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Steps to Small Business Start-Up

2014 8th edition


Everything You Need to Know   
to Turn Your Idea Into a Successful Business


Steps to Small Business Start-Up

business plan samples  Step-by-Step Start-up Guide 
example business plan  Legal Structures 
small business plan  Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks 
start up business plan  Business Licenses, DBAs & Resale Tax Numbers 
free business plan forms  Insurance and Banking 
sba business plan  Recordkeeping & Cash Flow 
how to make a business plan  Debt & Equity Financing 
free business plan  Marketing, Advertising, and Social Media 
business plan templates  Internet & Website Basics

free business plan  Home-Based Business Considerations

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"A comprehensive guide to the procedures for starting a new business. A well-organized and helpful how-to." 





Start Your Business the Right Way

Starting your own business is always exciting, but it also means that you need to understand and do all of the things that will turn your great idea into a functioning company. With all of the things to be considered (your business name, location, legal structure, business license, seller’s permits, insurance, web site, finance, marketing, etc.), it is easy to feel as if you are going through a maze. This step-by-step guide is thorough, clear, concise, and easy-to-follow. Linda Pinson has been successfully educating entrepreneurs for more than 25 years. With this book, she has once again provided you with one of the most dependable and informative sources on the market.

Proven Methods for Building a Business on a Solid Foundation


Packed with the most up-to-date information, forms, examples, and worksheets, this book will guide you patiently through everything you need to start a successful new business.

  • Find the right business for you by matching your skills and interests
  • Decide if it is best to buy a business, start your own company, buy a franchise, or be a social entrepreneur
  • Name your business, decide on your legal structure, and choose a location
  • Find out how to get a business license, file a DBA, and get a seller's permit
  • See if you qualify for a home-based business
  • Protect your business with insurance, copyrights, trademarks and patents
  • Look at financing options for your business
  • Set up your bookkeeping and plan your cash flow
  • Research your target market and plan your advertising strategy
  • Learn Internet basics and develop a web site for your business
  • Learn the basics of business planning






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"For several years, I have used Steps to Small Business Start-Up to neatly guide my entrepreneurial students through everything that needs to be done to get their new businesses off the ground and running smoothly. It is a great book and easy to read ▬ and the new edition is better than ever!"       

Daryl Murrow

Business Resource Center Manager

Thurston Economic Development Council


"Good, good, good...Very easy to follow. Very helpful."        The Book Reader 


"Steps to Small Business Start-Up is clear and concise, easy to read and follow. The visual examples are well balanced throughout the book and present a positive diversion."

Loretta DiCamillo, Regional Director
The College of Staten Island SBDC


"I would like you both to know that I have finished Steps to Small Business Start-Up and truly found it to be one of the best, if not the best, start-up book in the market. It was complete, easy to read, well structured and the examples were very helpful. Thank you very much!"

Kimberly Rosenthal
New York, NY



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