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Turn Your Talent into a Business

A guide to earning a living from your hobby

By Country Living and Emma Jones

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Turn Your Talent into a Business

A guide to earning a living from your hobby

By Country Living and Emma Jones

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Everyone has a talent, and there’s never been a better time to turn your talent into turnover. Written in plain English, this book, by small business guru Emma Jones, takes you step-by-step through the process, and is also packed with case studies and top tips from people who have successfully made the leap.

Produced in partnership with Country Living Magazine, this book is for anyone who has a passion, skill or hobby and an interest in turning it into a business. You will discover how to:

– Make sales beyond your friends and family
– Promote your brand and become well known
– Register your company and manage your finances
– Embrace technology to save you time and money
– Convey a professional image both online and off
– Create a support network and work with partners

Above all, it shows you how to make money from doing what you love!

About the author

About the author

Emma Jones is founder and editor of Enterprise Nation, the home business website, and has started two businesses herself from home offices in London, Manchester and rural Shropshire. Following a career with an international accountancy firm, Emma started her first business at the age of 27 and successfully sold it just 15 months after launch. The home business website was launched in 2006, and has attracted a regular readership of more than 250,000 people and national press headlines. Emma has written for Enterprise Nation since its launch and also for the Financial Times, City AM and customer magazines, including for Orange, Microsoft, BT and Viking Direct. Emma is regularly called upon by the government to speak on the subject of home business and she advises Regional Development Agencies on how to encourage and support homeworking.

She can be followed on @emmaljones.

Media coverage

From UK Handmade:

This guide was created in partnership, by Country Living Magazine and Emma Jones. Emma Jones is founder of small business support company ‘Enterprise Nation’, and co-founder of ‘Startup Britain’. She joined forces with Country Living Magazine, after they noticed an increased interest in people wanting to work from home, evident from talks at the Country… Read more »

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From Flybe: Business Uncovered:

Turn Your Talent into a Business by Emma Jones What better way to earn a living than by doing something you love? That’s the philosophy of Emma Jones, who presents this treasure trove of tips and steps in partnership with Country Living magazine. Turn Your Talent into a Business features the stories of 17 people… Read more »

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From Enterprise Nation:

Enterprise Nation readers will know that we all have a talent for something ? and we love to feature the stories of people who have started to generate income from their hobby or passion and then taken the leap to turn it into a business. In fact, it seems that we may well be entering… Read more »

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From UK Craft Blog:

“A very enjoyable read…All the information you need to be able to start on your own is included within the 260 pages, along with some fantastic advice about how to conduct your business affairs and what to do if you need any help.”Turn Your Talent into a Business – Review- RS Bookkeeping31st January 2012

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From UK Craft Blog:

“Emma Jones knows her onions when it comes to starting up a business…perfect for crafty types who feel a little overwhelmed by the abundance of info on the net and need a good starting point to get their idea of the ground.”Turn Your Talent into a Business – UK Craft Blog26th January 2012

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From thesewingdirectory.co.uk:

“Really easy to follow with everything broken down in simple chunks…ideal for beginners and covers all the basics to get you started.”Business Book Reviews – Turn Your Talent into a Business – The Sewing Directory17th January 2012

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From mumstheboss.co.uk:

Win a copy of Turn Your Talent into a Business ? A guide to earning a living from your hobby by Emma Jones – Mums the Boss Blog13th January 2012

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From allaboutyoubookshop.co.uk:

Turn Your Talent into a Business was featured as the All About You Bookshop as Book of the Week– All About You Bookshop January 2012

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From enterprisenation.com:

Turn your talent into a business in 2012– Enterprise Nation 5th January 2012

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From kitchentabletalent.com:

Read all about it!– Kitchen Table Talent Blog3rd January 2012

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From jumpto.co.uk:

Food Funnel features in new Country Living Magazine book by Emma Jones– Food Funnel14th November 2011

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Contents

Introduction
Foreword by Lisa Sykes, Features Editor, Country Living Magazine
Who is this book for?
Contributors

1. Making the move from hobby to business
2. I'M OFF
3. The must dos: Registering the company and protecting your brand
4. Create the perfect work environment and top tech tips
5. Starting on a budget and basic financial planning
6. Selling
7. Make some noise!
8. Putting on a professional face
9. Happy customers and balanced business - a recipe for success
10. Grow the business without outgrowing home

Conclusion



Published: 03/01/2012
Edition: 1st
Pages: 264
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9781908003232
ebook - ISBN 9781908003263
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