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Start Your Own Business: The Only Book You'll Ever Need

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This fifth edition of a popular bestseller includes a new section on online and social media, eight significantly expanded and revised chapters, new business resources, and updated tip boxes.
Paperback, 780 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Entrepreneur Press (first published August 31st 2010)
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Joseph Moskie
Jan 15, 2013 Joseph Moskie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I skipped a few sections of this book, specifically ones that focused on things such as inventory management, or working with industrial suppliers and manufacturers, because those sort of things weren't relevant to the business I intend to start.

The rest of the book is well written and insightful. The margins are littered with inspirational quotes from historical entrepreneurs, which pushed me to read the book even faster. All of the lessons were well crafted. The "callout boxes" to very specifi
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Hashim Al-Zain
Apr 02, 2011 Hashim Al-Zain rated it it was amazing
Very good read that will expose the reader to things that are easily overlooked in the process of establishing a new business or even a growing one for that matter.
Regina Foo (Queen of Bibliophile)
Jun 13, 2013 Regina Foo (Queen of Bibliophile) rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
Very comprehensive for new entrepreneur who wish to start their own business.
Jennifer Burke
Apr 11, 2012 Jennifer Burke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
A reference book to return to over and over during the process of starting your business, or thinking of starting one. Good, basic, solid and covers nearly all you need to know of the general aspects of start-up, from experts at start-ups and business writing.

I read, and re-read, this book over the course of 10 months of start-up work for my own business. And I might go back and pick a few nuggets out again as I need them. Since I got a steal of a deal on this as a Kindle book, it's been a must
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Utomo Prawiro
Mar 02, 2016 Utomo Prawiro rated it really liked it
Good books for beginner.
I hope The Publisher releasing another book for next level.
To grow the business and make it Success and Big.
It has more content about management, leadership, marketing and others

so I suggest at least release 2 books :
1. Start Your Own Business Book: about preparation and setting up a business.
2. Grow your Business: about making the business grow bigger and success.
Jia Le Toh
Feb 07, 2016 Jia Le Toh rated it liked it
There's too much fluff in this book. There's so much stuff that's common sense:
-Talk to your family about starting your business.
-Make sure the business you're buying is legal.
The only startup book you'll ever need? Nah
Ahmed Abdeldayem
Jun 02, 2015 Ahmed Abdeldayem rated it it was amazing
Very interesting detailed book mentioning every step you might think about in starting up a new business. Thanks a million.
Mike
Jan 21, 2012 Mike rated it liked it
Pretty boring read, but covers a lot of good ground, and I guess it's as riveting as you can expect from a book designed to explain how to launch a production company (or business in general).
Christina Hanchett
Jul 16, 2011 Christina Hanchett rated it it was amazing
This book walked me through Steps A to Z in creating my business. Business classes or other resources are not needed. This book is the Bible of Entrepreneurship.
Erik Similkier
Nov 30, 2011 Erik Similkier rated it it was amazing
Covers every single aspect you'll face from start up all the way down to an exit strategy, this book walks you through it all! I read the entire thing cover to cover while on deployment.
Thomas
Mar 08, 2012 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book on starting a business. Very thorough. It provides a lot of information without boring you and making you want to put it down.
Amanda
Oct 01, 2012 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Lacked the specificity I was seeking.
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