Small Business For Dummies – Learn Strategies For Starting And Running Any Small Business


Small Business For Dummies

Small Business For Dummies

This is the leading resource for starting and running any small business. Want to start the small business of your dreams? Want to breathe new life into the one you already have? “Small Business For Dummies” provides authoritative guidance on every aspect of starting and growing your business, from financing and budgeting to marketing, management and beyond. This completely practical, no-nonsense guide gives you expert advice on everything from generating ideas and locating start-up money to hiring the right people, balancing the books, and planning for growth. You’ll get plenty of help in ramping up your management skills, developing a marketing strategy, keeping your customers loyal, and much more. You’ll also find out to use the latest technology to improve your business’ performance at every level. This book shows you: how start-up and established small businesses can use the Small Business Jobs Act to their advantage; enhanced and expanded coverage on using technology in your small business; hiring employees using online resources including LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media sites; new coverage of the recent health care bill, health savings accounts, and their implications for small business; updated coverage of the best places to get small business loans; and, what it takes to achieve and maintain success in an ever-changing economic landscape. You have the energy, drive, passion, and smarts to make your small business a huge success. “Small Business For Dummies” provides the rest.

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Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies

Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies

All the practical advice you need for starting a business Starting a business? Don’t sweat it! Reflecting today’s unique opportunities and challenges, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies is packed with everything you need to manage your personal and business risks and successfully navigate your first year in business. Written in plain English and packed with simple, step-by-step instructions, it shows you how to start up your dream business from scratch, write a winning business plan, secure financing, manage your risks successfully, navigate your first year of operation, and much more! The information inside is amassed from 11 bestselling For Dummies books, covering everything from franchising and home-based businesses to bookkeeping, accounting, branding, and marketing. If you’re a go-getter looking for a way to launch a great idea and be your own boss, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies prepares you to beat the odds and become successful in your sector. * Covers proven strategies on successfully branding and marketing your business * Includes step-by-step guidance on keeping on top of the books * Provides coverage of employee engagement and motivating employees * Offers helpful hints for overcoming obstacles in starting a business Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or an expert looking to innovate, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies is the only reference you’ll need to start a business from the ground up.

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6 thoughts on “Small Business For Dummies – Learn Strategies For Starting And Running Any Small Business

  1. 40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good overview, February 22, 2012
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    Elisa 20
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    This review is from: Small Business For Dummies (Paperback)
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    This is a good overview if you are thinking of starting a business. You will think about how you want to organize your business, your finances, and your marketing. If you have employees, you’ll think about what you will be responsible for and how to manage them.

    But…it is not a step-by-step guide to starting your own business. It won’t tell you how to get a business license in your city/county/state. It won’t tell you how to sell your product or reach your customers. And it -really- doesn’t tell you how to maximize free technology (social media and other resources) to reach your customers.

    There are 5 sections: “Becoming an Entrepreneur”, “Buying an Existing Business”, “Running a Successful Small Business”, “Keeping Your Business in Business”, and “The Part of Tens” (Ten mistakes; ten tips). Again, these are overviews and that highlights the challenge of writing a book like this. The author doesn’t know YOUR business and so just can’t be specific about -your- challenges.

    For example, there’s a lot about managing employees but many small businesses do it all themselves or with one or two family members. You have to wait until page 160 to find relevant information if you already have a business–or even if you want to find out about a business license (not enough there, imo).

    In short, it’s a good overview before you start–this is what you can expect and should have already thought about before starting up. If you’re already in business, it’s good to see things and ask yourself “Am I paying attention to this? Why or why not and .. should I change something I’m doing/not doing?” In other words, this book is kind of a check-up, tune-up for you along the way, but its not really a “nuts and bolts” How To, that shows you exactly how everything is done.

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  2. 24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I am Embarrassed to Admit…, April 19, 2012
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    Kitten Kisser (United States) –
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    That I found this book overwhelming & confusing. Okay fine. Roll your eyes & laugh all you want. I guess I’m dummer than a dummy. This year I took the leap into the small business world. I run an Organic farm with my husband. We don’t have employees, we have livestock & crops. We are a general farm.

    My problem with the book is that even though it is for small business, it was too big business for me. So many situations didn’t apply & had me sweating bullets. I started to over think everything & bury myself in endless amounts of paperwork, getting little else accomplished in the day. I tried talking to other local farmers for business advice but didn’t get much out of them. I talked to an out of state friend & when they understood all the crazy I had going on, they started to help by explaining a few things to me. Now I am on a somewhat smoother path.

    Despite my lack of understanding, I didn’t feel it was fair to rate the book any less than 4 stars. When I have a better grasp on some things, sections of the book are more clear to me. Also, some of the IRS speak is much more clear thanks to reading the Dummies book.

    I hope that as time goes on things will work more seamlessly. I intend on holding on to this book to reference to. I imagine it will become more helpful to me the more all this business stuff takes root in my brain & isn’t in one ear & out the other.

    After calling my local help center for small business’s I was very glad to have read this book. The woman I spoke to mentioned many of the things the book mentioned & thankfully I understood what she referred to & didn’t feel stupid. How about that! It took me a few months to read the entire book while setting up my small business – which still isn’t finished but getting there. It is amazing how many little things there are to do. I look forward to the day when having our organic farm as a business comes to me as naturally as just plain ol’ farming!

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  3. 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Learn the Ins and Outs of Small Business Ownership, March 30, 2012
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    Bryan Carey (Houston, TX) –
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    Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Many people have but they are unsure where to start. There is a LOT that goes into the establishment and operation of a business and Small Business for Dummies, a reference guide for business people, is ready to assist budding entrepreneurs in the fine art of small business ownership.

    What can you learn from Small Business for Dummies? In truth, just about any of the important information you need to know about starting up your own company. Starting with intention, Small Business for Dummies first asks some important questions to make sure you are ready for the demands that small ownership can bring. Once that hurdle has been jumped, the book then talks about things such as writing a business plan, obtaining financing, seeking out legal and other help, and maintaining the business well after it has been established.

    Small Business for Dummies, like the other Dummies books, is concerned mostly with helping readers find answers to many of the important questions bound to arise when a small business has been established. New business owners often have tons of questions and need quick answers. They cannot wait for a solution- the need advice and they need it now. With a reference guide such as this, readers can flip through the pages and discover all sorts of important information about running a small business. Some of the info is obvious, but there is other information that will surprise the average reader and leave them feeling thankful that they read this book and learned a little more about business ownership and operation.

    I have never owned a business with more than a few employees, but I admit that the thought has crossed my mind more than once. With Small Business for Dummies, readers can quickly discover their own strengths and weaknesses and can find answers to most any question relating to business operation and business success. It is a very good book and invaluable resource for those who want to run their own company.

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  4. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Familiar “for dummies” style that brings all the info you need together to start your own business., June 26, 2015
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    Jeremy Haggard (Nashville, TN) –
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    This review is from: Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies (Paperback)
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    Thicker than most of the “For Dummies” books I have read in the past, this one called “Starting a business all in one for dummies” is really put together well. This is the go-to source that really will tell you the basics of what you need to know about starting a business. It utilizes the familiar “for dummies” style with the icons throughout the book highlighting tips, reminders and warnings. Along the side of the pages are gray boxes that allow you to flip through the book to find major sections like “planning your business”, “managing your finances” and “Marketing and promotion.”

    This book really covers everything from coming up with the idea, controlling costs, taking stock of your business image and marketing just to name a few. If you want to start a business I would recommend you get this book as it really covers all the bases to help you succeed. I am not going to say parts of this book aren’t dry/boring, they are but it’s info that you really do need to know.

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  5. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    You won’t be a dummy if you take this book seriously, July 19, 2015
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    John Flora (Brookland, AR United States) –
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    Starting a Business All-In-One for Dummies is a formidable aggregation of how-to books by 16 authors that covers virtually every imaginable detail of starting and running a successful business.
    Not every word in the 564 pages may apply to the business you’re considering or already operating, but if the information you need is important, it’s in there somewhere.
    The book is peppered with icons in the margins that give the reader tips, things to remember, warnings about advice to heed, and technical stuff (advanced material that can be skipped, but could be useful if you want to dig deeper).
    It’s written in a breezy conversational style designed to hold your attention when your mind wants to wander off on a tangent when you find a particularly compelling nugget of information.
    How-to books, especially 1¼’ thick books, can be daunting, but it’s a safe bet that this one can spare you a lot of grief and angst as you launch and grow your business.

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  6. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Think of it as a set of search suggestions…, July 1, 2015
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    Michael A. Duvernois (Madison, WI) –
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    This is almost six hundred pages of material taken from a number of other Dummies business books. As all Dummies books try to, this one aims to be fun and funny, at least in parts, amongst the useful information. It covers a lot of territory, and therefore is somewhat thin in many of these areas. But, and here’s how I think this book is best used, everything gets a mention, there’s a page about typefaces followed by clip art and stock photography. And it’s enough to get you started, or get you thinking of the right search terms to plug in to find out more information. Another example, the cost of goods sold expense methods are described in less than two pages, including highlighting that this is advice for small business owners rather than for accountants. It assumes you’ll have an accountant, but it also shows you what else you can learn about in this direction.

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