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|Description:||272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: Be careful what you wish for. Part One: GET BACKED. 1 Problems over passion - the real characteristics of winning business ideas. 2 The traits of the entrepreneur - it's all in the mindset. 3 Nothing new under the sun - the same old problems, some brand new solutions. 4 Research, research, research. 5 Mastering the 'master plan' - business plans are templates, not straitjackets. 6 The money - who has it and why you might just get your hands on some of it. 7 Another day over and deeper in debt - leveraging the investment. Part Two: GET BIG. 8 You must be this high to go on the ride - why babies can't swim. 9 The path to growth - and riches too. 10 Selling fivers for a tenner - why margins matter most. 11 Taking charge - good management's a simple yet rare commodity. Part Three: GET BOUGHT. 12 What's it to you? Calculating value. 13 Dressing to kill - preparing your business for sale and getting the timing right. 14 Pay day - selling up. 15 Floating Off. 16 Getting a second life. References. Resource list. About the Author. Index.|