With millions of people launching their businesses each year, entrepreneurs & small business owners are making a greater impact than ever before on the economy and are finally gaining the recognition they deserve. But many people struggle to get started, waste time reinventing the wheel as they launch their businesses, or need inspiration to help push them to the next level.
As a best-selling author and syndicated columnist on small business matters, Rhonda Abrams, CEO of PlanningShop, has written the book on entrepreneurship to address all of these issues— Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach.
Whether readers dream of launching their own ventures, are new entrepreneurs, or have been in business for years, Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach provides everything they need to know to start and run a successful business—from idea formation and feasibility analysis, to launching the venture, growing the business, and even making a successful exit.
The hands-on approach of the second-edition of this jam-packed guide helps entrepreneurs think through their businesses and take steps immediately to help move their vision from dream to reality. It features dozens of worksheets and checklists to kick start the process and includes inspiring real-world cases in each chapter to show how real entrepreneurs, out in the trenches, have overcome common obstacles. And critical thinking exercises recap each chapter’s core objectives.
NEW IN THIS EDITION: crowd funding and new ways to raise money; disruptive industries; minimal viable product, lean start-up, and innovation; expanded ethics and social responsibility; updated real-world cases; revised critical thinking exercises
Written for anyone who needs to develop a business plan as soon as possible, Business Plan In A Day 3rd ed.[/i] breaks down the sometimes-intimidating process of business planning into easy-to-follow, manageable steps. By filling out the worksheets and checklists, using the timesaving tools, and following the expert advice in Business Plan In A Day 3rd ed.[/i], business owners examine each and every aspect of their businesses, develop a well-constructed and efficient plan, and move their companies forward.
If you want to grow your business, you need help. Hire Your First Employee: The entrepreneur’s guide to finding, choosing and leading great people guides you step by step through everything you need to make the decision to hire, find the right people and lead & manage your team.It’s all here—the hard facts like taxes and laws and the inspiring guidance that helps make you, your employees and your business successful. Whether you’re just launching your company or have been in business for years, if it’s time to hire, you’ll want this book to guide your growth.  Whether you’re making your first hire, need to hire several employees for a new business, or already have employees, Hire Your First Employee: The entrepreneur’s guide to finding, choosing and leading great people includes all the nitty-gritty details about employment laws and taxes, figuring out how much to pay, conducting interviews and background checks, developing benefits and personnel policies, becoming a leader and manager and much more!
Hiring a business consultant can be prohibitively expensive and lead to unpredictable results. A better investment is The Owner's Manual for Small Business. Best-selling business author and syndicated columnist Rhonda Abrams shares her proven money-making, customer-pleasing, employee-motivating, competition-defeating tips and tricks that business owners can immediately put into practice. The book contains information, research, and advice on everything from starting a business to low-cost marketing techniques, with individual chapters such as 11 Secrets to Staying in Business, A Field Guide to Difficult Customers, Developing Your Strategic Position, Getting the Most from Employees, and much more. With The Owner’s Manual for Small Business , Rhonda Abrams offers a single must-have reference for those who already have a small business or anyone dreaming of starting one. From the Publisher Your car came with one. Your DVD player came with one. Even your toaster came with one. But the single most costly, complicated thing you own—your business—came with nothing more than a stack of business cards and a dream. Now, Rhonda Abrams has developed The Owner's Manual for Small Business. Packed with information, research, and advice on everything from low-cost marketing techniques to growing your business to handling paperwork.
Want to start your own business, but aren't sure which one to start? Want to find a business that's right for you—for your interests, skills, and goals—that will also be successful?America's foremost small-business advice guru Rhonda Abrams offers readers seven steps to identifying the right business for them, from determining their entrepreneurial type with the E-Type™ test, to exploring a wide range of business options, including 23 in-depth analyses and a listing of 450 hand-picked businesses ideal for new entrepreneurs. This book is packed with worksheets, resources, and insights from the author's rich experience in this field. Abrams's engaging, upbeat style offers inspiration as well as a step-by-step plan to help would-be entrepreneurs find the business of their dreams. From the Publisher Millions of people dream about owning their own business—most never do. This book helps you become one of the fortunate ones who succeeds! Highlights if this book include:·         Listing of 463 hand-picked businesses ideal for new entrepreneurs·         In-depth info on which businesses make money·         Helps you define your aspirations, expectations, and financial goals for your new business·         Learn how others have been successful, part-time or full-time·         Comprehensive descriptions of E-Types and the best businesses for each·         Learn the secrets to increasing your chance of success·         Identify your niche and learn how it will make you more money·         With a Foreword by Scott Cook, founder of Intuit, makers of Quickbooks!
Written for anyone who has an idea for a business, but doesn’t know how to go about starting it, Six-Week Start-Up 3rd Ed. takes readers from idea to “open-for-business.” This unique book provides in-depth coverage on business concept clarification, goal definition, money matters, market research, sales, marketing, government requirements, hiring employees, and more. Designed to keep readers on track, Six-Week Start-Up 3rd Ed. includes week-by-week checklists, worksheets to sort through important issues and decisions, “Questions to Ask,” “Red-Tape Alerts,” resources, and expert advice from Rhonda Abrams, America’s most read small business columnist.