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JIAN's BusinessBasics ($19.99) is a CD-ROM collection of more than 100 word processing and spreadsheet templates you use with the software you already have.

BusinessBasics' templates come in four categories:

  • Sales & Marketing includes a product-positioning worksheet, a direct-mail analysis, a sales and marketing budget, and press releases.
  • Finance & Accounting includes a balance sheet, a cash-flow statement, a loan request letter and 65 ideas for financing your business.
  • Hiring & Personnel includes an employment application, a nondisclosure agreement, a performance evaluation and a termination letter.
  • Management & Operations includes information on creating a business plan, articles of incorporation, a disaster recovery plan and an invoice template.

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This article was originally published in the May 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Start It Up.

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