Small Business for Dummies

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Take control of your future and make the leap from employee to entrepreneur with this enterprising guide. From drafting a business plan to managing costs, you'll profit from expert advice and real-world examples that cover every aspect of building your own business.

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Overview

Take control of your future and make the leap from employee to entrepreneur with this enterprising guide. From drafting a business plan to managing costs, you'll profit from expert advice and real-world examples that cover every aspect of building your own business.

Read by Brett Barry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061175947
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 1,442,543
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, taxes, home buying, and mutual funds including Real Estate Investing For Dummies.

Jim Schell has started four successful small businesses.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR.

Chapter 1. Is Small Business for You?

Chapter 2. Laying Your Personal Financial Foundation.

Chapter 3. Finding Your Niche.

Chapter 4. Turning Your Ideas into Plans.

Chapter 5. Financing, Ownership, and Organizational Options.

PART II: BUYING AND EXISTING BUSINESS.

Chapter 6. Identifying the Right Business to Buy.

Chapter 7. Making a Successful Offer to Buy.

PART III: THE KEYS TO RUNNING A SUCCESFUL SMALL BUSINESS.

Chapter 8. The Owner as Jack or Jill of All Trades.

Chapter 9. Defining a Marketing Strategy: Product Development, Promotion Sales, Distribution, and Pricing.

Chapter 10. Keeping Your Customers Happy.

Chapter 11. Minding the Financials: Cash Flow, Costs, and Profitability.

Chapter 12. Escaping the #1 Cause of Failure on the Road to Success.

PART IV: KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS IN BUSINESS.

Chapter 13. Finding and Keeping Superstar Employees.

Chapter 14. Providing Employee Benefits.

Chapter 15. The Long Arm of the Law: Regulatory and Legal Issues.

Chapter 16. Taming Your Small Business's Taxes.

Chapter 17. Issues for Growing Businesses.

PART V: THE PART OF TENS.

Chapter 18. Ten Tips for Home-Based Businesses.

Chapter 19. Ten Ways Computers Can Help Your Small Business.

Chapter 20. Ten Tips for Managing Your Growing Business.

Index.Book Registration Information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2000

    All the basics, minus one

    An excellent book for the newly self-employed! I think it makes a great combination with my own workbook about how entrepreneurs can use simple publicity techniques to distinguish themselves and their services among a very crowded market

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    great job

    helpful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2001

    One of the better Dummies Books

    I really enjoyed this book. It provides good information about a range of small business topics. There is an especially good discussion of buying a business and due diligence. <BR><BR> Peter Hupalo, author of Thinking Like An Entrepreneur

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2001

    Great book for people who want to profit from small businesses!

    Great book, would recommend it to anyone who wants to make money at a small business.

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