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Book details
  • SubGenre:Small Business
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9780996527026
  • Paperback ISBN:9780996527002


An Outsider's Guide to Managing Small Business Finance Without Losing Your Shirt or Your Mind

by Donna Stewart

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For anyone considering launching a small business (no matter how small) or for current entrepreneurs seeking a better experience, this book is both inspiring and eye-opening. Donna Stewart doesn’t sugarcoat the challenges you’ll face as she shows you how to be savvy and disciplined in your money skills. But more importantly, she shows you how to maintain your integrity and joy as you pour yourself into your startup. There is a lot of humanity tucked in this little business book that takes into account your business's effect on your community, on your family, and on your own life as a multi-faceted human being.
Finally there is a book for the truly small business owner! This book is for the plumbers, mechanics, hair stylists, day care providers, bakers, artists, massage therapists, graphic designers, and everyone else who is themselves the bulk of their business. This book is for the entrepreneur who hasn't been to business school, but needs a solid understanding of how to manage the money side of business. Bank is a crash course in small business finance. Inside you will find a practical guide on how money works, how to manage a very irregular flow of money, understanding your money temperament and financial integrity, and the life of a business. You will also find helpful information on creating a bookkeeping system that works for you, essential skills entrepreneurs must have, and how to deal with adverse money events. Interviews with entrepreneurs are also included to give you different perspectives on the challenges that come with starting and maintaining a small business. You've got the skills to take care of your customers. Bank will help you get the skills to take care of your business and yourself.
About the author
Donna Stewart, L.Ac., PT, has never been to business school, has no business credentials, and no formal financial training. What she does have is the knowledge and lessons learned from over a decade of self-employment, self-study, careful observation, and conversations and learning with friends and colleagues. She practices acupuncture, herbal medicine, and shiatsu massage at Peninsula Family Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon, and considers herself incredibly blessed to earn a nice living doing something she loves.