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Starting a Successful Business

Starting a Successful Business

Your Guide to Setting Up Your Dream Start-up, Controlling its Finances and Managing its Operations

Michael J Morris

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Transform exciting business ideas into stable and profitable companies with this fully-updated guide to launching a successful start-up.

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About the book

The first 18 months of your business is crucial. This is when the majority of new businesses fail and where a lack of proper preparation and forward planning can be your downfall. This eighth edition of Starting a Successful Business is your definitive guide to setting up a business that will thrive.

Starting a Successful Business contains the crucial, practical information needed to turn your exciting new idea into a stable and profitable business. It covers each important step in the start-up process in a clear and accessible way. The major problems facing any new business are discussed, potential pitfalls are highlighted and practical advice is offered on key topics such as: ideas for new start-ups, business planning, marketing, franchising, selling and advertising, finances and financial control, taxation, business law and employing staff.

Case studies from around the world provide inspiration and real-world guidance to support you as an entrepreneur. Brand new content on cloud computing, digital developments and making your business environmentally sustainable makes this Starting a Successful Business a cutting-edge and modern resource to show you how to make your business a success.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Preface;
    • 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

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480868
  • Edition: 8
  • Published: 3rd August 2017
  • Paperback
  • Format: 215x140
  • 280 pages
  • Series: Business Success Series

About the Author

Michael J Morris has tutored on various university business school programmes and has extensive experience consulting to small businesses. He is also the author of The First Time Manager, Successful Expansion for the Small Business and A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship, all published by Kogan Page.

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