science of running a successful business. They’ll discover how to establish their expertise to find new clients—and how to retain those clients. Smart pricing strategies and creative coaching package ideas will increase entrepreneurs’ revenue potential. Sales and publicity tips will further help entrepreneurs build their business as a motivational, life or business coach, and in-depth explanations of expansion ideas are included to allow readers to go as far as their dreams will take them.
Breaking down the information marketing world from A to Z, the undisputed info marketing expert offers professional strategies to set up a successful information marketing business. These businesses are easy to start, can be run from home, don’t require any employees, need little cash outlay, can be run part-time, and can produce millions of dollars a year. Readers learn everything they need to jump into this lucrative field, creating an entirely new business that gives them added income or replaces their current salary entirely.
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!
You like doing deals and making money but don’t care much for the retail grind? You should be the middleman—the wholesaler—the one who buys goods in volume from manufacturers and sells them to retailers at a profit. With millions of products on the market already and new ones coming every day, the wholesale economy has plenty of room for growth. This guide reveals how to start a thriving wholesale operation, specializing in any industry you choose—and run it from your kitchen table, if you’d like. You’ll learn: • How to make contact with manufacturers and retailers • Which product lines will bring maximum success • Insider secrets for overcoming the competition • How to take advantage of the internet’s growing role in distribution • Effective strategies for increasing profit margins You’ll also get sample forms, step-by-step instructions, checklists and worksheets to guide you smoothly through each stage of the startup process. It’s a straight shot from where you are today to owning and running your own business—and you can start right now.
Whether you want to serve a community need, assist citizens, or advocate for animals—your aspiration is a noble one and likely an ideal mission for a nonprofit organization. The experts at Entrepreneur show you how to turn your desire for change into a successful—and satisfying—business. This indispensable guide helps you determine if your business idea is nonprofit or for-profit, understand and identify their business mission and vision, staff and run a lean operation, select and manage a board of directors, manage finances to the satisfaction of the IRS, find a location and set up shop, master fundraising, use social media and other cost-effective outreach, and manage sustainability and growth. All startup steps are supported by insider knowledge from successful entrepreneurs, dollar-stretching tips, missteps to avoid, resources, and more.