Running Your Own Business Made Easy: This comprehensive guide to becoming self-employed and setting up and running your own business will provide you with all the advice you need on the practicalities... and the secrets of success.
So you have a vision? A new business idea? A dream of becoming self-employed and running your own business? You already can sense the challenges of running your own business and the freedom of being self-employed...BUT just knowing where to start can be so confusing.
Running Your Own Business Made Easy has been written by self-employment and business experts to help you. If you have a business idea that you want to put into action, and a dream of going self-employed, this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the advice you need on the realities of setting up and running your own business.
Running Your Own Business Made Easy will take you step-by-step through the business-creation process. You'll find out how to apply the reality test to your business ideas from assessing your aptitude and ideas, to finding business funding and making business plans.
Next we'll teach you the secrets of business success. Running a business needs marketing and we'll show you the nuts and bolts of marketing, with plenty of real-life business examples. Running a business also requires an understanding of your business accounts and business finance. Running Your Own Business Made Easy will show you how to manage every aspect of your business finances from profit and loss forecasting to sales ledger management. It will also share some of the most successful small UK businesses' finance secrets with you: covering essential business areas such as where to raise capital and how to access Government financial aid. And you can stop worrying about business tax too! You can find details of the amount of tax and insurance your business will have to pay.
Running Your Own Business Made Easy is in its fifth edition and has already helped over 20,000 business start-ups to get it right. It's the Self-Employed Business Bible and a bestselling guide to running your own business.
Make sure your new business is a success, and live the Self-Employed dream, with Running Your Own Business Made Easy.
Roy Hedges was a freelance writer, entrepreneur and consultant. His practical business guides drew on extensive hands-on experience of starting up, buying and selling businesses himself, ranging from retail grocery outlets to garages and property. His career as an entrepreneur peaked when a firm of bankers’ agents that he started grew into a finance company with seven branches, offering trade and consumer finance facilities, before becoming a bank. From this, subsidiary, insurance, property and leasing companies emerged. Later, he was to become one of the founding directors of London Trust Securities and Equilease Commercial Finance Ltd. Roy was also a director of a leading management consultancy and a board member of the leasing subsidiary of a major trade financier and invoice discounter.
This fifth edition has been edited by Hugh Williams FCA.
Running Your Own Business Made Easy Contents
1. Is running a business for you?
2. Will your ideas work?
3. Promoting and selling your wares
4. Do you have sufficient resources?
5. Recruiting and managing staff
6. Being in control
7. Funding your business
8. Structuring your business plan
9. Tax and other things
10. Self-employed case studies and sample business plans