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Your Guide to Starting & Self-Financing Your Own Business in Canada

Revised 2020- 2021 Edition

By: Iain Williamson


Learn to start and bootstrap your own business. Have you got what it takes? How much capital do you really need?  Can you self-finance? Sell online & use social media. 348 pages; Softcover; ISBN 978-1-55270-834-7; ISSN 1191-0518: Canadian $79.95 MORE INFO  




Be Your Own Boss: Start a Business!

How to Hit the Ground Running

By: Incorporated

Where to get an idea for starting a business and find out if it can make money. Learn about the legal forms of business; how to set objectives and begin operations. Computer hardware and software that can help you get off to a flying start. The basics of advertising; both offline and online. Inexpensive and easy ways to create a Web site and sell products or services over the Internet. How write a business plan. Softcover; 156 pages; ISBN: 978-1-55270-708-8  Canadian: $24.95. MORE INFO 


Business Start-up in the Digital Age

Smart Ways to a Successful Launch

By: Incorporated

Helps inventors as well as those who want to sell an existing product or find something appropriate. Start a service business. Selecting a name and legal structure. Home-based business versus commercial and retail leases. Calculate human resource requirements. Online and offline advertising. Set up a Web site to sell online. Calculate the money needed to start. Software for creating a business plan. Softcover; 164 pages; ISBN: 978-1-55270-522-3  Canadian: $24.95. MORE INFO 





Business Start-Up for Beginners


How to Become Your Own Boss


By: Incorporated


If you have ever dreamed of starting your own business and becoming your own boss, you’ve taken the first important step by selecting this book. It will show you what it takes to become an entrepreneur and how to find ideas to start your own business. You will have to acquire a lot of skills very quickly and this book will alert you to some of the things you will need to know and provide you with a lot of insight, based on first-hand experience. Softcover, 116 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-444-8; Canadian: $19.99.  MORE INFO




Steps to Starting a Recession-Proof Business


Where to Find Ideas and How to Start


By: Incorporated


Recessions are tough times to start a business and it is imperative to choose one that will survive. This book provides a lot of tips on finding areas which will survive and prosper during a severe economic downturn. It also shows readers how to advertise; set up their business and select the right computer hardware and software. Softcover, 145 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-381-6; Canadian: $24.95.  MORE INFO





Home-Based Business for Beginners


How to Start a Business on a Shoestring 

from Your Own Home 


By: Incorporated


Learn how to reduce your business start-up costs and your taxes by operating out of your home. Everything you need to know to get started. Softcover; 156 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-353-3;  Canadian: $24.95.   MORE INFO 











Part-Time Business for Beginners


Successful Ways to Augment Your Income While Working for Someone Else  


By: Incorporated


The smartest way to start a business while you work for someone else. Where to find ideas, start selling and how to maximize your profits. Softcover; 152 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-354-0;  Canadian: $24.95.   MORE INFO












Steps to Opening a Successful Web Store


The Basics of How to Set-Up Shop in Cyberspace 


By: Incorporated



How to find products to sell, research the market, open your own Web site and conduct e-commerce. Reviews different software packages to help you. Softcover; 154 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-357-1;  Canadian: $24.95.   MORE INFO












Steps to Starting a Successful                    Import Business


How to Find Products, Bring Them into the Country

and Make Money Selling Them  


By: Incorporated


 Where to find products to import. How to research the market. Covers payment methods, freight alternatives, customs clearance, warehousing and different ways of marketing. Softcover; 148 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-358-8;  Canadian: $24.95.   MORE INFO








Steps to Starting a Successful 

Retail Business


How to Find a Niche and Turn it into a Money Machine 


By: Incorporated


Where to find niche products to sell. How to research the market. Covers business set-up, location, fixturing, signage, advertising, staffing, ordering, plannogramming, shoplifting and security. Softcover; 144 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-359-5;  Canadian: $24.95.  MORE INFO 







Business Planning for Beginners


Find Out How Much Money You Will Need

to Run Your Business  


By: Incorporated


Covers the complete planning process. How to determine how much money you need and how to use your plan to obtain financing. Softcover; 150 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-356-4;  Canadian: $24.95.   MORE INFO












Seven Basic Steps to Start-Up 

Business Success


Find a Need, Conduct Research, Prepare Your Plan, Locate Financing, Start Operations, Advertise and Monitor Your Progress  


By: Incorporated


Covers seven basic steps to start a business and make money. How to use computers, software and the Internet to help you succeed. Softcover; 158 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-360-1;  Canadian: $24.95.   MORE INFO  








Steps to Starting a Successful  

eBay Business in Canada

Your Path to Financial Independence

By: Incorporated

This book will help every Canadian who wants to start a business using eBay. It outlines 12 basic steps for success and covers issues specific to Canada (unlike most other books which are written for Americans). 142  pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-327-4 softcover, Canadian: $24.95  MORE INFO 


eBay Your Own Home-based Business

Practical Steps to Achieve Financial Independence

By: Incorporated

Written in non-technical language, this book will help you make effective use of eBay to run your own home-based business and make money. You can operate either part-time or full-time. It is written from a Canadian perspective and shows you how to get started with a very small investment. 182  pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-329-8 softcover, Canadian: $29.95.







Start Your Own Successful Home-Based 

Business Using eBay™

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

By: Incorporated

How to start your own full-time or part-time home-based business using eBay. How to register your business, find products, conduct research, list your items for auctions, open an eBay Store and get paid. How to select the right computer hardware and software to help you.  Softcover; 226 pages; ISBN: 978-1-55270-250-5 CIP Canada: $29.95  MORE INFO   







Steps to Starting a Successful

Business in the Digital Age


How to Use the Latest Technology

to Turn Your Ideas into Money


By: Incorporated

This book will help everyone who wants to start a business in the digital age.  It outlines 10 basic steps for success. How to find ideas for a business, conduct market research, create your own Web site and select your e-commerce  Softcover; 144 pages; ISBN: 978-1-55270-301-4   Canadian: $24.95 .    MORE INFO  



Inexpensive Ways to Start  Your  Own Successful Home-Based E-Commerce Business:

How to Set Up Your Business, Select Products & Start Selling Online for Well Under $2,000

By: Incorporated

If you ever dream about starting your own online business... this book will show you how. It covers all the basics. 328 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-203-1 Softcover: Canadian $39.95.  MORE INFO  






Over 100 Ways to Start Your Own Home-Based Business

By: Barbara J. Albrecht

Start your own home-based business or earn extra money when your wages don’t stretch far enough. Money for vacations and education often fall through the cracks in your financial plans and you may find that you need a second income. Provides over 100 ideas to earn money. 144 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-145-4 softcover,  Canadian $24.95.  MORE INFO


Entrepreneurship and Starting a Business 

Confederation College

Entrepreneurship Series

Entrepreneurship and Starting a Business provides a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurs and what they do, and is a must-read for anyone who has aspirations to start and run their own business. The book examines entrepreneurs, their values and behaviour, and factors that contribute to their success and failure. It also takes an in-depth look at how they spot business opportunities or come up with business ideas. 110 pages, ISBN: 978-1-55270-090-7 Softcover Canadian $24.95 .MORE INFO






The Entrepreneur and the Business Idea 

Confederation College

Entrepreneurship Series

If you ever wondered what entrepreneurs are like; where they look for business ideas and opportunities, and what kinds of thinking and tools some of them use in their approach to a possible business start-up, then this introductory book should prove very helpful to you. It includes both a self-assessment and a business opportunity assessment tool, and advocates a "damage control approach" to getting into business.50 pages, ISBN: 978-1-55270-089-1 Softcover Canadian $14.95 MORE INFO  







Youth Entrepreneurship 

Confederation College Entrepreneurship Series

Some of North America’s most successful businesses have been started by people between the ages of 15 and 25. If you are a young person with a business idea or a desire to start your own business then this informative and practical book should be a must-read for you. Learn from the experiences of others and improve your prospects for success. 108 pages, ISBN: 978-1-55270-094-5 Softcover, Canadian $24.95 MORE INFO 










Steps to Starting and Running 

a Successful Business in CANADA

By: Don Lunny

Managing your own business can be a rewarding experience but survival can be tough in today's economy. This book shows you the essential steps to ensure that your business is profitable. 190 pages; ISBN 978-0-920847-85-5; softcover: Canadian $34.95  MORE INFO 










Start Your Own Business: Be Your Own Boss!


Your Road Map to Independence

By: Iain Williamson

Learn from someone who has done it! What it takes! Where to get ideas and how to check them out. How to research the market. Calculate how much money you will really need and where to get it. Growing pains and managing employees... plus lots more. Iain Williamson has run his own businesses for over 24 years and is aconsultant. He'll help you with a Road Map to Independence! 208 pages; Softcover; ISBN 978-1-896210-96-4: Canadian $29.95.    MORE INFO  






Becoming Successful!


Taking Your Home-Based Business to a New Level


By: Don Varner


Strategies for getting great results in your home-based business! How to turn any type of business into a SUCCESSFUL business!

Self-Improvement Self-Motivation; Handling Rejections Hiring Tips; Management Skills Motivating Employees. 16 Ways to Prospect Closing Sales. Designing Great Ads No-Cost Ways to Advertise. 338 pages; ISBN 978-1-896210-87-2; Softcover: Canadian $39.95   MORE INFO   







Short Cut to Easy Street

How to Get Money in Your Mailbox Every Day, 

Plus Automatic Income for the Rest of Your Life


By: Stephen W. Kenyon

A great book on self-motivation, direct mail, self-publishing, marketing/advertising/promoting and network marketing. Study and learn the details of Stephen Kenyon's fascinating system for attracting wealth and success.
Stephen Kenyon, shares with you the inside trade secrets and techniques which he learned over a 30-year period. 244 pages, Softcover; ISBN 978-1-55270-057-0: Canadian $37.95     MORE INFO   








Savvy Women Entrepreneurs


Twenty-Eight Different Women Share 

the Secrets To Their Business Success


By: Kristina Liehr


You don't have to go to business school to start a business! Learn how 28 remarkable women entrepreneurs started their own business; many in their garage or kitchen. Read about the steps that they took; the obstacles they overcame and the joy, happiness and success that they achieved. The chances they took and how they learned from their mistakes. Get the confidence and inspiration to start YOUR own business or EARN EXTRA INCOME 140 pages; Softcover; ISBN 978-1-55270-000-6 Canadian $24.95.   MORE INFO   










How to Succeed in Your Own Business


By: Barrie Jackson


What it takes to run a business and make it succeed. Contains practical, hands-on information, for immediate use. Learn from the author's personal experience and mistakes. Lots of anecdotes from the author's business adventures which make for interesting reading with a "practical punch". Before his untimely death, BARRIE JACKSON, forged Cooper Boating Centre into Canada's largest yacht charter company. 212 pages, ISBN 978-1-896210-37-7; softcover, Canadian $29.95.   MORE INFO









Checklist for Going into Business

By: Don Lunny


Points to create your own profitable business if this is your dream. Starting it is reality. But, there is a gap between your dream and reality - that can only be filled with careful planning. You need a plan to avoid pitfalls, to achieve your goals and make profits. This guide helps you prepare a comprehensive business plan and determine if your idea is feasible. Don Lunny is an experienced business owner and consultant with many years of experience.

53 pages; ISBN 978-0-920847-86-2; softcover: Canadian $19.95  MORE INFO    









Work from Your Home Office as an 

Independent Contractor


A Complete Guide to Getting Started


By: Chantelle Sauer


An independent contractor is someone who works from his or her home or home office e.g., consultants, entrepreneurs, business owners, freelancers and outsourcers. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages as well as the legal obligations. Also get many ideas on how to become an independent contractor. Author, Chantelle Sauer, has spent four years as an independent contractor. She knows from first-hand experience how to get work. 166 pages; Softcover; ISBN 978-1-55270-077-8: Canadian $24.95 MORE INFO   







Your Homebased Business Plan 

-Also-  Working With Your Banker

By: Donald Lunny

SECTION I - The Business Plan for Homebased Business: a step-by-step guide to writing your plan.

SECTION II - Working with your Banker: the fundamentals of borrowing and how they affect you.


Donald Lunny: an entrepreneur and consultant with many years experience in organizing and restructuring companies.

52 pages; softcover; ISBN 978-0-920847-35-0: Canadian $14.95 MORE INFO   







Timeless Strategies to Become 

a Successful Entrepreneur

By: Lawrence Scott Troemel


Full of advice and strategies that are tried and proven approaches to starting, building, and managing a small business. These approaches have been successfully implemented for decades and will continue to be viable well into the future. Every entrepreneur will benefit from the advice in this very readable book that is full of interesting anecdotes.


208 pages; ISBN 978-1-55270-046-4; softcover: Canadiian $29.95  MORE INFO   






Tips for Entrepreneurs

How to meet the challenges of starting 

and managing your own business

By: Henry Kyambalesa

This is the culmination of a 3-year research study into the challenges faced by entrepreneurs when they become their own boss. Tips for those about to start a business & tips for those already in business. Decide whether self-employment is for you. Practical advice on getting started. The skills you will need  194 pages softcover; ISBN 978-1-896210-85-8; Canadian $26.95.









Evaluating Franchise Opportunities

By: Don Lunny

Although the success rate for franchisee-owned businesses is better than for many other start-up businesses, success is not guaranteed. Don't be "pressured" into a franchise that is not right for you. Investigate your options. Find out how to evaluate the business, the franchisor, the franchise package, and yourself.

Author and business consultant, Don Lunny, shows you how to avoid the pitfalls before you make a franchise investment.

75 pages; softcover; ISBN 978-0-920847-64-0:
Canadian $19.95









How to Buy or Sell a Business


Questions You Should Ask and How to Get the Best Price


By: Don Lunny

The decision to buy or sell a business requires careful consideration. It may affect the course of the participants future lives. Yet a surprising number of owners rush into transactions without adequate preparation. Find out how to set the price, locate prospects, evaluate offers, close deals and finance purchases. Author, Donald Lunny,  has been involved with the purchase and sale of many businesses.134 pages; ISBN 978-1-896210-98-8; Softcover:
Canadian $24.95.







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