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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business by Steve Slaunwhite

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Chapter 15
The Business of Running an Online Business
In This Chapter
• Understanding the basics of bookkeeping
• Completing administrative tasks more easily
• Finding administrative help
One of my early mentors in business once told me, “There are three things you need to do very well to be successfully self-employed. You need to be able to get the business, do the business, and run the business.” Most web-based business owners focus primarily on the first two activities. After all, getting orders and delivering the product or service is what makes you money.
However, running the business—all that administrative nitty-gritty stuff—is important, too. Sloppy bookkeeping, stacks of undone paperwork, and disorganized files can quickly turn into a ...

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