Are you considering to start your own business? Do you have the desire to make your own decisions, take risks and reap the rewards of your efforts? These titles from our digital collections can help you decide if owning your own business is right for you.
Smart, realistic, and powerful advice to help any small business reach its full potential Packed with inspirational and practical advice, this guide will help every business owner build the business of their dreams. Andrew Griffiths welcomes the "age of the entrepreneur," the most exciting time for business owners, ever. In his down-to-earth, street smart style, he identifies new opportunities for smaller business operators to grow their business fast. He also shows how an entrepreneurial attitude can improve every aspect of a business, from customer relations to promotion to backroom accounts. With more people than ever before starting new businesses, competition is increasing at unprecedented rates. Everyone is looking for a silver bullet to give them a competitive edge—this book is it.
Small business owners are frequently faced with challenging pricing dilemmas. Should you give Bob a better deal than Joe? Should you jack up your prices in one big jump, or frequently in smaller increments? If you raise prices by $1.00, will you make more money, or will you lose money because customers will go elsewhere? Pricing can make or break a small business.
Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With no funding and a $40 budget, Daymond had to come up with out-of-the box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon. But it might not have happened if he hadn't started out broke - with nothing but a heart full of hope and a ferocious drive to succeed by any means possible.
Finding and keeping good employees is crucial to the success of every business, but it's not easy. This book will show small-business owners how to develop a human resources plan tailored to their needs. From hiring and orientation to developing company policies and negotiating employment contracts, this book covers the essentials of employee management. Like all the books in the 101 for Small Business series, each topic in the book is explained in simple language and is illustrated with real-world examples, checklists, and forms. Whether a business has 1 or 100 employees, the third edition of Employee Management for Small Business provides the tools and knowledge required to take an active and positive approach to maintaining an effective human resources plan.