The Complete, Authoritative Guide to Getting Started in Tax Consulting Tax consulting and return preparation is a fast-paced, dynamic industry-one that promises high earning potential. In this book, tax advisor Gary Carter shows you just what it takes to become an in-demand tax consultant. You'll discover how to break into the tax business, even with relatively limited education and training, and build a path to your new career with Carter's five-step formula for success. Brimming with expert advice from tax professionals and featuring up-to-the-minute coverage of everything from qualifications and employment opportunities to Internet resources, Getting Started in Tax Consulting shows you how to: * Assess your personality fit for the tax profession * Formulate your business plan for starting a tax practice * Find a niche for your tax services * Choose between a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a C corporation, an S corporation, and a limited liability company * Set your fees and market your services * Perform research-an essential skill of the tax professional * Make the IRS your partner and advisor-not your adversary * Start a Web-based tax service
The Unbeatable, Updated, Comprehensive Guidebook For First-Time Consultants Getting Started In Consulting More people than ever are making the jump from corporate offices to home offices, taking control of their futures, being their own bosses, and starting their own consultancies. Consulting is a bigger business than ever and growing every day. For almost a decade, Alan Weiss's Getting Started in Consulting has been an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to strike out on his own and start a new consulting business. It provides a rich source of expert advice and practical guidance, and it shows you how you can combine low overhead and a high degree of organization to add up to a six- or even seven-figure income. You'll learn everything you need to know about financing your business, marketing your services, writing winning proposals, meeting legal requirements, setting fees, keeping the books, and much more. This new Third Edition of Getting Started in Consulting is more comprehensive, up to date, and practical than ever. In addition to the nuts-and-bolts basics, you'll also get a wealth of new information and resources: How to leverage new technologies to lower your business costs and increase your profits A budget sampler that shows you how best to maximize an initial start-up investment of $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000 Free downloadable tools and forms to help you design and start your business quickly and easily New interviews with consultants who achieved rapid success, including their personal stories and most effective techniques Brand-new references, examples, and appendices If your dream in life is to get out of the office and out on your own, consulting is a great way to make it happen. Make sure you do it right—and do it profitably—with Getting Started in Consulting, Third Edition.
A new revision of the successful guidebook for novice consultants Getting Started in Consulting, Second Edition provides practical solutions and proven strategies for launching a consulting business. Readers will learn how low overhead and a high degree of organization can translate into a six-figure income working from a home office. The book also offers key information on how to finance a consulting practice, how to write proposals, how to set up billing and bookkeeping, and more. A new chapter also explains how to get started quickly for those who can't wait to generate cash flow or those who have a cash reserve they are immediately willing to commit. Alan Weiss (East Greenwich, RI) has consulted with hundreds of organizations around the world, including Mercedes-Benz, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, and the Times Mirror Group. He lectures widely and is the author of 12 books.
An A to Z guide for understanding employee stock options (ESOs). In Getting Started In Employee Stock Optionsauthors John Olagues and John Summa provide a full understanding of ESOs and demonstrate how to make the most of them. Page by page this author team, a highly experienced options market maker and a professional trader, share essential information that you’re probably not hearing anywhere else. This book contains the keys to managing and hedging ESO opportunities in addition to important tax and valuation guidance appropriate for the highest executives to the non-officer managers and the newly arrived employee. Examines essential ESO issues, including tax consequences, risks, and industry pitfalls Written by an experienced pair of stock option experts Enables employees and executives to make more informed decisions regarding their stock options grants Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started In Employee Stock Options will help protect the value of your options, help you avoid costly mistakes, and allow you to take advantage of certain friendly tax rules. Some of the world's foremost authorities on options have endorsed Getting Started inEmployee Stock Options.
Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition removes the veil of secrecy surrounding hedge funds and provides investors with a complete and highly accessible introduction to the world of hedge funds. Filled with comprehensive updates and additions, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition offers readers the latest information about this continuously growing area of finance. It outlines how hedge funds operate, guidelines for choosing a hedge fund, strategies for fund managers, new investors can get in on the action, and much more. Unlike the technology bubble of the late twentieth century, which lasted a mere three years, hedge funds are here to stay and Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition has everything readers need to know to benefit from this lucrative investment vehicle.
The practical toolbox for readers of Million Dollar Consulting This useful guide provides specific checklists, guidelines, templates, and actual examples for every step of the consulting process. It covers marketing, sales, meetings, implementation, follow-up, invoicing, practice management, insurance, equipment, subcontracting, and scores of other elements. Thousands of people have bought Weiss's Million Dollar Consulting and started their own consultancy. Now, this handy resource goes hand-in-hand to provide all the tools new consultants need to enact all the recommendations and ideas in Million Dollar Consulting. Alan Weiss, PhD (East Greenwich, RI), has consulted for hundreds of organizations around the world, including Mercedes-Benz, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, Chase, American Press Institute, and the Times-Mirror Group. He is the author of 12 books, including Getting Started in Consulting (0-471-47969-1) and Organizational Consulting (0-471-26378-8).
An accessible introduction to GENERATING RENTAL INCOME FROM REAL ESTATE GETTING STARTED IN RENTAL INCOME Just as location is a critical component to the value of real estate, knowledge is a critical component to investing success. As with any type of new endeavor, gaining knowledge and experience is essential as you move forward toward success. If you're interested in generating rental income through an investment in real estate, but unsure of how to go about doing this, Getting Started in Rental Income will show you the way. Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, this book discusses the two major ways of entering the rental income market–the traditional purchase of rental properties or buying and selling fixer-upper properties–and reveals what you need to do once you're in. This easy-to-read guide clearly explains how to: * Invest in the right properties * Generate cash flow adequate to make insurance, tax, utility, and monthly mortgage payments as well as to allow for periodic vacancies * Make a profit from flipping properties * Take advantage of the tax benefits of real estate * Implement specific strategies–beyond diversification–to mitigate real estate risk * And much more Furthermore, Getting Started in Rental Income also identifies the pitfalls and market risks of this field, as well as the personal aspects of becoming involved in rental income. If you're interested in generating income through real estate and want to learn how, this book has all the answers.
An up-to-date guide to the complex world of equities Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading walks investors and traders through the essential information they need to know before they decide what kind of participant they want to be in equities. The book is filled with the key strategies and tools and offers a comprehensive guide for those entering this marketplace. The author does not argue that one method is better or more appropriate than another. Rather, he reveals the various methods and lets investors decide for themselves. The book covers investment risks, value investing, market strategies, trading methods such as day and swing trading, technical indicators, and diversifying your portfolio, and Offers a thorough overview of strategies and tools that investors need to profit from the volatile equities markets Provides examples, charts, and timely additions that reflect recent changes in the equities markets Other titles by Thomsett: Getting Started in Bonds and eight editions of Getting Started in Options. This book is another title in The Getting Started series, which makes complex issues easy to understand.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REITS GETTING STARTED IN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer small investors the chance to participate in a broad range of real estate opportunities across most major property sectors and geographic locations. But to make the most out of this proven investment vehicle, you must first gain a firm understanding of it. Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts provides an accessible introduction to the benefits and performance characteristics of REITs and examines the role they play in a well-diversified investment portfolio. Divided into three comprehensive parts, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts covers a wide variety of issues within this field, including: * The legal and financial history of REITs * How REITs behave as an investment class and how they are best integrated into an investor's portfolio * The fundamental economic issues that affect real estate and how they impact REITs * Specific methods for analyzing REITs as an investment * Different types of REITs: residential, office, industrial, retail property, and more Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts is a valuable road map to an investment that can help stabilize and grow your portfolio for years to come.
Earn extra money investing in Australian property? Easy. Whether you want to prepare for retirement or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. From weighing up your investing and financing options to managing the ongoing costs of real estate and building a long-term portfolio, this handy guide gives you the practical help and smart advice you need to get started. Ideal for entry-level investors who want to add brick-and-mortar assets to their investment portfolios, this book covers where to find capital, how to finance purchases and get the best mortgage terms, how to measure the value of properties, basic landlording guidance, and more. Offers practical property investing guidance for first-timers Completely up-to-date with the latest information on the current state of Australian real estate Bruce Brammall writes on property investing, personal finance and tax matters for the Herald Sun, the Eureka Report and News Limited's Your Money, and is the principal advisor and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending If you want to get started in real estate investing—as a full-time endeavor or just an addition to your current investment portfolio—Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition has you covered.
A Highly Visual Guide To Developing A Personal Forex Trading Strategy Getting Started In Forex Trading Strategies «A great next step to read for the beginning trader. It contains practical advice and resources on trading FOREX that only come with experience.» -Derek Ching, President, Hawaii Forex «We have members from over 125 countries on our Web site and plan to make Getting Started in ForexTrading Strategies a 'must read' for those looking to trade the FOREX market. It is good to see a book that emphasizes the importance of other elements, such as money management, which are crucial to master if one is to stay in this game. Well done!» -Jay Meisler, cofounder, Global-View.com Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started in Forex Trading Strategies is a highly visual guide to foreign exchange trading that introduces you to the Codex Method-a proven process that allows you to tailor a trading strategy to your own personal preferences. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this reliable resource opens with a brief overview of traditional FOREX strategies. From here, author Michael Duane Archer outlines his own personal codex-as he guides you through the process of developing yours-and reveals how to use this approach to make, monitor, and exit a trade. Along the way, Archer reveals the best ways to implement your strategy and discusses the importance of consistently keeping trading records. In his previous book, Getting Started in Currency Trading, Archer set a solid foundation for trading the currency market by illustrating how it operated. Now, with Getting Started in Forex Trading Strategies, Archer goes a step further by showing you how to cultivate a personal trading strategy that will allow you to succeed within this dynamic environment.
The book on hedge fund basics, completely updated to reflect today’s post-crisis industry The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors. • Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers • Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated «how-to» guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of «new normal.»
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors. Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated «how-to» guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of «new normal.»
Getting Started in Investment Analysis is an approachable introduction to this important topic. It quickly teaches–you how to make overall judgments on investment data without having to do complicated statistical analysis. With this book as your guide, you'll discover how to choose stocks for savings and retirement, and learn–how to glean insights from investment data–by examining graphs and seeking correlations. For those looking to go a step further in their investment endeavors, Getting Started in Investment Analysis shows how to perform a?more detailed statistical analysis using Excel and high-school level math skills.