The Elements of Small Business: A Lay Person's Guide to the Financial Terms, Marketing Concepts and Legal Forms that Every Entrepreneur Needs

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Silver Lake Publishing, 2005 - 368 psl.
Most entrepreneurs already know their businesses well and have common sense--what they need are fundamental, practical tools for creating successful systems within the business. This books shows them how.

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Welcome Bienvenue Shalom
7
Economics 101
19
Business Formation
27
Partnership Agreements
57
Franchises
67
Capital Formation
89
SOME MATERIAL MAY BE AFFECTED BY CHANGES IN LAWS
98
Business Plans
103
Computers and ECommerce
203
Employees and Contractors
223
Lawsuits and Lawyers
245
Miscellaneous Issues
267
Retirement Planning
277
Marriage and Divorce
285
Nonprofit Organizations
295
Exit Strategies
317

Marketing
119
Leases Landlords and You
141
Insurance
165
Business Equipment
179
Accounting and Taxes
187
Parting Glances
339
Appendix
341
Index
345
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