Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies

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Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies

by Margaret Kerr

Wiley | March 15, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies is the bestselling Canadian guide to starting and running a successful small business. This guide covers every aspect of starting, building, staffing, and running a small business, offering information for entrepreneurs starting from scratch, people buying a business, or new franchise owners. With updated information about the HST and its impact on small businesses, insight into how small business can take advantage of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and new resources, including information about new sources of government funding for small businesses, this book is an essential guide to small business success.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 9.13 × 7.28 × 0.94 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470936525

ISBN - 13: 9780470936528

Found in: Small Business

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Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies

by Margaret Kerr

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 9.13 × 7.28 × 0.94 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470936525

ISBN - 13: 9780470936528

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Small Business Essentials.

Chapter 1: Do You Have the Right Stuff?

Chapter 2: Seeking Out Helpful Business Information.

Chapter 3: What’s the Big Idea? Intellectual Property and You.

Chapter 4: Choosing a Product.

Part II: Getting Started.

Chapter 5: Custom-made Business — Or Off-the-Shelf?

Chapter 6: Ownership Issues.

Chapter 7: Getting Your Gear Together.

Chapter 8: Your Business Coordinates.

Chapter 9: Figuring Out Finances.

Chapter 10: Writing a Business Plan that Gets You Money.

Chapter 11: Making a Marketing Buzz.

Part III: Operating Your Small Business.

Chapter 12: Managing Risk.

Chapter 13: Working with Customers and Clients.

Chapter 14: Dealing with Suppliers and Advisors.

Chapter 15: Beam Up the Crew.

Chapter 16: Tax At tacks!

Chapter 17: Close Encounters with Accounting.

Part IV: What Does the Future Hold?

Chapter 18: Anticipating Problems.

Chapter 19: Get ting Bigger.

Chapter 20: Closing Up Shop.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Questions Every Prospective Small Business Owner Should Ask.

Chapter 22: Ten Key Documents for a Small Business.

Chapter 23: Ten Internet Resources You May Find Useful.

Appendix: About the CD.

Index.

From the Publisher

Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies is the bestselling Canadian guide to starting and running a successful small business. This guide covers every aspect of starting, building, staffing, and running a small business, offering information for entrepreneurs starting from scratch, people buying a business, or new franchise owners. With updated information about the HST and its impact on small businesses, insight into how small business can take advantage of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and new resources, including information about new sources of government funding for small businesses, this book is an essential guide to small business success.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

From the Jacket

Your complete guide to small business success in Canada

If you have an idea for a small business and need some straightforward advice on how to turn your dream into reality, this friendly guide is for you. Expert authors Margaret Kerr and JoAnn Kurtz cover every aspect of starting, building, staffing, and running your own show, whether you''re starting from the ground up or buying a franchise. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of a Canadian bestseller paves the way to small business success.

  • Get started — choose between a franchise or a new business, secure the legal rights to your ideas, and select the ownership structure that works for you

  • Figure out your finances — determine how much capital you require, find the financing you need, and tackle bookkeeping basics

  • Attract and retain customers — investigate your target market, discover proven ways to market your business, and ensure that you protect your customers'' privacy

  • Manage risk — explore how you can minimize risk, choose the insurance policy that will protect you, and know how to handle closing your business

  • Expand your operation — find more business, hire and retain reliable employees, and manage a growing organization

    The value-packed CD includes:

    Sample surveys, contracts, disclaimers, and other useful documents

    Start-up expense, projected cash flow, and personal balance worksheets

    Software to help you create documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, Web sites, e-mail distribution lists, and newsletters

    Open the book and find:

    • Helpful Canadian resources

    • How to secure your intellectual property

    • If you should incorporate your business

    • Tips for writing a winning business plan

    • How to establish an online presence through your own Web site and via social media

    • Office gear you can''t be without

    • How to find and choose suppliers

    • The scoop on staying in the taxman''s good books

      Learn to:

      • Determine your start-up costs and get the capital you need

      • Market your business through traditional and social media

      • Handle contracts, payroll, and taxes

        Simplify operations with the forms, contracts, and software included on CD-ROM

About the Author

Margaret Kerr and JoAnn Kurtz are lawyers and entrepreneurs. They are also the authors of Wills & Estate Planning For Canadians For Dummies.
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