The Small Biz Quickstart Workbook
by Karl W. Palachuk
So, You Want to be Self-Employed…
Congratulations on taking the plunge! As scary as it seems right now, starting your own business will be one of the highlights of your life. This workbook will remove the “scary” part of your decision. How? It will give you information, direction, and inspiration you need to move ahead without (much) fear.
Pre-Sales are now open. You can order the book today. We expect publication on May 1st. Electronics downloads will be delivered May 1st. We expect to be sending paperback orders to the printers at that time. Details at https://smallbizquickstart.com/.
Maybe you have a long-held dream of starting your genius business. Maybe you’re trying to turn your “gig” into a business. Or maybe your boss has decided to downsize and you don’t fit anymore. No matter why you’re starting your business, you’ll be a lot more successful if you take it seriously from the start. Everyone wants to quit their job sometime. But when you want to quit your job all the time, then you don’t have any choice.
This workbook is divided into three sets of tasks: Planning (before you leave your job); The Launch; and the First Year. There are 30-40 items you need to tackle at each stage. Thinking and planning about all these details will help you move quickly from a business idea to a profitable first year.
Who’s this workbook for?
This workbook was designed for anyone who feels the pull of self-reliance and self-employment. It’s also great for anyone who started their business in the last few years and is wondering if they did it right, but the real audience is the first-time entrepreneur.
If you’ve never started a business before, you probably don’t know all the tiny details that need to be taken care of with regard to licenses, taxes, finances, banking, insurance, and all the other “stuff” you’ll need to take care of in your business. You’ll figure it out eventually (we all do), but life will be a lot easier if you figure it out before you make too many mistakes.
I had an outline of this book in the works for years until a friend of mine sent me an email. He said that, after years of thinking about it, he was finally going to quit his job and start his own business. Then he asked me to put together “the big checklist” of every single thing he needs to know. Immediately, I told him that there are things you have to do before you quit your job. Then there are things you need to do right when you launch the new business. And, finally, there are things that you’ll need to get right the first year on your own.
And POOF! That was the organization of this book: Planning, Launching, and Year One.
Almost everything you’ll find here falls into the category, “Stuff I wish someone told me before I started my business.” In other words, it’s all great advice from someone who has built, bought, sold, and run businesses for more than twenty-five years.
Never forget: Running a business is a never-ending balancing act. The world keeps changing. The tools change, the technology changes, and the customers change. You will make mistakes. And it’s always harder than it sounds like to non-business owners. But running your own business is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. If you’re excited about the prospect of independence and the rewards of self-employment, then this book is for YOU!
Paperback Workbook is 8.5″ x 9″
Find out more: https://smallbizquickstart.com/
Karl W. Palachuk is the author of more than twenty books. He has started and run several businesses over the last twenty-five years, including a business training and coaching company that has taken him all over the globe. He is a popular blogger, YouTuber, podcaster, and keynote speaker.
Karl has worked with thousands of business owners and managers – and helped several of them make the move to self-employment. With this workbook, Karl will help you make the launch as well. This workbook is guaranteed to help you learn about what it takes to start and run your new business.