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Small Business For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0764550942 ISBN-10: 0764550942 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (August 17, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764550942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764550942
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,946,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This comprehensive and practical guide addresses how to find your business niche and time a start-up, figure out approximate costs, identify legal and tax issues, market products or services, and learn bookkeeping basics. Also recommended: Steven D. Peterson and others' Business Plans Kit for Dummies (3d ed. Wiley, May 2010.) (Library Journal, May 1, 2010) --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.

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"No one should try to start a business without this book." Hattie Bryant, creator of the PBS series Small Business 2000 Praise for Eric Tyson's bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies® "Among my favorite financial guides." —Jonathan Clements, The Wall Street Journal "A standout personal finance primer…. Provides detailed, action-oriented advice." —Kristin Davis, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine "By far, the best book I have read on financial planning." —Althea Thompson, producer, PBS Nightly Business Report

Tried-and-true strategies for developing a winning business

Your ultimate business partner! Packed with savvy tips and advice

"Eric Tyson continues his never-ending quest to help people gain economic self-sufficiency and freedom." James C. Collins, coauthor of Built to Last Make the leap from employee to entrepreneur with this enterprising guide. From drafting your business plan to managing costs to maintaining the competitive edge, you'll profit from the authors' expert hands-on advice and real-world examples covering every aspect of starting, running, and building your own successful business.

Discover how to: Identify opportunities that match your skills Get the financing you need Find and retain great employees Keep your customers happy Grow your business with savvy marketing

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158 of 166 people found the following review helpful By "bertbuster" on March 23, 2001
Format: Paperback
First of all, Eric Tyson writes some other great books under the Dummies series, such as "Home Buying for Dummies". This book, on the other hand, is good as a primer. There are a lot of chapters that aren't critical to starting a business. Then the chapters that finally do touch at the core of starting a business, only cover the subject with a light, superficial touch. The best part about this book is that they refer you to read other books related to the subject, such as Nolo Press' "The Small Business Start-up Kit." If you can borrow "Small Business for Dummies" from a local library or friend, I recommend doing so. You can then save your money on other books that cover the various business start-up subjects in more depth. For example, there are a whole series of Nolo Press books about forming a LLC, corporation or limited partnership. They also have books dedicated to trademark registration, writing business plans, buying commercial insurance, negotiating contracts, financial management, hiring more staff, etc. And by the way, I don't have anything to do with either company. Just a guy trying to get a head in business.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book of basic business start-up info. The only thing missing was a section or chapter on how to effectively distinguish yourself and your business from the growing community of entrepreneurs. I combined the info in "dummies" with Marion Gold's "Personal Publicity Planner: How to Market YOU." Now that's a winning combination for small business owners with few dollars to spend on advertising and promotion.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1999
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This book helped me tap into resources i never knew about. It helped me with my taxes and gave me tons of helpful hints about how to get started, and how to stay above water. I would recomend this to anyone who is even thinking about going into business themselves.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mary Chisholm (mary@microridge.com) on April 6, 1999
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Even if you don't have time to read another book, buy this one and keep it in the office for a reference. As a small business owner, that's what I do. I read the section(s) I need when I have questions about the myriad details of running a small business. Easy to find what you need, quick to read, and it gives you a path to follow! I also know that I'm getting advice from those who have "been there and done that!"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 1998
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After I finished Tyson's excellent Investing for Dummies, I picked up Small Business for Dummies which Tyson, an entrepreneur, personal finance writer and counselor co-wrote with entrepreneur Jim Schell. This book too was outstanding. It's practical, well-written and organized and comprehensive. Filled with anecdotes as well as concrete advice.
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