Small Business For Dummies

Small Business For Dummies Author Eric Tyson
ISBN-10 9781118213810
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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's performance at every level. 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 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.

Law for Small Business For Dummies UK

Law for Small Business For Dummies   UK Author Clive Rich
ISBN-10 9781118970454
Year 2016-01-13
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Your own in-house legal advisor—at a fraction of the cost Written in plain-English for business people without any legal training, Law For Small Business For Dummies covers everything you need to be aware of regarding the law when you're starting and running your own business. Cutting through the jargon that can make even the pros scratch their heads, this book quickly gets you up-to-speed on the key areas of business law, including contracts, websites, intellectual property, data protection and partnership agreements. Plus, you'll find out how small business law applies to advertising and marketing, confidentiality agreements, the sale and supply of goods (including e-commerce), negligence and product liability. There were 526,000 new businesses registered in the UK in 2013—and, at some point, all of them will be faced with legal risks that could make the difference between success and failure. One claim could wipe out a fledgling business' profits, and hit even big businesses harder than they could ever imagine. If you're the owner of a new business and need to get a handle on the ins and outs of small business law—and don't have the budget to employ an in-house legal advisor—this trusted, approachable guide is your answer. Covers the laws surrounding the most common risks small businesses face Addresses how to deal with legal issues before a potentially costly dispute arises Provides access to handy sample contract templates on Dummies.com Serves as your own in-house legal advisor—at a fraction of the cost If you're an existing business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur thinking about starting your own business, Law For Small Business For Dummies gives you answers to questions you didn't even know to ask!

Getting Started In Small Business For Dummies Third Australian and New Zealand Edition

Getting Started In Small Business For Dummies  Third Australian and New Zealand Edition Author Veechi Curtis
ISBN-10 9780730333920
Year 2016-11-07
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Make a big splash in small business Have you always wanted to know what it takes to run a successful small business? This easy-to-follow guide offers everything you need to get started. From learning how to create a strong business plan to understanding your financial statments, you'll find expert advice and guidance to turn that next great business idea into a thriving venture. Inside... Develop a smart strategy Grasp legal jargon Register your business Market strategically Pinpoint your customers Research your rivals Get your books in order Take on your first employee Boost your profits

Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies

Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies Author Margaret Kerr
ISBN-10 9780470938850
Year 2011-04-04
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies is the bestselling Canadian guide to starting and running a successful small business. This guide covers every aspect of starting, building, staffing, and running a small business, offering information for entrepreneurs starting from scratch, people buying a business, or new franchise owners. With updated information about the HST and its impact on small businesses, insight into how small business can take advantage of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and new resources, including information about new sources of government funding for small businesses, this book is an essential guide to small business success. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Getting Started in Small Business For Dummies

Getting Started in Small Business For Dummies Author Veechi Curtis
ISBN-10 9781118222836
Year 2012-11-15
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Ensure success when starting your small business with this must-have introductory guide Have you always wanted to know what it takes to run a successful small business? This easy-to-follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started. Turn your business idea into reality with handy information on all the basics, from learning how to create a strong business plan to developing a solid online presence. Create your first business plan — discover how to develop smart business strategies and build a roadmap for success Learn the legal jargon — protect your ideas and register your business properly Market your business strategically — establish who your key customers are, research your rivals, and create a killer marketing plan Take the stress out of bookkeeping — ensure all of your admin is covered, from choosing accounting software to handling petty cash Master online marketing — explore different ways to reach customers with keyword optimisation and other online tools Open the book and find: Advice about being your own boss Secrets for matching sales goals to savvy marketing strategies Guidelines for keeping your finances in shape A step-by-step guide to profit margins Tips on using social media to promote your business Learn to: Decide what type of small business is right for you Put together a winning business plan Understand your financial and legal obligations Maximise your online presence

Big Data For Small Business For Dummies

Big Data For Small Business For Dummies Author Bernard Marr
ISBN-10 9781119027041
Year 2015-11-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Capitalise on big data to add value to your small business Written by bestselling author and big data expert Bernard Marr, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you understand what big data actually is—and how you can analyse and use it to improve your business. Free of confusing jargon and complemented with lots of step-by-step guidance and helpful advice, it quickly and painlessly helps you get the most from using big data in a small business. Business data has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, it was trapped away in overcrowded filing cabinets and on archaic floppy disks. Now, thanks to technology and new tools that display complex databases in a much simpler manner, small businesses can benefit from the big data that's been hiding right under their noses. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll discover how to get your hands on big data to develop new offerings, products and services; understand technological change; create an infrastructure; develop strategies; and make smarter business decisions. Shows you how to use big data to make sense of user activity on social networks and customer transactions Demonstrates how to capture, store, search, share, analyse and visualise analytics Helps you turn your data into actionable insights Explains how to use big data to your advantage in order to transform your small business If you're a small business owner or employee, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you harness the hottest commodity on the market today in order to take your company to new heights.

Marketing Your Small Business For Dummies

Marketing Your Small Business For Dummies Author Carolyn Tate
ISBN-10 9781742469959
Year 2010-07-13
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Created especially for the Australian customer! Attract customers and ensure the ongoing success of your small business with this no-nonsense guide Whether you own a bakery or a boutique, a plumbing or a finance business, this book gives you straightforward strategies to find more prospects, build your customer base and secure market share. Small-business guru Carolyn Tate empowers you to apply hundreds of high-impact and creative ways to market your business without breaking the bank. Know your target market — identify your ideal customers, and what, how and why they buy Develop business and marketing plans — learn how to create them and why they're so important Build effective databases — develop a database that creates business for you, without the headaches Solidify your branding — create a unique brand and keep it fresh and exciting Understand the power of advertising — assess if it's right for your business and how to pick the right strategies Master publicity — get your business in the media with the right message Implement relationship marketing — develop and maintain networks to create new opportunities Embrace websites and online marketing — build a website that drives customers to you, and use online tools and search engines to generate business

Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies

Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies Author Tage C. Tracy
ISBN-10 1118051408
Year 2011-02-11
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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If you’re a small business owner, managing the financial affairs of your business can seem like a daunting task—and it’s one that far too many people muddle through rather than seek help. Now, there’s a tool-packed guide designed to help you manage your finances and run your business successfully! Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies explains step by step how to handle all your financial affairs, from preparing financial statements and managing cash flow to streamlining the accounting process, requesting bank loans, increasing profits, and much more. The bonus CD-ROM features handy reproducible forms, checklists, and templates—from a monthly expense summary to a cash flow statement—and provides how-to guidance that removes the guesswork in using each tool. You’ll discover how to: Plan a budget and forecast Streamline the accounting process Improve your profit and cash flow Make better decisions with a profit model Raise capital and request loans Invest company money wisely Keep your business solvent Choose your legal entity for income tax Avoid common management pitfalls Put a market value on your business Complete with ten rules for small business survival and a financial glossary, Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to get your finances in order, perk up your profits, and thrive long term! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Small Business Kit For Dummies

Small Business Kit For Dummies Author Richard D. Harroch
ISBN-10 1118054105
Year 2010-03-11
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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 Accounting fundamentals In addition to the basics of business, you’ll also find top-class advice on more advanced business basics, like business plans, the ins and outs of contracts, and using the Internet to expand your business. For entrepreneurs large and small, this comprehensive resource offers authoritative guidance on all your biggest business concerns, and offers unbeatable advice on such topics as: Choosing your business structure — from LLCs to S corps How to develop and write a standard business proposal Going public, issuing stock, and keeping a stock ledger Raising capital and understanding securities laws Bookkeeping standard practices Tax basics for small businesses Handling the paperwork for new hires Designing employee compensation plans Working with independent contractors and consultants Patent and copyright protections Dealing with the Press In addition, the book includes a CD-ROM full of helpful resources — forms, contracts, and even sample versions of the most popular software for small businesses. With Small Business Kit For Dummies you’ll find all the tools you need to get your small business up and running — and keep it running for years and years to come.

Small Business Finance All in One For Dummies

Small Business Finance All in One For Dummies Author Faith Glasgow
ISBN-10 1119997968
Year 2011-02-23
Pages 680
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Keeping track of the finances is fundamental to the success of every business, but tackling the task yourself can be intimidating. Help is at hand, however, with this complete guide to small business money management. Packed with expert advice on all aspects of business finance, including basic bookkeeping and accounting, monitoring profit and performance, managing payroll, tackling tax, and forecasting for growth, Small Business Finance All-in-One For Dummies helps you to take control of your finances, stay on top of the paperwork, and keep the cash flowing.

Small Business Taxes For Dummies

Small Business Taxes For Dummies Author Eric Tyson
ISBN-10 9781118807224
Year 2013-01-11
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Are you a small business owner taxed by taxes? Not being up-to-speed on tax rules and strategies can lead to mistakes that cost business owners thousands of dollars in fines and penalties every year. Small Business Taxes For Dummies assists both current and aspiring small business owners with important tax planning issues. For the estimated 21 million small business owners in the U.S., the nation's tax codes continue to change and increase in complexity. Small Business Taxes For Dummies arms you for important tax planning issues, including: year-round tax planning tips and expense tracking advice; small business decisions and expense basics; business use of your home and self-employment taxes; creating an ongoing tax routine; dealing with the IRS and where to find help; navigating audits and notices; and more. Guides you through the current tax laws and ensures that you understand your rights and obligations Helps small business owners save time and money Empowers you to understand and prepare your own tax documents The expert tips and advice presented in Small Business Taxes For Dummies are for the millions of small business owners like you searching for a guide to the latest tax codes and regulations.

HR for Small Business For Dummies UK

HR for Small Business For Dummies   UK Author Marc Bishop
ISBN-10 9781119111320
Year 2016-03-14
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Your handy, authoritative guide to small business HR Packed with practical tips and advice on how to handle tricky people situations in the workplace, this friendly guide shows anyone without a ton of HR experience how to correctly—and legally—utilise HR practises within a small business. From hiring to firing, managing performance to leading change—and everything in between—HR For Small Business For Dummies ensures you and your organisation are prepared for whatever may come knocking on your human resource department's door. Written by a team of authors that runs PlusHR—an organisation that provides outsourced HR services to small- and medium-sized companies—HR For Small Business For Dummies offers a thorough and accessible understanding of what HR is, how it works and what key UK legislation you need to know to resolve issue-led HR problems. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on communication and how you may need to tweak your strategy as your business grows, while special attention is given to how an owner's personal style of leadership and management impacts everyone within a company. Build a recruitment strategy and establish successful HR practises Understand your legal and financial responsibilities as an employer Minimise your growing or shrinking pains—for you and your people Avoid the pitfalls of discrimination, bullying and unfair dismissal If you're an SME owner, director or practitioner who needs to know more about HR issues and how to best resolve them, HR For Small Business For Dummies cuts through the clutter and offers practical, day-to-day guidance on running an effective HR department.

Small Business for Dummies

Small Business for Dummies Author Veechi Curtis
ISBN-10 1118222806
Year 2012-08-16
Pages 389
Language en
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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Whether you are starting your own business from scratch or growing an existing business, this easy-to-follow book can help you reach your small business dream. Thinking about starting a new business? Searching for ways to run your small business better? This essential reference covers everything any Australian or New Zealand small business needs to know, including vital topics such as business planning and franchising, budgeting and GST, marketing and online sales.

Starting a Business All In One For Dummies

Starting a Business All In One For Dummies Author Consumer Dummies
ISBN-10 9781119049081
Year 2015-04-15
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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.