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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
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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Jennifer Burke
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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Mike
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).
Erik Similkier
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.
Christina Hanchett
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.
Hashim Al-Zain
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.
Thomas
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.
Book Lovers (Regina Foo)
Very comprehensive for new entrepreneur who wish to start their own business.
Amanda
Lacked the specificity I was seeking.
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