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ACCELERATE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

BIZSTRONG is a resource center with tools and tips from strategist and author Barbara Findlay Schenck. 

To purchase books click on the covers on this site or go to Barbara's Amazon Author page. And please post your reviews, since every good word helps.

To read columns Barbara has written for Microsoft, Sprint, VISA, American Express and other business leaders go to the Bizstrong Free Resources page or to her column collection at Entrepreneur

POWER UP YOUR BUSINESS PLANNING
Watch the short trailer for Barbara's 10-hour creativeLIVE taped course, Powerful Business Planning. Learn more and purchase the full course here

BUILD YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS LIBRARY

BUSINESS PLANS KIT FOR DUMMIES
With a quarter million copies already sold, make this 5th edition of Business Plans Kit For Dummies your blueprint for generating a business idea, mapping strategic direction, developing a plan for success, and building your business in today's ever-changing business world. Book purchase includes download access to more than a hundred worksheets and a template for designing and creating your business plan. By Steven Peterson, Peter Jaret, Barbara Findlay Schenck.  Read the Business Plans Kit For Dummies free Cheat Sheet here.

BRANDING FOR DUMMIES
Named "Book of the Month" by BrandChannel.com and now in its 2nd edition, Branding for Dummies is your guide to what brands are, why they matter, and how to build and protect a distinctive, influential personal or powerful brand for you and your business. This book has been translated into a number of languages and is the go-to branding resource for individuals, businesses, college courses, ad agencies and marketing firms. By Bill Chiaravalle and Barbara Findlay Schenck. Read the Branding For Dummies free Cheat Sheet here. 

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING KIT FOR DUMMIES
A Small Business Book Award winner, this 3rd edition of Small Business Marketing Kit For Dummies includes more than 50 downloadable forms and worksheets. Count on it for everything you need to know about what marketing is and how to write and implement your marketing plan. It also features spotlight advice from 10 small business experts. By Barbara Findlay Schenck. Read Chapter 1 of Small Business Marketing Kit For Dummies for free here.

THE GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Published by BizBuySell, the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, this guide walks you through the steps to take as you prepare your business for sale, put a price on your business, find and deal with prospective buyers, negotiate the deal, and finally close the sale and transition your business to its new owner. If you're a business owner prepping for a business sale or think a sale might be in your future make this book your business exit planner. You can buy a print version on Amazon or, better yet, go to bizbuysell.com and download the book for free here.