18 Steps for Starting Your Business by Linda Pinson

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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 20 years. With this book, she has once again provided you with one of the most dependable and informative sources on the market. 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 interestsDecide if it is best to buy a business, start your own company, buy a franchise, or be a social entrepreneurFind out how to get a business license, file a DBA, and get a seller’s permitName your business, decide on your legal structure, and choose a locationSee if you qualify for a home-based businessProtect your business with insurance, copyrights, trademarks and patentsLook at financing options for your businessSet up your bookkeeping and plan your cash flowResearch your target market and plan your advertising strategyLearn Internet basics and develop a web site for your businessLearn the basics of business planning

About Linda Pinson

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Linda Pinson is a nationally recognized speaker, award-winning author, educator, consultant and expert in the areas of small business planning and financial management.  Author of numerous bestselling titles for entrepreneurs, she has also developed the popular "Automate Your Business Plan" software to accompany the bestselling Anatomy of a Business Plan.  A member of the U.S. Small Business Advisory Council for the past five years, she is an active speaker at the Association of Small Business Development Centers annual conferences and has served as delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business.
Published May 1, 2008 by Out Of Your Mind . . . And Into The Mark.
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction