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The Complete Small Business Guide. A Sourcebook for New and Small Businesses. Edition No. 8. Capstone Reference

  • ID: 2244372
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • 476 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
"Would-be entrepreneurs and their advisors will find fewer better investments than this publication." Financial Times.

"An excellent book, a veritable survival Baedeker." Guardian.

"An exhaustive reference book." Money Mail.

"A mightily impressive undertaking which we cannot recommend highly enough." Mind Your Own Business. 

"Provides a way through the maze of information." Financial Guardian.

Would you like to escape the daily grind? Escape having to work for someone else? Would you like to be in charge of your own destiny? To start your very own business? Whether it's just a fanciful dream or the bullet has already been bitten, you will need and want guidance on how to turn the business of your dreams into reality.

In its 6th edition, The Complete Small Business Guide provides the next wave of entrepreneurs and small business owners with a one-stop resource of vital business information. It contains invaluable information on how and where to start, with advice on all the pitfalls, timing and how to create a business plan. It deals with the legal, financial and practical aspects of raising capital, employing and training yourself and your staff, youth opportunities, marketing and protecting your ideas, VAT, tax, new technology and starting up overseas. It offers sources of direct help, with extensive address lists. It is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to start, survive and succeed in business.

Join the thousands of others who have used The Complete Small Business Guide to fulfil their start-up dreams. It's the complete resource to help you create your own business.

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Preface to the 8th Edition.

Section 1. Why Small Films Matter, and Why there is So Much Help on Offer.

Section 2. Sources of General Help and Advice from Small Firms.

Section 3. Business Opportunities.

Section 4. Exploiting High and Not So High Technology.

Section 5. Finding Out about your Market.

Section 6. Raising the Money.

Section 7. Business and the Law.

Section 8. 'The knowledge': Training for Small Business.

Section 9. Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs.

Section 10. Starting Up Overseas.

Section 11. Preparing the Business Plan.

Section 12. Glossary of Key Business Terms.


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Colin Barrow Cranfield University, UK.
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