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Working 5 to 9

How to start a successful business in your spare time

By Emma Jones

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About the Author

Emma Jones

Emma Jones is founder and editor of Enterprise Nation, the home business website, and has started two businesses herself from home offices in London, Manchester and rural Shropshire. Following a career with an international accountancy firm, Emma started her first business at the age of 27 and successfully sold it just 15 months after launch. The home business website was launched in 2006, and ... Read more on Emma Jones

Contents Listing

Introduction

PART I: The Facts & Figures
- Working 5 to 9 takes off
- The indicators
- The characteristics of 5 to 9'ers

Part II: Ideas
- 50 Businesses you can start in your spare time
- 60 profiled 5 to 9'ers
- 15 Home business opportunities

PART III: The Next Steps
- From idea to business
- Telling the boss
- Telling the taxman
- Sales and Marketing
- Tech Toolkit for the 5 to 9'er
- Effective outsourcing
- Creating your own private Idaho

Conclusion
FAQs
The Working 5 to 9 song
Useful links
Profiled 5 to 9'ers
Introduction

PART I: The Facts & Figures
- Working 5 to 9 takes off
- The indicators
- The characteristics of 5 to 9'ers

Part II: Ideas
- 50 Businesses you can start in your spare time
- 60 profiled 5 to 9'ers
- 15 Home business opportunities

PART III: The Next Steps
- From idea to business
- Telling the boss
- Telling the taxman
- Sales and Marketing
- Tech Toolkit for the 5 t ...

Jacket Text

Become your own boss, in your own time!

Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and author of 'Spare Room Start Up', delves into the working 5pm to 9pm trend and profiles 60 people who are running successful businesses outside of their normal office hours, everything from writing, baking and accounting, to magic, music and even pig farming! She offers over 50 ideas of businesses you can run in your spare time and looks at franchise ideas that can be run in the same way.

There's advice on starting a business, sales, marketing, technology and how to maintain your social life whilst working 5 to 9.

If you are:

- In a job but not sure for how much longer, or
- Wanting to pursue a passion, hobby or skill for light relief and extra income, or
- Dreaming of becoming your own boss but not quite sure where to start

Then this inspiring and practical book is for you!

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Media Coverage

Filament Magazine

Increasing numbers of women are starting their own businesses, often around a full-time job and family life. Isabel Robson finds out how they do it. Illustrations by Michelle Shepley.

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Motivating Mum UK

There are over 5 million people doing it and it?s a handy way of working for Mums and women wanting to ease out of employment and into self-employment.

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HSBS Business Matters

Between 2008 and 2009 the number of people working from home or in their spare time rose by 142 per cent. Gwen Howell is part of a growing trend of entrepreneurs dubbed 5-9ers, who start working on ...

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Ooh.com Blog

We love supporting small businesses on Ooh.com, and we love hearing about people who run craft courses from their living rooms or cooking lessons in their kitchens.

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Moan About Men

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Guardian

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Flybe Uncovered

Turning pastimes into pounds

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The Weekly News

Business is booming for ?5 to 9 brigade?
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DOLLY PARTON famously complained about working 9 to 5 in the song of the same name. Well, an ever-increasing number of us are working 5 to ...

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Financial Times

Quitting the rat race to start your own business might not the best route for every professional, according to two new books on the topic. Some people could be better off making more of their day job ...

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Director Magazine

Emma Jones is founder of online community Enterprise Nation, a well-respected resource for anyone running a home business. She is therefore expert at combining the domestic and the entrepreneurial. ...

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My Wonderful Life Coach

We?re talking SERIOUS BUSINESS here! Don?t ever let anyone tell you that spare time (or home based for that matter) business isn?t serious! (for serious read IMPORTANT, VITAL for you, your family, ...

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Enterprise UK Blog

Working 5 to 9 and making sense of business
June 3rd, 2010

Entrepreneurship needs to be firmly at the heart of our future economy and people with business ideas need the inspiration to take them ...

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Bournemouth Echo

It's hard to believe that this time last year, 5-9ers didn?t officially exist. They were out there but no one had identified what is taking place in a staggering 20 million British homes every ...

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Shrophire Star

Shropshire entrepreneurs have been turning their passions into money-making ventures, as Amy Bould discovered.

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Murray Newlands Blog

Emma Jones is the founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and well know speaker on startups and entrepreneurship. In addition to all that Emma is quite a writer; in her latest book ...

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Start Up Donut

Entrepreneurs who have started a business in their spare time can get advice on running a firm alongside work, family or studies, after the launch of a new book by Emma Jones, the founder of home ...

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Tamebay

If you need a new career direction but can?t give up the day job, or need to earn a little extra cash, or wonder what to do now your eBay store isn?t quite as lucrative as you?d once hoped, then this ...

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Mail on Sunday

By day, Gwen Howell wears a business suit and sensible shoes to carry out her duties as an estate agent, but when she get home she pulls on her wellies to work on her part-time business as a farmer ...

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Financial Mail Women\'s Forum

Over 5 million people are now holding down a day job and building a business at nights and weekends, motivated by a fear of redundancy, the need for extra cash or pure entrepreneurial and creative ...

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Working Mums

So, you've decided that you want to start your own business to give yourself more flexibility around the family? You're worried, though, about the risks of ditching a good salary. Well, many people ...

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The Good Web Guide

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Shrophire Star

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Home Worker

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Daily Express

Express.co.uk reporter Emily Garnham takes a closer look at new trend in working from home.

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The Times

A new wave of enterprising types are starting firms in their spare time while keeping their day jobs

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Media Review

Starting a business in your spare time- Filament Magazine June 2011

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Turn your talent into a business - Country Living Kitchen Table AwardsMarch 2011

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Motivatingmum.co.uk

8 Steps to Becoming a 5 to 9?erMotivating Mum 9th March 2011

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Craft Your Own Business This Weekend - Stylist Magazine19th January 2011

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Warrencass.com

6 steps to becoming an expertWarrenCass.com 1st January 2011

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Knowledge.hsbc.co.uk

What is a 5-9 business?- HSBC Business MattersNovember 2010

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Working Five to Nine - 8 steps to becoming a 5 to 9'er- M for Working Mums26th November 2010

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Ooh.com

Emma Jones from Enterprise Nation talks home business success, wine and jelly. And she?s giving away a copy of her new book!- Ooh.com Blog 29th October 2010

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Bbc.co.uk

Emma was featured as the 'Business Doctor' on the On The Money Show- Radio Five 24th October 2010

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Moanaboutmen.com

8 steps to becoming a 5 to 9?er- Moan About Men 16th October 2010

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Mioomi.com

Emma Jones and Working 5 to 9 were featured as Book of the Month- Mioomi.com 1st October 2010

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Bbc.co.uk

Emma was a guest on the Aleena Naylor Show- BBC Radio Derby 27th September 2010

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Workin' 5 to 9- Woman's Own14th September 2010

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Guardian.co.uk

Emma Jones and Working 5 to 9 were featured in 50 side businesses to set up from home- Guardian 4th September 2010

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Turning pastimes into pounds- Flybe Uncovered3rd September 2010

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Emma was a guest on BBC York with Jonathan Cowap, talking 5 to 925th August 2010

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Business is Booming for '5 to 9 brigade'- The Weekly News18th August 2010

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Working 5 to 9 - How to start your dream business without giving up the day job- Country Living12th August 2010

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Ft.com

Emma Jones and Working 5 to 9 were featured in Entrepreneurs tell workers to stick with the rat race- Financial Times 6th August 2010

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Director.co.uk

"Inspirational...a gold mine of valuable advice and help...Whether you want to be a five-to-niner or a full-time entrepreneur, there is something here for you."- Director Magazine20th July ...

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Aff.org.uk

Emma Jones and Working 5 to 9 were featured in the 'Workplace'- Army Families Journal 13th July 2010

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Hobby to a career in hours- The Sun1st July 2010

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Fmwf.com

Emma Jones and Working 5 to 9 were featured in The Rise of the Twilight Entrepreneur- Financial Mail Women's Forum 25th June 2010

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Inspired-entrepreneur.com

Photo © Niki Hignett, Inspired Entrepreneur
Emma Jones presents an evening of Working 5 to 9 at the Inspired Entrepreneur Event in Westminster University23rd June 2010

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Mywonderfullifecoach.co.uk

"An inspiring, invaluable and practical guide to starting and growing a successful spare time business...jam-packed with ideas if you?re stuck for new ones (no jam-makers though!) and valuable tips ...

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Emma Jones with Mark Prisk, the Small Business Minister, at the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills in London16th June 2010

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Mumstheblog.co.uk

"This book is great for people just thinking about starting up their own business, either as an extra to work, or to build up whilst at home looking after small children. There are many people who ...

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Timesbooks.tbpcontrol.co.uk

Working 5 to 9 was featured as The Times Bookshop's 'Book of the Day' - The Times7th June 2010

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Blog.enterpriseuk.org

"What the book does so well is converting the concept of home enterprise into reality the most effective way possible ? by demonstrating real people, setting up real businesses in their spare ...

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Bournemouthecho.co.uk

How to be an after-work entrepreneur- Bournemouth Echo1st June 2010

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Shropshirestar.com

Home - The Heart of a Good Business- Shropshire Star28th May 2010

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Bbc.co.uk

Emma was interviewed by Dominic Laurie on the BBC News Channel29th May 2010

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Murraynewlands.com

"The book ends with some great practical tips and advice from Emma as well as pages and pages of information points, websites and contacts that are essential to any UK startup. Personally if I were ...

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Tamebay.com

"A beautifully produced book, written with wit and a twinkle by the lovely Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation. It will be of most use to those new to self-employment and still seeking a direction, but ...

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Working5to9.eventbrite.com

Photo © Derek Houghton ImagesGwen Howell of Pigs in Clover, Ian Wilson of Staples, and Emma Jones at the Staples Working 5 to 9 Event in Shrewsbury25th May 2010

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Startupdonut.co.uk

5 to 9 entrepreneurs get tips on making their living- Start Up Donut25th May 2010

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Itv.com

Emma and three 5 to 9'ers were featured on Central News- ITV 24th May 2010

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5-9 work brings home the bacon- Mail on Sunday23rd May 2010

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Emma Jones with 5 to 9'ers at the E-Factor Inspiring Enterprise Event in Grimsby21st May 2010

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Fmwf.com

The rise of the '5 to 9'ers'- Financial Mail Women's Forum21st May 2010

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Emma Jones with TEDCO's Debbie Dunn at the TEDCO Working 5 to 9 Event in Newcastle20th May 2010

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Workingmums.co.uk

"The book is colourful and easy to read and, if working 5 to 9 is something you are interested in, it provides a step by step guide on how to go about it."- Working Mums20th May 2010

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Emma was a guest on the Pat Marsh Show- BBC Radio Kent 19th May 2010

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Emma was a guest on the Phil White Show- BBC Radio Humberside 18th May 2010

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Emma was a guest on the Tony Fisher Show- BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester 18th May 2010

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Emma was a guest on the Katie Martin Show- BBC Radio Cornwall 17th May 2010

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Emma was a live guest on the David White Show- BBC Radio Cornwall 17th May 2010

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Shropshirestar.com

Author to launch new business book- Shropshire Star17th May 2010

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Emma was a live guest on the Jonathan Miles Show- BBC Radio Newcastle 17th May 2010

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Emma was a live guest on the Sara Palmer Morning Show- BBC Radio Jersey 17th May 2010

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Emma was a live guest on the Danny Pike Show- BBC Radio Surrey 17th May 2010

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"As a resource for small home-based businesses it is essential"- David Howell, Nexus Publishing14th May 2010

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Emma was a live guest on the Karen Buchanan show- BBC Radio Norfolk 11th May 2010

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Working 5 to 9 is the way to make a living- Dan Martin, BusinessZone11th May 2010

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Working all hours: how to run your own business in the evening - London Evening Standard10th May 2010Download

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Express.co.uk

Emma fronted an 8-page small business special '5 to 9 is new way to make a living' in the Daily Express about working 5 to 923rd March 2010

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Britain's New Breed of Home WorkersDaily Express9th March 2010

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Emma Jones was on BBC Working Lunch9th December 2009

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Emma Jones was on BBC Radio 48th December 2009

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Emma Jones was a guest on today's edition of BBC Working Lunch2nd December 2009

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