"More than 100,000 entrepreneurs
have used Business for Beginners to successfully
launch their business!
You can start a successful business. You have the skills, the smarts, and the great ideas. You just need to know what it takes to start a business right...and turn your dream into reality.
Frances McGuckin, successful entrepreneur and bestselling author, helps you answer hundreds of questions, such as:
- How do you spot a business opportunity?
- What is a break-even point?
- What office equipment do you need?
- How do you use financial statements?
- How do you create a brand?
- What insurance policies do you need?
- Should you incorporate?
- How do you plan a marketing budget?
- What home office tax deductions can you take?
- How do you cost inventory?
Now is the time to start building the business you want."
From the back cover.
I don't know about you, but that's what I'm looking for. I picked the book up at the library and it is in the format of the "for dummies" books. Well laid out, lots of worksheets, and a detailed table of contents and index for easy reference. Amazon has many copies of both new and used and prices are ridiculously low for a book of this quality. If you are considering ways to make extra money or starting a small business this book is definitely worth the money. Not only does it provide a good overview of the steps needed and common pitfalls, but the checklists are extremely worthwhile in assisting in the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of your ideas. A ready reference tool for all stages of the start-up. If you are going to buy one book I would highly recommend this one. (Yes, ordering In The Trenches - Financial Survival During Times of Hardship would also be a good idea. :)
Amazon gives the book a 5 star rating and they have new copies for as low as $5.48 and used for .97 cents. At that price what have you got to lose?
The author has a website at http://www.smallbizpro.com/ that has online questionnaires that I thought were very fun.