Running your own business? Thinking about starting a small business? Then, Be Your Own Boss: The Practical Self-Employment Handbook is a 'must-read'.
Whether you work for yourself or contract your skilled labour to others, Be Your Own Boss is a short, practical and valuable resource. It is ideal for tradies (trade workers), contractors, repairers, freelancers, consultants and homecare providers as well as other professional service providers.
Be Your Own Boss gives you the know-how, techniques, and tools to be successful while keeping it simple. It covers self-employment at all stages of working life. It shows you how to: set yourself up in your very own business; keep it simple so you can focus on what is important; minimize the risks; get your product/service offering right for your customers; manage your finances, simply, while meeting all legal requirements; and prepare for your retirement.
It is also the most accessible, simply-written guide for students doing a trade, technical or a professional course that intends to go out on their own.
Be Your Own Boss: The Practical Self-Employment Handbook covers a range of skills - from time management and techniques to control stress, to goal setting and working smarter. It will also help you keep motivated, committed and productive. This book is a realistic account of what actually happens when you want to be your own boss, and it will help you to keep it simple and be successful.
Chapter 1: About self-employment; Going Into Business, The Micro-Sized Business, The Self-Employment Trend, Self-Employment: For and Against, Why Businesses Fail,
Chapter 2: Checking your idea; Personal Suitability, What Services Idea?, Finding Opportunities, Likely Demand, Existing Competition, Entry Barriers.
Chapter 3: Starting out; Which Ownership Structure?, Getting Approvals, Working from Home, Acquiring Business Assets, Arranging Insurances, Designing Records, Startup Costs, Chapter 4: Making it work, Providing Services, Pricing Services, Advertising and Promotions, Managing Yourself, The Financials, Getting Outside Help, Chapter 5: Legals, taxes and you, Contracts for Services, Recovering Debts, Negligent Work, Work Health and Safety, Consumer Rights, Income Tax Obligations, GST Obligations.
Chapter 6: Your business plan, The Business Goal, Setting Objectives, Doing the Plan, Reviewing Results, A Sample Plan, ‘Super’ to Retire.
Chapter 7: Cashing in your chips; Ways to Exit, Selling Your Business, What it’s Worth, Selling Steps, Accessing Your Super
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About the authors
Ian Birt is an accountant who has degrees in accounting and law, as well as postgraduate diplomas in education and psychology. He has worked extensively in small business, at every level, and for an accounting firm specialising in small business clients. Ian has taught small business financial management and taxation over many years in the vocational training system, and has written several successful books covering all aspects of small business management.