The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide, 3rd Edition by Douglas GrayThe Complete Canadian Small Business Guide, 3rd Edition by Douglas Gray

The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide, 3rd Edition

byDouglas Gray, Diana Gray

Hardcover | May 15, 2000

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Every small business owner or manager faces a multitude of questions each day. The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide, a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide, has been the "must have" answer book for thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs since first published in 1988. Now in its third, fully revised edition, you will find every topic updated to reflect changes in technology, in the law, in resources and in the common practices of today's small businesses. You will also find two new chapters covering doing business on the Internet and managing your insurance needs.

Douglas Gray and Diana Gray provide a complete reference for every question - from the day you open your doors to when you make the decision to sell, and all the challenges you may face in between. They also offer street smart tips that can give your small business a competitive advantage.

They answer all your questions about starting, operating and expanding your business, including:
-How do I use the Internet to enhance my business? Do I need a web site? Should I sell online?
-Should I buy a business, a franchise or start from scratch?
-How do I hire the best employees - and keep them?
-How do I maximize the value of my lawyer, accountant, banker and insurance broker?
-Where do I get financing, how much do I need and how do I pay it back?
-How do I get credit from my suppliers and when should I extend it to my customers?

The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide is your first-stop reference when problems arise or key business decisions must be made. You will refer to it often.

Douglas Gray, LL B, is Canada's foremost authority on small business. Formerly a practicing lawyer, he is the author of 17 bestselling business and personal finance books.

Diana Gray is an experienced business owner and consultant. Her company provides centralized business services to small and medium-sized companies as well as home-based businesses.

Doug and Diana live in Vancouver.

Doug Gray is Canada’s foremost authority on small business. He has given seminars to more than 250,000 people and is frequently interviewed as an expert on entrepreneurship. A retired lawyer, he is the founder of the Canadian Enterprise Institute Inc. Diana Gray is an experienced business owner. Her companies provide centralized se...
Title:The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide, 3rd EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:628 pages, 9.2 × 6.3 × 1.75 inPublished:May 15, 2000

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0070864950

ISBN - 13:9780070864955


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Useful A very practical and complete guide for running a profitable small business. There is a lot in this book you need to know if you are just starting your business and more you will find very useful in running your business, hiring staff, doing your bookkeeping, marketing, everything you might need to know. I found it very helpful throughout my years in business (it's now in its 4th edition) and still refer to it when I have a question. I recommend this book to everyone in business.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and practical This book is comprehensive and practical. The authors are very experienced and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book really is the definitive guide for small business This book really is the definitive guide for small business owners. It will answer almost any question you have and a number of questions you didn't even know you should ask. It covers everything you need to know from starting and financing your business to accounting, taxes, legal aspects, employees, time management and much more. It has many helpful samples and checklists. I wish I had this book when I started my first business. I wouldn't be without it now. If you only buy one book to help you run your small business, this is the one you need.
Date published: 2016-04-29

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There are many obstacles to overcome before your small business becomes a success. Douglas A. Gray and Diana L. Gray give entrepreneurs help and advice in The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide. It examines the impact of technology on small business, tax planning, human resources, employment law, bankruptcy, protecting ideas and advertising. This revised and updated third edition will give entrepreneurs the confidence needed to make the right decisions and watch their business grow.