'Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months' by Melinda F. Emerson
As a career coach and strategist for expats, I often work with clients who are considering launching their own business in order to be more portable. This book is my go-to reference and recommendation for anyone thinking of becoming their own boss. Author Melinda Emerson is known both as "SmallBizLady" and America's #1 Small Business Expert. She takes the time to walk every would-be entrepreneur through each step of a business launch - including the exact timetable on when to do what. Her advice applies equally to online and brick and mortar business models and encourages all start-ups to consider all aspects of what being a business owner will mean - both personally and professionally.