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The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring
     

The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring

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by Carol Tice
 

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Most businesses that close their doors have one thing in common: They ran out of money. Don’t let this happen to you. This indispensable book, part of Allworth’s popular Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide series, will help you to save money on every aspect of your business, from advertising to overhead. With invaluable cost-cutting tips for all

Overview

Most businesses that close their doors have one thing in common: They ran out of money. Don’t let this happen to you. This indispensable book, part of Allworth’s popular Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide series, will help you to save money on every aspect of your business, from advertising to overhead. With invaluable cost-cutting tips for all types of businesses, from e-commerce and home-based operations to services and retail, this guide will help you create a blueprint that will allow your business to survive and thrive. You’ll save on: 

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Transportation and shipping
  • Labor
  • Financing
  • Facilities
  • Operations
  • Taxes
  • And more! 

In today’s economy, small business owners must seize every opportunity to keep costs down, and every penny saved goes to your bottom line. Follow this street-smart advice to lay the foundation for a business that will be profitable for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621532903
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,245,184
File size:
449 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Tice has been a business journalist for more than fifteen years. Her work has appeared in Entrepreneur, the Seattle Times, the Puget Sound Business Journal, and many other print publications, and she is a regular blogger for Entrepreneur and Forbes. Tice is the winner of numerous Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards and a Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. She lives in Seattle, WA.

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The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book does exactly what the title says. It tells you how to start your business within a budget. Carol writing is easy to read and to the point. She doesn't talk over your head, neither does she treat you like you don't know what your doing. She covers the whole spectrum of starting a business, right from doing market research up to paying your taxes, and everything in between. What I like about this book is that it covers all possibilities, from online businesses to brick-and-mortar shops; from service providers to manufacturers.  Everybody who has ever thought of starting out on their own, will benefit from reading this book.If your are thinking of starting a business, don't do it without this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clear, comprehensive and easy to understand. This is the kind of common sense guide that you need when you are starting a business. In addition, I agree with the reviewer who said that Ms. Tice is a great researcher. It's all the information you need in one easy to understand package.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Packed with great tips, this book is a must-have for all small business owners. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Tice has written a comprehensive road map for those who want to start their own business. After 25 years in executive management, I find her advice to be on target and invaluable. Great Job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anyone starting or considering starting a business.  Even if you are operating a small business now, as I am, the tips and advice Carol shares will help you stay in business after others have failed.  The book includes case studies, practical tips, and valuable common sense ideas for success - debt free.   Carol works hard to make her advice easy to implement.  The last chapter of the book includes a resource list including every source she mentions and recommends.  Clearly she is motivated by a desire to help others grow successful businesses without the debt load that limits business growth and profitability.  I highly recommend this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carol Tice is a great writer and, even better, a great researcher. Her book includes tons of case studies that illustrate her tips for building a successful business, which in turn offer aspiring entrepreneurs more ideas on how to bring that success into their own ventures. Whether you're a small business owner in need of some low-cost assistance, or a wannabe bootstrapper, this is an excellent book to help get you started on the road to a well-built business - without all the debt. Additionally, this is a very 21st century guide, with talk of food trucks, coworking spaces, and other options that have sprung up in the past few years for the enterprising but thrifty "solopreneur" or single-person business owner. Covering a wide variety of industries, the book is geared more towards the beginner searching for a niche, but it's also perfect for those who have figured out their market and need ideas about how to tweak their revenue streams, advertising budgets, or overhead costs in the first few years of business. Highly recommended for anyone looking to start their own business and achieve their own success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This little book is about some very serious topics and takes them seriously. The author is very thorough and brings in some good human interest examples to help. It would have been easier to read if there had been some form of illustrations. No new entrepreneur should let that deter them from studying the wisdom within it.