Owning a Business: Things you need to Know


INFORMATION FOR NEW AND ESTABLISHED SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

By Richard Eaton LL.B (Hons) MIoEE, Registered IOEE Mentor for small and medium sized businesses.

A simple and straightforward ebook of mentoring suggestions which includes hyper-links to more than 70 useful business websites. Aimed at business owners who are starting or establishing a small business, it provides (among other things) assistance with defining and promoting a business proposal.

E-book (2nd Edition, 2017) is available from books2read.com/OAB

Print book (wire-bound paperback) is available from: http://www.lulu.com/shop/richard-eaton/owning-a-business-things-you-need-to-know/paperback/product-22885234.html

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REVIEWS:

“The most relevant business start up and ownership book I have seen. In a few pages it reminds the reader of essential points and provides links to best practice. An excellent work. One to read before you start and to keep on the shelf for future reference.”

CLIVE MARSH
Author
“Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers”: Kogan Page
“Business and Financial Models”: Kogan Page

 

“It is one of THE most comprehensive ‘how to’ and ‘go to’ start up business books I have ever read. Not just start up in fact, many small business owners will find information in there that will undoubtedly be useful in growing their businesses.
‘Owning a Business’ has a considerable amount of up-to-date information crammed into this deceptively slim volume, for example: information about crowd funding which the reader might not have considered.
In summary: there is nothing left out, a very valuable purchase and must read. Buy it and TAKE ACTION!”
JENNIFER LINDLEY
Business Coach & Owner: Powerful People Performance

 

“This was an excellent read with good clear advice for a business owner setting up and establishing a business. In addition, the information given is so comprehensive that it could also form part of a Bank Manager’s toolkit when dealing with commercial customers”.

NIGEL BISHOP, Senior Business Consultant. http://uk.linkedin.com/in/nigelkbishop

 

“Succinct points and clear advice in a neat package. If you are setting up your business this book tells you clearly the issues you face and how to start dealing with them. Reading this ‘set up your own business book’ in my second year of trading it was very interesting to realise just how important it is to get the fundamentals right from the beginning. Great advice succinctly put, this guide sets out a clear framework, checklist and where to go next. It is useful for setting up any kind of business.”

CATH TAJIMA-POWELL
Arts & Heritage Project Manager
Uk.linkedin.com/pub/cath-tajima-powell/31/b60/a72/

 

“Essential reading for anyone who wants to start their own business.”

CHARLOTTE ELFDAHL
Founder of Rockville Lampshades
Winner of ‘Tomorrow’s Business Builders Award 2013’

 

“A very useful guide with lots of useful links to assist with research. I especially like the checklist at the back as there are so many things to consider when you are starting up in business that it’s easy to miss key components”.

KAYE CRITTELL, NEA Project Manager, Let’s Do Business Group. www.letsdobusinessgroup.co.uk

 

CONTENTS

Introduction 

Achieving success and choosing a Business Name

Your business address: criteria 

Other trading venues: Pop-up businesses & Pop-up shops 

How to plan your business: an online overview 

Develop & expand your business: the future 

Your business proposal: research your competitors 

Finding your market: research 

Exporting: entering overseas markets 

Advertising: creating a campaign 

Local business support: example 

National business support & online business clubs: examples 

Sources of finance: online information 

Marketing plan: online information 

Pricing strategies: online information 

Parent entrepreneurs: online information 

Change of Career and entrepreneurs over 50 years of age 

Finding professionals: lawyer, accountant & banker 

Virtual reception & business address: facilities 

Business website: professional or self-build 

Search Engine Optimisation: keyword search tools & insights 

Public profile on Linkedin: create or update 

Marketing & promotional material: online purchase 

Intellectual property & non-disclosure agreement: protection 

Data Protection & Cyber Security: compliance 

Disclosure & Barring Service: compliance 

Employing staff for the first time: online information & tool-kit 

Taking an Apprentice: online information 

Outsourcing: support resources 

Virtual Assistant: support services 

Business directories: free online examples 

Social Media: use to promote your business 

Writing articles & e-newsletters to promote your business 

H M Revenue & Customs: information for the self-employed 

Training and development: benefits for your business 

Insurance cover & writing a Will : protect your business 

Franchising: a different business format 

Communication with your customer 

The use of your time: time management 

Write your Business Plan & Financial Pages 

Mentoring: the benefits 

Conclusion: maintain a work-life balance 

Checklist 

      

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BUSINESS GUIDE FOR HEALTH THERAPISTS: HOW TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

INFORMATION FOR NEW AND ESTABLISHED HEALTH THERAPISTS and PRACTITIONERS OF COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

By Richard Eaton LL.B (Hons) MIoEE, Registered IOEE Mentor for small and medium sized businesses.

A simple and straightforward book of business mentoring suggestions which includes more than 150 links to useful business and research websites. Aimed at Practitioners who are established or starting a health practice, it provides assistance with defining and promoting the sale of health therapy and complementary and alternative medicine services and products.

E-book (2017) is available from: https://books2read.com/BG4HT

Print book (2017) is available from: www.lulu.com

In print and as an e-book (2017) from: www.amazon.co.uk

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