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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.

©2008 Nolo; (P)2009 Nolo

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very basic

uggggh has very little appealing content it is very basic to say the least blah

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buy it!

great place to start for a newbie. clear narration easy to follow. I will definitely read it again.

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  • BlueJJ
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  • 07-10-16

All In One - Basic Running Small Biz with Tools

This audible book really helps to get a firm startup and run your small business.

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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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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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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.

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awsome

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

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Must read!

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

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