So You Want to Start a Business? by Edward D. Hess
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So You Want to Start a Business?
By Edward D. Hess

So You Want to Start a Business?

8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap

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So You Want to Start a Business? by Edward D. Hess

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"Hess and Goetz present a roadmap for how to avoid the things that can cause you to stumble and how to build a business the right way." -JEFF ZEIGLER, CEO,, Austin, TX "When I started my graphic design business, I knew I had enough talent to impress and keep my clients, but I struggled with the day to day running of the business. So, You Want To Start A Business? is the blueprint I needed to get organized and put all the right things in place." -KORY BAILEY, Owner, Creative Counterpart Build the Successful Company You've Always Wanted to Own! * Avoid the 8 disastrous operational mistakes that kill new businesses * Walk step-by-step through the entire process of building a winning business * Master 55 amazingly simple rules of business success * For every entrepreneur and potential previous business experience necessary! *Launch the winning business you've always wanted...or make more money in the business you've already started! More than 5,000,000 new businesses are started each year...but 70% of them will fail. Now, two renowned experts on entrepreneurship identify the 8 "killer mistakes" that cause most business failures-and give you the knowledge, tools, and hands-on advice to avoid them, so you can build a business that thrives. Unlike other books on entrepreneurship, this book focuses on the crucial operational issues associated with consistent profitability. You'll learn how to identify the right opportunities and customers; design winning products and services; set the right prices; overcome customer inertia; avoid common day-to-day management mistakes; find and keep good employees; and finally, smoothly manage growth. Throughout, the authors draw on real life entrepreneurial experiences, case studies, and leading-edge research. There's nothing theoretical here: This is fast-paced, 100% practical advice you can use to make your business dreams and goals come true-starting right now. What really makes a successful entrepreneur? What they do, how they act...and how to find your best path to business success Get the 3 "Ws" right from the start What will you sell, who will buy it-and why will they buy it? 55 simple, indispensable rules for success What you must know about customers, competitors, and your employees The art and science of managing people, operations, and growth Create processes, set priorities, maximize quality, measure people-and improve every day

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780137126675
ISBN-10: 0137126670
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 150mm x 16mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Financial TImes Prentice Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Edward D. Hess

Grow to Greatness by Edward D. Hess Grow to Greatness, Hardback (April 2012)

Grow to Greatness provides entrepreneurs with a roadmap for planning, prioritizing, pacing, and managing business growth. It is the one book an entrepreneur needs to intelligently overcome the challenges of growth by using best practices from over 50 successful firms.

Road to Organic Growth by Edward D. Hess Road to Organic Growth, Hardback (January 2007)

Helps you achieve growth from within through measurement and performance. This work shows you how to develop this kind of company at both the managerial and executive level, implementing key value-driving behaviors necessary to achieve sustainable growth from within - without mergers, acquisitions, or takeovers.

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Author Biography - Edward D. Hess

Edward D. Hess, JD, LLM, has spent most of his business life advising entrepreneurs and financing their business ventures. He is currently Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He founded and led the Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Growth and the Values-Based Leadership Institute at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. His books include The Successful Family Business, The Search For Organic Growth, and The Road To Organic Growth. He has personally built three successful service businesses. His website is Charles F. Goetz, MBA, Distinguished Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Emory's Goizueta Business School, has built nine successful businesses in six industries. He serves on the boards of several entrepreneurial ventures and not-for-profits. He recently published The Great Entrepreneurial Divide. His specialties are marketing, customer acquisition, and product development.

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