Entrepreneurial Tips

Getting your business started right

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The lovable comic strip characters, the Peanuts gang, teach the basics of entrepreneurship in Starting a Business, a joint publication of MetLife and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Charlie Brown, Lucy and friends discuss categories of legal formation such as sole proprietorship, corporation and partnership. Addressing the concerns of running a business, the gang also tackles the areas of pricing and distribution. A brief quiz asks budding entrepreneurs if they have the skills and traits to be in business.

Once you’ve started your business, you can take advantage of the advice given in another pamphlet, Running a Business. Then when you’re ready to retire, read Selling a Business. All three pamphlets list additional sources for obtaining information. For a free copy of Starting a Business and Running a Business, send your name and address to: Business Basics, Pueblo, CO 81009. For a copy of Selling a Business, write to: Consumer Information Center, Dept. 613C, Pueblo, CO 81009.