Business and Investment Editor's Recommended Book
Self-employment gurus Paul and Sarah Edwards and their co-author Rick Benzel strongly believe that "lone eagles"--those traditional embodiments of the business world's entrepreneurial spirit--may actually be an endangered species as the commercial world becomes increasingly cutthroat and competitive. Their solution? Mutually beneficial alliances. Teaming Up: The Small-Business Guide to Collaborating With Others to Increase Your Earnings, Reduce Your Costs, and Boost Your Business to New Levels examines this new concept and explains how to move from self-reliance to interdependence.
Here is the eagerly awaited new addition to the bestselling Working From Home series. Based on extensive research, interviews and focus groups, Teaming Up shows how to benefit from the top-ten strategies for working with others.
Offers practical advice to home business owners about collaboration, covering such topics as identifying reliable collaborators, avoiding being cheated, and negotiating contracts. Original.
The author, Paul & Sarah Edwards , January 12, 1998
Letters from our readers
"I would start by going to the bookstore and looking for any of the books by Paul and Sarah Edwards. If you will be working with someone else, do not miss their book," Teaming Up", which I think will become the standard in the industry for people working with others in a small business." - Merry Schiff…. "I started reading Teaming Up the minute it arrived and haven't put it down since. I think it should be required reading for anyone who owns or contemplates owning a small business." - Nancy Bonus
A reader , July 22, 1997
Necessary success strategies for the future of work.
The choice is no longer should you go into business for yourself but when. Eventually we will all be self employed. Current employment trends, as spelled out by Jeremy Rifkin in "The End of Work," show that within the next decade over 90 million of today's 124 million jobs are in danger of elimination due to technology. Countless articles have been written about developing your resume while you're still employed and how to act as if you are self-employed even while working for a corporation. Today, more than at any other time in our history, we are being faced with the probability of losing our job and having to find another or becoming self-employed. The strategies, techniques, self-tests, and advice contained in Teaming Up are absolutely essential for everyone who plans to continue working into the future. It is a must read for all of our members. Chris Hansen, President, The Home Based Business Council, Inc.