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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do about It
Michael E. Gerber
0887307280
March 1995
Paperback
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Trish Lind, T. Lind Graphics, St. Paul, Minnesota
"Thanks to Gerber l have freed up over three hours a day, significantly increased my sales, more than doubled my bottom line, and been able to take my first vacation in four years."

The John Hancock Insurance Group
"Without a doubt, the most important message for our company over thenext decade."

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How To Write A Business Plan

1413300928


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BusinessLIFE
Shows how to write a sound business plan.

San Francisco Examiner
Here’s an easy-to-follow book that takes the reader step-by-step to get the budding entrepreneur off to a successful business start-up.

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Small Business Accounting Simplified
Daniel Sitarz
0935755918
October 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Most small-business owners understand the basic concepts of marketing and management and even economic principles, but many become nonplussed when faced with financial statements, tax forms, or charts of accounts. Sitarz is a business attorney who has written nearly a dozen books and legal guides for the layperson and the small-business owner. Unlike most introductory accounting texts, his guide provides practical explanations of the record-keeping and bookkeeping requirements faced by small businesses. He simplifies bank accounts, petty-cash procedures, cash reports, inventory statements, payroll, balance sheets, and tax forms. Sitarz provides a checklist of financial forms, and most of them can be photocopied from his book. Even an accounting novice will want to consider automating these procedures, and though Sitarz...


Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer & 70-282 Exam Preparation Guide (featuring Windows Small Business Server 2003) (Harry Brelsford's SMB)

097485803X


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Tim Sosbe, Editorial Director, Certification Magazine
"A Most Excellent Resource"

Book Description
All New and Revised. Second Printing. Completely reformatted with updated contect (crisper and additional test questions, etc...). Photos and much more!!! Features Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) Use the world's first book to profile Microsoft's new Small Business Specialist partner program to "get on the train" and improve your station in life as a small-medium business (SMB) consultant focused on Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SBS). This book tells you all you need to know to become a Small Business Specialist! All of the prerequisite certification exams and the sales assessment are covered in an "exam cram" format to help you "FAST PASS" your testing requirements....


The Five Temptations of a CEO
Patrick M. Lencioni
0787944335
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Imagine running into the ultimate management mentor late one night on an otherwise deserted commuter train, and walking away from the strange encounter with an encapsulated guide to success in the corporate world. That's exactly what screenwriter and business coach Patrick Lencioni has done in The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable, placing his tale in an easy-reading and thought- provoking kind of self-help novel.

Designed to be read in a single sitting, this book uses the unexpected meeting between troubled high-tech honcho Andrew O'Brien and a mysterious old man named Charlie to explore a series of common traps that can unwittingly ensnare any hard-driven executive. Lencioni hones in on the five "temptations" of the workplace: desires to jealously guard career status, consistently remain popular...



Small Business Management

0324226128
January 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Small Business Management, with its loyal following and great package, is far and away the market leading text in small business and has been for many years. It is a proven text, comprehensive in its approach, with the best fully integrated content, graphics, and resources devoted to business plan development. SBM has always been a step ahead of the competition (first to cover family businesses and first to integrate computer technology for small business) and continues to provide innovative coverage in each new edition. Increasingly adopted in hybrid courses that combine small business management and entrepreneurship and in standalone entrepreneurship courses, SBM shows aspiring business owners not only how to start a business but how to grow one.

About the Author
Justin...


Free Money for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs (Free Money for Small Business and Entrepreneurs)

047110387X


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Book Description
Recommended by the L.A. Times, Nation’s Business, Women’s Enterprise, D & B Reports, Small Business Opportunities, and Income Opportunities "Blum’s book offers valuable tips and navigates fund-seekers through the foundation application and proposal process." —Entrepreneur Laurie Blum knows her way around free money. Her books and fund-raising company have helped thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs raise sweet capital at little or no cost to themselves. Now, with this Fourth Edition of her bestselling guide, she helps you make the most of the recovering economy by finding the money you need to expand your business, launch a new venture, or buy that new equipment you’ve been waiting for. Nearly one-third of the entries are new with this edition, and all other listings...


Grant Writing for Dummies
Beverly A. Browning
0764584162
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Inside tips from a pro who's won $80 million in grants

The best up-to-date advice on getting funding from governments, corporations, and foundations

Whether you're a first-time grant writer or a veteran fundraiser, putting together a grant proposal can be a daunting task. Thankfully, this up-to-date insider's guide shows you step-by-step how to research your options, deal with application forms, give prospective funding sources the specifics they're looking for — and get the money you need.

Discover how to Get the scoop on government grants Go for the gold with multiple grant requests Make the case for your grant request Use words that make funders say "yes" Recycle a rejected proposal

From the Back Cover
Praise...



The Art of the Start : The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
Guy Kawasaki
1591840562
September 9, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kawasaki (Rules for Revolutionaries) draws upon his dual background as an evangelist for Apple's Macintosh computer and as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist in this how-to for launching any type of business project. Each chapter begins with "GIST" ("great ideas for starting things"), covering a variety of facets to consider, from identifying your customer base and writing a business plan to establishing partnerships and building brand identity. Minichapters zero in on particular jobs that will need doing, while FAQ sections address the questions readers are most likely to have: Kawasaki covers the basics in an effectively casual tone. Much of the advice, however, consists of generic banalities—start your company's name with a letter that comes early in the alphabet, use big type in presentation slides for...


The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Marketing for Small Business: Low-Cost/High Return Tools and Techniques That Really Work
Tom Antion
047171870X
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Effective, affordable, low-risk online marketing techniques for small business owners
Most small businesses are not taking advantage of the powerful and inexpensive Internet-based marketing tools and techniques that are available to them. These tools and techniques can mean the difference between a viable business and closing up shop. But most of what small business owners hear or read about the Internet applies to large businesses with greater resources than their own, or comes from unreliable or shady sources. The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Marketing for Small Business gives the small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur the real-world tools and tactics to market their small business around the world with little investment and even less risk. Full of practical ideas on reaching new customers and...


Steps to Small Business Start-Up
Linda Pinson
0793179270
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
When it comes to starting a new venture, there are myriad details that require consideration-everything from finding a name and getting needed licenses to financing and promoting the new business in the crucial early days. Without a practical road map, entrepreneurs can easily lose their way in a thicket of pressing legal and financial issues. One of the most popular resources for those considering starting a business is Steps to Small Business Start-Up. Now completely revised in an all-new and up-to-date fifth edition, it offers guidance and wisdom from two entrepreneurs and authors who have been down this road. These are proven techniques for building a successful business from a solid foundation, starting with the fundamentals. With this start-up guide as mentor, entrepreneurs have the tools at hand to...


Six Disciplines for Excellence
Gary Harpst
0974858706
May 1, 2004
Paperback
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Lindy Lopez, President, Research for Action
"Nobody helps you figure out how to manage the company to get results in such an easy to understand way..."

Johnny Warren, Co-Founder, Cornerstone Management
"This book shows me how I can systematically move by busines from existence to excellence. I can do this"

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Small Business For Dummies
Eric Tyson
0764554816
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
You’re not alone if the thought of running your own business has crossed your mind. Even if your vision of a small business differs from your neighbor’s, you probably dream of being your own boss and of providing a needed service or creating a cool new product.

But your very first small-business decision may be to admit that you’re not ready for this career – at least not yet. If you’re straddling the fence, Small Business For Dummies will uncover whether this career works for you. You’ll also gain insight into getting your personal finances in order before exposing yourself to the risk of a new business, and discover how to draw a roadmap to reach your career destination. This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who want to Write a gang-buster...



Own Your Own Corporation
Garrett Sutton
0446678619
Oct 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Creating the right type of corporate entity for a business can create enormous advantages for the savvy business-person. In this comprehensive guide, a corporate attorney explains the history and rationale of corporations and all the considerations and decisions that go into starting one. Forming a corporation, selecting board members, administering it within the law, creating tax advantages, hiring, protecting ownership of names and corporate assets, insurance, record-keeping--every part of the process is covered. The program is a listening pleasure in spite of all the technical material and, except for not having a written guide on the package, is a perfect reference audio for the kind of audience targeted by the Rich Dad's Advisors series. T.W. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile,...


The Microsoft¿ Data Warehouse Toolkit : With SQL ServerTM 2005 and the Microsoft¿ Business Intelligence Toolset
Joy Mundy, et al
0471267155
February 13, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This groundbreaking book is the first in the Kimball Toolkit series to be product-specific. Microsoft’s BI toolset has undergone significant changes in the SQL Server 2005 development cycle. SQL Server 2005 is the first viable, full-functioned data warehouse and business intelligence platform to be offered at a price that will make data warehousing and business intelligence available to a broad set of organizations. This book is meant to offer practical techniques to guide those organizations through the myriad of challenges to true success as measured by contribution to business value.

Building a data warehousing and business intelligence system is a complex business and engineering effort. While there are significant technical challenges to overcome in successfully deploying a data warehouse, the...



Small Business Owner's Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Start up and Run Your Business
Joe Kennedy
1564148130
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An Owner's Manual provides fast, practical and direct advice and that's what you get with this book! The Small Business Owner's Manual is useful for newly minted entrepreneurs as well as seasoned business owners and can be read from cover-to-cover or to quickly lookup information in the midst of a crisis. For example: * Choose among 13 ways to get new financing and the 17 steps to building a winning loan package. * Weigh the pros and cons among 8 legal structures, from corporations to LLCs. * Write winning ads and analyze 16 advertising and marketing alternatives including the latest in Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization. * Develop a powerful business plan in half the time. * Learn to sell products and services by considering 10 possible sales and distribution channels. * Discover the...


Guerrilla Marketing: Secrets For Making Big Profits From Your Small Business
Jay Conrad Levinson
0395906253
October 1998
Paperback
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Review
The Los Angeles Times : "No matter what business you're in, Guerrilla Marketing, the bible of lively, low-cost marketing tips, is invaluable."

Review
"No matter what business you're in, Guerrilla Marketing, the bible of lively, low-cost marketing tips, is invaluable."

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QuickBooks 2005 the Official Guide
Kathy Ivens
0072258551
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Create a customized accounting system for your small business with QuickBooks 2005 and this official guide to maximizing the software's capabilities. Learn to use all of the new and updated features of the latest release of this powerful financial management tool. Track funds, manage payroll, process invoices, monitor inventory, create budgets, develop fiscal reports, and much more. Run your business easily and efficiently--even if you have no accounting experience--using the essential advice in the only Intuit-authorized guide to QuickBooks 2005.

From the Back Cover

Manage your small-business finances with this Intuit-authorized guide!

Create a new financial management system for your small business with QuickBooks 2005 and this official guide to maximizing the...



Deal Terms - The Finer Points of Venture Capital Deal Structures, Valuations, Term Sheets, Stock Options and Getting VC Deals Done (Inside the Minds)
Alex Wilmerding
1587622084
January 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Deal Terms is the first ever in-depth look at valuations, preferred stock, stock options and other variables that affect deal structure, written by Alex Wilmerding (a venture capitalist at Boston Capital Ventures and best selling author of Term Sheets & Valuations). Written from a venture capital perspective, however applicable for all types of financings, Deal Terms includes actual term sheets, valuation methodology and analysis, assessment of stock option programs and their impact on valuations and capital structures and other real world documents used by leading venture capitalists and lawyers analyzed from multiple perspectives. A must have book for any executive, entrepreneur, or financial professional, this timeless classic is an unprecedented resource that will help you avoid costly mistakes, understand various...


Ebay Business All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies
Marsha Collier
0764584383
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Bestselling author Marsha Collier presents readers with an all-new guide that goes beyond all previous eBay business books, offering one-stop guidance on eBay techniques as well as entrepreneurial fundamentals. She provides in-depth coverage on the most critical eBay topics, including merchandise sourcing, marketing, advertising, and customer service.
The minibooks that make up the guide cover eBay registration, navigation, and buying; getting ready to sell; digital photography and scanning for sales pages; eBay selling and marketing; getting legal and licensed; using auction management software; setting up an office (PCs, Internet, networking, and shipping); and PayPal.
* Marsha Collier's eBay books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and her Starting an eBay Business For Dummies is currently the...


Small Business Kit For Dummies
Richard D. Harroch
0764559842
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Millions of Americans own their own businesses, and millions more dream of doing the same. But starting your own business is a pretty complicated matter, especially with all the legal issues and paperwork. This updated edition of the top-selling small business resource is chock-full of information, resources, and helpful hints on making the transition from a great idea to a great business.

If you’ve got a great idea for your own business, you need the kind of straightforward advice you’ll find here — the kind of advice you’d normally only get from business schools and MBA courses. Small Business Kit For Dummies, Second Edition covers all the basics on: Recent tax law changes Balancing your finances Hiring and keeping employees Effective management strategies...



How to Buy, Sell, and Profit on eBay : Kick-Start Your Home-Based Business in Just Thirty Days
Adam Ginsberg
006076287X
May 1, 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
The eBay phenomenon may be the greatest opportunity for home-based entrepreneurs ever. With close to zero start-up costs and a worldwide customer base of 150 million people, the little guy can now compete on a level playing field with huge corporations. Although TV infomercials and eBay itself are teeming with hucksters trying to sell advice, wholesale lists, and auction software to help you jump on the eBay bandwagon, 99 percent of it is junk and unnecessary. In October 2001 Ginsberg had a modest business selling high-end pool tables and tried selling one on eBay on a dare. For him, the rest is history. He now runs a million-dollar eBay business and ships pool tables all over the country. This quick read is a pretty straightforward primer on the do's and don'ts of starting your own (serious) eBay business. Since Ginsberg...


Tax Savvy for Small Business: Year-Round Tax Strategies to Save You Money
Frederick W. Daily
1413303919
September 2005
Paperback
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Download Description
"The essential tax-strategy book for entrepreneurs who call themselves ""boss."" Knowing the ins and outs of the tax code is vital to the health of every small business. Virtually every decision a business makes has tax consequences that can affect its bottom line -- and the IRS is always watching. Tax Savvy for Small Business provides valuable strategies that will free up your time and money for what counts -- running your business, and running it effectively. It explains how to: deduct current and capitalized expenses write off up to $105,000 of long-term assets each year compare the advantages of LLCs, corporations, sole proprietorships and more take advantage of fringe benefits keep records that will head off trouble with the IRS get tax breaks from business losses deal with payroll taxes negotiate...


FileMaker Pro 8: The Missing Manual
Geoff Coffey, Susan Prosser
0596005792
September 23, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Used by millions worldwide, FileMaker Pro is an award-winning database program for managing people, projects, images, assets, and other information. It's easy to use and totally customizable--so long as you know what you're doing. But FileMaker Pro doesn't come with a printed manual, so FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual is the authoritative, jargon-free book that should have been in the box.

FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual approaches FileMaker the way FileMaker approaches you: it's user-friendly and seemingly straightforward enough, but it offers plenty of substance worthy of deeper exploration. Packed with practical information as well as countless expert tips and invaluable guidance, it's an in-depth guide to designing and building useful databases with the powerful and pliable FileMaker Pro. ...



Free Money. from the Federal Government for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Laurie Blum
0471130095
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
A completely revised, updated edition of the bestselling guide to the millions of dollars available for free from the federal government

Even in the best of times, starting and running a small business can be an uphill battle. To help make life easier, Free Money(r) guru Laurie Blum shows you how to successfully tap into the hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding available free to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Grants range from $5,000 to some in the six figures, and best of all, absolutely none of them ever have to be paid back.

1,500 grants available from 52 government agencies Complete addresses, phone and fax numbers, and contact names Easy-to-use format with grants grouped by state and according to business category (agricultural, real estate, minorities, general business,...



Small Giants : Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big
Bo Burlingham
1591840937
December 29, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
What do the Anchor Stream microbrewery and underground rock star Ani DiFranco have in common? The two are among Burlingham's examples of privately held businesses that have become "giants" in their field without becoming huge corporations. (And if you don't think being a rock star is a business, consider that DiFranco's dealings with local vendors in her Buffalo neighborhood have led to the creation of more than 100 new jobs.) For the 14 small companies profiled here, success comes by getting richer, not by getting bigger. Burlingham's central conceit, that these are companies that excel in generating "mojo," may seem abstract at first, but he carefully demystifies the term by focusing on issues like community relations and customer service. The owners he interviews speak from hard-won experience about resisting...


The E-Myth Contractor
Michael E. Gerber
0060938463
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Despite the single letter at the heart of its hyphenated title, The E-Myth Contractor isn't another book about e-commerce. Instead, like previous entries in Michael E. Gerber's popular series, it focuses on a different e-word--entrepreneur--and the fact that most of us who go into business for ourselves are doomed to fail because we really don't understand business. This time, Gerber lays out the basics for starry-eyed newly self-employed contractors who know everything about their trade but precious little about being a boss. "I don't try to tell you how to do the work you do," he writes at the outset. "Rather, I share with you some profound insights into how great businesspeople think." In his easy-to-understand manner, Gerber explains the concept of Strategic Thinking and how it "will enable you to create a business that...


How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know
Jeffrey J. Fox
0786868252
April 2004
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
A street-smart marketing expert, Harvard MBA, and author of bestselling business books gives the ultimate lesson on starting a business from the ground up. It's grounded in the habits and attitudes that get in the way of doing business right, but it's not a psychological lesson. It's practical advice that is put on the table in knock-your-socks-off directness and that makes sense right away in your gut. Pay attention to the Cs --cash, customers, commitment; work harder and provide more for your customers than everyone else; and keep in touch with what's important by having regular meetings on value, pricing, and collections. Don't start a business without hearing this essential lesson! T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


Fire Someone Today : And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success
Bob Pritchett
0785212620
April 11, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

Bob Pritchett started his first business at age six. In high school, he ran a software company that sold to Fortune 500 companies. By the age of 20, he had cofounded Logos Research Systems, Inc. He has seen the ups of high profits and the downs of a failed IPO attempt. Pritchett's successes and failures led him to write Fire Someone Today.

Far from a treatise on giving employees the axe, Fire Someone Today uses four categories-People, Leadership, Finance, and Operations-to cover a wide range of issues unique to the more than 20 million small business owners in the United States. Filled with hands-on advice and practical examples from real businesses, the book takes a no-nonsense approach to the uncomfortable decisions and actions that every manager, business owner, or entrepreneur must face.

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Launching New Ventures: An Entrepreneurial Approach
Kathleen R. Allen
061821481X
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description

In Launching New Ventures, Allen prepares students to spearhead new initiatives—paying special attention to the process and activities required before a start-up can open for business. A conversational approach engages and encourages students to rely on this text as more than just a reference book. Real-world case studies, new venture checklists, plus Allen's own firsthand experience guide students through the logical process of recognizing an opportunity, testing a business concept, and implementing a formal business plan.Stressing the early stages of the process, Allen outlines the importance of completing a feasibility analysis prior to developing a business plan—unlike other texts that focus immediately on business plans.The Third Edition covers change management, deal structure, database...


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