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The Small Business Bible Audible – Unabridged

4.3 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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Format: Paperback
EXCELLENT book! This book is very reader friendly, and is loaded with easy to understand information, examples, plans-of-action, and descriptions of the different types of situations that a business owner might encounter. I especially liked the fact that the book, being as comprehensive as it is, still continuously holds the reader's attention as he/she is working their way through it. The author has gone to great pains to make the book (and the examples he uses) relevant, timely, and appropriate to today's small business marketplace.

I give the book my highest recommendation. I plan on giving it as as a gift to several friends that are small business owners.
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Format: Paperback
My husband and I are planning to start our own business. We've had some vague notions of what's involved in the process, but a lot of the details were fuzzy. This book helped tremendously! It's a great overview, with lots of helpful tips, advice, resources, and information. You may need to buy additional books later that have more in-depth information on specific topics, but this book will allow you to figure out just what it is you need to know more about, and is an excellent place to start. If you are thinking about, or planning to start your own business... GET THIS BOOK.
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Format: Paperback
This book is for the people who don't have a clue about running a small business.(like me)It was so helpful that I had to buy one for a friend.When I receive the book I was hesitant at first to give it to him because I was thinking it was to basic for him.When I did he enjoyed it more then me.Sometime we get so deep we neglect to remember the basic is the foundation.So if you don't have a clue this book for you.(and me too)
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Format: Paperback
Great all-in-one guide for new entrepreneurs / small business owners. Strauss has both legal and entrepreneurial backgrounds and is able to use his experience to hit pretty much ALL of the major areas that will be of concern to start-up operations.

He begins by sharing the profile and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; if you have never owned your own business before, it is important that you use this guide to help you honestly analyze your potential suitability as a small business owner. Truly, not everyone is cut out for entrepreneurship; take heed of the risks that Strauss points out in evaluating whether or not to proceed with your venture.

He continues by discussing the steps needed to convert your idea into reality. Much research, planning, and learning must occur to ensure that you are as prepared as possible in moving forward with your business. Strauss shares a number of great resources that are available to you in finding the information that you need.

He moves on to discuss branding, sourcing, pricing, franchising, marketing on a shoestring, financing, accounting, hiring, and compensation for your new employees. Each one of these sections is well-written and offers great insight into the level of detail that you will need to address when creating your business plan.

He shines in the next section on negotiations and legal issues. His legal background comes through, and Strauss shares some great tactics on negotiating, copyright and trademark issues, at-will employment, non-compete agreements, and other general legal matters.
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i've read through the 1st edition which i borrowed from the public library and was impressed enough with the topics covered. i found the book very helpful and informative, which prompted me to order my own copy. i am satisfied with my purchase. prompt shipping and a smooth transaction.
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Format: Audio CD
A very thorough overview of what you need to know to start and run a small business. I see other posters suggest that the program is overly general. Not my impression at all. Nine CDs here and no filler.
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Format: Paperback
This book is a must read for all, whether you're going into business, starting a nonprofit, or even some form of management. If you are someone with a dream that wants to start something but with no idea how... this book is definitely for you!!!

Most small business owners I know are very good at what they're product is but don't have a single clue on how to run a business and would greatly benefit from this book. However, it is not the answer to all small business problems. Rather, it provides a very detailed but not bogged down overview of how to make any organization run whether it is talking to customers, buying from wholesale, advertising, etc. A lot of it is also about people skills, which you can really never improve enough on.
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Way to much informations, references, and many more.
It suits it's informative purpose although you have to do your side search with updated certifications or anything you night need for your particular business.
This book sets the ground and it's the ABC for you to actually give yourself and idea of how to plan a business, set policies, and standards.

I recommend this specially if you are clueless, it will an incentive for you to do better and specialized research for your business.
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