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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; 5 edition (1 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599183870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599183879
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shell on 20 Mar. 2012
Format: Paperback
All you will need to know, as to where to start. What will be needed, how to do things and where to go. What things you will need to be clued up about and what info will be needed.
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At first I was skeptical; now I'm a fan 1 Dec. 2010
By Roger C. Parker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was originally skeptical when I received an early copy of Start Your Own Business. Part of my skepticism was the "ONLY startup book you'll ever need" banner on the front cover.

However, after living with Start Your Own Business for several months, and finding myself not only referring back to it, but also recommending it to family members and friends, I now realize the banner isn't a claim, but is a credible statement. The amount of detail inside, along with dozens of worksheets, makes this an ideal handbook to be kept within reach at all times.

The book's length, 700+ pages, also was an initial concern. Who has time to read 700+ pages? But, that's not a valid concern, for the same reason that the Physicians Desk Reference doesn't have to be "read" as much as "referred to" as needed. The detailed table of contents, which organizes chapters into 8 main sections, makes it easy to locate the information you desire.

Start Your Own Business is a great resource that brings everything together in one place for both startups and serial entrepreneurs.
84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
All in one book.. 1 Mar. 2011
By Nev Okyay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is not the type of book you want to read cover to cover. It is
more like a reference book that covers all aspects of starting a business from getting an idea
to planning, to funding, to actually running it. So you could jump to the section that
is relevant to your situation.

I also liked the resource list at the end, as well as the other check lists, sample forms, and
work sheets.
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Excellent 11 Oct. 2011
By Jorge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Intresting, complete. Has every thing you need to open a Business in UNITED STATES if you are from another country, it still helps but not that much. Very easy and fast to read
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
GREAT STARTER! 9 Jun. 2011
By CanonFavorite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
START HERE! I promise that this book will give you a great overview of what you're getting yourself into! The better educated you are the higher your success rate! Once you've read this book, it will lead you to OTHER more detailed books depending on the paths you wish to take. START HERE!
76 of 89 people found the following review helpful
Lopsided 6 Jan. 2013
By I Survived High School - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Too much time on accounting issues, not enough time on the qualities that lead to success. I have started many businesses, large and small, and have about 20 years experience. I had one big hit, one small hit and many failures--at least ten. Nothing in here fired me up to launch some of my current ideas. I did read it all, meaning it held my attention, but I doubt I'll ever look at it again.

It's a lot harder to start a business now than 20 years ago. Bureaucracy is the big problem, and payroll and property taxes. I don't recall these being addressed. Whatever you do, don't hire someone you don't know. Make them an intern first if they are a stranger. 90% of personnel problems come from insufficient knowledge of the person hired.
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