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Home-Based Business Fact Sheets & Entire Series
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Home-Based Business Fact Sheets & Entire Series
Item #3031
From UMaine Extension
10 fact sheets designed to support small-scale and/or home-based business owners. For free downloads see individual items. 50 pages. Select this item to buy entire series of 10 bulletins---or select only specific bulletins below---and click "add to cart" at bottom of page. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
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Market Potential for Retail Businesses in Maine
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Market Potential for Retail Businesses in Maine
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3006
Publisher: UMaine Extension
Knowing your local market is vital to starting a retail business. This bulletin explains how to estimate market threshold and sales potential. Includes 2001 data on numbers of Maine stores by business category. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 4 pages. © 2002 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free: PDF (for printing) / HTML (for browsing) or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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Starting a Home Business
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Starting a Home Business
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3007
Publisher: UMaine Extension
Operating a home business can be rewarding, but it isn't for everyone. This bulletin outlines the major factors to consider and includes a checklist for starting a business. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 8 pages. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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Capital Sources for Your Business
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Capital Sources for Your Business
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3008
Publisher: UMaine Extension
A lack of sufficient capital is the cause of many small business failures. This bulletin discusses sources and types of capital, as well as how lenders view applicants. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 6 pages. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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How to Organize Your Business
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How to Organize Your Business
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3009
Publisher: UMaine Extension
Are you wondering whether your business should be organized as a sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, corporation, "S" corporation, or limited liability company? This bulletin can help you decide. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 5 pages. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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Record Keeping for Profit
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Record Keeping for Profit
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3010
Publisher: UMaine Extension
Good business records can save you money and serve as an important management tool. This fact sheet discusses bookkeeping systems, the bookkeeper's role, the accountant's role, the record-keeping costs associated with hiring employees, and how to use your records to make sound business decisions. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 6 pages. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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How to Insure Your Business
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How to Insure Your Business
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3011
Publisher: UMaine Extension
Insurance can protect business and personal assets against losses from property damage or claims filed against the business. This fact sheet covers insurance types, state laws, insurance options and steps to setting up an insurance program. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 4 pages. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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Estimating Retail Market Potential
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Estimating Retail Market Potential
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3012
Publisher: UMaine Extension
The right location can determine if your new business is successful. How do you gauge the economic potential of your prospective business site and community? This fact sheet outlines some common retail trade area analysis methods. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 4 pages. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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So Youre in Sales
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So Youre in Sales
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3013
Publisher: UMaine Extension
Chances are that if you're in business, you are in some way making sales. This fact sheet focuses on attitudes, knowledge and skills helpful to the selling process for the home-based business person. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 6 pages. © 2001,2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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Taxes and Permits
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Taxes and Permits
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #3014
Publisher: UMaine Extension
Government regulations and taxes are business "facts of life." This fact sheet discusses zoning, permits, taxes and state of Maine licensing agencies. See item #3031 for entire Home-Based Business series. 6 pages. © 2001, 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free: PDF (for printing) / HTML (for browsing) or add it to your cart to buy a color copy
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Starting a Business in Your Home: Weighing the Pros and Cons
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Starting a Business in Your Home: Weighing the Pros and Cons
Home-Based Business Series/3031
ISBN #4190
Publisher: UMaine Extension
This fact sheet can help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of operating a home-based business. Offers suggestions for balancing family and business needs. 3 pages. © 2000 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free or add it to your cart to buy a color copy.
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