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Start Your Business: AND Small Business Handbook, the Complete Guide to Running and Growing Your Business: Week by Week [Paperback]

Steve Parks

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9 Nov 2006

Start Your Business Week by Week

Setting up a new business is a daunting task, but this is the book to help you as each week for six months this book will tell you what you should be doing. Split into weekly sections that include explanations of the weeks' requirements, a checklist, useful contact information, a glossary, a case study of an entrepreneur, and suggestions for further reading material. This book will take you through the whole process from brainstorming and refining your business ideas, registering your company, opening a bank account to finding your first customer and keeping records.

Small Business Handbook

Getting a business off the ground is only part of the challenge. What every entrepreneur needs is a handbook to guide them through every stage of actually running their business, from finance to marketing, from sales to hiring and managing people. The Small Business Handbook is THE essential reference for anybody who is starting a business. It provides vital advice and guidance on all the day-to-day aspects of running your enterprise and also helps you plan your growth and exit strategy, so that whatever happens you'll be ready to tackle it, informed and prepared.


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More About the Author

Steve began his career as a BBC radio journalist before launching his first business, a production company, at the age of 25.

He's now co-founder of a web consultancy that employs 140 people in nine countries, advising governments and large companies, and developing websites for them on open source platforms.

Steve's personal blog is at http://www.steveparks.co.uk, you can follow him on Twitter at @steveparks.

To support his book 'Start Your Business Week by Week' there's a website at http://www.weekbyweek.net

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From the Back Cover

Starting a business is one of the most rewarding and satisfying career moves you could possibly make and it’s not as difficult as you might think – if you have the right advice.


Start Your Business Week by Week will help you overcome the challenges and turn your idea into reality.  In 26 weekly steps it walks you though everything you need to do to get up and running, in the order you need to do it.


Each step contains a to-do list, an explanation of what needs to be done, useful hints and shortcuts, and the contact information you need.  Plus, each week you’ll share the experiences of early stage entrepreneurs like you, as well as advice from established, successful entrepreneurs.


It shows you how to:

  • Develop, text and refine your idea
  • Find the right bank and accountant
  • Decide who you need to help you run the business
  • Budget and forecast (without pain)
  • Find and secure funding
  • Plan cash flow
  • Decide on suppliers
  • Find customers
  • Register your company
  • Avoid the common problems faced by start-ups
  • And much more


This book is written by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs.  Everything inside is tried and tested reality, not academic theory.


This is your moment.  And this is the book to show you how.


“Steve Parks is probably the best person I know to advise you on starting your own business.  He has interviewed most of the best entrepreneurs alive today and also set up his own successful business.  This is a practical real-life guide that can be your ‘virtual’ mentor as you start up your business.”

John Barnes, serial entrepreneur behind Harry Ramsden’s Fish and Chips, La Tasca tapas restaurants, and many other businesses

About the Author

Steve began his career as a journalist and presenter for BBC Radio in 1994. His work has been broadcast on Radio 4, Radio 5-Live, Radio 1, Radio 2, BBC TV and the ‘Today’ programme. He left the BBC to form his own company, initially to continue producing programmes for BBC Network Radio, but the company then evolved and grew into the UK’s leading publisher of business audio.

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