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Launching a Business: The First 100 Days - Barringer, Bruce
Call Number: HD62.5 .B364 2013
ISBN: 9781606493977
Publication Date: 2013
This is a hands-on book that focuses on the tasks that a new business owner must complete in the first 100 days of launching a business. Think of it this way. Imagine you've conceived a business idea, written a business plan, raised seed capital, and are set to launch your business on October 1. Now, what would you actually do on October 1, October 2, October 3, and so forth? How would you set your priorities? How would you know which tasks are the most urgent? Although the answers to these questions vary depending on the business, there are a set of key activities that all businesses must accomplish to get their businesses off to a good (and legally proper) start. Examples include securing the proper business licenses and permits, setting up a bookkeeping system, negotiating a lease, buying insurance, entering into contracts with vendors, recruiting and hiring employees, making the first sale, and so on. Broader issues such as developing a business model and building a brand will be touched upon. But the primary focus of the book will be on the practical issues that a business owner needs to accomplish, and needs to accomplish correctly, to get a business off to a good start.

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the Lean Startup - Eric Ries
Call Number: HD 62.5 .R545 2011
ISBN: 9780307887894
Publication Date: 2011
"Most startups are built to fail. But those failures, according to entrepreneur Eric Ries, are preventable. Startups don't fail because of bad execution, or missed deadlines, or blown budgets. They fail because they are building something nobody wants. Whether they arise from someone's garage or are created within a mature Fortune 500 organization, new ventures, by definition, are designed to create new products or services under conditions of extreme uncertainly. Their primary mission is to find out what customers ultimately will buy. One of the central premises of The Lean Startup movement is what Ries calls "validated learning" about the customer. It is a way of getting continuous feedback from customers so that the company can shift directions or alter its plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than creating an elaborate business plan and a product-centric approach, Lean Startup prizes testing your vision continuously with your customers and making constant adjustments"--

Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business. - Fred S. Steingold
Call Number: KF 1659 .S745 2011
ISBN: 9781413313819
Publication Date: 2011
"Answers legal questions in plain English related to starting and running a small business. The 12th edition is thoroughly updated, including information on new tax reporting requirements and tax credits for small businesses under the Patient Protection Act"--Provided by publisher.

Notes: Includes index.

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Start Your Own Business. - Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Call Number: HD 62.5 E 559 2010
ISBN: 1599183870
Publication Date: 2010
This guide offers startup essentials and a comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first 3 years. Learn to pinpoint your target market, uncover financing information, streamline your business plan, receive vital forms, worksheets, and checklists.

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Start Your Own E-Business : Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success - Lynie Arden/Jere L. Calmes
Call Number: HF 5548.32 .M37785
ISBN: 9781599181929
Publication Date: 2009
The book takes you through funding, building partnerships, launching, and capturing customers. Learn tips on building an effective website, gain infomration on using the latest online techniques, find ou t how to use low-cost, high-impact marketing to capture customers, keep your site running smoothly.

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