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Starting a business – Good practice guide

Advice on how to start a business and reduce the risk of business failure

2016 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Two women in northeast Brazil hold up buckets of fresh fruit

From: Reveal toolkit: Food and livelihoods

Tools for food security, agriculture and community development 

Starting a business helps people to earn money. Businesses can create jobs and improve quality of life. However, many good ideas fail because people do not take the time to plan before they begin, or because people lack basic business knowledge and information about markets.

This tool shares practical guidance on how to start a business, including how to reduce the risk of business failure.

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