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Small Business Survival Book: 12 Surefire Ways for Your Business to Survive and Thrive

ISBN: 978-0-471-79396-0
272 pages
May 2006
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Owning a small business can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding experience, but to be successful, you must know what to do before starting a business; what to do while the business is up and running; and, most importantly, what to do when the business runs into trouble.

With a combined fifty years of small business experience between them, authors Barbara Weltman and Jerry Silberman know what it takes to make it in this competitive environment, and in Small Business Survival Book, they show you how. In a clear and concise voice, Weltman and Silberman reveal twelve surefire ways to help your small business survive and thrive in today's market. With this book as your guide, you'll discover how to:
* Delegate effectively
* Monitor cash flow
* Extend credit and stay on top of collections
* Build and maintain credit and restructure your debt
* Meet your tax obligations
* Grow your business with successful marketing strategies
* Use legal protections
* Plan for catastrophe and disaster recovery


Whether you're considering starting a new business or looking to improve your current venture, Small Business Survival Book has what you need to succeed.
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Introduction.

PART I: THE HUMAN SIDE OF BUSINESS.

Chapter 1. Adjust Your Attitude. 

Chapter 2. Delegate Effectively.

Chapter 3. Turn to Experts.

Chapter 4. Manage Time.

PART II: THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF BUSINESS.

Chapter 5. Monitor Cash Flow.

Chapter 6. Extend Credit and Stay on Top of Collections.

Chapter 7. Build and Maintain Credit and Restructure Debt.

Chapter 8. Meet Your Tax Obligations.

Chapter 9. Grow Your Business with Successful Marketing Strategies.

PART III: THE UNEXPECTED SIDE OF BUSINESS.

Chapter 10. Use Legal Protections.

Chapter 11. Carry Enough Insurance.

Chapter 12. Plan for Catastrophe and Disaster Recovery.

Index.

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Barbara Weltman (Millwood, NY), an attorney for more than 25 years, is a nationally-recognized authority in the area of taxation and small business. She is the author of more than a dozen titles on business, taxes and finance, including The J.K. Lasser’s Tax Deductions Small Business Taxes 2005 Edition, J.K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2005 Edition,  as well as a number of continuing professional education courses for CCH Inc. and AICPA.

Jerry Silberman has pioneered the debt restructuring industry for small businesses as well as revolutionized the collection industry. For over fifteen years, he has negotiated and settled tens of thousands of debts on behalf of creditors and debtors alike. In 1990, he started Interstate Department Services Corporation—a nationwide collection agency—and in 1998, he founded Commercial Credit Counseling Services, Inc., which has become the nation's leading debt-restructuring firm for small businesses.

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"Whether you are just starting out or have been in your own business for years, don't overlook this important advice on how to survive in today's marketplace." - Steve Forbes

"... SCORE's goal is to help as many businesses as possible grow and succeed...this book is a great resource guide for all small businesses and startup's alike..." -Ken Yancey- CEO SCORE Association

The Small Business Survival Book is the ultimate guide for entrepreneurs who are serious about success. -Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. Founder, Women Entrepreneurs Inc. (WE Inc.)

If you're a small business owner, or want to be, don't operate your business one more day without the excellent perspectives and best practices in Barbara and Jerry's new book. The Small Business Survival Book will help you have the maximum opportunity to be successful. -Jim Blasingame
Award-winning host of The Small Business Advocate Show

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