Coverart for item
The Resource The big book of small business : you don't have to run your business by the seat of your pants, Tom Geax with Phil Bolsta

The big book of small business : you don't have to run your business by the seat of your pants, Tom Geax with Phil Bolsta

Label
The big book of small business : you don't have to run your business by the seat of your pants
Title
The big book of small business
Title remainder
you don't have to run your business by the seat of your pants
Statement of responsibility
Tom Geax with Phil Bolsta
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provides advice for small business owners, discussing writing a business plan, finding a location, protecting business interests, composing a vision statement, ethical leadership, labor legalities, nurturing employees, strategic planning, marketing, customer service, and much more
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gegax, Tom
Dewey number
658.02/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD62.7
LC item number
.G434 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bolsta, Phil
  • Gegax, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Small business
  • Entrepreneurship
Label
The big book of small business : you don't have to run your business by the seat of your pants, Tom Geax with Phil Bolsta
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Rev. ed. of: By the seat of your pants. 2004
Contents
  • Setting up shop : What every budding entrepreneur needs to know -- Make up your mind : Uncommon factors to consider before quitting your day job -- Research the market : analyzing the data to determine your niche -- Write the business plan : Building your blueprint for success -- Find funding : Raising capital without relinquishing control -- Position yourself : Nailing your name, location, and differentiation -- Line up your legal ducks : Protecting your business interests -- Build a strong board : Getting help, not headaches, from outside investors -- Pouring the foundation : Laying in your mission, vision, and values -- Mission critical : Embodying your mission statement -- Vision check : Composing your vision statement -- Champion core values : The link between character and higher profits -- Accountable ethics : The four pillars of ethical leadership -- Snatching up stars : Embracing your hire power -- Talent scouting : Finding the best people -- Interview essentials : Stripping the guesswork out of hiring -- Labor legalities : The dos and don'ts of employment law -- Hit the ground running : Welcoming new hires -- Growing the culture : Seeding an enlightened environment -- The camaraderie credo : Developing team spirit -- Lead the charge : The twenty-one laws of cultural leadership -- Honor thy employee : Putting people first produces higher profits -- HR solutions : Shifting focus from paperwork to partnership -- Fun, friendly, and flexible : Loosening up keeps grumbling down -- Workplace wellness : Nurturing healthy and productive employees -- Get personal : The rules of engagement -- building a systems-disciplined organization : Crafting pitch-perfect processes -- Strategic planning : Drawing up tomorrow's road map -- Execution is everything : Ensuring it's done right -- Resolve roadblocks : Helping individuals and groups solve problems -- Add muscle to meetings : How to run tight, productive meetings -- The best never rest : Continuous systems improvement -- Communicating clearly : Sending static-free signals -- Listen up : Practicing active listening -- Express yourself : Writing and speaking effectively -- Communicate expectations : Achieving airtight accountability -- Ask for advice : Soliciting employee ideas -- Face-to-face feedback : Delivering one-on-one critiques -- Face your flaws : Soliciting frank feedback about your performance -- Coaching others : Cheering and steering, not domineering -- Dare to care : Kindness and empathy wins hearts and minds -- Set challenging goals : Helping employees to grow through goal setting -- The annual review : Turning the review into a coaching session -- Good-bye and good luck : Freeing up the future of underachievers -- Educating employees : Riding employee development to the top -- On-the-job learning : Building your educational infrastructure -- Delegate or die : Deputizing your staff multiplies your impact -- Teach, don't preach : Making lessons stick -- Succession strategies : Putting the "success" in succession -- coaching yourself : Guiding yourself to peak personal performance -- Got mission? : Crafting your personal mission statement -- Truth or consequences : Pitfalls of unethical behavior -- Ready, set, goals : Turning dreams into destiny -- Work the plan : Linking goals to action steps and schedules -- Time wise and organized : Embracing enlightened efficiency -- Mind-body balance : Bringing your inner team into alignment -- Spotlight on self-care : Feel better, work smarter, live longer -- Business function dos and don'ts : Key concepts and killer tips -- Supply management : Strengthening every link -- Marketing : Increasing brand equity -- Sales : Increasing market share -- Customer service : Making your guests feel at home -- Finance, accounting and IT : Beyond bean counting -- Weathering worst-case scenarios : When bad things happen to good companies -- Relationships on the rocks : Rescuing key people who jump ship -- Natural disasters : Coping with cat
  • Foreword / Richard Schulze
Control code
ocm71210249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Collins ed.
Extent
xxiv, 421 p.
Isbn
9780061206696
Lccn
2006043062
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71210249
Label
The big book of small business : you don't have to run your business by the seat of your pants, Tom Geax with Phil Bolsta
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Rev. ed. of: By the seat of your pants. 2004
Contents
  • Setting up shop : What every budding entrepreneur needs to know -- Make up your mind : Uncommon factors to consider before quitting your day job -- Research the market : analyzing the data to determine your niche -- Write the business plan : Building your blueprint for success -- Find funding : Raising capital without relinquishing control -- Position yourself : Nailing your name, location, and differentiation -- Line up your legal ducks : Protecting your business interests -- Build a strong board : Getting help, not headaches, from outside investors -- Pouring the foundation : Laying in your mission, vision, and values -- Mission critical : Embodying your mission statement -- Vision check : Composing your vision statement -- Champion core values : The link between character and higher profits -- Accountable ethics : The four pillars of ethical leadership -- Snatching up stars : Embracing your hire power -- Talent scouting : Finding the best people -- Interview essentials : Stripping the guesswork out of hiring -- Labor legalities : The dos and don'ts of employment law -- Hit the ground running : Welcoming new hires -- Growing the culture : Seeding an enlightened environment -- The camaraderie credo : Developing team spirit -- Lead the charge : The twenty-one laws of cultural leadership -- Honor thy employee : Putting people first produces higher profits -- HR solutions : Shifting focus from paperwork to partnership -- Fun, friendly, and flexible : Loosening up keeps grumbling down -- Workplace wellness : Nurturing healthy and productive employees -- Get personal : The rules of engagement -- building a systems-disciplined organization : Crafting pitch-perfect processes -- Strategic planning : Drawing up tomorrow's road map -- Execution is everything : Ensuring it's done right -- Resolve roadblocks : Helping individuals and groups solve problems -- Add muscle to meetings : How to run tight, productive meetings -- The best never rest : Continuous systems improvement -- Communicating clearly : Sending static-free signals -- Listen up : Practicing active listening -- Express yourself : Writing and speaking effectively -- Communicate expectations : Achieving airtight accountability -- Ask for advice : Soliciting employee ideas -- Face-to-face feedback : Delivering one-on-one critiques -- Face your flaws : Soliciting frank feedback about your performance -- Coaching others : Cheering and steering, not domineering -- Dare to care : Kindness and empathy wins hearts and minds -- Set challenging goals : Helping employees to grow through goal setting -- The annual review : Turning the review into a coaching session -- Good-bye and good luck : Freeing up the future of underachievers -- Educating employees : Riding employee development to the top -- On-the-job learning : Building your educational infrastructure -- Delegate or die : Deputizing your staff multiplies your impact -- Teach, don't preach : Making lessons stick -- Succession strategies : Putting the "success" in succession -- coaching yourself : Guiding yourself to peak personal performance -- Got mission? : Crafting your personal mission statement -- Truth or consequences : Pitfalls of unethical behavior -- Ready, set, goals : Turning dreams into destiny -- Work the plan : Linking goals to action steps and schedules -- Time wise and organized : Embracing enlightened efficiency -- Mind-body balance : Bringing your inner team into alignment -- Spotlight on self-care : Feel better, work smarter, live longer -- Business function dos and don'ts : Key concepts and killer tips -- Supply management : Strengthening every link -- Marketing : Increasing brand equity -- Sales : Increasing market share -- Customer service : Making your guests feel at home -- Finance, accounting and IT : Beyond bean counting -- Weathering worst-case scenarios : When bad things happen to good companies -- Relationships on the rocks : Rescuing key people who jump ship -- Natural disasters : Coping with cat
  • Foreword / Richard Schulze
Control code
ocm71210249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Collins ed.
Extent
xxiv, 421 p.
Isbn
9780061206696
Lccn
2006043062
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71210249

Library Locations

    • CRPL-Downtown LibraryBorrow it
      450 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401, US
      41.976964 -91.6624043
Processing Feedback ...