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Working for Yourself

Working for Yourself

An Entrepreneur's Guide to the Basics

Jonathan Reuvid


Working for Yourself is the best-selling guide that addresses the common pitfalls and answers every question an entrepreneur might have about self-employment, including raising finance, tax and legal issues, IT and planning for growth.

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About the book

Although it can be a daunting prospect, the idea of working for yourself is gaining popularity. This revised edition of a best-selling guide addresses the common pitfalls and answers every question an entrepreneur might have about self-employment. Fully updated to include new 2009 Budget changes, it deals with the full range of issues that need to be considered, including: business planning, raising finance, tax and legal issues, keeping accounts, and planning for growth.

Including useful contact addresses and websites, Working for Yourself is essential reading for anyone looking to take the plunge and go it alone.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Making Your Decision;
    • Chapter - 01: Have You Got What It Takes?;
    • Chapter - 02: Doing Your Homework;
    • Chapter - 03: Business Planning;
    • Chapter - 04: Structuring Your Business;
    • Chapter - 05: Funding Your Business;
    • Chapter - 06: Choosing Your Advisers;
    • Chapter - 07: Making Your Case for Raising Capital;
    • Chapter - 08: Self-Employment Alternatives to Starting a Business;
  • Section - TWO: Preparation;
    • Chapter - 09: Making the Most of Your Bank Accounts;
    • Chapter - 10: Budgeting and Cash-flow Forecasting;
    • Chapter - 11: Legal Basics;
    • Chapter - 12: Choosing Premises;
    • Chapter - 13: Simple Accounting Systems;
    • Chapter - 14: Invoicing and Credit Control;
    • Chapter - 15: Costing, Pricing and Estimating;
  • Section - THREE: Building Your Business;
    • Chapter - 16: Effective Marketing;
    • Chapter - 17: Using IT to Run Your Office;
    • Chapter - 18: Is Foreign Trade Fun?;
    • Chapter - 19: Planning for Growth;
  • Section - FOUR: Necessary Administration;
    • Chapter - 20: VAT;
    • Chapter - 21: Employing People;
    • Chapter - 22: Other Taxation;
    • Chapter - 23: Pensions and Health Insurance

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749455903
  • Edition: 26
  • Published: 3rd June 2009
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 217x139
  • 344 pages

About the Author

Jonathan Reuvid has a background in investment banking, financial consultancy and marketing strategy. An experienced entrepreneur, he is well known for his reliable, straightforward advice. He is also the author of Start Up and Run Your Own Business, The Corporate Guide to Expatriate Employment and Working Abroad, both published by Kogan Page.

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