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Welcome to Bizstrong, a small business resource center with advice from Barbara Findlay Schenck, a small business strategist, columnist, speaker and author of four For Dummies books. Use the menu above or the links in the righthand column to go straight to your area of interest.

Gear up with this Powerful Business Planning course.
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4 Books to Jumpstart Your Small Business Success

Released in 2015 this completely updated 2nd edition of Branding for Dummies includes new chapters and updated advice throughout. It builds on the first edition which was was named "Book of the Month" by

The third edition of Small Business Marketing For Dummies became a kit complete with a CD (downloadable for ebook readers) full of more than 50 forms and worksheets. It also features spotlight advice from 10 small business experts.

Now in its 4th Edition
Business Plans Kit for Dummies, a one-stop resource for blueprinting the plan for your business or organization, is now out in an updated fourth edition. It includes advice for generating a business idea, mapping strategic direction, and tailoring a plan to your business needs. A CD includes worksheets, surveys, and form for developing all the business plan components, including a template for designing and creating your own individualized business plan. Click to read Chapter 1.

The Ultimate Small 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.

WATCH Antonio Neves of THINQACTION ask 10 minutes of great questions about personal brands.

Resource Pages

Reach Business Plans Kit for Dummies book excerpts, links to articles and tips for writing and putting a business plan to work.
Excerpts from Small Business Marketing Kit for Dummies and tips to strengthen your marketing program.
Excerpts from Branding for Dummies, branding interviews and branding tips and advice.
Excerpts from Selling Your Business for Dummies and a good array of business sale advice.

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