The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Business

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Penguin, 2007 - Business & Economics - 409 pages
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Starting a business takes motivation, desire, and talent, but it also takes research and planning. Success is only achieved when the right first steps are taken. To increase your chance of success, you need to take the time up front to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals and then use this information to build a comprehensive and well-thought-out business plan. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Business, Fifth Edition, helps you take the right first steps by helping you plan and execute the right steps to build the business you want. The added value CD-ROM, which includes 100 electronically formatted business documents, agreements, and forms, along with Internet-enabled links to popular regulatory-related websites, saves readers' time and resources by adopting commonly accepted forms and legal documents to suit their own unique business needs.
  

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As we try to pull together enough information to start our LLC, we're reading everything we can find. Darn good thing we have access to a good public library so we don't have to buy all of these books. Read full review

Contents

Contents
1
set up your technology so that you can carry your
4
Starting the Right Business for You
10
Navigating the Critical Planning Process
21
Z Navigating the Critical Planning Process
22
Your Recipe for a Professional Business Plan
33
Your Recipe for a Professional Business Plan 3 3
39
Finding the Money You Will Need
47
Focused Marketing That Makes Money
144
The Lifeblood of Your Business
161
Production Plans That Produce Results
181
The Good and Bad News About Employees
195
Properly Handling Payroll Taxes
217
How Business Keeps Score
229
Making Sure Your Customers
236
Reaping All Your Small Business Benefits
253

i Finding the Honey You Will Need
49
Basic Types of Funding
60
Ethics and Funding
67
Buying Experience with a Franchise
69
Buying an Existing Business
81
Should You Start a Corporation?
93
Special Corporation Realities
96
Writing Your Successful Plan
113
Is the Market Growing?
120
Learning on Your Competitors Nickel
129
Focused Marketing That Makes Money
143
Reaping All Your Small Business Benefits
254
Running a Successful Business
271
Properly Handling Credit Card Sales
289
Banking on Your Banker
301
International BusinessDid I Mention China?
315
Appendixes
331
Business Plan
349
Resources for Further Information
383
Bibliography
391
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About the author (2007)

Edward Paulsonis a successful entrepreneur, business consultant, college professor, and author with more than 25 years’ experience in setting up and running businesses. The author of more than 15 books and numerous articles, he frequently lectures throughout the United States.

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