From the Back Cover
The leading resource for starting and running any small 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 start-up money to hiring the right people, balancing the books, and planning for growth.
Start from scratch — overturn all the stones of a typical small business start-up, from choosing the right niche for you to writing a business plan to creating the right legal framework
If you buy it, will they come? — evaluate an existing business, determine a price, and know what to do after the sale is complete
Get your motor runnin' — discover how to solve the most compellingproblems facing small businesses, from sales creation and marketing to operational issues (and everything in between)
Stay in business — delve into the day-to-day issues you'll face as your business grows, like hiring and maintaining employees, tax laws, and government regulations
"No one should try to start a business without this book."
—Hattie Bryant, creator of the PBS series Small Business 2000
"Eric Tyson continues his never-ending quest to help people gain economic self-sufficiency and freedom."
—Jim Collins, coauthor of Built to Last and author of Good to Great
Keep your business "in business" for the long haul
Implement the latest in financing, hiring, health plans, and more
Utilize the latest technology and social media sites in your small business
Open the book and find:
Advice on gauging whetherentrepreneurship is for you
Tips on personal money management
Ways to successfully start or rejuvenate your small business
How to write a strategic business plan
Guidance on locating financing
The advantages of buying an existing business
Plain-English explanations of legal and tax issues
Time-tested problem-solving tips
About the Author
has been featured on and quoted in hundreds of media outlets, including Newsweek
, The Wall Street Journal
, Los Angeles Times
, Chicago Tribune
, and Forbes
Jim Schell is the resident entrepreneur for Small Business School, a weekly television program for PBS and Voice of America.