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            THE HANDBOOK OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT is an easy to read practical guide that covers the major errors made by small businesspersons as well as the major problems of small business organization and management.

            Written by Dr. James M. Thompson whose training and experience covers a broad area, including small business ownership, law, manufacturing and college teaching.  Dr. Thompson received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Delaware in chemistry.  He has organized and managed two successful businesses, has served with the judiciary for New Castle County Delaware, worked as a manufacturing chemist and is presently serving as a college professor.

            The author has sought to combine under one cover a variety of diverse information, all essential to organizing and successfully managing a small business and written in a fashion digestible to the entrepreneur.  In writing THE HANDBOOK OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATON AND MANAGEMENT the author has focused upon the small manufacturer, but the contents are not limited to this area.  Much of the information is applicable to any small business operation.

            THE HANDBOOK OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT is recommended for persons contemplating small business ownership as well as those already in business. Also, the book could serve as introductory text for a course in small business ownership.


                 THE HANDBOOK OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT contains over 250 pages and 18 major chapters. Among them include:


Why Businesses Fail; Proprietorship, Partnership or Corporation; How to Incorporate; How to Prepare the Business Proposal; Profiling and Surveying the Industry; Franchising; How to Finance the Business; Finding Sources of Equipment, Materials and Services for the Small Manufacturer; Selecting the Right Industrial Site; Business Taxes; Cost Analysis; Controlling Production and Inventory; Selling the Product; Collecting Bad Debits; How to Obtain a Trademark; The Uniform Product Code (UPC); The Accounting Procedure; The Accounting Records.


Also Included are:


A Standard Set of Corporation By-laws; A Standard Certificate of Incorporation; An “Agreement of Sales Representation”; The Consignment Contract; The Corporation as a Tax Shelter; Sample Minutes of the First Meeting of the Corporation; A Sample Partnership Agreement; Sources of Good Business Ventures; Actual Cost Studies; Names and Addressees of Active Venture Capital Companies; Sample Business Profiles; Shipping Procedures; Business Check List; Tax Computation Procedures, and much more.

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