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Canadian Small Business Survival Guide How to Start and Operate Your Own Successful Business Revised and Expanded Edition

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ISBN-10: 1550023772

ISBN-13: 9781550023770

Edition: 2002

Authors: Benj Gallander, Benjamin Gallander

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Benj Gallander, MBA, received his degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. His practical experience, gained from owning several successful companies and helping to start many others, has been invaluable to him in writing this guide. Benj also writes for The "Globe and Mail", and is the editor of the popular investment letter, "Contra the Heard".

Acknowledgements
Preface
What is a Small Business?
Types of Small Businesses
Can Small Businesses Compete?
Why Businesses Fail
The Pros and Cons of Operating Your Own Business
Three Critical Questions
Five Key Ingredients for Business Success
You!
Case Analysis
Case 1: The Decision
Cycles
What Type of Business Organization? Proprietorship, Partnership, or Corporation
But Where Will I Obtain the Money? Financing the Business
Time Management
Critical Path Scheduling
Facts Affecting Sales
Predicting Sales
Case 2: Hot Dogs!!!
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Risk and Insurance
The Accountant
The Lawyer
The Banker
Employees
Entrepreneurial Style
The Payroll System
Computers and Small Business
The Internet and Small Business
Government: Friend or Foe?
Other Government Related Areas
Government Addresses
Taxes and Licenses
Business Ethics
Minimize those Taxes
Buying an Existing Business
The Franchise Option
Case 3: Herbert's Variety Store
Case 4: Barb's Blues
Eight Quick Tips
Collect those Accounts Receivable!
Inventory
Choosing your Location
Where to Set-Up: The Home Versus Office Dilemma
Layout
Marketing
What's in a Name?
Who will your Customers Be?
Preparing a Marketing Plan
Case 5: Joan's Stuffed Dolls
Case 6: The Jonson Saga: Part 1
How I Hate those Numbers!
Profit or Loss? The Income Statement
The Balance Sheet
Case 7: Jim's Fix-It: Part 1
Bookkeeping
Case 8: Jim's Fix-It: Part 2
Planning Your Cash Flow
Case 9: The Jonson Saga: Part 2
The Break-Even Analysis
Case 10: A Case on Wood and Stuff
Ratio Analysis
Case 11: Jill's Crafts
The Business Plan
Conclusion
Case Solutions
App. II: Glossary
The Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Partnership Agreements
App. V: Index