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Adams Streetwise Small Business Start-Up: Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Managing a Business Paperback – June 1, 2002
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Bob went to Harvard, but don't worry, this book won't be over your head. Mr. Adams' tips are long on folksy charm and short on hard facts. Often, he simply points out the obvious. Example (p.99): "Consumers tend to pay a lot more attention to feature coverage in newspapers, television, and radio than they do to advertising." You don't say, Bob?
Mr. Adams tries to jazz up his limp writing by using strange fonts and dingbats, plenty of (uninformative) graphics, and even tilting whole pages diagonally, but these gimmicks merely underscore the book's emptiness. The graphics throughout are as vapid are as the text, and look like they were snatched from a bargain-basement clip-art collection.
Would-be entrepreneurs, do yourself a favor and buy a different book.
The book presents information in short, easy to digest bites, and runs the gamut from where to get ideas for a business, to hiring your first employee, to firing your first employee, to selling the business. And everything in between. Legal matters, cash management, customer service, taxes, accounting, buying equipment...
I really like the Q&A sections for each topic and the use of bullets and lists. They make it easy to find what you are looking for without having to hunt for it.
My only complaint is that you have to order a separate CD to get templates and forms, but even without them this book is a bargain
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Bob Adams' Small Business Start-Up: Your Comprehensive Guide To Starting And Managing A Business is a complete "how to" workshop under one cover and provides the aspiring... Read morePublished on April 27, 2001 by Midwest Book Review