How to Start a Business: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Small Business from Business Plan to Scaling Up + LLC

Narrated by: Michael Reaves
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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If you're thinking about starting your own business, then pay attention....

Two comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • How to Start a Business: Step-by-Step Start from Business Idea and Business Plan to Having Your Own Small Business, Including Home-Based Business Tips, Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Marketing and More
  • LLC: The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Limited Liability Company, and How to Deal with LLC Accounting and LLC Taxes

Are you excited to start a business? Do you have an idea or are just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise?

If so, then congratulations! Starting a business can be a remarkable journey that can change your life for the better. But before you start, remember the following: You don't know what you don't know. And what you don't know can be a huge roadblock in business. 

You see, most people who start a business make the same mistakes - with both their planning and execution. You may even make costly yet avoidable errors that cause you to lose huge amounts of money.

But now, you can stay informed with insider tips, usually only known to successful businesspeople, that will guide you and help you to avoid pitfalls.

Part one of this audiobook includes:

  • A step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of launching your business from start to finish
  • Valuable insights into funding
  • Proven business administration tips so you can avoid getting into trouble
  • A simple guide to scaling your business
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics that are discussed in part two of this audiobook are:

  • LLCs explained, pros, cons
  • Steps to starting an LLC
  • LLC state-specific guidelines
  • LLC hiring tips
  • And much more

So, what are you waiting for? Start your learning now by downloading this magnificent audiobook.

©2018 Greg Shields (P)2018 Greg Shields

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new business

just starting our new business! great help for us who are totally clueless. will listen over and over!!

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This is not a lecture from a business professor.

This is a how to of practical, immediately usable knowledge from someone who's gotten it done. Intertwined with entertaining personal stories that are bound to amuse and add insight. Not one to sugarcoat, Shields shares the ups and downs, the professional challenges, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! I most thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it highly to anyone who has started or who is contemplating starting their own business.

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Good basics with some useful details for product-type businesses

I’ve been listening to a lot of books on starting a business. This goes over the basics of a product-based business with good details on legal business formats & types of accounting.
LLC vs. PLLC vs LLCP vs Corporations vs Sole Proprietorship.
The narrator reminded me of someone who reads bedtime stories. It was very matter of fact with boring inflection. Still worth listening to though.

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Want to start a successful business, read it.

"How to Start a Business" is a business book written from the grounded perspective of someone who has been there and done that. Such a simple, yet powerful message to anyone who currently runs their own business; seeks to stand out in a larger corporation; or has an idea and a dream to start from scratch ...... this book written by Greg Shields is the perfect read and provides the perfect road map. Unlike many business books filled with theories, complex algorithms, or trendy catch phrases, "How to Start a Business" is written on simple terms that anyone can understand and follow.

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Teaches how to make money.

I have read many other books of this sort, The Purpose is Profit is unique because it is more than the usually "how-to" instruction manuals. Instead of strictly stating lessons, the authors do a wonderful job of framing all lessons in the context of personal stories. This is extremely beneficial as it allows the reader to relate their own circumstances to the stories and learn in a way that is geared towards their specific situation.

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It is a guide on starting your own company.

The book is somewhat of an entrepreneurial autobiography for the author himself, Mr. Greg Shields . Through his trial and tribulations he speaks from mostly personal experience when he purveys his ideas on the entrepreneurial journey. In this case, his journey and subjective experiences are immensely important. A prospective reader should note what kind of company he started and that advice coming from the purview of a B2C entrepreneur would likely be different in many aspects.

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It was a good read.

It was a good read and I know for sure I need to dig deeper and get some more practical examples to be able to understand the subject very well.

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Must read for aspiring entrepreneurs!

Loved this book, direct and informative, Both a great read and a great reference tool for anyone considering starting a business. Everyone I recommend to loves as well!

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This is absolutely the best one.

The author causes me to make a few pieces of information studies effectively profoundly. This is absolutely the best one and top helpful in starting a new business.

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Informative and excellent.

This is so great audible, and I do love how it was described. Too easy, however, it gives us a great understanding on how to start a new business from Business Plan to Scaling Up + LLC.

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  • Carol Spencer
  • 11-03-19

Super detailed and very practical.

In this audible, the author, Includes everything you need to know to become a well-known businessman. It shows you how to put it into action and start making money from your business.

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  • JulianRobinson
  • 11-03-19

Everything you need to know

A very detailed and very practical book on How to Start a Business from Business Plan to Scaling Up + LLC. No-nonsense advice for starting a modern business.

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  • Ezequiel Wagner
  • 11-03-19

Evade traps of starting your business.

A solid start up guide and Business Plan for entrepreneurs planning to start a business.

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  • CornellFuller
  • 11-03-19

I highly recommend this book.

The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Small Business is very detailed and straight to the point. It's great for managers, business owners, start-up companies, etc.

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  • MorrisWyatt
  • 11-03-19

Turned out to be wit the listen to.

At the moment it is the best business book I have ever seen! Natural features. Natural language and it is innovative.
Top in 2019 audible.

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  • GilWallace
  • 11-03-19

Thanks to the contribution of this book.

This has a lovely business plan template for an entrepreneurship course.
The way the book is organized helps in planning a new venture.

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  • ColetteCastaneda
  • 11-03-19

Book talks about all the necessary information.

This is a book the author did not rush. It covers the critical information anyone starting a business would be interested in. There are some useful templates associated with the book as well.

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  • LyndaHubbard
  • 10-27-19

Yep good book full Of information

Just get it today already listening to it, love this book it has extremely live person situations that help you understand starting a business.

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  • JulianDoyle
  • 10-27-19

Highly recommend this guide.

This is a great book, a lot of useful information!
Excellent book for up and coming entrepreneurs and people generally interested in business.

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  • AnnieArroyo
  • 10-27-19

Will get started with the book now.

It is very helpful, breaks everything down into a mess of steps that help build your business plan o Scaling Up + LLC.