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By Christina Sherrod

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Does your job satisfy your soul, or just your bank account - or perhaps neither? Whether your desire is to sew or craft or use another talent, you can be successful. Risky? It can be, but through business knowledge you can reduce the risks. Read this document from start to finish and you will be well on your way to fulfilling your dreams.

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Chapter One: Reasons For Starting Your Business

Chapter Two: Choosing A Business Structure

Chapter Three: Government Agencies

Chapter Four: Business Start-up

Chapter Five: Professional Assistance

Chapter Six: Business Planning Tools

Chapter Seven: Understanding Your Financial Information

Chapter Eight: Sample Business

Chapter Nine: Business Resource Links


Accrual Accounting Chapter 7
Balance Sheet Chapter 7
Business Plan Chapter 6
Budgets Chapter 6
Cash Basis Accounting Chapter 7
Cash Flow Projection Chapter 6
CPA Chapter 5
Corporation Chapter 2
Cost of Goods Sold Chapter 8
Credits Chapter 7
Debits Chapter 7
Disability Insurance Chapter 3
Employment Tax Chapter 3
Family Support Chapter 1
Financial Statements Chapter 7
FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax) Chapter 3
Image: Professional Image Chapter 4
Income Statement Chapter 7
Income Tax Chapter 3
Insurance Requirements Chapter 5
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chapter 3
Legal Assistance Chapter 5
License Chapter 3
Marketing & Advertising Chapter 5
Name of Business Chapter 4
Partnership Chapter 2
Sample Business Posting Chapter 3
Sole Proprietor Chapter 2
Structure: Business Structure Chapter 2
Time Management Chapter 6
US Justice Department Chapter 3
Withholding Tax Chapter 3


YES YOU CAN! You can successfully run your own craft or sewing business. To do so, however, you must have a good understanding of the business world. Why do businesses succeed? Why do they fail?

The contents of this book are taken mainly from a document I originally wrote under "Spectrum Accounting", a consulting business specializing in small businesses. I set up the accounting system, policies and procedures, and taught the business owners and managers how to successfully extract accurate and timely financial information in order to make sound management decisions.

I hope to accomplish several things with this book. First, I hope to take the mystery out of running a small business and show that contrary to what you have probably been told, YOU CAN DO IT! By using this book as a guide, you will be able to set up an efficient business right from the start. Don't be fooled by larger, fancy looking businesses. If you follow this book, you will be ahead of a great number of them. From home businesses to fancy salons and retail stores, I have seen the same errors. No one is above the mistakes I will teach you how to avoid in this book. Be positive, stay focused, succeed!

This book is a BASIC guide only. It will introduce you to the wonderful world of business. It will explain business terms and help you understand the business concepts that you should be familiar with. It will enable you to ask more intelligent questions when you meet with your CPA, lawyer or government personnel. This book is not meant to be a replacement for professional advice. ALWAYS seek the assistance of a qualified professional before proceeding. Current tax law, and local regulations are beyond the scope of this book. Although specific numbers may have been accurate at the time this book was written, laws may have changed. Again, this is merely a guide. Your CPA and lawyer will explain current laws and requirements to you.

To have a copy of this book, either print the document, or select and print the areas of your choice. The Table of Contents and index above will take you to specific areas of the document.

Index & Table of Contents  Chapter 1  Chapter 2   Chapter 3
Chapter 4  Chapter 5   Chapter 6   Chapter 7  Chapter 8
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