Steps to Small Business Start-Up: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Idea Into a Successful Business

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A business classic that has been guiding new entrepreneurs through the process of launching their businesses for more than a quarter of a century, this book has now been revised to feature the most up-to-date information, forms, examples, and worksheets. It emphasizes all of the mechanics of the start-up, including choosing a business, legal structure, location, and DBAs. Additional chapters cover home-based business, proprietary rights, financing options, bookkeeping, and cash flow. Offering indispensable ...

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Overview

A business classic that has been guiding new entrepreneurs through the process of launching their businesses for more than a quarter of a century, this book has now been revised to feature the most up-to-date information, forms, examples, and worksheets. It emphasizes all of the mechanics of the start-up, including choosing a business, legal structure, location, and DBAs. Additional chapters cover home-based business, proprietary rights, financing options, bookkeeping, and cash flow. Offering indispensable advice for marketing, Internet operation, and business planning, it is positioned to remain a favorite for business education by universities, colleges, technical schools, and small business development centers.

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"A comprehensive guide to the procedures for starting a new business. A well-organized and helpful how-to."  —Booklist

"Good, good, good . . . Very easy to follow. Very helpful."  —The Book Reader

"Steps to Small Business Start-Up is clear and concise, easy to read and follow. The visual examples are well balanced throughout the book and present a positive diversion."  —Loretta DiCamillo, regional director, The College of Staten Island SBDC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944205594
  • Publisher: Out Of Your Mind . . . And Into The Mark
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Series: Small Business Strategies Series
  • Edition description: Eighth edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 514,040
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Pinson is the developer and publisher of the bestselling business-plan software program, Automate Your Business Plan. She was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to write its government business-plan publication and has been honored as Education Advocate of the Year and SBA Regional Women in Business Advocate of the Year. She also served as a delegate and tax-issue chair at the White House Conference on Small Business. She is the author of numerous entrepreneurial books, including Anatomy of a Business Plan and Keeping the BooksShe lives in Tustin, California.

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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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