This new and unique handbook from Lamplight Books (lamplight books.co.uk) is an invaluable guide for starting a new businesses, established new businesses, and the self-employed. It will also help aspiring entrepreneurs and those establishing a portfolio career.The book has 9 Parts and 50 detailed Chapters. It gives clear insight into the stages of setting up a new business from concept to launch, and beyond. Items covered are: What is running a business all about? How to write a business plan. When to prepare for launch. How to keep costs down. How to generate cash. Survival and growth. Coronavirus and its impact.The Book is based on over 35 years’ experience of running small and medium-sized businesses, and mentoring many new start-ups with both the Prince's Trust and the National Film and Television School. Revealed are: The '50 secrets of starting a business' with clear 'next actions'. The '11 item Post-Coronavirus start-up checklist'. The '10 key things to manage day-to-day'. The '7 key skills needed to run a business'. The '6 questions’ that need to be clearly answered in the business plan.