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Small Business Resources - Recommended Reading

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Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business Nolo Press offers the Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business. It covers numerous topics including taxes, liability, and contracts. It will help you decide, for example, between forming a sole proprietorship or a Limited Liability Company (LLC).

 

Business Model Generation

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers is a handbook for entrepreneurs who prefer a visual right-brain approach to creating a business plan. Developed by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book uses a colorful layout to show you step-by-step how to create a business plan "dashboard" with all the well-researched summary information you need at a glance.

 

Business Plan in a DayBusiness Plan in a Day is a very thorough yet user-friendly guide to create a formal business plan by Rhonda Abrams, a top-selling small business author and columnist. Her business plan template is a great one to use if you'll be seeking funding, or simply want to learn how to prepare detailed financial statements for your business.

 

One Page Business Plan for the Creative EntrepreneurDevelop a simple business plan-at-a-glance with an easy step-by-step brainstorming process using one of the following One Page Business Plan workbooks by Jim Horan:

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It is a bestseller which clearly explains common pitfalls facing all entrepreneurs, and key ingredients for a successful business development process.


(See also Nonprofit Business Recommended Reading.)