Complete Canadian Small Business Guide 4/E by Douglas GrayComplete Canadian Small Business Guide 4/E by Douglas Gray

Complete Canadian Small Business Guide 4/E

byDouglas Gray

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

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The Definitive Guide to Owning and Running a Successful Small Business

The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide has been the go-to book for thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs ever since it was first published in 1988. Now in its fourth edition, this essential guide updates you on everything you need to know to understand, manage, and take advantage of the latest changes in technology, law, resources, and best practices of today's small businesses.

Renowned experts in their field, Douglas Gray and Diana Gray provide a complete reference for every question you have and offer street-smart tips that will give your small business a competitive advantage.

The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide, Fourth Edition, answers all your questions about starting, operating, and expanding your business, including:

  • Should I buy a business, a franchise, or start from scratch?
    • 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?
        • How do I maximize the value of my lawyer, accountant, banker, and insurance broker?
          • How do I use Internet marketing, SEO and social media to enhance my business?
            • How do I hire the best employees-and keep them?

              Easy-to-read and fully up-to-date, The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide provides the information you need in virtually any situation.

              Douglas Gray, LLB, is Canada's foremost authority on small business. Formerly a practicing lawyer, he is the author of 25 bestselling business and personal finance books. He lives in Vancouver, B.C. Visit

              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.

Title:Complete Canadian Small Business Guide 4/EFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 6.3 × 1.4 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071784713

ISBN - 13:9780071784719


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

Table of Contents

Table of contents:

CHAPTER 1 ■ Starting a Small Business
CHAPTER 2 ■ Business Planning
CHAPTER 3 ■ Understanding Financial Statements
CHAPTER 4 ■ Selecting Professional Advisors
CHAPTER 5 ■ Legal Considerations
CHAPTER 6 ■ Tax Considerations
CHAPTER 7 ■ Buying a Business
CHAPTER 8 ■ Buying a Franchise
CHAPTER 9 ■ Location and Leases
CHAPTER 10 ■ Raising Financing
CHAPTER 11 ■ Personnel
CHAPTER 12 ■ Business Communication Equipment
CHAPTER 13 ■ Marketing
CHAPTER 14 ■ Export/Import
CHAPTER 15 ■ Credit and Collection
CHAPTER 16 ■ Understanding the Litigation Process
CHAPTER 17 ■ Insolvency, Bankruptcy, and Receivership
CHAPTER 18 ■ Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Industrial Design
CHAPTER 19 ■ Using the Internet for Business Success
CHAPTER 20 ■ Insuring Your Business’s Future
CHAPTER 21 ■ Time and Stress Management
CONCLUSION ■ Samples, Checklists and Other Resources