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Grand Prize Business Book of the Year Awarded for Start-Ups


Jim R. Sapp Is Business Author of the Year Grand Prize Winner (Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work, by Jim R. Sapp)

Indianapolis, Feb. 10, 2005 -- announced today that Jim R. Sapp is the Grand Prize winner of their Business Author of the Year contest. Entries were judged on the content and quality of the book, as well as the author’s professional contribution. Sapp’s book, Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work, was published in June 2004 and is available from and in major bookstores.

Mr. Sapp is an international business consultant, a former Indiana Entrepreneur of the Year, and the recipient of a national Blue Chip Enterprise award. He has appeared as a featured guest on numerous business-themed radio and TV shows, and his articles have been published in a variety of business publications, including the NFIB Business Toolbox, Houston Business Review, MyBusiness, and Opportunity World. Mr. Sapp is president of eSapp Consulting LLC and is founder and director of the American Small Business Institute.

About Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work

Targeted specifically to people who want to start their own business, this is the only book that takes potential entrepreneurs step by step through the entire business start-up process. Mr. Sapp, a nationally recognized Entrepreneur of the Year, draws upon his 25 years’ experience building new companies to give readers the basic, yet critical, guidelines for planning and building a profitable company. Complete with checklists, business glossary, and resource guide.

If you have the desire to put your effort and resources into something you love, and to reap the rewards on your own terms, then this book can help you. It has been created specifically to give you the tools and advice you need to develop your skills as a new entrepreneur. Packed with resources and filled with real business examples, this book will shorten the learning curve by years.

In it you will learn:

- How to lay the groundwork before you get started

- How to structure your company to protect your assets

- Where to find the start-up money you need

- How to hire and manage employees

- Sales and marketing techniques

- How to choose the right financing and manage your cash

Jim R. Sapp, Starting Your First Business: Gain Independence and Love Your Work
Publisher/Distributor: Rylinn Publishing, LLC, 317-577-4995,
Date Published: June 2004
No. of Pages: 263
ISBN: 097487810-3


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