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Overview

When it comes to starting a new business, there are many details entrepreneurs need to consider—securing a name, getting financing and licenses, and marketing the new venture are just a few. Without a practical business plan, new ideas drift or are lost completely due to a lack of preparation.

Over the years, some of the most successful entrepreneurs have found Steps to a Small Business Start-up by Linda Pinson and Jerry Jinnett to be one of the most dependable and informative resources on the market. Now in its sixth edition, written for small business owners, by successful small business owners, this comprehensive guide offers proven methods for building a business on a solid foundation.

With up-to-date information on new technologies, e-commerce, Web resources, and the trendiest marketing techniques, aspiring entrepreneurs can create and implement their business plans to the fullest extent.

The forms, examples, and worksheets make this workbook an ideal resource for anyone inquiring about, considering, or serious about Entrepreneurship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574101324
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.55 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Pinson is a lifelong entrepreneur, nationally recognized business plan expert, and business educator specializing in financial management and small business curriculum development. She is the author of the award-winning books, Anatomy of a Business Plan and Keeping the Books, and the developer of the software, Automate Your Business Plan. Linda is the author of the SBA publication “How to Write a Business Plan” and serves on various boards and loan committees.

Jerry Jinnett is a longtime entrepreneur, consultant, workshop presenter, and author with experience across the business spectrum. Her expertise is in market research and planning. She is a consultant to Small Business Development Centers across the country and is a Certified NxLeveL Instructor. Jerry co-authored the SBA publication, “How to Write a Business Plan”.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Getting Started 1
2 Finding a Business 9
3 Choosing a Business Name 17
4 Choosing a Business Location 21
5 Developing a Home-Based Business 29
6 Choosing a Legal Structure 37
7 Presenting Your Business 49
8 Protecting Your Business 57
9 Securing a Business License 65
10 Registering a Fictitious Name (DBA) 71
11 Obtaining a Seller's Permit 77
12 Setting Up a Bank Account 87
13 Selecting Your Insurance 93
14 Financing Your Business 101
15 Keeping Your Books 109
16 Projecting Your Cash Flow 129
17 Researching Your Market 143
18 Advertising Your Business 159
19 Business Planning: The Key to Your Success 173
Appendix I: Glossary 179
Appendix II: Resources for Small Business 193
Appendix III: Worksheets 205
Index 239
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  • Anonymous

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    This book is an excellent book for someone starting a new small

    This book is an excellent book for someone starting a new small business. It gives you all the information on how to start and what you need to do to have a successful busines.

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