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Welcome to the Book Corner of Idea Cafe's Store.
Grab a cup of coffee and browse the shelves for the biz books that meet your needs. Just click on the category you're interested in and see which books strike your fancy. We strive to offer only those books that bring real-life, meaty biz-related news and info to our Regulars.

 

 

Book Menu | Biz Ideas | Biz Ideas for Specific Businesses | Biz Plans | Customer Service | eCommerce
Franchising | Home Business | Legal Issues | Marketing | Small Biz Advice | Start-up | Women in Biz | Store Home


 

Start-Up Biz Book Shelf

Start Your Business: A Beginner's Guide is for anyone looking for a hand to hold while taking the big plunge into self-employment. Its checklist format lets you organize all the to-do's before opening your doors. For more, read Idea Cafe's review.

Perk Up Your Start-Up
Like a good cup of coffee, Small Time Operator: How to start your own business, keep your books, pay your taxes, and stay out of trouble by Bernard B. Kamoroff grinds out the jumpstart you need to get your biz going strong!

How to Really Start Your Own Business by David Gumpert is a smart step-by-step guide on the biz basics that will help your business idea turn into a successful startup.

Naming Your Business and Its Products and Services, a biz book best-seller, dishes out the name know-how you crave!

Biz Ideas for a Specific Business

Clean Up Making Money (for janitorial/cleaning services)

How to Make it Big with Your Own Used Book Store by Leo Minton

How To Start A Home-Based Craft Business

How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business

How to Start & Manage a Hair Styling Salon Business by Jerre G. Lewis

How to Start & Manage a Welding Business by Leslie D. Renn & Jerre G. Lewis

Pet Sitting for Profit: A Complete Manual for Professional Success by Patti J. Moran

Speak and Grow Rich by Dottie Walters

Start and Run a Profitable Home Day Care by Catherine M. Pruissen

You Can Write Children's Books

Franchising

Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business
Get both points of view of the franchisor and franchisee and find out what's involved in the franchising world. Includes sample offering circular, franchise agreement, application form and much more.

Biz Plan Book Shelf

The Complete Book of Business Plans: Simple Steps to Writing a Powerful Business Plan hands-on help for the beginning biz plan writer.

Investor Magnet
Pull in those VC and investor dollars with Business Plans That Win $$$. Smart strategies for biz expansion.

Don't Feel Foolish!
You have to start somewhere! That's why Business Plans for Dummies takes an easy-going, fun approach to writing your first biz plan. It's a popular biz planning book for small biz!

A Bargain Book for Internet Biz Plans
How to Write A .com Business Plan: The Internet Entrepreneur's Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Business Plans and Financing Options

Small Biz Advice

201 Great Ideas for Your Business by Jane Applegate
If you're hungry for some top of the line biz advice - but don't have the extra dough - this book's worth every morsel. For less than $15, you're treated to over 200 small business ideas from various sources - that's about 7 cents per biz tip! Read Idea Cafe's Review.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
One of the most recommended books in Idea Cafe's CyberSchmooz! It's a popular, easy-to-read book on making small businesses succeed with proven strategies and policies. Get this biz best-seller on your biz shelf!


Fail-Proof Your Business

If you're hesitating to start your biz or if you're chomping at the bit, the author shares his secrets for keeping a small biz "fail-proof." Learn all the sour moves a small biz can make and avoid them. His well-seasoned voice of experience will help any entrepreneur succeed! Read Idea Cafe's Review.


Thinking Like an Entrepreneur
by Peter Hupalo
An A to Z overview of how to approach the various aspects of being a small business owner. Read Idea Cafe's Review.

eCommerce Book Shelf

A Bargain Book for eCommercers!
This $10 book is right up your cyber-alley! How to Write A .com Business Plan: The Internet Entrepreneur's Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Business Plans and Financing Options might be just what you need to make things happen!

If you're looking for smart marketing moves for your web site, we recommend you check out Poor Richard's Internet Marketing and Promotions: How to Promote Yourself, Your Business, Your Ideas Online. It's a bargain biz book that's worth its weight when it comes to dishing up hearty helpings of online marketing strategies.

Marketing Book Shelf

For smart marketing moves for your web site
We recommend Poor Richard's Internet Marketing and Promotions: How to Promote Yourself, Your Business, Your Ideas Online. It's a bargain biz book that's worth its weight when it comes to dishing up hearty helpings of online marketing strategies.

Biz Book Shelf on Ideas

Turn Your Talents Into Profits: 100 + Terrific Ideas for Starting a Microbusiness caters to anyone looking for a way to earn money from home on a part-time basis. It's not about finding work-at-home opportunities. Rather, it's about starting a small business "on-the-side" that will earn you some bucks, but won't break the bank or the family. For more, read Idea Cafe's review.

Got an Invention?
Get this book, From Patent to Profit: Secrets & Strategies for the Successful Inventor, to grab your special slice of the American Dream pie!

How to License Your Million Dollar Idea reveals everything you need to know to make money from your new product. Read it and sweep [up]!

 

Customer Service Book Shelf

Play Games to Train Your Reps!
The Big Book of Customer Service Training Games features fun-filled 50 creative activities that teach the basics of treating customers with respect, listening well & smoothing out ruffled feathers. Get your copy today!

Smart Service Strategies
Customer Service For Dummies dishes up tips and strategies for the customer service veterans and rookies looking to fine-tune their skills. A refreshing service source!

Cost Effective Service Plans
Best Practices in Customer Service is a one-stop resource designed to help anyone involved in customer service answer tough service questions. Smart service plan advice.

Three Secrets to Super Customer Service!
Here's a hint: You have to more than nice! Smile Training Isn't Enough spills the beans on these and other customer service secrets. A must-have for any small biz.

Service Ideas from the Pros
Breakthrough Customer Service: Best Practices of Leaders in Customer Support shares first-hand success service stories from experts that explore every aspect of the field.

Legal Issues Book Shelf

Biz Contract Legal Secrets
When drafting biz agreements, learn insider legal tips with Write Your Own Business Contracts: What Your Attorney Won't Tell You. Full of sample biz agreements and lawyer advice in plain English!

If you're wondering how to trademark your biz or product name, this legal look at trademarking is a hot book to grab.

Home Business Book Shelf

The Work-at-Home Mom's Guide to Home Business by Cheryl Demas, editor of WAHM.com and one of our Coffee Talk with Experts, packs a punch at forking over work-at-home advice. A fun and practical guide for any work@homer!

Turn Your Talents Into Profits: 100 + Terrific Ideas for Starting a Microbusiness caters to anyone looking for a way to earn money from home on a part-time basis. It's not about finding work-at-home opportunities. Rather, it's about starting a small business "on-the-side" that will earn you some bucks, but won't break the bank or the family. For more, read Idea Cafe's review.


Start Your Business: A Beginner's Guide is for anyone looking for a hand to hold while taking the big plunge into self-employment. Its check list format lets you organize all the to-do's before opening your doors. For more, read Idea Cafe's review.

If you're craving to stay at home with your little bundles of joy, and still contribute to the family coffers, the Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Making Money: How to Choose the Business That's Right for You Using the Skills and Interests You Already Have is for you! For more, read Idea Cafe's review.

Work Yourself Happy by Terri Levine, a well-respected biz coach and resident Coffee Talk with Expert, hands over some practical, step-by-step advice for creating joy in your life and business.

How To Start A Home-Based Craft Business

How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business

Women In Biz Book Shelf

Why Money Isn't Enough: How Women Are Finding the Soul of Success Authors Glaser and Smalley go right to the heart of the issue: career versus family/personal fulfillment. They explore the definitions of "success" and how women play and pay in the pursuit of it. Read Idea Cafe's Review.

If you have a book you'd like to recommend to other entrepreneurs, just email our bizbookhostess@ideacafe.com with its title and author, and we'll see about getting it up on the Store's books shelves for all to see.

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