Multcolib Research Picks: How to start a Portland -style business
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.
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.
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.
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 --
Annotation:Crafts are very popular in Portland and here is a guide to making and marketing your creations.
Annotation:Pop ups provide a great way to test out a new business idea, experiment with a new product, location, or market, gain exposure and learn more about customers-- all with minimal risk and financial outlay. This is your complete guide to planning, starting and running a successful pop up venture.
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"
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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.