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How to Start a Business: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Small Business from Business Plan to Scaling Up + LLC

Narrated by: Michael Reaves
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

If you're thinking about starting your own business, then pay attention....

Two comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • How to Start a Business: Step-by-Step Start from Business Idea and Business Plan to Having Your Own Small Business, Including Home-Based Business Tips, Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Marketing and More
  • LLC: The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Limited Liability Company, and How to Deal with LLC Accounting and LLC Taxes

Are you excited to start a business? Do you have an idea or are just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise?

If so, then congratulations! Starting a business can be a remarkable journey that can change your life for the better. But before you start, remember the following: You don't know what you don't know. And what you don't know can be a huge roadblock in business. 

You see, most people who start a business make the same mistakes - with both their planning and execution. You may even make costly yet avoidable errors that cause you to lose huge amounts of money.

But now, you can stay informed with insider tips, usually only known to successful businesspeople, that will guide you and help you to avoid pitfalls.

Part one of this audiobook includes:

  • A step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of launching your business from start to finish
  • Valuable insights into funding
  • Proven business administration tips so you can avoid getting into trouble
  • A simple guide to scaling your business
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics that are discussed in part two of this audiobook are:

  • LLCs explained, pros, cons
  • Steps to starting an LLC
  • LLC state-specific guidelines
  • LLC hiring tips
  • And much more

So, what are you waiting for? Start your learning now by downloading this magnificent audiobook.

©2018 Greg Shields (P)2018 Greg Shields

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  • DR
  • 10-02-19

Great overview

As per my review regarding the audiobook package I recently listened to on forensics accounting and audit I have to say I was not disappointed with this one. Hearty congratulations again to the author and the narrator. Familiarity with accountancy terms, bookkeeping terms and company financial statements certainly does help to get more from this book as a slightly more detailed knowledge and familiarity with such terms definitely helps and makes for smoother listening. I am confident that the other books in the series will provide this facility.

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Shared through real life experiences.

A definite must read! Greg Shields takes the topic of entrepreneurship and breaks it down into bite size pieces that really hit home. Not only does the book teach you the essential principals but it puts the principals to work as you read.

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Grab This Amazing Book

Great Audiobook. Very informative. Doesn't give details on what to do but a blueprint on what to do to get started.

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An easily understand-able volume.

The author included are two invaluable appendices with information on business models, funding sources, creative use of technology (and hiring help) and an abundance of useful information on building relationships.

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What a great book.

Millennial and Boomers alike can benefit. Finally what is critical is the fact that business creation is the backbone of America. It crates jobs, empowers people and helps our country grow. I recommend this book highly.

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A book for all generations...

Greg Shields and his team have written a clear and cogent guide to help aspiring entrepreneurs not only grasp the essential steps necessary to start a business but also injects a good amount of inspiration. Greg Shields knows all too well turning your dreams into reality is tough enough but his book is written from the perspective of someone who went through all the hopes, the doubts, the joys, the failures and of course the successes. This is no "Ivory Tower" or academic model, this is the real deal. What I also really liked about this book is that it is not just for any specific age group or generation.

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Got a fledgling start up from here.

Got a fledgling start up? Want to be a successful entrepreneur? Then read this book, today! The Purpose is Profit: The Truth About Starting and Building Your Own Business is your road-map to creating a profitable, salable and successful business! This book is packed full of business excellence strategies and honest personal anecdotes that will inspire and guide you to achieve your vision.

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Book Teaches how to make money.

There's no question that you will learn so much form his experienced voice. If you are thinking of starting a business, particularly a service business, this is a great first-step read. So take step and start earning.

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  • Deborah Wentz
  • 14-12-18

new business

just starting our new business! great help for us who are totally clueless. will listen over and over!!

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  • Happy Woman
  • 24-01-19

Good basics with some useful details for product-type businesses

I’ve been listening to a lot of books on starting a business. This goes over the basics of a product-based business with good details on legal business formats & types of accounting.
LLC vs. PLLC vs LLCP vs Corporations vs Sole Proprietorship.
The narrator reminded me of someone who reads bedtime stories. It was very matter of fact with boring inflection. Still worth listening to though.

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  • Carlay Vetteg
  • 24-09-18

Teaches how to make money.

I have read many other books of this sort, The Purpose is Profit is unique because it is more than the usually "how-to" instruction manuals. Instead of strictly stating lessons, the authors do a wonderful job of framing all lessons in the context of personal stories. This is extremely beneficial as it allows the reader to relate their own circumstances to the stories and learn in a way that is geared towards their specific situation.

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  • Barry Helenh
  • 24-09-18

This is not a lecture from a business professor.

This is a how to of practical, immediately usable knowledge from someone who's gotten it done. Intertwined with entertaining personal stories that are bound to amuse and add insight. Not one to sugarcoat, Shields shares the ups and downs, the professional challenges, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! I most thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it highly to anyone who has started or who is contemplating starting their own business.

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  • Shirley Perine
  • 24-09-18

It is a guide on starting your own company.

The book is somewhat of an entrepreneurial autobiography for the author himself, Mr. Greg Shields . Through his trial and tribulations he speaks from mostly personal experience when he purveys his ideas on the entrepreneurial journey. In this case, his journey and subjective experiences are immensely important. A prospective reader should note what kind of company he started and that advice coming from the purview of a B2C entrepreneur would likely be different in many aspects.

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  • John M. Depasquale
  • 24-09-18

Want to start a successful business, read it.

"How to Start a Business" is a business book written from the grounded perspective of someone who has been there and done that. Such a simple, yet powerful message to anyone who currently runs their own business; seeks to stand out in a larger corporation; or has an idea and a dream to start from scratch ...... this book written by Greg Shields is the perfect read and provides the perfect road map. Unlike many business books filled with theories, complex algorithms, or trendy catch phrases, "How to Start a Business" is written on simple terms that anyone can understand and follow.

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  • Michael C. Walker
  • 24-09-18

It was a good read.

It was a good read and I know for sure I need to dig deeper and get some more practical examples to be able to understand the subject very well.

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  • Mattie S. Bates
  • 24-09-18

Must read for aspiring entrepreneurs!

Loved this book, direct and informative, Both a great read and a great reference tool for anyone considering starting a business. Everyone I recommend to loves as well!

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  • College-oholic
  • 30-05-19

Good starter book

There is plenty of information on how to get a business started on the right foot it doesn’t go into big depth on every area but that would be impossible to fit in one book it really covers the bases and I’m glad I read this book

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  • Daniel Bugg
  • 17-03-19

Unbalanced

I felt like the book spent an inordinate amount of time talking about different company structures and not enough about other aspects of starting a business.