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Success before Start-Up: How to prepare for business, avoid mistakes, succeed. Get it Right before You Start Paperback – May 30, 2011

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  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: MX Publishing (May 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908218754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908218759
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #525,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every business student should read this. Anyone who wants to start a new business should read this. Even if a person already owns a business, there is a great deal of resources and valuable information in this book about how to have a more successful business. I say that business students and entrepreneurial people should read this book because in this book, the reader will explore many different types of businesses. Wanting to start your own business is admirable, but getting to know some of the nuts and bolts about various business opportunities will help a person narrow down the choices. Through a process of elimination, a person can read this book and determine which business type is best for them. Do you want to figure out which business you should start up? Read this book. Once the choice has been made, this book offers excellent resources and gives real life examples of businesses, showing how to move forward in a wise manner as a business person. The reader will learn how to make a business thrive right from the beginning, everything from choosing the right location to finding the right customers.
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This is not a tome on business. But it never claims to be. This book in my opinion, is a worthy investment for anyone getting ready (or thinking of getting ready) to start up a business.

I am a math person and I am also big on real-world examples. You'll find plenty of both in this book. There is a LOT of sage advice; if you can't find ten nuggets or more here, then you are destined for failure (and it can never be blamed on Bridger, as he's outfitted the PRE-business owner with myriad suggestions, strategies, how-tos, examples, etc.).

Well done. I would recommend this book heartily to anyone in the position of planning to start a business, no matter what kind. Such a read will prepare you tenfold over your competitors and help you survive the dreaded first year.
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So.... I actually wish I had read this book before I had started my own business.
Seriously.
This book is packed full of really engaging information from professionals who know how it all works. If you read this book and implement even half of the advice they have outlined, then you will be in a much stronger position.
After reading this book, I'm not going to go back and do a bit of an overhaul in my business. Unfortunately, this book has shown me that there are a few flaws in my current business world. The beautiful thing is that it's quite clear how to fix them. Better to learn from the professionals rather than not at all.
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Success Before Startup provides an overview for people considering going into business for themselves, and uses advice from small business owners in each of the different types of businesses covered, from buying an existing company to selling a product you've created yourself. This book is a quick read, with bullet points, short case histories, and advice from people who have already tested the waters, and it tells would-be entrepreneurs what they need to research and discover before making a major investment of time and money. It's a great starting point if you're thinking of striking out on your own.
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Steve Bridger has offered an easy-to-read and understand lesson that anyone considering starting a new business should read and study. I personally considered and even sampled many of these options without the guidance offered here. I wish I had had access to this summary and advice about the startup options. It is a quick read but should be a thoughtful study for anyone about to make the plunge. Vignettes from actual experiences of successful people along with advice and web links is a valuable extra that give life to this business book. Recommended reading for potential business professionals.
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Success Before Start-up focuses on the success of new business ventures in a realistic way. It gives sound advice to people who want to start their own business - the pros and cons, followed by examples of successful business owners.

But this isn’t just a dry “how-to” manual that will collect dust on your virtual shelf; rather it engages the reader with its easy-to-read format and non-technical style that encourages would-be business owners on their journey to success. The links to websites and other resources detailed within the book make it a valuable resource to those considering a new business venture or to existing business owners who are looking for ways to strengthen their business plan and/or marketing efforts. Although the examples given are from the UK, the information provided is universal and can be applied to business start-ups anywhere. This is a book I wish I had read before starting my own business. I highly recommend it.
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