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Nolo's Crash Course in Small Business Basics Audiobook

Nolo's Crash Course in Small Business Basics: How to Run a Business from Opening Day to Tax Day!

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Publisher's Summary

Nolo's Crash Course in Small Business Basics gives you the information you need to get a business launched quickly and running smoothly. From effective marketing and advertising, to the nitty-gritty of business finance, to practical matters that affect the daily bottom line, this series covers all of the essentials.

Learn how to choose the right business structure; manage money and cash flow; adopt and apply basic accounting principles; get yourself - and others - paid; raise money; protect personal assets; select an insurance plan; develop an online business presence; facilitate shipping and returns; hire employees; obtain licenses and permits; understand contracts; pay taxes, and take the tax deductions you're entitled to take. Includes eGuide with resources.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2008 Nolo; (P)2009 Nolo

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    Marcus 06-03-12
    Marcus 06-03-12
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    ""Crash course" is accurate... this one is dense"

    Very useful tactical information for forming and operating a startup business. I normally listen to most books at 2-3x speed, but since there is so much info in this one I couldn't quite absorb it all at the highest speed. Granted, it doesn't cover everything that you need to know, but it went deeper than I expected in several areas, and it contained a lot of useful info (mostly in the finance/tax sections) that I didn't run across yet in other startup books. The only annoying thing about this audio book is the audio production. They added different sound effects, and a second "narrator" to introduce sections or pose setup questions. The primary narrator (who is one of the authors) did a very good job, and these added embellishments felt out of place and amateurish. Hence the 3-star rating for the "performance".

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Ron's IDLIFE Texas 06-01-16
    Ron's IDLIFE Texas 06-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good basic information"

    lots of information for a beginner I would recommend this book to anyone starting a business especially a normal basic startup

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    Steve A. 01-01-16
    Steve A. 01-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Already dated"
    What would have made Nolo's Crash Course in Small Business Basics better?

    Unfortunately the content has become dated already. While the concepts hold true, the means and method recommended are suffering from the advancements in the Internet.


    What could Richard Stim and Lisa Guerin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Think about making it timeless instead of timely. A bit too much PR for othe NOLO products.


    What didn’t you like about Richard Stim’s performance?

    Performance was fine.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Content was fair but not really unique. It did a fair job of putting many concepts together into one compact recording.


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    MirandaClassics 07-14-15
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    "Fantastic tax section. Practical and detailed."

    fantastic tax section. practical and detailed. amusing delivery and lots of real life examples. the tax advice is detailed regarding the rules and keeping log books and how to decide for example whether or not to depreciate.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Clifton Hayes 07-13-15
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    "awsome"

    this book has helped me tremendously. I would recommend it to anyone trying to open a business

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 11-15-15
    Michael 11-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read!"

    Great for the entrepreneur who's about to take on a new venture. Give it a shot!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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