"According to Emma Jones in her new book 'Spare Room Start Up - How to start a business from home' more than 14,000 new businesses are started every week in the UK from home. If you've ever dreamed of being your own boss, or if in retirement you have a business idea to supplement your pension, this book gives you all the pointers you need, from writing a business plan, promoting yourself and your ideas, decorating your home/office, buying the right IT equipment and building your own website.
Author Emma Jones writes from personal experience, having set up two businesses from home after a career with an international accountancy firm. 'Spare Room Start Up' resembles a cookery book with its colour pictures and checklists. It's full of case studies and practical advice. As someone who started as a freelance from home 21 years ago, I would have found a book such as this enormously helpful."