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It takes a certain type of person to start a small business. Among other things, you need self-confidence, a flair for innovation, the ability to work alone as well as a knack for managing others. Being your own boss isn't all about polished leather executive chairs and business lunches. It's about long hours, stress, and risk. So it's fortunate that the Canadian Small Business Kit for Dummies begins with a small-business personality aptitude test. If it shows that you are fit for a life of entrepreneurship, then be prepared for the crash course in how to run a business. You have to know more than the expertise or product you are selling your customers; to be the owner of your own business you have to become an expert in purchasing, marketing, accounting, and many skills you thought you'd left behind in high school.
Its all in the details, and the Small Business Kit covers all of them, leaving no eventuality to chance. "We bet you can't believe you paid money for some of this advice," the authors tell us at one point. It's true. It is common sense. But there are so many small points to consider when you're running a small business that it's vital to organize and prioritize everything to cut the risk. Each chapter ends with action items to put into your agenda, as in: "Give some thought to your distribution channels" and "Take the first steps towards calculating the break-even cost of your product or service." It's elementary, but it's essential. --Edward Trapunski --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Simplify operations with the forms, contracts, and software included on CD-ROM
Your complete guide to small business success in Canada
If you have an idea for a small business and need some straightforward advice on how to turn your dream into reality, this friendly guide is for you. Expert authors Margaret Kerr and JoAnn Kurtz cover every aspect of starting, building, staffing, and running your own show, whether you're starting from the ground up or buying a franchise. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of a Canadian bestseller paves the way to small business success.
Open the book and find:
The value-packed CD includes:
Sample surveys, contracts, disclaimers, and other useful documents
Start-up expense, projected cash flow, and personal balance worksheets
Software to help you create documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, Web sites, e-mail distribution lists, and newsletters
I guess the kindle version was so cheap compared to the printed version that it was hard to pass up a bargain. Setting out is poor, no index and content was micky mouse. Read morePublished on July 19 2013 by Richard A
I haven't had a chance to read the whole book just yet but so far I'm finding that there are some very good tips in here for somebody (ME) who doesn't have a clue!!Published on Jan. 17 2013 by Rescue Dog Mom