Starting Your Own Business

Want to start your own business? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Starting Your Own Business Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

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Whether you're just thinking of starting a business, have taken the first steps, or already have your own business, this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide can help ensure your success. It walks you through every aspect of the start-up process — from evaluating your business ideas to laying the groundwork to day-to-day operations.

Written in a friendly, down-to-earth style, Starting Your Own Business makes it easy to understand even the most complex business issues so you can reach your goals and enjoy the rewards of owning your own business. It's like having your own personal startup expert to answer your questions every step of the way. Inside you'll find:

  • How to evaluate your business idea for success potential
  • What licenses you’ll need for your new venture
  • Where to find financing for your business
  • How to conduct marketing research
  • Tips and guidance for creating winning business and marketing plans
  • And much more

Featuring an easy-to-navigate format loaded with work sheets, tip boxes, charts, graphs and plenty of practical, hands-on techniques so you can get started right away, this is the only business start-up book you’ll ever need. Take the first step to making your dreams reality.

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Entrepreneurship is a journey, and you’ve taken the first step. And what a step that is—buying this book may be the smartest thing you’ve ever done. OK, I may be exaggerating some, but I’m serious about the impact Starting Your Own Business can have on your life. People come up to me at trade shows and meetings to tell me how this book or Entrepreneur magazine has changed their lives. As the editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine, I’ve been covering entrepreneurship for more than 25 years now, and I can honestly say I have met few entrepreneurs who are sorry they took the leap into business ownership. Most have succeeded (though not necessarily at the business they initially launched); a few have returned to life as employees. But almost no one regrets the journey.

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Starting Your Own Business Startup Guide eBook

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