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1. Own Your Own Corporation : Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them (Rich Dad's Advisors (Paperback))
by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Garrett Sutton, Ann Blackman
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Asin: 0446678619
Catlog: Book (2001-10)
Publisher: Warner Business Books
Sales Rank: 1804
Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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OWN YOUR OWN CORPORATION reveals how private citizens can take advantage of incorporating themselves and their business to save thousands of dollars in taxes and protect themselves against financial disaster. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars OWN YOUR OWN CORPORATION by GARRETT SUTTON
As a owner of various companies, I look for books that will provide insight on limiting liabilities while maximizing profits. The author has suceeded with this book because it's written with a straight forward approach that breaks down difficult corporate terms into terms that anyone can understand. This was achieved by showing examples of certain situations and unknown facts that can happen to any individual or company.

I really like how the book explains all aspects of different types of corporations to establish depending on each individuals goal to keep their company private or go public. At the same time, the book teaches you various ways to protect your personal assets from your business assets. Just this section alone will eventually save you thousands in personal asset protection.

Most importantly, I've read hundreds of books about corporations, asset protection, public or private, etc. with the majority being very boring with fancy terms that's hard to understand. This book was so enjoyable with simple terms and exciting case situations, I read the entire book without putting it down. I'm now re-reading it and underlining many facts that will be shared with my corporate paid professionals on various situations that my company needs to be protected against. I had no idea but thanks to your book, I do now.

Finally, This book is a "MUST" read for anyone starting a corporation and a "MANDATORY" read for any owner of an existing corporation.

Thanks to the author, Garrett Sutton, I'm now working smarter, counting more net profit and sleeping comfortably in my personally protected home.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for those in the B-Quadrant (or want to be)
Having a business without being incorporated is like driving a car without insurance. I was confused about corporations, which kind and didn't want to go to a "expert" untill I understood how the process works. This book did just that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Groovy Corporate Info
Easy to read. I formed a C corporation with Mr. Sutton's firm after reading this book. They took care of all that legal mumbo jumbo so I could focus on building my business.

I was trapped in big corporations for 20 years - this book helped me understand how to get started...and the "right way" to protect my assets as an entrepreneur.

I only have time to read 2-3 business books a year. I'm glad this was one of them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Definitely NOT for the layperson
I learned nothing from the book. I was even more confused after I read it. There were no documents to show how to fill out any information. I don't recommend forming your own corporation by yourself. I wanted to take the easy way out, but realized I would've made a mistake. Instead, I took a seminar and I accomplished a lot more and got more than enough information to set one up. Of course, it costs a lot more to do so. However, it is the best alternative. Reading this book almost discouraged me from moving forward. I do recommend reading RICH DAD POOR DAD. It was an easy read,offered a great understanding of developing rich habits, but not very informative on real estate investing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book by sutton, here are some more.
This book by Sutton is right in tune with the Rich Dad Series and stands head and shoulders above other books on the bookracks right now.

If you liked this one then you should also read Loopholes, another book in the Richdad Advisor series, Form A Corporation and Launch a Business in Any State by J.W. Dicks and How to Form a S-Corporation by Robert Cooke. ... Read more


2. Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases
by O. C. Ferrell, John Fraedrich, Linda Ferrell
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Asin: 0618124144
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Sales Rank: 82193
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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As the core of undergraduate and graduate courses or as a supplement to other books, Business Ethics remains the established resource for accessible and up-to-date coverage of applied ethics. The Fifth Edition integrates details of actual business decisions and real-world cases, with pedagogical aids to promote critical-thinking skills.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A handy handbook for ethical decision making
Excellent. A practical book written by academics. Many books on ethics are hard to read because of the intellectual gymnastics required. Those written by consultants and journalists are often of the cookbook type and artificial. This book is therefore not only usefulfor students but also for businessmen and consultants. This book focuses on decision making within a clearly defined framework with good definitions of the concepts used. It also includes a very good description of relevant laws in the USA. I did not realise that laws regulate so many ethical business issues. For example " The Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organisations" provide a very good framework to any company that wants to act ethically. Business ethics as defined in the book does not include obeying the law, which I think is correct. Each chapter starts with a practical but imagined case. Many of the cases deal with breaking the law or not. For example "analyse the ethical implication of a woman having to decide whether to go to bed with her boss as that is the condition be puts on her being promoted". Or " what are the ethical implications of dumping toxic substances in the river if you can get away with it by bribing the inspector". One of the principles of the book is that it does not prescribe any solutions. I think that this is pushed too far in many of these cases. I see no point in analysing the ethical implications of breaking the law. My recommendation is to eliminate all of these cases or rewrite them. However, the 15 actual legal cases are useful. They show how difficult it can be to determine what is an ethical and what is a legal issue. The subject of moral philosophies is covered in 16 pages. The authors correctly state that it is impossible to deal with this subject in any depth. The risk with this chapter is that the simplifications made are so extreme that the reader may think he has understood the essence of this topic. That is however very far from reality. These criticisms should however not discourage potential buyers of the book. Overall it is very good.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent graduate level textbook
I have used this text twice in the past as a text for a graduate level course in business ethics at a university in Southern California. I will be using it again this fall and winter. I find that it has a good discussion of theory salted with good real life examples. The long cases are a little dated now, three years after publication, but still are very illustrative. (Some still have "action" occurring even now in the real world.) Within each chapter are an "Ethical Dilemma" (short case) and "A Real-Life Situation" (two-to-three page case) that help to stimulate discussion and to employ principles learned so far in the text. My students have indicated that they like this text. Obviously I do as well! ... Read more


3. The Wedge: How to Stop Selling and Start Winning
by Randy Schwantz
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Asin: 0872183718
Catlog: Book (1998-07-01)
Publisher: Natl Underwriter Co
Sales Rank: 50125
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fresh Ideas on Sales
After reading The Wedge, and applying its principles to my sales presentations, I landed a rather large account that I know a competitor was also avidly pursuing. That alone makes the investment in this book worthwhile.
The Wedge focuses on taking business from your competition, by positioning yourself in a manner that distinguishes your business from your competitior. It is one of the first sales books that I ever read that focuses almost exclusively on the concept of taking business away from your competitors, as opposed to developing sales from independent leads. Given that almost every marketplace is static, with only so many entities available to buy your (or your competition's) product, thinking about and successfully executing methods that get your product before buyers who work with, or may be tempted by a competing product, not only makes sense, but is very wise sales strategy. And I can say - IT WORKS!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of The Best of Insurance Sales
Books on sales are a dime a dozen. Some have a focus on a specific market while others are as general as water. If your intention is to break into the broker market or just expand your market share in Insurance, Then This Book Is For You! The book is short, precise and powerful. If you think the price is a little high for a sales book, then you do not deserve this one.
For those with the vision, the intent, and boldness, this book will increase your sales to match your goals. Good Reading. ... Read more


4. Home-Based Business for Dummies
by PaulEdwards, SarahEdwards, PeterEconomy
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Asin: 0764552279
Catlog: Book (2000-03-28)
Publisher: For Dummies
Sales Rank: 22284
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Starting a home-based business is a reality that has created wide-open opportunity and success for those who decided to take the plunge—just as it can for you. Setting up a home-based business is also the easiest and least expensive way to become an entrepreneur. But how do you get started?

If you’re thinking about starting your own business at home or just curious about what it takes, Home-Based Business For Dummies is the all-in-one guide to making it happen … and making it profitable. Whether you need information on marketing your business, pricing your products and services, or understanding legal do’s and don’ts, this book has what you need to succeed as a home-based business—including twenty-five cost-saving tips for setting up a home office.

Home-Based Business For Dummies explains an incredibly wide variety of information that will help you become a successful entrepreneur from the comfort of your own home. This accessible, hands-on g uide offers step-by-step advice on every aspect of setting up shop at home, from picking the right business for you and selecting office equipment to presenting a professional image to potential clients and customers. You’ll also discover how to:

  • Make the transition to a home-based business
  • Tap fourteen sources of start-up funds
  • Choose the right health care coverage
  • Create an effective marketing campaign
  • Use pricing strategies to come out on top
  • Harness the power of the Internet to grow your home-based business
  • Set boundaries between home and work
  • Deal with insurance and taxes

Home-Based Business For Dummies is filled with useful information, tips, and checklists. From exploring e-commerce options to dealing with financial and legal issues, Home-Based Business For Dummies provides you with the very best ideas, concepts, and tools for starting and successfully operating your own home-based business. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I was home-based 'clueless' until I read this book!
I've worked out of a home-based office for years, but didn't have a clue how many things I didn't know about running an efficient, cost-effective business until I read this book. It's a gem!

4-0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a beginner
If you're completely clueless to running your own home-based business, this is a great beginner (hence the title "for Dummies"). I found the book to work best when you already have an idea for your business. As with similar books, it's great to have a general idea of what type of business you'd like to pursue before reading the book; it will help you better shape your idea.

The book did spend a lot of time talking about how to deal with family problems, creating a quiet workspace, setting work hours and how to get through a project when you have no desire. While some people might find this beneficial, it read like "filler" to me.

All in all, though, it's worth checking out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another must read small business book!
I love the books by Paul and Sarah Edwards. They were talking about small, home based businesses before anyone else and their books are thorough to say the least. This one covers everything from the legal to the financial aspects about starting and running a small home-based business.

5-0 out of 5 stars success story
I wished I hadstarted a businesslong ago.My teachers in school made business sound so hard I was turned off.Thank you for changing my life forever.I just wished it waseasier to find more of these on tape. ... Read more


5. How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency
by Tom Ogg, Joanie Ogg
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Asin: 1888290056
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Tom Ogg & Associates
Sales Rank: 96252
Average Customer Review: 3.62 out of 5 stars
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How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency has just been entirely updated.

The effects of September 11th, 2001 and the resulting aftermath has had a dramatic effect on the travel industry and further enabled home-based travel entrepreneurs.The January 1st, 2003 printing of How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency is the most up-to-date information available about operating a travel business in this exciting industry.

Issues such as the elimination of airline commissions, the implementation of service fees, the fabulous growth of the cruise industry and all of the changes that have evolved are discussed and analyzed.This edition of How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency is a must have if you are considering entering the travel industry or are an agent going home-based from a storefront. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
I was a "travel agent" for GTI and just didn't get the support I needed and found the benefits non-existent. But I found out that I wanted to become a real travel agent. I bought both books from Amazon.com and found How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency the best book for anyone wanting to start a serious career selling travel. The other book is good if you want to join GTI or organizations like that. I didn't find many errors in it at all.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the book
While there are typos in the book, How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency is an excellent book that helped me make the transition from store front to home based. After 7 years as a retail travel agent, I was forced to go home-based. I looked at both this book and the other one (Home Based Travel Agent) and found this one to represent the information necessary to make the transition. Tom and Joanie Ogg are well known and respected in the travel business and their expertise goes without rival.

Do yourself a favor, this is the book to buy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Editing and Terrible Writing
I purchased this book and "Home-Based Travel Agent" by Monaghan. Tom Ogg's book is very, very poorly editted (tons of typos, bad grammar, etc.) It also has limited info about starting a Travel business. Most of the text is generic and would apply to starting ANY business--not specifically travel. I was disappointed with this purchase and returned the book. The other book bu Monaghan is much better.

1-0 out of 5 stars Look again
I found this book completely unhelpfull and a waste of money. I know nothing about the travel industry and looked to this book as my introduction into it. I am more confused than ever and now have no intention of entertaining the idea of opening my own home-based agency. Thanks but no thanks.

3-0 out of 5 stars Tons of insightful information, but very poorly edited.
I read through this book cover to cover to learn more about the travel and home based travel agency industry. The information contained within was extremely useful, and provided a terrific overview of the steps necessary to start you own business. Perhaps it made it seem a little too easy to become successful as a home based travel agent, but the ingredients were all there. This included setting up your business, creating a marketing plan, hooking up to the travel provider network, and training involved.

However, I am only giving this book 3 stars because the editing job for this book seemed non-existent. Lack of commas throughout, many typos, blank lines in the middle of paragraphs, grammatical errors, and other basic editing tasks were obviously not done. I can't imagine why this level of polish was left out. If you can ignore this then the book is well worth it for the knowledge gained.

I also wanted to note that the authors promote their own affiliated web sites a little too often throughout the text which wasn't necessary. A more unbiased set of Web links would have been more useful. ... Read more


6. Starting a Collection Agency
by Michelle A Dunn
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Asin: 0970664508
Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
Publisher: Michelle A Dunn
Sales Rank: 24656
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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How to make money collecting money, Starting a Collection Agency Michelle Dunn, Never Dunn Publishing, LLC, $29.

Starting a business is a daunting task, and starting a debt collection business is even harder.Between licensing, bonding, Fair Debt Collection Practices and so many more qualifications a debt collector starting his or her own agency must face, where do they begin?In her instructional guidebook, How to make money collecting money, Starting a Collection Agency, debt collection expert Michelle Dunn explains the critical steps to take when starting your own agency.

Dunn begins by helping Entrepreneurs gather all the information they need to start their own collection agency.She then goes on to explain how she started, set up and ran her own successful collection agency for over 8 years.This book acts as a guidebook to anyone on how to get your business up and running, she says, and if you follow the steps outlined you will have your own successful agency.

Dunn’s easy to read format takes the "scare" out of everything that is required when starting a collection agency.With chapters such as What is a collection agency, Should I start my own agency, and explanations of the business plan, legal requirements, state licensing information and helpful tips, Dunn successfully answers questions anyone might have when starting their own agency.

In How to make money collecting money, Starting a collection Agency, readers learn how to find clients, whom to contact to obtain a collection agency license in your state, information on business plans, marketing, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and many other things you will want to be aware of when starting your agency.

Sharing her knowledge and experience from starting and running her own agency, Dunn teaches readers how to get a successful agency up and running.With the tips and information provided in this book, Entrepreneurs can confidently start their own debt collection business.Armed with the knowledge of who to contact, what associations to join and how the debt collection industry works, they will be able to be the owner of a collection agency with resounding success.

Michelle Dunn, founder and president of Never Dunn Publishing, LLC, is a writer, publisher, consultant and the Editorial Advisor for Eli Financial Debt Collection Compliance Alert Newsletter.Michelle started M.A.D. Collection Agency in January 1998 and ran it successfully until December 2004, when she sold it.She still owns and runs Credit & Collections.com an online community for credit and business professionals.She has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, PC World, Home Business Magazine, Home Business Journal, Entrepreneur, The Internet Web Source, Professional Collector, and in Home Based Business for Dummies, Shameless Marketing for Brazen Hussies, From the Home-Front The Simple guide to starting and Running a Home based business, on (NPR) National Public Radio and many newspapers nationwide. She has many published articles and 3 published books to add to her list of accomplishments.She is now publishing two more titles in her Collecting Money Series as well!as a boxed set. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding guideline
I have been in medical billing and collections for years, but only recently have opened a collection agency.Michelle's book gives the basic information necessary for anyone to start.Even with my background, I learned necessary information to become successful.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book to getyou started
A great book for people who may be thinking about what's involved when starting a collection agency.It's written in an easy-to-read manner and starts with the very basic components of collection agency management.You'll learn about many aspects of the business from collection terminology to state requirements.There's even a selection of forms and letters to get you started.Michelle Dunn has used her vast experience in this field to produce a no-nonsense book.A good resource for the collection agency novice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Information
This book was very helpful and gives lots of important information!The way it is written is straight to the point and very easy to read.It also makes it very easy to go back and reference because it is not cluttered with un-nessesary information.The author is also very helpful with any questions you may have.I recommend this book 100%.

5-0 out of 5 stars Order this excellent resourse for starting YOUR business
This is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in starting their own collection agency. Michelle's info demonstrates the "how to" from start to finish. This is a MUST have if your planning on being successful.

Marie Robinson
California

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Business Startup Idea
Fifteen years of collection experience lends to this great little book that presents an offer for a great business opportunity. Dunn shares her expertise in the art of collecting money from those who have fallen behind in payments etc.

Michelle goes through the whole setup process step by step with resources included to show you how to start your own collection agency. It's power packed with tips, suggestions, do's and dont's, and wonderful resources to boot. It's like a "business in an a box".

This is a great addition to the library of those looking to start a business of their own. ... Read more


7. Selling Used Books Online: The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's Marketplace and Other Online Sites
by Stephen Windwalker
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Asin: 0971577838
Catlog: Book (2002-06-05)
Publisher: Harvard Perspective Pr
Sales Rank: 11956
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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Selling Used Books Online is a comprehensive how-to bible for America's newest and fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, the sellers on Amazon Marketplace and other online venues. Author Stephen Windwalker, a successful online seller himself who has also operated a brick-and-mortar bookshop, provides a treasure trove of up-to-date information with verve, clarity, and wit.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has reported that the number of third-party sellers on his company's website grew from over 100,000 in the fourth quarter of 2001 to over 150,000 in the first quarter of 2002, and roughly one-third of these appear to be entrepreneurial sellers who are operating full- or part-time businesses in competition with each other, with Amazon, and with very large Amazon Marketplace sellers such as Powell's, the Strand bookstore, and Alibris. For these 50,000 entrepreneurs, Selling Used Books Online will be a powerful business resource that will help them level the playing field, stay in business, and prosper.

Selling Used Books Online meets the needs of booksellers and business readers who want to stay current on market changes, best sources, insider's tips and tactics, and best practices, and is also a essential addition for public libraries, the small business and entrepreneurship market and related agency and educational markets, and publishing industry and bibliophile readers. Back matter includes several useful appendices that online booksellers will use on a daily basis: a glossary, a list of standard bookseller abbreviations, a casual bibliography of resources on bookselling and collecting, and an online bookseller's "Rolodex."

The Most Up-To-Date Book In Its Field, Covering:
· THE BOOKSELLING BUSINESS· SUPPLIERS AND SOURCES
· WHERE TO GET YOUR BOOKS
· WHAT BOOKS TO GET
· WHERE TO SELL YOUR BOOKS
· GRADING AND DESCRIBING YOUR BOOKS
· POSTING AND PRICING YOUR BOOKS
· ORGANIZING YOUR BUSINESS AND HANDLING TAX ISSUES
· FULFILLMENT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
· EXPANSION ISSUES AND FUTURE PLANS
· HANDY REFERENCE TOOLS YOU WILL USE EVERY DAY ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty basic. A disappointment
I bought Mr Windwalker's book after all the glowing reviews I read on Amazon and I just wanted to make some things clear. This book is great . . .if you are a beginner at the book selling business. If you dont know how to begin, then here's the book for you.
But if you are looking for a resource that covers online sites besides Amazon marketplace, then this books is a sad disappointment. I dont sell on Amazon (although I love shopping here) and Mr Windwalkers biased coverage of Amazon had me skipping huge chunks of the book. Ok Maybe he really feels that this is the most profitable place to sell but this book felt like a lightly veiled sales pitch! Amazon should give it free to everyone who joins Marketplace!
There is some good info here about online resources but there's nothing that you couldnt find yourself with a halfway decent knowledge of the web and search engines. And if you dont have that kind of knowledge you are going to need a lot more than this book to get you started selling books online. By the way. I really hated the promotion of the shipping supply stores. I was really surprised that instead of giving us envelope and box dimensions for items he suggests, the author chose to give us catalog item #'s from the store he uses! Not too subtle.
It would be nice if there was a book out there that did a good job of covering the Tax and records side of things. This book does skim over the topic but that is one area where I feel we sell-from-home booksellers are really in the dark.

5-0 out of 5 stars Like Having Your Own Personal Coach
This book is a must read if you are contemplating selling used or new books on the Amazon.com Marketplace, or elsewhere. Mr. Windwalker has taken the basics of bookselling and compiled it into an easy to read manual, that is akin to having a personal coach by your side. The resources alone are worth the price of the book, but there is so much more. He clearly explains the steps required to be successful in the bookselling business, as well as the pitfalls to be avoided. Every facet of the business is covered, including important information on providing top notch customer service. I would recommend reading the book once for an overview, then reading a second time with highlighter in hand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Save Yourself $25,000 Or More.
If you have your heart set on opening a bookstore of your own, read this book first. It will save you the $25,000 or more that you WILL lose in that bookstore. How? By showing you how to sell books and actually make money doing it. I know I've visited many a bookstore that have only hung around a few years until they went under. But now with Amazon these same bookstores are staying in business longer by doing what you should do, selling their books on Amazon. I just went into a small bookstore the other day and the owner said they sell 30% of their books on Amazon. From the looks of the empty store, I thought to myself that they should sell 100% of their books on Amazon. It would make them more money.

This book not only tells you why you should sell books on Amazon, it tells you which books you should sell, where to get those books and even how to sell them. There are no glossing over on the amount of work needed to make money doing this. I know after reading this any dream of making big money selling books online was pretty much beaten out of me. But that is what you want in an honest book; a no-holds-barred look at the work necessary to be successful.

1-0 out of 5 stars hurting real booksellers
Books like this are a real travesty because they undercut real booksellers who own stores and are trying to make a living out of it. Those who sell online as a "hobby" are the worst because they do not have to worry about any profit margins, as long as they can re-sell a book for more than they paid for it it is a win for them. Anyone who had been selling books for a living would have spent enough time around them to have done the research and know all the things that are contained within this book. So, all I see this book doing is creating an avenue for people who won't take the time to understand books and book dealing to be able to sell books and steal business from hard working book dealing individuals. Don't read this book...and remember book selling is a PROFESSION not a hobby and shouldn't be taken lightly or trifled with. This is someone's life and deserves to be treated with respect.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I completely enjoyed reading this book, finally somebody who relates to me with a great sense of humor! Windwalker offers a lot of great advice and suggestions. A must read for any bookseller A++++++++ ... Read more


8. Getting Business to Come to You: A Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide to Attracting All the Business You Can Enjoy
by Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards, Laura Clampitt Douglas
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Asin: 087477845X
Catlog: Book (1998-07-01)
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
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Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars This may be the best marketing book ever for home businesses
This is really a BIG book, packed with information from the first page. The book is easy to read and follow and it is written as if the authors had you and your business in mind. By sharing many examples of their marketing strategy, they show the extensive research that they put into this book. There is something in this book for every business owner, home-based or not, beginner or seasoned veteran.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good for both small and large businesses!
This is a fabulous, information and action packed book with all the information you need to market and grow your business. You'll find the authors do not focus on theory but on action and give you a step-by-step marketing plan. Although this book was written a while ago it is still timely and relevant. Not to be missed!

5-0 out of 5 stars What an Incredible Book
This is a most amazing resource for all self-employed people. The authors have credibility in that they are living the life they describe. Their research into the various methods of marketing used by small businesses is unique. They have interviewed loads of businesses to ensure that this work has real life application. Their resources listings at the end of each listing is also valuable. In addition to the exhaustive research, they write in a clear style and explain not only what to do but how to do it. It is refreshing that they advise people to flow with their natural styles. They also spell out clearly the pros and cons of each form of marketing. This book is bargain of the century. Its value far exceeds the price. Just look at the number of pages. Cut years off your learning curve and but this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Filled with PRACTICAL advice. Invaluable desktop reference.
For just a few dollars, you get hundreds of pages (almost 700) filled with valuable advice, tips, and information on how to do your own marketing. This is a comprehensive guide that is a must-have for small business owners. With minor exceptions, the material in this book isn't likely to change that much over time. I can't comment on the book's usefulness to big businesses.

The book is divided into 4 parts and 13 chapters - the first part deals with getting ready to be in demand and sought after, the second part is about creating a winning marketing message, the third part helps you choose tailor made marketing methods, and the last part is about growing big. My only wish is that there was a fifth part dedicated to using the web for marketing your business (this is addressed throughout the book but not in sufficient detail as this book was published in 1998).

The hundreds of tips and information are explained in a clear and a simple fashion that easily lead to actionable tasks. That's the best part about the book on top of the flow of topics. Considering how much material is packed into this book, it will take a long time to cover everything - probably a few months to a year. I have had this book for over a year and still not finished it. There are also lots of references to other helpful sources of related information.

If you own a small business, don't hesitate and just get this book. It will be one of the most valuable purchases, I am sure of it. Good luck with your endeavors!

5-0 out of 5 stars You will not be sorry you bought this book!
If you own a business and you want ideas for marketing, this book is for you. There's something in it for the beginner and for the expert, and I don't think you could ever use all of the ideas it provides. I started putting some of the tips to use the day the book arrived (even before I had thoroughly read it--after just flipping through it a bit) and my business saw the results very quickly. I highly recommend this book, especially for small business owners. ... Read more


9. How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business, 4th
by Denise Vivaldo
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Learn all about how to start a home-based catering business from the owner of a successful catering enterprise. This edition includes an additional chapter of catering recipes, including five special occasion menus with 25 crowd-pleasing recipes.
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5-0 out of 5 stars The single most helpful book for new caterers
How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business is such an excellent book for newbies. It tells you everything you need to know to get started without burying you in too much information. I bought two other books before I found this one and this one is my favorite by far. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in making extra income through catering. It is easy to read and Denise Vivaldo's voice is friendly and reassuring throughout. The recipes are easy and, more importantly, easy to adjust to your own needs. I tried one of the menus for my first big job (20 people...big for me!) and got rave reviews. I have to tell you that I emailed Mrs. Vivaldo to tell her how thrilled I was with the results and to thank her for writing her book...and she emailed me back and cheered me on!

5-0 out of 5 stars An incredible value
I don't usually write reviews but a comment made in another review prompted me to write this. The issue of legality *IS* addressed in this book...most home-based caterers know that it is not legal to cook out of your home. In most states this is easily solved by cooking in your clients' home. Or, as is stated in Ms. Vivaldo's book, you rent appropriate kitchen space as needed. What a shame to pick on two words of the book when the content is so valuable to caterers of all levels. The quantity recipes that are new to this addition (which is why I bought this new addition even though I have the old one) are very easy and helpful. As a culinary professional I've read many, many, many books on this subject and I think this one is the best.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very mis-leading
Let me start by saying that this book has some useful information if you know nothing about catering. My biggest complaint is that there is no such thing as a home based caterer. In nearly every state, town, and rural township in the country, it is illegal to run a catering business out of your house. Just keep that in mind when you buy this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative AND with quantity recipes!
Because of this uneasy economy I have started to do small catering events on the weekends for some extra income. I needed a "how to" book and looked at many until finally choosing this one. The selling point for me was the 50 easy to follow catering recipes inside!These kind of recipes are usually only found in reference style books that cost way too much. This useful book is clear,to the point, and the experienced Ms Vivaldo's writing style makes it a joy to read! The ultimate caterer's handbook!

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT NEW RECIPES
This 4th edition has 50 quantity recipes. This fact is understated on the cover...it should be highlighted because this is the reason to buy the new edition. I originally bought this book after I took a catering class from the author. I found the book full of useful advice but wasn't planning on buying the new edition until I saw on her website ... that the new edition included quantity recipes and menus for many types of parties. The recipes are updated classics for the most part, and are easily altered to fit any theme. They are so clearly written that a novice can make them with confidence. ... Read more


10. E-Marketing, Third Edition
by Judy Strauss, Adel El-Ansary, Raymond Frost
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Catlog: Book (2002-11-18)
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This best-selling book is unique in that it parallels the organization of an introductory marketing textbook, but it explores key marketing concepts in the context of today's digital/Internet environment. It fills the gap for those who have found Internet Marketing books suffer from too much “E” and not enough marketing or are too narrowly or technically focused on e-commerce.A five-part organization covers e-marketing in context, e-marketing environment, e-marketing strategy, e-marketing management, and a global perspective on e-marketing. Special topics include competitive strategies, e-marketing strategy development, marketing planning, and performance metrics; and coverage of cutting edge strategies beyond the Web—m-marketing (mobile), databases and analysis techniques, point of purchase scanning, and more.For an e-understanding of marketing and business. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Marketing viewed from multiple angles.
I enjoyed the read becuase it wasn't the 1-man point of view like most books contain. It was a discussion from multiple angles and multiple points of view that lets you come out with your own perspective once you've read it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
This book was part of our Internet Marketing Class.The book is very detailed and a must read for all Marketing Students and Professionals.

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable to read
E-commerce is a hot issue. This book gives us lots of marketing concepts and it is valuable for marketing students to read. Also, it is helpful for those who are interested in doing business in the Internet. For example, how to market your products and service effectively via the net.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very difficult reading
Unless you come from a strong marketing background, this is not the book for you. It uses a large mix of marketing and hybrid Internet-ish marketing terms that are very hard to understand. I'm using this book for class as a requirement towards an E-commerce/Web Administration degree and this will definately be one of the books I sell back to the bookstore after this term is done.

One funny example the books gives is about domain names. They blame the downfall of Time Warners Pathfinder website on it's choice of a domain name .... Hello, what does Yahoo! have to do with a portal? What does amazon have to do with selling books? What does The Hun have to do with porn? Yet these sites are the biggest ones in their respective markets.

There are many websites (free I might add) that can teach you more about marketing on the internet than this book can in it's random dribbling incoherent format.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the book to start with to LEARN internet business
This was a text book required for a marketing class, but I would recommend it to ANYONE who is considering entering the e-commerce business arena. It is very thorough. It starts with the basics, but becomes rich in detail without becoming complex and over the head of the average non-techie. I strongly encourage you to read this book to grasp e-commerce concepts! ... Read more


11. The Crafts Business Answer Book & Resource Guide: Answers to Hundreds of Troublesome Questions About Starting, Marketing, and Managing a Homebased Business Efficiently, Legally, and Profitably
by Barbara Brabec
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Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
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Topics include startup, managing, and marketing of a homebased crafts business. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great for the truly green
I have not been in the crafts business long, and I must say I found this book far more informative than others offered online. Highly recommended for newcomers like myself. ... Read more


12. Start Your Own Business (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up)
by RievaLesonsky
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Covers all the bases, from evaluating the original business idea and laying the groundwork to conducting day-to-day operations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best primer on running a business I've seen
This is a very comprehensive (and big!) book. It covers all the basic steps you need to know about starting and running a business, from business forms to accounting to buying insurance to employee issues to purchasing. No one subject is covered in great depth, of course, but reading the book gives you a VERY GOOD IDEA of what kind of work you're getting yourself into when you run a new, small business.

Not every chapter will be worthwhile (I pretty much skipped the chapter on how to select office equipment) but most chapters are worth a quick look, and many were worth in depth review. Of all the "basic overview" type books about starting and running a small business that I've plunked down money for, this one is the best, HANDS DOWN!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a complete guide for budding entrepreneurs.
Stop the presses - This is the most comprehensive book I have seen for anyone who wants to start a business. I have seen a lot of books on starting a business and this the best one. After spending at least $125 on books, I wish I bought this one first and saved over $80. If you are afraid you might forget something, this book doesn┬╣t. All aspects of a business is covered. And what it does not completely explain, it gives you information as to where you can get it. Start Your Own Business is perfect for those who want to start a selling product or a retail store. It might be a little overkill for a service business, BUT the amount of resource information makes up for this. This is what Entrepreneur Magazine does for a living and it is well worth it. Buy this before you start!

5-0 out of 5 stars good stuff
If you need more check out www.antiventurecapital.com for startup manual for entrepreneurs who are unable or unwilling to tap venture capital.

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent book
If you need more check out www.antiventurecapital.com for startup manual for entrepreneurs who are unable or unwilling to tap venture capital.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay as a primer..but you'll need more.
I don't understand the raving 5 star reviews for this book. It is an okay book, but not great. If you are naive to business you will benefit and should read it. If you have any experience, pass and read something with more meat. ... Read more


13. The Scrapbooker's Guide to Business
by Kathy Steligo
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4-0 out of 5 stars Clear and Concise
Gives a nice overview on what your business options are in the world of Scrapbooking. From the retail store to teacher Steligo gives you information on how to choose the right scrapbooking opportunity for you. Additionally, she references many books and publications that will help you on your journey!

5-0 out of 5 stars I'ts a must have for your scrapbooking buisness!!!!
I absolutely love this book, I refer to it as my "Buisness Bible." It has been a wonderful resource for my new buisneess every step of the way. Thank You Kathy Steligo for all of your research captured into 1 user friendly book. Many Kudos

5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of ways to make money from scrapbooking!
The Scrapbooker's Guide to Business - What you need to know BEFORE you invest. A very helpful and straightforward book that discusses in full detail 9 different types of business plans and opportunities for making money doing something you love--scrapbooking. I also found this to be a good general business book that gives good insight in to developing business plans. There was also a lot of online references on where to get free information and sites to visit. This book gave me a whole new perspective on the industry and helped me redefine my goals as an independent scrapbook consultant who sells items on ebay (user name ktscrapbooklady). Thanks for the great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for anyone interested in starting a sb business
Ms. Steligo has taken the time to do a lot of research on the many different business opportunities in scrapbooking. If you have ever thought about making money in scrapbooking (part or full time), her tips will definitely make it easier. I highly recommend it. It also makes great gifts for scrapbook enthusiasts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource!
This book provides a general overview of business principles important for new entrepeneurs as well as provides an excellent overview of the business opportunities related to the craft of scrapbooking. The book is written in an easy-to-read format that gives multiple examples in various categories. The author did an EXCELLENT job writing this book. She provides multiple resources (written, electronic, community-based, etc.) for additional information. This is a must have for anybody contemplating the start of a scrapbooking business! ... Read more


14. How to Start a Home-Based Event Planning Business (Home-Based Business Series)
by Jill Moran
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This insider's handbook reveals how to start a successful business planning a wide variety of events from home. Topics covered include purchasing equipment and supplies, writing a business plan, working with caterers and other service professionals, attracting and keeping clients, dealing with legal and accounting issues, and more. Also included is information on professional organizations to join and places to learn more about the event-planning business.
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15. Making Money With Your Computer at Home: The Inside Information You Need to Know to Select and Operate a Full-Time, Part-Time, or Add-On Business That's Right for You
by Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards
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Self-employment gurus Paul and Sarah Edwards have updated their popular Working from Home series with a new edition of Making Money with Your Computer at Home: The Inside Information You Need to Know to Select and Operate a Full-Time, Part-Time, or Add-On Business That's Right for You. Focusing on the publishing, health, finance, music, and design industries, they describe 100 viable computer-oriented home-based enterprises in part 1 and include resources for further information. In part 2, they explain how to use computers to manage finances, fulfill administrative duties, complete marketing chores, and perform other tasks. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
Finally a making money at home book that is worth buying! This is an outstanding, easy read loaded with ideas for everyone. The 100 computer-based businesses listed each come complete with resources to follow up on in addition to what to expect in the area of salary. Paul and Sarah Edwards seem to really have a knack for communicating what so many of us are looking for. Of course the book contains all of the important money and business issues as well. I highly recommend this book as a "one-stop-shop" on the subject.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money
This is a great book. As someone just begining to think about a home business, this book was very informative. I had had a general idea of what I might do, but this book helped clarify it and even gave it a name. It also gave me some other ideas to toss around. Beyond that however, the book was great in letting you know how to get started, some of the pitfalls to watch out for, and an overall sense of what it takes to start a home business. The only down side I found to the book was the constant references to other books by the same authors to get more detail information on any given topic. It was very frustrating when I didn't have the other books. But I guess their sales tactic worked since I bought two more of their books! I haven't read them yet, but because of this book I am looking forward to it.

1-0 out of 5 stars The title of this book should be: How NOT to make money.
Warning!!! DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK!!!

It is a complete wast of money.
Even though this book was written a few years ago, there is absolutely nothing in it that could even possibly be helpful. Basically, they just give you a little synopsis of 100 different potential business, from catering, daycare, tutoring, etc ; Businesses that are going to cost you a lot more than you could ever make in profits. And most of the websites they give you(few and far between) and just about all of the newsgroups they give you are gone.

There are many books out there about how to make money at home with your computer, and just save yourself the time and most importantly, the money, and look somewhere else...

5-0 out of 5 stars Full of great ideas!!
This was a great, informative book! If you are thinking of a home business, or already have one in action this is the book for you. I work from home, but what I got was added ideas that I can combine with my already existing business.

There are 100 ideas for computer based business. Each one has idea's and resources to help you get started. I found the explanation for each was very detailed and if you have any creativity what so ever you take it and go from the idea's listed.

This really was a very useful and resourceful book!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Ideas, Now Do It!
Almost every home has a computer these days, and this book gives you good ideas on how to actually make that electronic box more lucrative than playing computer games, surfing the internet, or just a word processor. Gives you several business suggestions. All you need to do is start doing it. ... Read more


16. Foundations of E-Commerce
by Effy Oz
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17. Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn
by Stephen Fishman
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18. Real Estate Appraising From A to Z: Real Estate Appraiser, Homeowner, Home Buyer and Seller Survival Kit Series
by Guy Cozzi
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Publisher: Nemmar Real Estate Training
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Fourth edition of this top selling real estate book. Nemmar Real Estate Training is ranked as one of the most exclusive real estate appraisal and home inspection training services since 1988.Our top selling products have taught thousands of real estate professionals and homeowners nationwide. You too can learn everything you need to know about Real Estate - from Asbestos to Zoning. With this knowledge you will save thousands of dollars when you buy, sell, or renovate your home. You will also learn how to eliminate safety hazards and properly maintain a home. Statistics show an average savings of at least $4,700.00 per home for customers who have read our books. Both of our books are the number one seller’s in the Real Estate Appraisal and Home Inspection categories nationwide and they have been called the "Bible" of the real estate industry.

Don't let your dream house be a nightmare in disguise! Everything you need to know about Real Estate - from Asbestos to Zoning. This is definitely the best real estate appraisal book on the market. Every aspect of real estate appraising is covered with precise steps to follow. Written by Guy Cozzi who has decades of experience as a licensed appraiser, home inspector, consultant, and real estate investor. This top selling author has been quoted as a real estate expert by the New York Times and many other publications. He has been a guest speaker on real estate investment TV shows for years. Guy Cozzi has taught thousands of people how to inspect, appraise and invest in real estate and provides advice to many banks and mortgage lenders.

The real facts other books don't tell you! You’ll learn everything that your Realtor doesn't want you to know. Realtors "sugar coat" the negative market value problems in a house in order to close the deal and get paid their sales commission. This is unquestionably the only book of its kind that teaches you how to prevent those pitfalls. You get information that the professionals use to make you an educated consumer enabling you to negotiate a much better price on the purchase, renovation, or sale of your home. Whether you are looking to become an appraiser or just to buy or sell your home, this book has it all.

Do you really know the true market value of your home?This fourth edition "A to Z Appraiser" book will assist you with the biggest investment of your life - your own home! This was originally designed to train top-notch, professional appraisers and is now available at a price affordable to everyone. All homes need to be inspected and appraised for safety hazards and routine maintenance.

Crucial Advice to Assist You: This book tells you the truth, unlike others that gloss over the hard facts. Aspects of appraising and real estate investment that tell you the realities so you don't walk into it with your eyes closed. This information will be invaluable to you in a home purchase, sale or ownership.

Safety Concerns: Eliminate safety hazards to make your home safe for you and your family. Help prevent accidents before they happen! Learn how to identify lethal carbon monoxide problems, unsafe electrical wiring, lead poisoning hazards, asbestos and radon health concerns, explosive gas leaks, oil tanks, termites, and much more.

In-Depth Appraisal Topics: You'll learn every aspect of the real estate appraisal business. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, this book is easy to read and understand. Get all of the important information you need in just one book. Never buy, sell or renovate a home without this!

This book has many pages of photos, graphs, illustrations and sample appraisal reports that show potential market value adjustments found when buying or selling a home. By identifying any negative aspects before you buy or sell, you'll be able to negotiate a much better price.

224 pages with 8.5"x11" dimensions. This book and the home inspection videos in the "Real Estate from A to Z" series are now being offered at a very large discount via the Internet compared to our normal professional training school prices. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars As a licensed appraiser I was VERY impressed with this book.
My career has been real estate appraisals for over 17 years now and I can confidently say that I have read at least 50 books on the topic of how to appraise real estate. This book was very impressive in the content and the layout and how everything is explained by the author. If you are a beginner or have many years of experience appraising homes (like me), you will be very happy if you read this book. Everything from the basics of the business, to details on the Direct Sales Comparison Approach, the Cost Approach, and the Income Approach, to details on how to make money as a real estate appraiser in your own business, are all covered very well and explained clearly - for beginners or experienced real estate professionals.
There were many additional topics covered by this book that I have not found in other appraisal books that I have read. Some of these topics were aspects of the business that would take you many years to learn and come across, or at least I know that was my experience in this business. There is good, detailed information about the type of appraisal accounts you can get to earn money in this business.
If you are a non-appraiser just looking for a book with a great overall explanation of how to appraise your own home or condominium, then this is the book for you. You'll find the book is detailed and easy to read and understand. What you learn should save you thousands of dollars in headaches and time by not making the mistakes that the book will warn you about. It's always better to learn from experienced appraisers, like myself or a book like this, since they will help you prevent making many errors when you buy or sell your house. You cannot rely on your real estate agent or broker since I can tell you from many years of experience - they don't know anything about how to determine the value of a house or condo the way a professional appraiser can do it. I hope this review is helpful to you. Happy house shopping if you're a home buyer! Good luck on your appraisal exam if you're an appraiser buying the book to help with getting your license.

5-0 out of 5 stars Found this to be just what I was looking for.
Overall the book covers many aspects of real estate appraising and the business of appraisers. I bought the book since it was recommended to me by a friend who is an appraiser. The book first teaches some of the basics of the appraisal business and then goes into an abbreviated version of how to inspect a home. The inspection process and advice given is necessary since there are many aspects of a home that need to be evaluated to properly determine the market value as compared to other homes that have sold recently in that same neighborhood. I was not aware of how detailed an appraiser should be when he inspects the condition of a home to do a proper appraisal report. The information I learned was extremely useful to me for evaluating my own home.
The book led into the appraisal procedure and covered many topics dealing with single family home and condominium appraisals. The book does not cover appraisals based upon the income approach which refers to office buildings and commercial buildings. But that's fine with me because to appraise commercial properties and office buildings is not what I was looking for.
The appraisal process covered by the book is very thorough and the content walks you through the entire procedure step by step. The main aspect in the appraisal process of homes in how to get information from town hall and recent sales similar to the home or condo you are appraising. This I found was covered very well by the author.
The book walks you through how to compare all of the important and relevant aspects of a home or condo to recent sales of similar homes and condos, known as the sales comparison approach. The details discussed are realistic with no "fluff" involved and the author gets to the point with giving the reader real life examples that he has experienced.
The procedures covered for town hall were extremely helpful also. I never knew how important it is to be able to get all of the available public information and records on a home or condo before doing a proper appraisal. The book discusses many things to check during this process so you leave no stones unturned and don't get hit with any surprises later.
The book is written in a way that I found was easy to understand and enjoyable to read. I didn't want to be bored with technical details and this book was just what I was looking for since it wasn't too technical or boring. I have read other books on appraising that are very formal in their approach but they don't give you the real life examples that make the book interesting to read and informative in a way that is truly realistic about appraising.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in appraising homes and condominiums. If you are interested in appraising office buildings and commercial buildings then you will need a more technical (and boring) book. I'm happy with my purchase and hope my review is helpful to others.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to learn from a pro and price your house.
This is a fantastic book to learn how to decide what the price and market value is for you house or condominium or rental property. There was a ton of great and helpful advice that was excellent and easy to read and learn from. Many appraiser books are too technical and written only for professional appraisers but this book is written in a way that anyone can benefit from. When I wanted to sell my house I knew that I should not rely on what a real estate broker tells me since they just want to earn a commission. So I decided to read up on how to decide what price to sell my house and was able to do that properly with what I learned in this book. Great book for anyone interested in real estate. Highly recommended if you want to maximize your real estate profits and have a top appraiser walk you through the process every step of the way.

5-0 out of 5 stars I liked this book a lot. Very informative with good guidance
This was my choice for the book to teach me about real estate appraisals. Before my husband and I did a very expensive renovation and remodeling of our home, we wanted to find out what the sales price of the house could be if the work was done. Since we are not appraisers we wanted to learn what a real estate appraiser does and looks for to decide on what a house is worth in the market. This book told us everything that we wanted to know and a lot more. You do not have to be someone with years of experience to be able to understand how to appraise real estate with this book. We learned so much helpful advice and techniques that my husband and I realized the home remodeling and improvements we were planning to spend a fortune for, would have not been a good investment. This book showed us how to determine the value using a what-if scenario that professional appraisers use. We learned that only 70% of the money we were planning to spend would have been a good investment to increase the sales price of our home. The extra 30% would have been an over-improvement in the appraisal lingo which means that we would have been over-spending on the remodeling without getting the increased value and sales price for our home. When you are talking about a $115,000.00 remodeling and improvement job, then that 30% this book saved us is certainly something that my husband and I are very happy to have learned. This book was a great investment for us and has given us a phenomenal return on the purchase price in savings.

4-0 out of 5 stars a good place to start
If getting to know your home is important to you, then REAL ESTATE APPRAISING FROM A TO Z is a good place to start. It addresses safety concerns; inspections of the Operating Systems, the Lower Level, the Interior & Exterior, Direct Sales, Sample Appraisal Reports, Cost,Income & more.

Rebeccasreads recommends REAL ESTATE APPRAISING FROM A TO Z for those who want to learn everything their Realtor doesn't want them to know, without the sugar coat. You'll learn how to catch the problem conditions in any house, how to close the deal & a new career in one of the hottest markets. ... Read more


19. Home-Based Travel Agent, 4th Edition
by Kelly Monaghan
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Asin: 1887140352
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: Intrepid Traveler
Sales Rank: 199032
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Turn your love for travel into your livelihood with this award-winning guide to setting up a bona-fide travel business from the comfort of your own home. Learn how to research trips, make bookings, find and keep customers, maximize earnings, and qualify for agent-only benefits. This user-friendly manual includes a mini sales training program, sizable resource section, and complete subject index. It's like having a friend sit next to you and answer all your questions. ... Read more


20. The Professional Housekeeper
by MadelinSchneider, GeorginaTucker, MaryScoviak
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Asin: 0471291935
Catlog: Book (1998-11-20)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 879720
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Housekeeping is an essential function in every hotel. The third edition of this popular reference addresses the growing and changing role of the housekeeping department. ... Read more


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