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Book Review – Startup Kit by Emma Jones

In Non-Fiction Writing on February 17, 2011 at 13:55

The Start Up Kit: Everything you need to start a business

With £400 worth of benefits, this book sells itself without the need for the advice it contains. This is a shame, because the accompanying book is a wealth of valuable information that eclipses the attached offers.

Identifying itself as ‘Everything you need to start a small business’ is a bold claim, but you wouldn’t bet against the author Emma Jones, who has written similar books (Go Global, Working 5 to 9, Spare Room Startup) on this subject. It seems that her mission in life is to spread the word that the aim of starting a small business is well within the reach of those people who once thought it impossible.

The Startup Kit is set out in a simple, but effective way. There is no space left undisturbed to provide a titbit of salient business advice, or suggestions for further places to look, or for technology that might make your life easier. There is even a section at the back of the book that provides a selection of sample templates for all of the supporting work that you are going to need to do, to make your business work.

The jewel in the crown of the kit are the offers that are contained in the pack. For the purchase price of the book, there are offers with Blackberry, Google, Experian and others that will make life just that little bit easier when you are manically trying to get your business going and have little spare capacity to think about yet another thing.

The style of the book fits in with the two other books that Emma has written, and this book more than continues the trend for easy to read, sensible advice for the would-be entrepreneur. With ideas about how to market your ideas, generate sales, and deal with the inevitable interest of the taxman, this book is as close to being the perfect startup book. For the would be entrepreneur, this is an essential purchase.

There is only one thing that Emma Jones does not do – she can’t give you your business idea. You’ll have to think of that yourself.

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Book Review – The Naked Trader by Robbie Burns

In Non-Fiction Writing on February 17, 2011 at 13:54

The Naked Trader: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares

If you’ve ever fancied playing the financial markets, then you might be in store for a book that could help you do just that. Since the privatisation revolution in the 1980s, the opportunity for the general population to hold shares in private companies has exploded. With the advent of the internet, as with most business ventures, this opportunity has become stellar.

Robbie Burn’s book ‘The Naked Trader’ takes the uninitiated share trader through the various ways that shares can be traded on line, with advice on how to make serious money so that you can give up your day job.

Opening with a description of a typical day in the life of a naked trader, the book is logically set out allowing easy understanding of the sections being described. There are chapters on what you need to know – for instance, do you know what spread betting is, or what shorting means?

Continuing the theme of telling the reader everything, the book looks at strategies and techniques a home trader can follow to maximise the return on their investments, and just as importantly, stop making the mistakes that will detract from your efforts. There is a lot to learn, and there is no substitute for advice from people who has done it before, and there are links to websites, other books, as well as offers to meet the author giving one of his seminars on the subject.

I found this an incredibly easy book to read. There is a lot of information that needs to be understood in order to maximise any monetary gain from naked trading. However, this is a book that will answer most if not all questions a beginner to this business might ask. So, look down the sides of the sofa, and search  out those lost fivers and tenners.

This is a book that you need to read if you aspire to a bankers bonus.

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