"recommended reading" - Edge, November 2006
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