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Multcolib Research Picks: How to start a Portland -style business

The Joy of Hobby Farming
The Joy of Hobby Farming Grow Food, Raise Animals, and Enjoy A Sustainable Life By Levatino, Michael (Book - 2011 ) 630.68 L656j 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation: When a farm is a lifestyle, not a way to earn a living, that's hobby farming. Learn how you can enjoy this sustainable lifestyle, and fund your rural dream with an off-farm income.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting A Food Truck Business
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting A Food Truck Business By Philips, Alan (Book - 2012 ) 647.95 P554c 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation: A guide to starting a food truck business features information and advice on the industry, menu trends, creating a business plan, advertising techniques, hiring the best employees, health and safety issues, and building clientele.

Defying Poverty With Bicycles
Defying Poverty With Bicycles How to Succeed With your Own Social Bike Business Program By Knaup, Sue (Book - 2012 ) 303.484 K678d 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Helps you create a social bike business, write a business plan, get financing and form the structure. this book provides many other useful ideas to guide you in your social entrepreneurship venture.

55 Surefire Food-related Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000
55 Surefire Food-related Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 By Kimball, Cheryl (Book - 2009 ) 664.00681 K49f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Some possibilites are: Wedding cakes -- Breadmaking -- Artisan cheeses -- Food writer -- Cooking classes -- Maple syrup production/sales -- Picnic baskets -- BBQ -- Hot dog cart -- Meals-to-go -- Gourmet popcorn -- Herb sales -- Bartender -- Coffee cart -- Lunch wagon -- Cookware sales -- Winemaking -- Food gift baskets -- Personal chef -- Chocolate making -- Vegetable stand --

Handmade to Sell
Handmade to Sell Hello Craft's Guide to Owning, Running, and Growing your Crafty Biz By Rand, Kelly (Book - 2012 ) 745.5068 R186h 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Crafts are very popular in Portland and here is a guide to making and marketing your creations.

How to Make Money Using Etsy
How to Make Money Using Etsy A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products By Adam, Tim (Book - 2011 ) 745.50688 A196h 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include: Establish your Etsy shop Effectively photograph your products Post your products to optimize visibility and increase sales Brand your business Use social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with buyers and grow your business"

How to Start A Home-based Jewelry Making Business
How to Start A Home-based Jewelry Making Business By Loughran, Maire (Book - 2009 ) 739.270688 L887h 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Have you ever wanted to create and sell jewelry? Here are some tips about how to start and run your business.

How to Start A Home-based Personal Chef Business
How to Start A Home-based Personal Chef Business By Vivaldo, Denise (Book - 2011 ) 642.4068 V855hp 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn the ins and outs of runniing a catering business from home.

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What sort of business would work in the city of Portland? Food Carts? Dog Walking Service? Creator of brown stocking caps? Here are some books that can pave the way.


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