Start your own successful business: without all that risk!
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Start your own successful business: without all that risk!




Jim Beach, Chris Hanks & David Beasley






February 2011


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The guide to establishing a business without the risk


You would love to own and run your own business. Be your own boss. Reap all the fruits of your labor. But ?risk? is not your middle name, is it?

There's good news for you.


School for Startups all but removes risk from the equation. This short, practical how-to for starting a business the smart way explains exactly how to lower the risks of entrepreneurship so you can begin turning a profit immediately, without massive debt or overhead.


With hundreds of the best ideas for new businesses and case studies proving the effectiveness of the authors? approach, School for Startups proves that low-risk entrepreneurship is not just a theory; it can be done?and this book shows how.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Get Started
Chapter 2. Make a Rock-Solid Business Plan
Chapter 3. Launch Fast?Profitably
Chapter 4. Diversify: Lower Risk by Having Several Businesses
Chapter 5. Make It a Family Affair
Chapter 6. Embrace Overseas Trade
Chapter 7. Recordkeeping, Taxes?and Retirement
Chapter 8. Products and Policies
Chapter 9. When to Quit Your Day Job
Chapter 10. The Payoff


About the Authors


Jim Beach (Atlanta, GA) started working as a research assistant at the Japanese External Trade Organization in Atlanta. He attended graduate school in Hawaii before working for Coca-Cola in Japan. At age 26, he founded American Computer Experience, which provided technology training for young people. He sold the company in 2001 and started teaching at Georgia State University. He now teaches at the University of Tennessee/Chattanooga. He has worked extensively with United Parcel Service to promote exports.

Chris Hanks (Atlanta, GA) is an entrepreneur and lecturer at the University of Georgia where he teaches entrepreneurship at the Terry College of Business. He also serves as the director of the Terry College of Business Entrepreneurship Program, the only national program focused exclusively on the launch of successful ventures.

David Beasley (Atlanta, GA) is a graduate of Northwestern University?s Medill School of Journalism. He worked for 25 years as a reporter and editor for The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, and he is now the legal correspondent for Bloomberg News.


Publication Date February 2011


Edition: 01

Format: Paperback

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