Small Business & Self-Employment Books

  • AAITM
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    The totally revised edition of a groundbreaking bestseller, first published in 1986, provides information and guidance in starting and maintaining a small business or franchise in the 1990s.
  • AAUVX
    • £14.89
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    From business plan to recipes, this book will give you all the information and advice you will need to help you set up and run a coffee shop and lunch bar. In it you will find the expert advice, first hand experience, and practical information to make your new business a success. - Choosing the right location - Creating a useful image and choosing an appropriate name - Planning an attractive menu - Employing and training the right staff - Finding and dealing with helpful suppliers - Keeping to the required health & safety regulations - And more - including popular recipes from the author's own coffee shop
  • AECJX
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    An updated third edition of the most comprehensive guide to small business success Whether you're a novice entrepreneur or a seasoned pro, The Small Business Bible offers you everything you need to know to build and grow your dream business. It shows you what really works (and what doesn't!) and includes scores of tips, insider information, stories, and proven secrets of success. Even if you've run your own business for years, this handy guide keeps you up to date on the latest business and tech trends. This Third Edition includes entirely new chapters devoted to social media, mobility and apps, and new trends in online discounting and group buying that are vital to small business owners everywhere. New chapters include:* How to use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools to engage customers and potential stakeholders* How to generate leads and win strategic partnerships with LinkedIn* How to employ videos and YouTube to further your brand* What you need to know about Groupon and group discount buying* What mobile marketing can do for your business Give your small business its best shot by understanding the best and latest small business strategies, especially in this transformative and volatile period. The Small Business Bible offers every bit of information you'll need to know to succeed.
  • AFKAI
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    The recession and the change of government have seen many changes in the British tax system which affect small businesses. Fully updated for the 2013 tax year and beyond, this trusted and bestselling guide will help you steer your small business through the bureucratic hoops. Tax matters for small businesses, because they must pay it correctly in order to stay legal, and they must pay it efficiently in order to stay competitive. This book, written by a chartered accountant who has helped small businesses for twenty years, helps you to do both.
  • AFXKI
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    Now in paperback - "Start It Up" by Luke Johnson, 2012's most inspiring guide to running your own business. Running your own business is nowhere near as tough as you might think. So what are you waiting for? Luke Johnson is Britain's busiest tycoon, with a personal fortune estimated at GBP120 million. From Pizza Express and Channel 4 to his incisive "Financial Times" column, Johnson has spent two decades on the business frontline. In "Start It Up", Johnson sets out to inspire - and guide - every budding entrepreneur. He tackles the issues that really matter: finding the right idea, sourcing funds, and getting the best from the people you meet on the way - chiefly yourself. "A must-read for inspiring entrepreneurs, probably the best book available on the subject". (John McLaren, "Management Today"). "Part rant, part outpouring of useful knowledge gleaned from 20 very successful years in business. There is a great deal here that is good". (Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks, "Financial Times"). "For the budding entrepreneur, this clear, thoughtful and passionate how-to guide will be an excellent first investment". ("Economist"). Luke Johnson is one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs with an estimated personal fortune of GBP120 million. He is Chairman of Risk Capital Partners and The Royal Society of Arts, and a former Chairman of Channel 4 Television. He writes columns for the "Financial Times" and "Management Today". In the 1990s he was Chairman of PizzaExpress, which he grew from 12 restaurants to over 250; he also founded the Strada pizzeria chain and owns Giraffe and Patisserie Valerie. He lives in London and is married with three children.
  • AFQNV
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    Stop dreaming and start your own business Employee to Entrepreneur shows you how to seamlessly move from employed to self-employed, how to effectively harness, utilise and exploit the skills and expertise you've already gained in your corporate emploment and use them all to help you start your own business and make the exciting move from employee to entrepreneur. You can turn a career brick wall into an exciting opportunity and start your own business. This book dispels all the myths, dissolves all the obstacles and takes you on a business startup journey that will help you to assess all your options, appraise your ideas, write a great business plan and establish a sensible, functioning and profitable new business using the wealth of knowledge, expertise and insight your employment will have taught you.
  • AMXQM
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    Start your own business, be your own boss and still get change from GBP100. This friendly, step-by-step guide will show you how you can live your small business dreams. Covering everything you need to know about making your idea a reality you'll finally be able to stop dreaming, and start doing - and all for less than GBP100.
  • AUVWP
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    You are about to embark on one of the biggest adventures of your life. It's a daunting prospect, isn't it? An empty desk, no customers, no confirmed money coming in, and no one to gossip with. Welcome to running your own business. Every issue is now yours to wrestle with, and yours alone. But then so is all the satisfaction when things go well, whether that is mental or financial. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running and growing a successful business - including what to do when it's not going exactly as you wish. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pros and cons to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices - it will help you find clear, practical solutions and prove invaluable as you tackle this great adventure.
  • AUVZX
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    Sunday: Get started with realistic goals and a detailed business plan, and do your market research Monday: Learn strategies for building a network of contacts and how to handle meetings Tuesday: Learn how to get the product or service right and increase your margin Wednesday: Choose the most effective ways to communicate with customers and prepare useful marketing materials Thursday: Market yourself and your business and learn how to cut the jargon and describe what you do in 30 seconds Friday: Motivate yourself to work hard and ignore distractions and make a good impression as the face of your business Saturday: Avoid difficulties and problems through using personal planning and business planning tripwires
  • BBIKD
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    Now, this best-selling guide has been completely revised and updated to include solid information on the latest on-line and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, as well as fresh advice and invaluable tips from successful crafters and artists. With Kari Chapin at your side, you can live a more creative life and enjoy a lucrative career at the same time.
  • BDXWU
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    The UK handmade market is currently riding high as our attitudes to shopping and the products we want to buy are changing. With this change comes a new wave of manufacturers - small, local and talented. If you are a producer of handmade products, or you have a craft hobby and are thinking about taking the next step and wondering how to do it, then this book has the answers. In it you will find out: - How to turn your hobby into a small business - Where to sell your products, both on and offline - How to price your products - How to develop a unique and recognisable brand - Where to start with visual merchandising - How to use social media to market your business This book not only takes you through these points in no-nonsense plain English, but also has quirky craft activities to complete along the way. Jam-packed with top hints and tips from real-life crafty small business owners in the know, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to craft their way to success!
  • BFAVY
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    This monograph considers issues that are central to our understanding of self-employment in the UK. The author begins with a review on the evidence of the role of self employment and entrepreneurship in employment creation. The discussion then moves on to consider self-employment as a route for advancement of many groups in society that face disadvantage in the labour market. The author concludes by considering the role of government in this relationship.
  • AGHBL
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    If you're involved with a startup, analytics help you find your way to the right product and market before the money runs out. But with a flood of information available, where do you start? This book shows you what to measure, how to analyze it, and how to report it, whether you're evaluating your business model, testing new features, enticing investors, or reporting progress to advisers. Written by Alistair Croll (founder of Coradiant) and Ben Yoskovitz (co-founder of Year One Labs), Lean Analytics lays out practical, proven steps to take your startup from initial idea to product/market fit and beyond. Examples and case studies show entrepreneurs and intrapreneneurs (entrepreneurs inside larger organizations) how to identify and measure a startup's single most important metric, and how to iterate until you get it right. While the authors primarily cover technology startups, their lessons can be applied far beyond the Web. Even traditional businesses are embracing a lean, learn-first approach, as demonstrated by owners of a San Francisco deli that used a temporary "pop-up" method to optimize their menu and operations before launching a permanent restaurant.
  • AHJCF
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    The international bestseller-now updated for an even bigger, brand-savvy market Self-published in 2005, this step-by-step guide for professionals looking to develop a strong company brand has become an international sensation, selling more than 65,000 copies worldwide and hitting #3 on Japan's business bestseller list. This invaluable guide teaches you the vital principles and skills of personal branding, including how to craft an emotionally resonant branding message, create top-quality branding tools, and attract a constant flow of business. "Montoya's Personal Branding ideas are going to change how business owners and professionals promote themselves."-Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen, coauthors, The One-Minute Millionaire
  • AHJRB
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    A brilliant business needs a brilliant business plan and this is the book to help you write one. It will take you step by step through the process to help you build a business plan quickly and easily and then use it to build your business. This book introduces the basic concepts of business planning, shows you a swift and smart way to prepare a business plan and reveals how to use a business plan to run your business more effectively. This book is ideal if you need a plan to show your bank manager, small investors and employees, or to use as a chart for steering your business. It contains: - Step-by-step instructions on how to build your brilliant business plan from scratch. - A range of model plans for very different businesses to show you brilliant business planning in action. - Advice on what delights banks and investors, as well as what not to do.
  • AHKOD
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    "The reader gains an insightful view of the author's personal journey and the processes involved when setting up a social enterprise. Its distinctive style makes it useful for readers who are looking for a thorough account of setting up a not-for-profit organisation or social enterprise". ("Phoenix", Jan 2012).
  • AJYRQ
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    Praise for Angel Investing: "The world of entrepreneurial startups is where the most exciting and creative action is happening in todays business world, which is why I was a strong supporter of the Jobs Act of 2012. No wonder millions of people are wondering how they can get involved as investors. Theres no better place to start than by reading". (David S. Roses Angel Investing. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senate Finance Committee). "From the best methods for finding and picking tomorrows big winners to proven techniques for adding value to any business you invest in, Angel Investing provides readers with everything they need to know to get started in this fascinating, fun and lucrative business arena". (David Bach, number 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late Finish Rich, Angel Investor). "As an angel investor and a long-time fan of David S. Rose, I was delighted to hear he finally captured his wit and wisdom in the pages of a book. Davids witty stories and angel investing principles as well as his unsurpassed knowledge of his field are teaching me so much more about investing than Ive learned over the years doing it!" (Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul, Shark Tank star, Angel Investor). "This is the most comprehensive and readable guide to angel investing ever written. The chapter on valuation and expectations lays out a clear framework for understanding one of the least well-known pitfalls in the angel world. And its emphasis on creating a win-win relationship with the entrepreneur is at the heart of being a long-term successful angel and continuing to see the best deal flow. I recommend this book to anyone even thinking about making or receiving angel investments. (Howard L. Morgan, Founding Partner, First Round Capital). "Angel Investing is an engaging, easy read, full of real stories and hard numbers, actual cases and a whole lot of good advice. David S. Rose brings tons of real-world knowledge to the subject that makes this required reading for every new angel". (Tim Berry, Author of Business Plan Pro, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor). "Anyone with a checkbook can be an angel investor, but it takes insight to do it well. David S. Rose has written a terrific new book that will help would-be angels make money, rather than lose it. From explaining the value of diversification, to tips on evaluating deals, to offering up plans to attract good deals, Angel Investing will help you move from a money-losing amateur to a money-making professional angel. And if you're an entrepreneur looking for angel money, you should read this book too. It will help you understand what knowledgeable angels are seeking and how they will evaluate you". (Scott Shane, author of Fools Gold? The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America).
  • AMNRI
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    By the end of this book, you will have started your own business. This handy guide will help you to: - Evaluate yourself and your ideas - Assemble your research and your team - Raise the finances you need - Manage and market your business - Make a profit and stay sane! Whilst, other books help you talk the talk, the Teach Yourself Coach books will help you walk the walk. Who are you? * Anyone who wants to start their own business Where will this book take you? * You will have started your own business by the end of the book How does it work? * A combination of practical, tried-and-tested advice, and unique interactive exercises When can you do it? * In your own time and at your own pace What else do you get? * Access to free downloadable resources Why Teach Yourself(R)? * Teach Yourself books are trusted around the world and have helped 60 million people achieve their goals
  • ANLYO
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    What valuable company is nobody building? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there. "Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how". (Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla). "This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world". (Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook). "When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic". (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan).
  • AOPSE
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    'Hits the bull's-eye with every chapter...Very highly recommended.' - The Independent This is a fully updated new edition of the bestselling guide for anyone who is thinking of starting their own business. It covers both the strategic and practical issues in the ideal level of detail for budding entrepreneurs, and is full of insider tips which will help give your business the edge in a tough marketplace.
  • AOPSD
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    Is this the right book for me? Book keeping is neither dull nor mysterious - its rules are logical and straightforward and are readily mastered by practice. Successful Bookkeeping for Small Business is a substantial yet easy to follow introduction to the principles of bookkeeping and the practical skills of recording transactions, posting the ledgers and preparing final accounts. Written by finance and accounting experts from the University of Birmingham this book: - Explains the purpose and use of books of original entry as the basis of the double-entry system. - Describes the processes of recording purchases, sales and cash transactions. - Shows how these records are used to prepare the final accounts, the manufacturing, trading and profit and loss accounts and the balance sheet to provide accurate financial statements. - Explores petty cash, depreciation, partnership, company law, business documents and the effect of changes in IT. Worked examples throughout allow you to put the theory into practice. There is also a wide range of carefully graded questions and exercises with sample answers. In short, it demystifies the art of bookkeeping and gives you the confidence you need to tackle your books. Successful Bookkeeping for Small Business includes: Chapter 1: What is book keeping? Chapter 2: Business documents Chapter 3: The business transaction, purchases and sales Chapter 4: Purchase and sales transactions and ledger accounts Chapter 5: Cash transactions Chapter 6: The bank reconciliation Chapter 7: Petty cash Chapter 8: The (general) journal Chapter 9: Writing up the books Chapter 10: The trial balance Chapter 11: What is profit or loss? Chapter 12: The revenue account: the trading, profit and loss and appropriation accounts Chapter 13: The balance sheet Chapter 14: Adjustments in the final accounts Chapter 15: Depreciation Chapter 16: Clubs, societies and charities book keeping Chapter 17: Information technology and book keeping Chapter 18: Partnerships Chapter 19: Limited companies Chapter 20: The analysis and interpretations of accounts Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of bookkeeping. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
  • AQSLM
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    Family firms are to be found in every sector of commercial activity. Commitment, family values and pride in the business are typically their special strengths, yet they also face major challenges in reconciling the needs of the business with those of the family. Drawing on the author's extensive experience of working with and advising some of the world's most successful business families, this new and updated edition of Family Enterprises: The Essentials explains the pitfalls, tensions and competing demands that destroy too many family businesses. These problems can be avoided, and Peter Leach reveals the techniques and strategies needed to do so. Running a successful family business is always a huge challenge, but this book offers real insight and guidance on how to keep both business and family united and buoyant.
  • AWNZE
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    How would you like to succeed in business and master investment by profiting in untapped areas that the masses know nothing about? Uncommon Sense guides you to unique, little-known and commonly misunderstood strategies that generate lasting revenue and sustained results by going against the tide. In this book you'll discover: - How to asses real value, understand the hidden motives of the media and see through hype. - Real business investing models such as hybriding and super-specialisation which will enable you to invest securely and profitably. - Understand the popular misonceptions, schemes, traps and truths which part you from your money - and learn how to defend yourself against them and secure lasting wealth. Essential reading for investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, Uncommon Sense provides a balanced, insightful and inspiring toolkit for making smart decisions in investing and business.
  • BTJOD
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    Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. With this practical, hands-on book, you'll learn how to do it faster and smarter using Lean UX techniques. UX expert Laura Klein shows you what it takes to gather valuable input from customers, build something they'll truly love, and reduce the time it takes to get your product to market. No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you're an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying, and designing an intuitive, easy-to-use product. Determine whether people will buy your product before you build it Listen to your customers throughout the product's lifecycle Understand why you should design a test before you design a product Get nine tools that are critical to designing your product Discern the difference between necessary features and nice-to-haves Learn how a Minimum Viable Product affects your UX decisions Use A/B testing in conjunction with good UX practices Speed up your product development process without sacrificing quality