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Starting a Successful Business

Starting a Successful Business

Michael J Morris


Starting a Successful Business covers all the information needed to turn exciting business ideas into stable and profitable businesses. It covers topics such as franchises, marketing, publicity, e-business, financial management, business law, recruitment, taxation, insurance, business planning and development.

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About the book

Setting up a small business and ensuring its survival can be a risky and daunting task. When a new business fails, often within a year, it is mainly due to a lack of proper preparation and forward planning. This seventh edition of Starting a Successful Business is the definitive guide to setting up a business that will thrive.

Covering all the information needed to turn an exciting new business idea into stable and profitable businesses, it takes the reader through each important step of the start-up process in a clear, accessible way. The major problems facing any new business are discussed, potential pitfalls are highlighted and practical advice is offered on topics such as: ideas for new start-ups, business planning, marketing, selling and advertising, finances and financial control, business law and employing staff.

Now with international case studies, information on how to start an internet business and an introduction to cloud computing and starting a green business, Starting a Successful Business will show anyone how to make their business a success, keeping them from making costly mistakes and saving time and money in the process.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: First thoughts and foundations;
    • Chapter - 02: Getting orders, making profits;
    • Chapter - 03: Controlling the money;
    • Chapter - 04: Raising the money;
    • Chapter - 05: Your business name and legal status;
    • Chapter - 06: Business and the law;
    • Chapter - 07: Premises;
    • Chapter - 08: Managing operations;
    • Chapter - 09: Financial housekeeping, VAT and tax;
    • Chapter - 10: Employing people;
    • Chapter - 11: Risk management and insurance;
    • Chapter - 12: Sources of help;
    • Chapter - 13: After a successful launch. . . developing your firm;
    • Chapter - 14: The PLG Programme for Growth


Ideal for entrepreneurs...Highly recommended.
George Cox, former Director General, Institute of Directors

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749461485
  • Edition: 7
  • Published: 3rd March 2011
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x139
  • 256 pages
  • Series: Business Success Series

About the Author

Michael J Morris is a tutor for the Open University Business School with extensive experience consulting to small firms. He is also the author of The First Time Manager, published by Kogan Page.

Michael J Morris