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Home-Based Business Fact Sheets & Entire Series

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From UMaine Extension
11 fact sheets designed to support small-scale and/or home-based business owners. For free downloads see individual items. 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.
$7.00

Basic Pricing Strategies for Small Businesses

3000
From UMaine Extension
Your pricing structure can make the difference between success and failure. This 31-page business and economics staff paper sets out guiding principles for pricing as well as pricing formulas. Explains how to factor in materials, labor, overhead, and a profit margin; and how to determine the break-even point, retail pricing, markups and markdowns. © 1991 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
$2.50

Market Potential for Retail Businesses in Maine

3006
From 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.
$0.75

Starting a Home Business

3007
From 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.
$1.25

Capital Sources for Your Business

3008
From 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.
$1.00

How to Organize Your Business

3009
From 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.
$1.00

Record Keeping for Profit

3010
From 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 seriesand Keeping Your Business on Track, Parts I, II, and III 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.
$1.00

How to Insure Your Business

3011
From 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.
$0.75

Estimating Retail Market Potential

3012
From 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.
$0.75

So Youre in Sales

3013
From 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.
$1.00

Taxes and Permits

3014
From 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
$1.00

Starting a Business in Your Home: Weighing the Pros and Cons

4190
From 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.
$0.75