Yes, We're Open: Defending the Small Business under Siege: Practical Advice on How to Make Your Small Business Flourish

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In Yes, We're Open William Manchee shares dozens of stories of the struggles of small business owners or SBOs as he calls them. Each story is inspired by actual cases in which he has been involved over the last twenty-five years. From these stories Manchee relates his observations about the causes of small business failures, how they can be avoided, and how the small business can be turned around and made profitable. For the SBO already in trouble Yes, We're Open provides a comprehensive guide to defending the ...
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Overview

In Yes, We're Open William Manchee shares dozens of stories of the struggles of small business owners or SBOs as he calls them. Each story is inspired by actual cases in which he has been involved over the last twenty-five years. From these stories Manchee relates his observations about the causes of small business failures, how they can be avoided, and how the small business can be turned around and made profitable. For the SBO already in trouble Yes, We're Open provides a comprehensive guide to defending the small business under attack including litigation strategies and the utilization of such tools as debt consolidations, workouts, bankruptcy, and reorganization. Manchee stresses the need for professional help and provides practical guidance in selecting attorneys, accountants, and business consultants to assist in operating and defending the small business. Written as a light, entertaining read Yes, We're Open is designed to be read cover to cover. Although packed full of valuable information it is not designed to be a manual but a collection of case studies and observations of the author that should prove invaluable to any SBO operating in today's difficult business environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929976249
  • Publisher: Top Publications, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

William Manchee
About the author
William Manchee grew up in Ventura, California in the 60s. After obtaining his BA from UCLA in 1965 he and his family moved to Texas in 1970 where Manchee attended law school at SMU. He began his legal career in Dallas as a sole practitioner in 1976 and currently practices with his son Jim. A resident of Plano, Texas he and his wife Janet have been married nearly 40 years and raised four children. Inspired by twenty years of true life experiences as an attorney, Manchee discovered his passion for writing in 1995.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Why Small Businesses Fail 7
Doomed from Day One 9
Looting 12
Suffocation 19
Starting On A Shoe String 22
Giving It Away 26
The Credit Conspiracy 31
Greedy Lenders 37
Theft and Embezzlement 45
Competition 50
Misfortune 54
Larger Forces 58
Fighting for Survival 63
It's Not As Bad As It Looks 65
Uncle Sam, the Sleeping Giant 69
Dealing With An Angry Revenue Officer 72
State and Local Taxes 78
When The Constable Knocks 81
Bankruptcy: Friend or Foe? 87
Loan Consolidations & Workouts 94
Employees--Double Trouble 99
Turning it Around 101
Getting An Attorney 103
Form of Business 107
Accounting and Bookkeeping 109
Changing Your Ways 115
Funding the Turnaround 118
Dealing with Depression 122
Case Studies 127
Greenbrier Cleaners 127
Holiday Market 133
TJ Handbag & Belt 137
Conclusion 140
Index 141
Glossary 144
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    Nonfiction Advice

    This short and to the point book is addressed to the rising group of entrepeneurs in America. With no excess verbage, topics from law to insurance to forms of business are concisely explained in easy to understand language. ............. **** However, this is a book that will not only be a handy resource for the fledgling businessman or woman, but for consumers in general, especially in its useful advice in credit matters. Much of the topics might be common sense, but there is precious little of that, so instruction in it is always of use. ****

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