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It’s useful to have books to refer to whether you’re trying to write a business plan, work out your marketing strategy or trying to decide whether working for yourself is the answer. The books we have available will be posted to you meaning you can read chapters at a time to suit you to help you make good business decisions.

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Thinking of starting a business

Thinking of Starting a Business helps you consider what makes a successful business start up. It shows the importance of having a clear vision and values and explains what skills you need. It also prompts you to think about what sort of business matches your personal circumstances and lifestyle.

Topics covered include:

  • What makes a business successful.
  • The importance of having a clear business vision and strong values.
  • What skills a business owner needs.
  • What type of business fits with their business idea and personal circumstances.

The workbook takes a simple, step-by-step approach and includes 12 integrated worksheets that build towards an action plan.


  • Plain English caters for all reader levels.
  • The 12 worksheets build towards an action plan.
  • Numbered steps make sections easy to follow.
  • Full-colour printing and illustrations add a ‘light touch’ feel.
  • Boxouts contain tips and useful resources.

52 pages, full-colour, illustrations, 12 worksheets and action plan.

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The Essential Start-up Guide

The Essential Start-up Guide includes information about the things you need to do at the very beginning of your new business, such as choosing a name and working out the best legal form of business for you and your circumstances. It is the perfect companion to The Essential Business Guide and covers areas such as choosing a business name, registering your business, working out how much you need to earn, and so on.

Topics include:

  • legal forms of business – and their pros and cons
  • choosing a business name
  • registering a business
  • start-up funding
  • working out a personal survival income
  • business planning
  • customers and pricing.

24 page printed booklet

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The Essential Business Guide

From cover to cover, the award-winning Essential Business Guide is packed with practical business information, making it the perfect reference manual to keep on your desk and refer to time and again.

Practical information for you and your business

Each page in the Guide is clearly written and easy to follow. It assumes no prior knowledge of business or business terms, so it’s an ideal reference guide whether you’re just starting out, or if you’ve been in business for many years.

Find what you need, quickly and easily

The Essential Business Guide has eight tabbed sections full of small business information. These cover:

  • Plan for success – how to decide where you want to take your business and making sure you get there.
  • Marketing and sales – making the right kind of sales and building on your successes.
  • Money talk – from cash flow to capital, how to make a profit and control your finances.
  • People power – how to hire the right people, train them and keep them happy.
  • Keeping it legal – making sure you understand the main legal issues your business will face.
  • IT matters – learn from the experts how to make technology an asset, with IT at the heart of your business.
  • Managing your business – good practice and tried-and-tested solutions for day-to-day efficiency.
  • Resources for your business – a round-up of organisations, books and websites to help support you in your business. Each section contains expert guidance, jargon-busters and signposting to further useful information and practical support.

From small business start-up to mature business

No matter where your business is in its lifespan, as it grows The Essential Business Guide supports you all the way — from small business start-up to mature business. We’ve included eight case studies to show you how it’s done, and how successful business people have negotiated the ups and downs. And, as your business expands, you’ll find the guide is great for training your staff.

280 pages, full-colour, tabbed sections, wirebound.

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