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My Opinion is twofold: Work with the Small Business Association, and purchase Small Business for Dummies.

My Opinion is twofold: Work with the Small Business Association, and purchase Small Business for Dummies.

The reason I recommend "Small Business for Dummies" is simple: they start from ground zero, the language is simple, terms are explained and there is a ton of resources provided. It is not just based on a writers opinion, but rather on successful business practices. Other books I have read can get bogged down with detail you likely don't need, and uses difficult languge or terms or phrases.

You can get "Small Business for Dummies" through Amazon for as little as $8.39. This book is also available online through Amazon for an additional $4.39.

Small Business for Dummies, Second Edition

Paperback: 432 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 2 Sub edition (January 2, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764554816

ISBN-13: 978-0764554810

Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches

"This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who want to

Write a gang-buster business plan, Create the right legal framework for your business, Locate financing that suits your needs, Develop and market your product, Hire the right employees for the right jobs, and, Build your business. You’ll also gain understanding of the tactical side of running a small business, from pricing, budgeting, business expansion, and complying with government regulations to operational issues including: Managing your time, Collecting accounts receivable,

Understanding your financial statements, Taking good care of your customers, and

Locating new financing or revising existing financing."

I would also recommend another Dummies book that I have found to be priceless titled Business Plans Kit For Dummies. This is also available through Amazon. It will help you accomplish the following goals:

Identify your company's mission

Size up your customers and check out the competition

Adjust your plan to fit your needs

Obtain funding

Forecast and budget

Business Plans Kit For Dummies

66 used & new available from $8.50

Publisher: For Dummies; 2 Pap/Cdr edition (September 30, 2005)

Source: askville.amazon.com

Category: Personal Finance

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