a Cash, er Crash Course in Starting & Surviving
from Alain Burrese’s Blog 12 Oct 13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Turn your Commute into a Small Business Seminar! Now in audio format, “Nolo’s Crash Course in Small Business Basics”, gives listeners the information they need to get a business launched quickly & running smoothly. The 5-disc collection (60 minutes per disc) is broken into bite-size, easily-accessible segments that feature multiple vocal treatments and short instrumental breaks. The collection covers the entire business spectrum :
A short Summary of Small Biz Basics
CD 1 details Cash Flow, Accounting, Record-keeping and all other things Financial
CD 2 explores Personal Liability– including how to choose the right Business Form [LLC, Corp, etc] & the right Insurance
CD 3 covers small business Marketing & Advertising
CD 4 covers Employees (including hiring procedures), contracts, permits & licenses
CD 5 explains Taxes– how to pay them & make proper deductions
Audio-books represent an ever-expanding segment of book sales and in Nolo’s Crash Course in Small Business Basics, the Author builds off his successful Podcast series, to deliver Travelers the information they need–on the go!
A detailed Summary of Nolo’s Crash Course in Small Business Basics is just what it claims to be. It is a very good source for “basic” business information. It is provided on five (5) Audio CDs that are approximately one hour each. The packaging is not as fancy, but that does not distract from what is important, the content. The information on the five CDs would be very valuable for the person with “little” business knowledge who wants to start a business. As the title says, this is Small Business Basics. It is by no means everything, but it is a very good start. There is a lot of practical advice on these discs.
The five (5) CDs contain information as follows:
Disc 1: Financial. This disc points out that this set is aimed at people who need the basics and the briefly defines success for a small business owner: Love what you do, be good at what you do, and there has to be a market demand for what you are selling. The rest of disc one focuses on Financial. It starts with managing your money. The program covers a lot of important topics and provides useful information such as the difference between Accounting & Bookkeeping, accounting methods (cash vs. accrual), Cash Flow, basic Accounting principles, equity, debt, & financial forecasting. The program includes a lot of good advice such as keeping your Business & Personal accounts separate, including checking accounts and credit cards. There are also a lot of references and information sources provided with places to find these on the Internet. An important topic regarding money is getting Paid. This program provides some good basic information on ensuring you get paid for your products or services including things like accepting checks and credit cards to dealing with debtors and those customers who have not paid. The last portion of the program on disc one has some advice on raising money for your new business.
[ Disc 2: Legal Form, 3 Marketing, 4 Employees & 5 Taxes in Premium Content ]