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by Colleen DeBaise

Published by AMACOM


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Makers, doers, and dreamers—for decades they have turned to Inc. for help in getting their businesses off the ground. The publication's keen advice clarifies the process, while startup stories fuel aspirations and spark action.

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pub date: 2018-02-08 | Paperback | 9780814439180