1 — The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide [Hardcover]
2 — Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Businesses [Paperback]
Donna R. Childs
“An essential handbook for anyone who owns, or plans to start, a small business, Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best helps you move from paralysis to preparedness. It’s a logical, understandable approach to protecting the business you worked so hard to build.”
—Lauren Simonds, Managing Editor, SmallBusinessComputing.com
3 — The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Negotiating [Paperback]
Not confident with your negotiating skills? This book will cure you! A must-have for any small business owner, The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Negotiating is full of helpful tips and strategies for getting what you want without alienating your clients and suppliers. You will learn to analyze your wants, needs, advantages, and disadvantages going in, maintain your resolve, and see the negotiation through to a successful end. Topics include position bargaining, contracts, purchases, conflict resolution, and more. Also included are sample negotiation scenarios to illustrate different approaches. Concisely, clearly, and engagingly written, this guide will empower you to reach your negotiation goals!
4 — Make Sure It’s Deductible, Fourth Edition [Paperback] Evelyn Jacks
About the Author
Evelyn Jacks is the president of the Knowledge Bureau and one of Canada’s most prolific authors. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, having written over 40 books on the subjects of personal taxation and wealth management. Evelyn has recently been appointed to the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy, which will set a national strategy for financial literacy for Canada. Evelyn lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
5 — Canadian Small Business Kit for Dummies [Paperback]
Margaret Kerr (Author), JoAnn Kurtz (Author)
It takes a certain type of person to start a small business. Among other things, you need self-confidence, a flair for innovation, the ability to work alone as well as a knack for managing others. Being your own boss isn’t all about polished leather executive chairs and business lunches. It’s about long hours, stress, and risk. So it’s fortunate that the Canadian Small Business Kit for Dummies begins with a small-business personality aptitude test. If it shows that you are fit for a life of entrepreneurship, then be prepared for the crash course in how to run a business. You have to know more than the expertise or product you are selling your customers; to be the owner of your own business you have to become an expert in purchasing, marketing, accounting, and many skills you thought you’d left behind in high school.
It’s all in the details, and the Small Business Kit covers all of them, leaving no eventuality to chance. “We bet you can’t believe you paid money for some of this advice,” the authors tell us at one point. It’s true. It is common sense. But there are so many small points to consider when you’re running a small business that it’s vital to organize and prioritize everything to cut the risk. Each chapter ends with action items to put into your agenda, as in: “Give some thought to your distribution channels” and “Take the first steps towards calculating the break-even cost of your product or service.” It’s elementary, but it’s essential. –Edward Trapunski –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thank-You Amazon.com for this information (this is simply a conglomeration of information I found on amazon.com)