Six-Week Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Program for Starting Your Business, Making Money, and Achieving Your Goals!

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You have a great idea for a business—but now comes the tough part: making it happen. If you're ready to start your business, but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and nationally syndicated columnist Rhonda Abrams is for you! Rhonda breaks down the entire process of launching a business into a six-week process. Each week, you'll address specific goals and tasks, such as developing your company brand (name, logo, etc.), analyzing your competition, or finding an office or retail location....

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Six-Week Start-Up: A step-by-step program for starting your business, making money, and achieving your goals!

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Overview

You have a great idea for a business—but now comes the tough part: making it happen. If you're ready to start your business, but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and nationally syndicated columnist Rhonda Abrams is for you! Rhonda breaks down the entire process of launching a business into a six-week process. Each week, you'll address specific goals and tasks, such as developing your company brand (name, logo, etc.), analyzing your competition, or finding an office or retail location. And at every step of the way, Rhonda will be there to provide specific instructions, tips, advice, and resources. This step-by-step guide for getting a successful business up and running fast helps you:

 •     Clarify your business concept and defining meaningful goals

•     Conduct market research and develop your strategic position

•     Handle government requirements: licenses, permits, taxes

•     Manage your money: bookkeeping, budgets, credit cards, investors

•     Plan a social media marketing strategy

•     Develop an effective marketing and sales campaign

•     Hire and lead great employees

•     Set up your office/store/plant effectively

•     Get and stay organized

 
From licenses to bookkeeping to marketing to setting up shop, Six-Week Start-Up helps get your business up and running successfully—and fast! Where will you be in six weeks?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933895093
  • Publisher: Planning Shop, The
  • Publication date: 5/16/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Entrepreneur, author, and nationally syndicated columnist Rhonda Abrams is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on entrepreneurship and small business. Rhonda’s column for USA Today, “Small Business Strategies,” the most widely distributed column on small business and entrepreneurship in the United States, reaches tens of millions of readers each week. She has written more than a dozen other books on entrepreneurship and her books have sold more than a million copies.

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Table of Contents

WEEK 1: LAY THE FOUNDATION
Clarify your business concept
Create your company identity
Get organized

WEEK 2: GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED
Learn more about your industry
Research your target market
Check out your competition
Find suppliers
Consider strategic partners
Broaden/establish your network

WEEK 3: CUT THROUGH RED TAPE
Deal with legal and licensing matters
Build your team and personnel structure

WEEK 4: TAKE CARE OF OPERATIONS
Find and secure a location
Option 1: Rent Space
Option 2: Set up a home office
Option 3: Set up an "office" in your vehicle
Design you work space and production process
Research and purchase computers, software, and other technology
Consider how you will distribute your products
Design procedures for handling administrative tasks
Deal with insurance

WEEK 5: DEAL WITH MONEY ISSUES
Deal with money matters
Consider financing

WEEK 6: OPEN YOUR DOORS
Develop a marketing plan
Set up a simple website
Begin online marketing
Start making sales!
Hold your grand opening
Look towards the future

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    Oh, this book is just too gooood to be true!

    This book serves as a wonderful tool towards starting your own business! I've thought about doing this for years but mainly found myself delaying getting anything started due to not really knowing where to start or feeling like I didn't know enough to run my own business. I finally decided to be more optimistic and take a trip to the bookstore and check out my options. I came across this self-help/business book casually and thought "How can you really start a business in only six weeks!?"...Well, after leafing through and seeing how detailed and informative this book is, I ended up deciding it was a pretty good option to start with...and boy, did I underestimate its potential impact. "Six-Week Start-Up" walks you through every step imaginable... from how to pick the right company name and logo, figuring how to get the right graphic designer, to what kind of employees you should be hiring for your business, what kind of employee policies you want, to what kind of finances you'll need to fund the start-up of your business and keep it afloat, the cons and pros of having a partner, the perks and downsides of being for non-profit or a full-blown corporation, providing the steps to trademarking your company name/ideas, information on how to research your competitors and give edge to your business, and even finding the right kind of lawyer and what kind of questions you'll need to be asking."Six-Week Start-Up" is set up to break down all of what you'll need to start your own business and has so many steps to make sure you have everything done right and effectively. If you're skeptical, don't be! It's set up for week-by-week tasks that are more than attainable and ideal for anyone, even someone with a busy schedule. I finished most of these tasks setting in my cubicle at work! I'm in my fifth week already and I couldn't be more optimistic about my capabilities of running my own business. Even if you only have just a slight desire to get a business up and running,"Six-Week Start-Up" will baby you all the way to your Opening Day and is worth the cost of $20 bucks that has all the potential to lead you to making millions!

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