I am finding that there an awful lot of books of advice about home based businesses and self employment, and I am new to this side of things and haven’t a clue which of them are likely to be genuinely of use. Can anyone suggest anything they’ve found helpful? I’m looking for tips on things such as making good business plans (for example, regarding which sorts of craft item to concentrate on for the next few months), organising working time and space, bookkeeping, keeping up with the (sometimes quite complicated) legal requirements on copyright and trading standards, promotion, dealing with customers, offering and handling commissions, and similar. I prefer things that offer adaptable techniques to things that are very prescriptive: for example, I have got on very well with Julie Morganstern’s organisation and time management books. Anyone any thoughts?