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Jumpstart Your Success with these 4 Books


NEWEST RELEASE
Released in 2015 this 2nd edition of Branding for Dummies adds chapters and advice that build on the 1st edition which was was named "Book of the Month" by BrandChannel.com.



2013 SMALL BUSINESS BOOK AWARD Winner
This 3rd edition of Small Business Marketing For Dummiesis a kit with a CD (downloadable for ebook readers) containing more than 50 forms and worksheets. It also features spotlight advice from 10 small business experts.

NOW IN ITS 4th EDITION
Make Business Plans Kit for Dummies your resource for blueprinting the plan for your business or organization. Now in its 4th edition, it includes advice for generating a business idea, mapping strategic direction and developing a plan for success. A CD (also downloadable) includes worksheets, surveys and a template for designing and creating your individualized business plan. Click to read Chapter 1.

THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS EXIT PLANNER
Here's everything you need to know about deciding to sell, pricing, preparing your business for sale, finding and dealing with prospective buyers, negotiating a deal, closing the sale and transitioning to the new owner. With forms and checklists throughout. Book foreword by John Davies, CEO of Sunbelt, the world's leading business sale brokerage.