Tips & Traps for Entrepreneurs: Real-Life Ideas and Solutions for the Toughest Problems Facing Entrepreneurs

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This easy-to-use guide will help entrepreneurs steer clear of often costly "trial and error" methods,and move them steadily toward success. Tips and Traps for Entrepeneurs is full of valuable management insights—real-life,step-by-step examples and innovative solutions that have been used successfully by entrepreneurs in many industries. Written in the now famous "Tips and Traps" style,this book provides quick answers and insights for new and experienced entrepreneurs.

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Overview

This easy-to-use guide will help entrepreneurs steer clear of often costly "trial and error" methods,and move them steadily toward success. Tips and Traps for Entrepeneurs is full of valuable management insights—real-life,step-by-step examples and innovative solutions that have been used successfully by entrepreneurs in many industries. Written in the now famous "Tips and Traps" style,this book provides quick answers and insights for new and experienced entrepreneurs.

Sharp and savvy answers to everything you need to know to run and grow your own business. Whether you're thinking of starting a business or are already managing your own venture,the expert advice in Tips & Traps for Entrepreneurs can help you avoid costly mistakes,save time,and move steadily toward success. Noted small business authorities Courtney Price and Kathleen Allen have packed this get-ahead guide with valuable insights gleaned from their combined experiences working with thousands of entrepreneurs. Written in the now famous "Tips & Traps" style,this book offers succinct,easy-to-understand dos and don'ts on all aspects of business ownership,including: identifying cutting edge entrepreneurial trends; starting a business; buying an existing business; creating a "virtual company" through outsourcing; how to find capital; growth strategies and financing growth; defining your company's culture,and recruiting,hiring,and managing employees; evaluating the role personal issues play in running your business; selling,merging,or liquidating your business. With the quick answers,real-life examples,and handy checklists contained here,entrepreneurs will feel like they have a professional business consultantat their beck and call. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Courtney Price is an internationally recognized management writer,lecturer,and consultant,as well as president of the Entrepreneurial Education Foundation in Denver. She is the author of Courtney Price Answers the Most Asked Questions from Entrepreneurs,and writes her own syndicated column,"Entrepreneurs Ask. " Kathleen Allen is a noted authority on small business and technology. She is the author of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Launching New Ventures,and is the co-founder of Geotech Corporation,a technology-based manufacturing company.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780070526761
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Finding Venture Opportunities.
Personal Issues First.
Starting a Business.
Building Customer Relationships.
Employees: Your Most Valuable Asset.
Creating and Managing the Processes in your Company.
Winning the Cash-Flow Game: The Key to Survival.
Buying an Existing Business.
The Virtual Company - How to Look Big When You're Not.
Start-up Resources.
Growing Your Business.
Finding Resources for Growth.
Harvesting the Wealth.
Entrepreneurs and Their Communities.
Index.
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