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Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works
Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works
by Melinda F. Emerson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.95
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical and Realistic Guide for Startup Business, February 12, 2010
In 2009, after losing my "paycheck job" as a result of a cash strapped economy, I struck out in search of options and advice to start and run my own business. Not interested in having another boss, I sought to turn my office support skills into a viable, profitable business, where I would be the primary decision maker and pilot of my own financial future. While the internet and mobile tools can ease the way for some startups, I quickly learned that sustainability is a whole `nother ballgame.

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, primarily for copy editing, and found myself nodding along with Melinda Emerson's straightforward and easily followed approach to launching (or growing) a small business. Emerson's words mirrored my own reality - in which I wear multiple hats, must have a strong support system and enough money to get through the early months (possibly years) until profitability is achieved.

My greatest take away from this book is - there is no easy street when you become your own boss. But, with solid planning, smart decision-making and industrious persistence, success and financial independence can be achieved.

I recommend that anyone who is thinking about starting a business or is stuck and needs to grow their business - read this
book - and then read it again.
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