A Practical Guide to Starting and Running a New Business

  • TomĀ Harris

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 145-149

About this book


Many people dream of starting their own business one day, but are not sure how to make it a reality, or whether they will succeed. In this book the author presents a comprehensive user guide for aspiring entrepreneurs, and provides expert advice and guidance on every major aspect of launching a new business. Step-by-step, this inspiring and highly readable book explains how would-be entrepreneurs can evaluate the strength of their business idea, protect their inventions, understand the legal steps and responsibilities involved in forming a company, position their products in the market, create a business plan and acquire financing.

Featuring case studies, practical exercises and tips, the book helps to demystify the process of starting a new business, giving readers the confidence to start up, and greatly increasing the chances of their entrepreneurial dream becoming a reality. It also offers a valuable learning resource for entrepreneurship and start-up clubs at universities and business schools.


Business planning for start-ups Becoming an entrepreneur Entrepreneurship fundamentals New business formation strategy Financing start-ups Checklists for start-ups Management of start-up companies Business models for start-ups Creating a business plan

Authors and affiliations

  • TomĀ Harris
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  1. 1.Hi ConsultingRoss-on-Wye, HerefordshireUnited Kingdom

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