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This guide will help you find materials at the Vancouver Public Library and on the internet to help you start a small business in British Columbia.
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Starting a small business can be an overwhelming prospect. This guide will introduce you to information available at the library to help you start & run a small business.

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Complete Canadian Small Business Guide - Gray, Diana Lynn
Call Number: 658.9 Z11G77c3
ISBN: 0071784713
A Canadian focus on what it takes to get a business in Canada running and how to improve your chances of being successful. Includes chapters on doing business on the internet and managing insurance.

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Doing Business in British Columbia
Call Number: 330.9711 D65b 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Aimed at non-Canadian companies and entrepreneurs who want general information about laws, regulations and taxes that apply to starting and operating a business in B.C..

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Entrepreneur Equation : Evaluating the Realities, Risks, and Rewards of Having Your Own Business - Carol Roth; Michael Port (Foreword by)
Call Number: 658.9 Z11R8e
Learn what it takes to build a valuable business by assessing the risks and rewards of business ownership based on your personal circumstances to stack the odds of success in your favor.

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Entrepreneurship Quizzes - John J. Liptak
Call Number: 658.9 Z11L7e
ISBN: 1593579195
One of the US's leading career assessors created 12 quizzes to see if you have what it takes to work for yourself.

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Self-employment: from dream to reality - Gilkerson, Linda
Call Number: 658.9 Z11G474s2
ISBN: 9781593575205
Clear, step-by-step explanations, examples, and exercises lead readers through planning and starting a small business.

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Start Your Own Business : the Only Startup Book You'll Ever Need - Markham, Marla
Call Number: 658.9 Z11S7965e2
ISBN: 1599183870
This guide offers critical start-up essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years.

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Starting a Successful Business in Canada Kit - James, Jack D
Call Number: 658.9 Z11J2a11
ISBN: 1551808617
Everything you need to know about turning your good idea into a profitable business is explored and explained in this informative guide.

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Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook - DeBaise, Colleen
Call Number: 658.9 Z11D28w
ISBN: 9780307408938
A practical guide for turning your entrepreneurial dreams into a successful company.

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Young Guns : The Fearless Entrepreneur's Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out On Your Own - Robert Tuchman
Call Number: 658.9 Z11T88y
Learn how to how to start out on a business venture, gain a client base, keep those clients, and is needed to sacrifice along the way in order to succeed.


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Call Number: Level 5 Reference Magazines 658.905 E61
News stories about entrepreneurialism, small business management, and business opportunities.

Canadian Business Franchise
Call Number: Level 5 Reference Magazines 658.8708 C212
This publication features trends in franchising and includes monthly listings of potential franchises to buy into.


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