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Books to Help Your Small Business

Do you own a small business or are looking to start one? Try out some of these books for where to start, doing your taxes, and how to grow your business.

Whether you’re newly unemployed, looking for a side hustle, or want to turn your dream business idea into reality, you can follow your passion and become a successful business owner! Melinda Emerson is here to help with this practical month-by-month guide to getting your business off the ground.

Written for anyone who needs to develop a business plan as soon as possible, Business Plan In A Day 3rd ed. breaks down the sometimes-intimidating process of business planning into easy-to-follow, manageable steps.

Business Plans For Dummies can guide you, as a new or aspiring business owner, through the process of creating a comprehensive, accurate, and useful business plan.

Small business owners are entitled to lots of tax deductions that can save them lots of money–if they take advantage of them. This book explains everything small business owners need to know to take advantage of the deductions they are entitled to and to make the best business entity choice for them.

Gain essential skills for career development and craft a winning business plan to secure the support you need with this one-stop guide to producing the most professional and convincing plans possible.

Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business gives business owners the forms they need to get a business off the ground without expensive legal fees. It includes forms for starting a business, hiring employees or contractors, leasing space, borrowing money, and much more. All forms are completely customizable and come with clear plain-English instructions.

This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. It helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.

In this book, you’ll learn how to capitalize on the ability to hire a geographically distributed workforce and excel at serving clients at a distance. You’ll also discover why and how you need to alter your approach to management and spot the common pitfalls that litter the way to a truly distributed business.

Part starter-kit, part encyclopedia, part inspiration, Self-Made Boss is filled with information not just about who these small business owners are, but how they built their companies, step by step.

Featuring inspiring stories from the company’s 106-year history and anecdotes from its Emmy-nominated TV show Small Business Revolution, this book offers readers the opportunity to learn how to grow and thrive in their business in any environment, from a booming economy to a post-pandemic marketplace.

Everything you need to venture into self-employment, whether you’re a freelancer or a business aiming to scale. From business planning to bookkeeping to marketing and more, The Small Business Start-Up Kit has you covered.

For most business owners, their single biggest expense (and headache) is dealing with their taxes. And while the just passed Congressional tax bill reduced taxes for many of the estimated 30 million small business owners in the U.S.

Social Media For Small Business delivers a step-by-step guide to unlocking the potential of social media to grow your business. Award-winning author and entrepreneur Franziska Iseli walks you through how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest to market your small-to-medium-sized business.

Whether you want to open a franchise, turn your crafting hobby into a money-maker, or kick off the next megahit startup, everything you need can be found inside this easy-to-use guide. This book covers the foundations of accounting, marketing, hiring, and achieving success in the first year of business in any industry. You’ll find toolkits for doing all the paperwork, plus expert tips for how to make it work, even when the going is rough.

From London and Mexico City to Jakarta and Detroit, people are working and living like never before – quitting corporate jobs to start health food companies, build streetwear labels and launch ethical jewelry brands.