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Small Business for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Want to start the small business of your dreams? Want to breathe new life into the one you already have? Small Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition provides authoritative guidance on every aspect of starting and growing your business, from financing and budgeting to marketing, management and beyond.

This completely practical, no-nonsense guide gives you expert advice on everything from generating ideas and locating start-up money to hiring the right people, balancing the books, and planning for growth. You’ll get plenty of help in ramping up your management skills, developing a marketing strategy, keeping your customers loyal, and much more. You’ll also find out to use the latest technology to improve your business’s performance at every level. Discover how to:

  • Make sure that small-business ownership is for you
  • Find your niche and time your start-up
  • Turn your ideas into plans
  • Determine your start-up costs
  • Obtain financing with the best possible terms
  • Decide whether or not to incorporate
  • Make sense of financial statements
  • Navigate legal and tax issues
  • Buy an existing business
  • Set up a home-based business
  • Publicize your business and market your wares
  • Keep your customers coming back for more
  • Track cash flow, costs and profits
  • Keep your business in business and growing

You have the energy, drive, passion, and smarts to make your small business a huge success. Small Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition, provides the rest.

Synopsis:

Use the latest technology to improve performance

The fun and easy way to be your own boss and run a successful business

Want to start a small business — or energize the one you already have? This practical, no-nonsense guide gives you expert advice on everything from generating ideas and locating financing to hiring the right people, balancing the books, and planning for growth. You'll ramp up your management skills, develop a marketing strategy, keep your customers loyal, and more!

Discover how to:

  • Obtain financing

  • Make sense of financial statements

  • Navigate legal and tax issues

  • Set up a home-based business

  • Buy an existing business

Synopsis:

A quick and easy guide to starting and running a small business

Small Business For Dummies, Third Edition provides new small business owners with the tools they need to succeed, whether they're starting from scratch or acquiring an already established business. From drafting a business plan and keeping the books to hiring the right employees and providing benefits, this newly revised and expanded edition of Small Business For Dummiesnot only shows readers how to get their business off the ground but also how to nurture its growth and ensure its survival in the hypercompetitive world of small business.

Eric Tyson,MBA is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, writer, and lecturer. He is the author of the bestselling Investing For Dummies(978-0-7645-9912-5) and Personal Finance For Dummies(978-0-470-03832-1), in addition to six other For Dummiestitles.

Jim Schellis an entrepreneur responsible for four successful small-business startups. He has been the resident entrepreneur for Small Business School, a weekly television program for PBS and Voice of America, for over a decade.

About the Author

'Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized financial counselor and the author of several bestselling For Dummies books. Jim Schell is the resident entrepreneur for Small Business School, a PBS television program.'

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Becoming an Entrepreneur.

Chapter 1: Is Small Business for You?

Chapter 2: Laying Your Personal Financial Foundation.

Chapter 3: Finding Your Niche.

Chapter 4: Crafting Your Plans.

Chapter 5: Financing, Ownership, and Organizational Decisions.

Part II: Buying an Existing Business.

Chapter 6: Exploring Buying a Business.

Chapter 7: Finding the Right Business to Buy.

Chapter 8: Evaluating a Business to Buy.

Chapter 9: Negotiating Terms and Sealing the Deal.

Part III: Running a Successful Small Business.

Chapter 10: Owners as Jack-of-All-Trades.

Chapter 11: Marketing: Product, Pricing, Distribution, Promotion, and Sales.

Chapter 12: Keeping Your Customers Loyal.

Chapter 13: Managing Profitability and Cash.

Chapter 14: Learning from Others’ Experiences.

Part IV: Keeping Your Business in Business.

Chapter 15: Finding and Keeping Superstar Employees.

Chapter 16: Providing Employee Benefits.

Chapter 17: Handling Regulatory and Legal Issues.

Chapter 18: Mastering Small-Business Taxes.

Chapter 19: Cultivating a Growing Business.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Home-Based Businesses.

Chapter 21: Ten Smart Ways to Harness Technology.

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Managing Your Growing Business.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470177471
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Small Business - General
Author:
Tyson, Eric
Author:
Schell, Jim
Author:
Tyson, Eric M. B. a.
Author:
Eric Tyson, MBA
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
New Business Enterprises
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Small Business
Subject:
Business, Small Business, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Independent Business
Subject:
Entrepreneur
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Tyson
Subject:
Private workforce
Subject:
Accounting
Subject:
Investing.
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Small business -- Management.
Subject:
New business enterprises -- Management.
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business - Small Business
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
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Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Subject:
Business, Small Business, small business management, Independent Business, Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, starting your own business, start your own business, Finance, Tyson, Private workforce, Accounting, Investing, Success
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.27x7.34x.91 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Use the latest technology to improve performance

The fun and easy way to be your own boss and run a successful business

Want to start a small business — or energize the one you already have? This practical, no-nonsense guide gives you expert advice on everything from generating ideas and locating financing to hiring the right people, balancing the books, and planning for growth. You'll ramp up your management skills, develop a marketing strategy, keep your customers loyal, and more!

Discover how to:

  • Obtain financing

  • Make sense of financial statements

  • Navigate legal and tax issues

  • Set up a home-based business

  • Buy an existing business

"Synopsis" by , A quick and easy guide to starting and running a small business

Small Business For Dummies, Third Edition provides new small business owners with the tools they need to succeed, whether they're starting from scratch or acquiring an already established business. From drafting a business plan and keeping the books to hiring the right employees and providing benefits, this newly revised and expanded edition of Small Business For Dummiesnot only shows readers how to get their business off the ground but also how to nurture its growth and ensure its survival in the hypercompetitive world of small business.

Eric Tyson,MBA is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, writer, and lecturer. He is the author of the bestselling Investing For Dummies(978-0-7645-9912-5) and Personal Finance For Dummies(978-0-470-03832-1), in addition to six other For Dummiestitles.

Jim Schellis an entrepreneur responsible for four successful small-business startups. He has been the resident entrepreneur for Small Business School, a weekly television program for PBS and Voice of America, for over a decade.

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