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Product Details

  • Series: For Fun & Profit
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Revised edition (August 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761528172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761528173
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,486,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More women than men start new businesses annually, since women enjoy the flexibility and ease of child care that working at home provides. Huff, a business journalist and author (Home-Based Business Ideas for Women, Pilot, 1993), enumerates 101 business opportunities to women found in traditional areas. Each listing includes information on start-up costs and financing sources, pricing guidelines, marketing methods, equipment, necessary education/training or experience, income potential, and information sources. Huff begins the book with short sections on selecting a business, developing a business plan, and understanding franchises and distributorship. While this title is informative, numerous recent books are available on this topic, from Lionel Fisher's On Your Own (LJ 1/95) to Daryl Allen's 1101 Businesses You Can Start from Home (Wiley, 1995). A marginal purchase for those public libraries with an adequate collection in this area.
Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg, O'Connor-Cavanagh Lib., Phoenix, Ariz.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

Praise for 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, 3rd Edition:
"A phenomenal resource for any woman with an entrepreneurial spirit! Priscilla has made it easier than ever for women to find their ideal home-based career. If you're interested in launching a successful business from home, this book is a must!" — Debra M.Cohen, founder, Homeowner Referral Network (HRN) Business, and president, Home Remedies of NY, Inc.
"Six years ago I was scared I would never be able to be with my baby. I bought one of Priscilla Huff's books. Now I have my own successful home business. I cannot believe I now offer advice to others who want their own home businesses. If you want to be successful, buying this book is very important." — Jennifer Dugan, Dugan's Travels
"If you are looking to start a home business, you won't be disappointed in the abundance of information Priscilla has compiled. This book covers everything a woman needs to know about what types of home businesses are available and how to get a home business started. Starting a home business can be a tremendous amount of work, but with Priscilla's book, you can be on your way to home-based success in no time at all." — Lesley A. Spencer, founder, Home-Based Working Moms
"The unlimited resources provided literally take you through the process step by step and make obtaining the home biz dream a possible reality." — Kim Essenmacher, independent telecom agent, Cognigen

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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181 of 203 people found the following review helpful By A. Petrotchenkov on March 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
Priscilla Y. Huff gives you practical advice on how to work from home and take care of your family. But if you were a degreed professional prior to being a mom, this is not the book for you. But according to the book, you should pursue a home business in candlemaking or crafts. But this is the 2000's, not the 1950's, Priscilla! Many of young professionals are educated in far different arenas than were portrayed here! And I also agree with a reader from Illinois: If you already have the credentials to run your own home health agency, you don't need this book to suggest it. And if you don't this suggestion is worthless.
Take my advice, ladies, do not buy this book. There are a lot of the generic home-based business books; with the careers outlined in them, you might actually have the opportunity to make a great home business.
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65 of 72 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 1999
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I purchased this book a few months back at one of the lowest points in my life. I had just chosen to put in my resignation at a major corporation, Not because of the job itself, but because of continuing increase in childcare expenses. Like many parents who both work, unless you are fortunate enough to have family or friends who watch your children at little or no fee and at the drop of a hat, the stress level of childcare is ever increasing. This book has been an answer to my prayers. There are far more than 101 jobs based at home because of the additional business ideas listed after each entry. Many women will be amazed at what skills they have and never thought it could produce work. My only suggestion of caution is to read ALL of the book carefully, to include some of the drawbacks. Most women with a family to help support may be ready to jump at the chance for a new business. I was. And after careful consideration, my husband and I have chosen to start our own business using our computer. There is a need in our area, and the computer we spent so much money on for sheer hobby is now producing a second income. Is it making us a million? Of course not. But is it legitimate, honest, legal, and productive? You bet it is.
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80 of 90 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 7, 1999
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This book has some of the most ludicrous suggestions and inflated earning potentials of any book of its kind. If you quarter the earning potential and figure working 16 hour days, sometimes 7 days a week, you might have an idea what it would take to make a living using most of these suggestions. Just one example should suffice--run a home health agency from your home with a potential income of $100,000+ a year and the first "helpful tip" is to check licensing laws in your area. If you already have the credentials to run your own home health agency, you don't need this book to suggest it. If you don't this suggestion is worthless. And to make $100,000+--it would take years of 80-hour weeks and scads of employees to reach that income level. Most of the suggestions are this ridiculous. Many are meant to give stay-at-home mommies something to do while the kids are napping that will provide enough income to take the family to McDonalds and a movie once in a while. They're not meant to be careers or to provide adequate income while caring for a family. The ones that could turn into careers take huge outlays of time and often money. If you're aware of that (and this book won't mention it) and you've got the energy, stamina and desire, you can find far better books on starting your own business than this piece of fluff.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 19, 1999
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Huff's book presents many ideas with helpful resources to begin your research on new ventures and get you started earning money at a business you enjoy. Readers should have realistic expectations, as Huff does not promise you'll make a million dollars--but she does give enough home-business ideas that the majority of women should be able to find one that works for them. I particularly liked the resources she listed with most of her business ideas and also in the last chapter. These resources quickly helped me find the answers to the questions I needed to start my own business.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 2001
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Buying this book was a waste of money... I would have done better to do research on the web or to have gone to the library. Hardly any useful information.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Heather from Miami on May 8, 2006
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I think that Ms Huff should rethink her strategies here.

This book is okay but does not really deal with the realities of the 21st century.

If you're looking for a book that faces the realities and challenges of today then you should read Untapped Wealth Discovered by Jeff Marquis and Kerry Harrison. This book shows you how to find those businesses that can survive and prosper in our economy. It's a book that pays special attentions to the needs and goals of women.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Book Lover on December 12, 2004
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This book stinks. It's filled with a little of everything but not enough of the right information. Pass... if you really want to see the book check it out of the library and save the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Janet W. Christy on December 11, 2006
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I conduct workshops based on my book "Capitalizing On Being Woman Owned" and in almost every class 30% of the attendees are in the first stages of starting a business or even just thinking about it. This book would be a good exploratory resource for them. Ms. Huff provides practical information for many micro-businesses. Part of the book is a "how-to" with explanations for making critical decisions. It is a great first exposure to starting a business and provides resources that will give the details. It's probably not for the woman who wants to build an international corporation. But it is for the woman who wants to start a small business that suits her personality and situation.
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More About the Author

Priscilla Y. Huff is a freelance business writer/author of the best-selling101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, 3rd ed.; A Self-Employed Woman's Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business and other related books, specializing in topics about small and home-based businesses and women's entrepreneurship. Her latest book, Make Your Business Survive and Thrive!: 100+ Proven Marketing Methods to Help You Beat the Odds and Build a Successful Small or Home-Based Enterprise, was released in December, 2006, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
For the past twenty years, she has written numerous articles and columns on these subjects for such print publications as Home Business Magazine (HomeBusinessMag.com) where she is a regular feature writer and interviewer; and others (feature writer), such as Home Business Journal, Income Opportunities, Small Business Opportunities, Pennsylvania Magazine, MizBiz, and has been quoted in Forbes, the New York Times, the Savannah Business Journal and additional major print, radio, and TV media.
She was a former home business expert and columnist for iVillage.com and wwwBizyMoms.com and currently is one for Home-Based Working Moms, www.HBWM.com, and SmallBizpreneur's Network, www.smallbizpreneurs.com. She has also contributed regularly to Corel Corporation's OfficeCommunity.com; Fortune Small Business (online) www.fsb.com; HomeStore.com; WomensForum.com; WomensEnews.org; www.MomsBusinessMagazine.com; www.BlueSuitMom; www.Committment.com/ www.SmallBusinessAdvocate.com; and other business and Web and print publications. Her business, LITTLE HOUSE Writing & Publishing, offers business information, consulting and research services, as well as e-books and other publications. Her future web site: www.PYHuff.com; and new blog: EntrepreneurshipYourWay.

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