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Product Details

  • Series: Home-Based Business Series
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; Second Edition edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076276368X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762763689
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

From estimating start-up costs and finding clients to how to stay profitable even in slow economic climates, this book takes you through every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based professional organizing business. Whether you're just starting to explore your options for a home-based business or are an organizing wizard looking to be your own boss, each chapter will guide you on how to build your own successful organizing business. Look for useful charts and worksheets throughout the book, including:Start-Up Costs ChecklistClient Intake FormAssessment Visit/Working AgreementSample InvoiceMarketing Plan Worksheet

About the Author

Dawn Noble, president and founder of Balance & Beyond, is a registered nurse and professional organizer. Dawn established Balance & Beyond to assist individuals in learning the basics of de-cluttering, organizing, and time management, helping them create more satisfying, healthier lives. She has coached many individuals and small-business owners in creating more efficient, more productive environments. She has trained and educated individuals in the art of Professional Organizing and coaches new entrepreneurs in the art of establishing and growing their small business. Dawn has spoken publicly to hundreds of local groups and clubs as well as many corporate clients. Dawn developed the Professional Organizer training courses, manuals and policy guidelines used by top organizer Julie Morgenstern. Dawn has been quoted and written about in the Asbury Park (NJ) Press, Princeton Packet, Trenton Times and many others. Dawn’s business and her techniques will be featured in the February 2006 issue of Parenting magazine.

Customer Reviews

The book is easy to read and thorough.
Annette Donofrio
I highly recommend this book to those looking to start their own organizing business.
mommorris
This book was a great help in starting my organizing business.
Mary W

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mark G. on January 26, 2013
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At one time I thought I wanted to launch my own business as a professional organizer. That has since passed. I've found my true passion. I did read the book to gain knowledge about this profession. I'm going to say, this book will help you move forward with becoming a professional organizer, or it will help you see this is not for you. Whatever you need to know about helping be a successful professional organizer is in this book. Whether you are already working as one or desiring to become one, this is a good read for you.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. David on November 3, 2011
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It is a big help when you want to start a home-based organizing business. I am in the process of advertising my business and getting clients. I will be ready for the first calls when they come in thanks in large part to this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mommorris on October 2, 2012
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This book is well-written and FULL of helpful information. She shares her wealth of knowledge and even some of her hard-earned wisdom. I highly recommend this book to those looking to start their own organizing business.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scout on November 14, 2013
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The Kindle edition of this book is full of serious formatting errors, making it nearly impossible to read. Complete waste of money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emily Winters on January 1, 2014
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For a person looking to start an organizing business, Dawn gives the nitty-gritty on business start up. It's conversational and friendly tone make it an enjoyable read too. I highly recommend!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marika Mouscardy on November 1, 2013
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a very concise and precise book for the beginner in the home organizing business industry. Great table references, estimation tips, behavior guidelines and time management organizing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Mooers on March 13, 2013
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As a new Professional Organizer in business for about 4 months, I have found this book to be helpful. It was particularly helpful in providing sample forms to use with clients.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lifes2shortyall on March 13, 2014
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I read the entire book in a day. It does have useful information but from a technology standpoint, it is really outdated. The practical information about the forms, concepts, and getting started are sound.
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