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Learn Small Business Startup in 7 Days


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Learn Small Business Startup in 7 Days

Heather Smith

ISBN: 978-0-730-37823-5 November 2012 Wrightbooks 288 Pages


The practical guide to learning the essentials of starting your own business in just one week

Thinking about starting a business? Then Learn Small Business Startup in 7 Days is the book for you. Guiding you through the key aspects of getting a new business up and running, from a self assessment about whether you are really prepared, through to finance, marketing, and legal issues, highly sought-after small business commentator Heather Smith covers it all.

Carefully explaining everything you need to know to efficiently and effectively start a business, the book comprehensively covers the basics in 7 chapters, one for every day it will take you to get ready to leave the rat race and live your small business dream.

  • Covers everything you need to know to start and prosper as a small business owner
  • Helps you gauge whether running a small business is right for you
  • Offers expert advice from a highly-respected small-business specialist

While running a small business allows you to turn your passion into your livelihood, it is also often very demanding on your time, your cash reserves, and your sanity. With this book in hand, you have everything you need to lay a solid foundation for small business success.

About the author ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

Day 1: Are you ready to start a business? 1

Day 2: Establishing your business 29

Day 3: Getting professional advice 55

Day 4: Marketing 79

Day 5: Finances 105

Day 6: People power 133

Day 7: Launching your business 157

Appendix A: Business plan template 193

Appendix B: Business plan for Mulrenan Gardeners 207

Appendix C: Resources 227

Appendix D: Glossary 233

Index 239