BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine is the premier business news source forAfrican Americans. With thirty years of experience, BlackEnterprise continues to chronicle the achievements of AfricanAmerican professionals while providing monthly reports onentrepreneurship, investing, personal finance, business news andtrends, and career management. Now, Black Enterprise brings to youthe Guide to Starting Your Own Business, the one-stop definitiveresource for everything today's entrepreneur needs to know tolaunch and run a solid business.
Former Black Enterprise editor Wendy Beech knows that being asuccessful business owner takes more than capital and a solidbusiness plan. She offers essential, timely advice on all aspectsof entrepreneurship, including defining and protecting a businessidea, researching the industry and the competition, confrontinglegal issues, choosing a good location, financing, and advertising.You'll even learn how to make the most of the Internet byestablishing a Web presence. Plus, you'll hear from blackentrepreneurs who persevered in the face of seemingly unbeatableodds and have now joined the ranks of incredibly successful blackbusiness owners. This exceptional reference tool alsoincludes:
* The ten qualities you must possess to be a successfulentrepreneur.
* A list of helpful resources at the end of every chapter.
If you've ever dreamed about going into business for yourself, ifyou feel you've hit the glass ceiling in corporate America, if youhave the drive and the desire to take control of your destiny, theBlack Enterprise Guide to Starting Your Own Business will motivateand inspire youevery step of the way.
To help you stay abreast of the latest entrepreneurial trends,Black Enterprise is pleased to offer:
* A free issue of Black Enterprise magazine.
* A free edition of The Exchange Newsletter forEntrepreneurs.
* A discount coupon for savings off the registration fee at theannual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.
About the Author
WENDY HARRIS is a former small business editor of Black Enterprise magazine and the author of the Black Enterprise Guide to Starting Your Own Business. She has written feature articles on topics such as creating your own business plan, marketing and promoting your small business, and choosing the right employees for your business. Prior to her work at Black Enterprise, Harris wrote for the Philadelphia Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Table of Contents
Being Your Own Boss: Are You Ready?
Birthing Your Business Idea.
Market Research 101.
Choosing a Business Form.
Location, Location, Location.
Insurance and Licenses.
Creating a Winning Business Plan.
Financing Your Start-Up.
Advertising Your Business.
Pricing Your Product or Service.
Bookkeeping for Your Business.
The Tax Man Cometh.
Buying a Business.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been wanting to start my own business but was not sure how to proceed. This book starts out making you ask the tough questions about WHY you want to be in business and then starts you on your journey to get to be your own boss. So far the information I have gathered from this book has been very helpful and has corresponded with some tips that I picked up from other successful entreprenuers. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is starting or even thinking of starting a business. It may be helpful to some who have already started a business but aren't doing as well as they would like.