Library JournalThere is a great demand for books on starting new businesses, particularly specific types of businesses. The strength of these titles is that the authors have all started their own business and operated them for many years. All three authors discuss business plans, financing, record keeping, and other basics and include samples of the necessary forms. Dell includes an excellent section on dealing with the employees needed in a landscaping business and even gives advice on managing aliens and non-English speakers. He also explains how to find and bid on different landscaping jobs. Melnik devotes a large portion of her book to the marketing of a secretarial service. She provides sample advertising letters and scripts for responding to phone callers inquiring about services. Parker discusses extensively the desktop publishing business. She includes a list of 63 possible jobs a desktop publisher and writer can do, including producing advertising copy, making calendars and greeting cards, and writing articles. She also includes a discussion of computer software and hardware. Each book is essential reading for anyone wanting to start a business in the field it covers. Recommended for libraries with small business collections.-Joel Jones, Jefferson Cty. P.L., Arvada, Colo.
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