Start a Small Business

Start, run & grow a successful small business

from the editors of Toolkit Media Group.


Fully updated with new laws and regulations, this comprehensive resource provides current and prospective small-business owners valuable insight and guidance for not only starting a business, but also successfully running one. Included are suggestions for marketing wisely and cheaply; tips for managing cash flow, including credit and collections; techniques for creating a business plan that serves as an organizational blueprint and earns financia...

The small business start-up kit

by Peri H. Pakroo ; edited by Marcia Stewart.


Start your business with confidence using the best step-by-step guide available! Many people dream of running a business of their own -- but often don't know how or where to start. Sound familiar? This is the book you need. User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. It explains in plain English how to: choose the best business structure write an effec...

Passion to profits : business success for new entrepreneurs

Rhonda Abrams with Alice LaPlante.


Engineers, musicians, psychologists, culinary students-in just about every field, sooner or later it's likely someone will start a business. This major new book is the first to teach the fundamentals of entrepreneurship regardless of the industry. Packed with business essentials and real-world advice, this unique book breaks down everything from start to finish. You’ll learn how to choose, start, run, and grow your business. You’re good at wh...

Legal guide for starting & running a small business

Fred S. Steingold.


From opening day to tax day, this is the allinone book you need! Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster but with lawyers typically charging $200 $300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse. This edition is completely updated and revised to provide the latest regulations, tax numbers and business r...

How to write a business plan

by Mike McKeever.


Author, teacher and financial manager Mike McKeever shows readers how to write the business plan and loan package necessary to finance a new or expanding business and make it work. He helps readers make realistic financial projections, develop effective marketing strategies and refine overall business goals. With How to Write a Business Plan, entrepreneurs learn how to: evaluate the profitability of a business idea-estimate operating expenses-pre...

The McGraw-Hill 36-hour course : finance for nonfinancial managers

H. George Shoffner, Susan Shelly, Robert A. Cooke.


This fully revised and updated Third Edition helps managers understand what the numbers really mean--even if they have no experience in finance. "The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Finance for Nonfinancial Managers" walks readers through the essential concepts of finance, provides vital statements and reports, covers pro forma financial statements, and explains the auditing process.

Hiring your first employee : a step-by-step guide

by Fred S. Steingold.


All the legal and practical advice small employers need to ensure that hiring an employee-from obtaining an EIN to screening applicants to complying with payroll tax and other obligations-goes without a glitch.

The zen of social media marketing : an easier way to build credibility, generate buzz, and increase revenue

Shama Hyder Kabani.

Nonfiction, Science/Technology

Social media is a crucial tool for success in business today. People are already talking about your business using social media, whether you're using it or not. By becoming part of the conversation, you can start connecting directly to your customers, as well as finding new ones, easily and inexpensively spreading the word about your products or services. But social media marketing isn't like traditional marketing-and treating it that way only le...

55 surefire homebased businesses you can start for under $5,000

Entrepreneur Press & Cheryl Kimball.


Coaching small business owners all the way, the experts at "Entrepreneur" guide readers into the thriving home-based industry, revealing unique, slam-dunk opportunities, outlining vital business basics, sharing priceless industry need-to-knows, and so much more. Kimball covers 55 of today's hottest home-based businesses, all under $5,000 in startup costs.