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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Business, 6th Edition by Ed Paulson

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Introduction

Becoming your own boss makes a lot of personal and financial sense. Personally, you have more control over your destiny and can better plan your future because you call your own shots. Financially, your future income is dependent on how hard and smart you work instead of on the whim of an employer. Many of us have worked hard for an employer, sacrificing weekends with family or vacations, only to receive a small salary increase at the end of the year and maybe a thank-you. I worked at a couple of jobs where my sales activities made the company boatloads of money, only to have executives become unavailable when it came time for them to pay the commissions that they contractually owed me. One day I got fed up with working for people ...

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