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The Small Business Bible, Second Edition Audiobook

The Small Business Bible, Second Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business

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Publisher's Summary

For a comprehensive, easy-to-read, A-to-Z library of everything a small business owner would need to know about starting and succeeding in business, consult The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business, 2nd Edition.

Discover candid advice, effective techniques, insider information, and success secrets that will boost you confidence. This updated editions is even more accessible, with easy-to-follow information from starting, running, and growing a business to new chapters on green business practices, technology tips, and marketing tools.

©2005 Steven D. Strauss; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

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    Ken Tucson, AZ USA 08-27-11
    Ken Tucson, AZ USA 08-27-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Packed with information"

    This was a good listen. It was packed with information to fertilize ideas about starting a new business, or making a small business better. There was so much detail, I decided to buy the book because it seemed more suited to reference than a casual listen. The narrator read the lists and tables in painful detail. I would have preferred a separate attachment for reference. You may find as I did that the written book is a necessary companion to the audio book.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Smith 12-22-15
    Sara Smith 12-22-15
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    "For Someone with No Experience"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No it was not time or money well spent for me. This book is extremely basic. I am talking high school level explanations for each baby step detailed on why you should or should not start a business. Would you like to hear the narrator ask the same questions to you throughout the book? Not profound questions, just wimpy questions like "Are you a motivated self starter?" "Is your family prepared for you to take on this responsibility?" "Do you like to work hard?"


    Would you be willing to try another book from Steven D. Strauss? Why or why not?

    No I was not a fan of his elementary explanations that can be found by doing a simple internet search.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Where is the substance? I have only been in business 4 years as an entrepreneur so I thought I had lots to learn. Well I still think I have lots to learn because I didn't learn very much at all from this entire audiobook, which seemed long. The best information I received was some websites to go to for more detailed information.


    Was The Small Business Bible, Second Edition worth the listening time?

    No I wish I had not purchase it. This book is designed for someone who is not already in business. Someone with no idea on where to start or what to consider when starting a business.


    Any additional comments?

    Do you consider yourself someone with no direction in life and has no idea who they are or what their strengths/weaknesses are? You don't know where to turn for resources or help? Then you may find this book helpful. If you are already on a strong willed path to success you can skip this book and go to one with more complex material and strategies.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ashafa Balarabe Tahir Abuja, FCT Nigeria 04-23-15
    Ashafa Balarabe Tahir Abuja, FCT Nigeria 04-23-15
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    "I love this book!"

    This book is written in simple language, it's simple to follow the narratives and you will learn so much regarding starting your own business with practical simple lessons and illustrations'.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    khalil 11-04-16
    khalil 11-04-16
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    "ups & downs will come until the end"

    i guess this book is more for those who are starting medium level business not the small businesses , however there are few tips for small basic tips but those you will need when you reach the medium level, there are dome potential advice , tops and tricks , voice is sober but i got bored after couple hours. this is very good book for people starting from100k-500k ,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raymond Anderson ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA, US 05-15-16
    Raymond Anderson ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA, US 05-15-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent Book! A must have
    Perfectly explained
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    Told in a common Joe's way of understanding learned both what I knew,questions I had,Thing's I never considered and with explained answers and places to get help.
    Thank You!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Miyaki 04-08-16
    Joe Miyaki 04-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "decent just a little out dated"

    Amazon.com says review is optional but a dialog box says 20 words are required. Amazon gets 1 star for usability.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Nigel
    milton keynes, United Kingdom
    10/24/15
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    "Some good advice."

    Better for USA than UK. But a lot of good advice for any one starting any small businesses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mudar Bahri
    United States, California
    1/15/12
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    "Good for knowing few about many"

    This book is good for knowing many things about succeeding in small and mid-sized business. It does not tell many specifics but it opens your eyes on many things that might be needed to support your business. Additionally, this book contains many ideas that are new to some countries so reading it (or listening) will open your mind to great amount of new ideas that can be your small business itself such as being a virtual assistant to somebody, or renting space for very short periods, etc.

    It is an excellent choice if you want to start thinking about what to do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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