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Product Information Self-Employment: From Dream to Reality

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This book is written to the general public about the considerations and first steps in beginning a small business.
The sections include:
- If you have what it takes to succeed
- How to define and set goals for your dream
- How much money you'll need to get started
- Who your customers are
- How to price and market your business
- How to keep records and handle cash flow, taxes, insurance, and legal issues

From Amazon.com:
"A good complement to other, more complicated business start-up books; this one was used successfully in a micro-enterprise training program operated by the authors."

Author bios from Jist Publishers website:
Linda D. Gilkerson has either owned businesses or worked with dreamers who want to own their own businesses for the past 20 years. Linda opened and ran two successful retail businesses—a balloon business and a hat store.

Theresia M. Paauwe owned and operated two home-based microbusinesses. She then entered the field of community economic development, and now assists struggling entrepreneurs as a business development trainer, technical assistance provider, and loan fund manager.
JIST Publishing
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