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Learn Small Business start Up in 7 Days
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Learn Small Business Start-up in 7 Days


“We often read about people who start successful businesses with little experience or capital. While their stories make starting a business seem simple, this is almost always not the case.

In Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days, author Heather Smith shows aspiring business owners how to transform their ideas into a business in – you guessed it – seven days. While the book, which starts by defining small business, is written for novices, established business owners may also find it a handy reference tool.

Smith offers tips for creating filing systems, sussing out competitors, choosing insurance, registering a business name, charging GST and almost everything else needed to get a business operating as fast as possible. Those who think creating a business plan is an arduous task will be pleasantly surprised — each activity listed in the book is a step towards creating your own business plan. By the end of the final chapter, you'll have a rough draft of the dream business you hope to create.”

Amy Birchall review Management Today May 2013

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Product Description

Thinking about starting a business? Then Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days is the book for you. It is a comprehensive DIY program to work with you to develop a business plan. It explains concepts then asks you to complete questions based on your business, then tells you where to slot the answers in the business template. Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days Guides you through key aspects of getting a new business up and running, from a self assessment about whether you are really prepared, through to finance, marketing, and legal issues, highly sought-after small business commentator Heather Smith covers it all.

The practical guide to learning the essentials of starting your own business in just one week.

Learn Small Business Start-up in 7 Days carefully explains everything you need to know to efficiently and effectively start a business, the book comprehensively covers the basics in 7 chapters, one for every day it will take you to get ready to leave the rat race and live your small business dream.

~ Covers everything you need to know to start and prosper as a small business owner
~ Helps you gauge whether running a small business is right for you
~ Offers expert advice from a highly-respected small-business specialist

While running a small business allows you to turn your passion into your livelihood, it is also often very demanding on your time, your cash reserves, and your sanity. With this book in hand, you have everything you need to lay a solid foundation for small business success.


Day 1: Are you ready to start a business?
Day 2: Establishing your business
Day 3: Getting professional advice
Day 4: Marketing
Day 5: Finances
Day 6: People power
Day 7: Launching your business

This is a recording with Pete Williams of PreneurCast about the Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days. Hope you find it interesting.

“If anyone can teach you how to start a business in 7 days, it’s Heather Smith. Reading this book is like having a trusted friend guide you through your uncertain – but exciting – journey of starting your own business.”

Valerie Khoo — Small business adviser, Enterprise columnist for five daily newspapers and author of Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business.

“If you aren’t reading this book, I bet your competitors are! It’s full of down to earth, practical advice that will help you achieve better business results.”

Louise Stuart, Head Girl, Academy Apps

“I have read a lot of Start-Up books and e-newsletters, however Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days is just so useful and comprehensive – I wish I had access to this resource for client’s years ago. It’s so well-written, helping you map your own start-up journey – with sound, practical advice from a lady who knows this topic very well.”

Mark Paddenburg, CEO, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd,

“Heather Smith has built a wonderful business and career based on her genuine desire to help small business succeed. An empathetic and considered business woman Heather understands the day-to-day challenges faced by small business including limited resources, fierce competition and, of course, maximising time. She is the perfect person to author this book as it draws on her years of experience and allows her to further her passion of creating enduring and successful businesses.”

Simon Lockyer — Co-Founder Everyday Hero Pty Ltd

“Heather’s knowledge of, and passion for supporting small business is on display once more in this comprehensive book, a must for all would be start-ups. Her accessible, informative style is a pleasure to read.”

Sam Leader, Director,

“Heather Smith’s new book Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 days contains practical information that will help those wanting to start their own business. Her down to earth and friendly style makes reading and taking action each day simple.”

Susan Oakes — Director, Marketing For Business Success,

“My key take-aways are that I need to seek some professional help at least in the high risk areas – legal and financial. And I should probably do some more business planning as well 🙂 Boot strapping is one thing when just starting out but I don’t want to make a mistake that will set me back before I have moved forward. I heard you talk on Pete Williams podcast, and really loved the message you put out there for entrepreneurs and that’s why I read the book. I will be using your book as a check list to make sure I have thought about all of the stuff that isn’t the product or the marketing. I think this is what most entrepreneurs spend 99% of their time thinking about and to have someone remind them that there are other things they need to get right is a breath of fresh air.

Andrew – the next start-up to watch!!


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