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The Adams Businesses You Can Start Almanac Paperback – January, 1997

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Katina Jones is the author of several books, including Dealing with Difficult People. An entrepreneur herself, she is the founder of Going Places Resume Service.
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Product Details

  • Series: Adams Businesses You Can Start Almanac
  • Paperback: 643 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; 5th printing edition (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558506020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558506022
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,189,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Five hundred business ideas are given in this Alamanac, but there is nothing all that useful about the information given for each. For each business mentioned the author gives the approximate start-up costs, the potential earnings, fees, advice and an overview of the business. After reading up on a few business opportunities and talking to different people, I realized how off the mark some of the information given in this book is. For example, in one business it is suggested to "hit the big factories and large businesses". I was told by someone already established in the business however that the best way is to start with people you already know and then branch out utilizing their connections to expand your business. Large businesses and corporations do not often take in small people who don't have a good foundation unless they have strong connections to people at the company. Some of the advice given in this book makes it seem like all you have to do is just walk into some big corporation or business and make a big sale of a product or service and that's that. The information is way too watered down.
Another thing about the book is that one's earnings in a business can be easily significatly more or significantly less than the range they give.
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Format: Paperback
This book is the only book I could find which talked about the kind of business I want to start. Not only was it affordable but it cuts to the chase when it gives you info. For example:It gives you start up costs, potential earnings, typical fees, advertising, qualifications, equipment needed, home business potential, staff requirements, handicapped potential, hidden costs on top of how to get started. This book is a great find!
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By A Customer on April 27, 2003
Format: Paperback
I bought this book a couple of years ago and pulled it out recently and I agree with one of the other reviewers: Please update this book! I've read many "start your own business" books and the layout of this one is by far the best I've ever seen. The book is divided into categories according to how much money you can/will invest as start-up capital. The descriptions of each business are detailed and it even has the pro's and con's. But, as mentioned before, it is badly in need of an update, i.e., when it suggests that you will need a computer, it lists the prices at around $2,000.00! This price is quoted for even the most non-technical businesses and obviously you can knock off around $1500.00 for a basic computer. But if you are in need of ideas, detailed descriptions, etc., this book can still be very helpful.
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