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Engineering Your Start-up: A Guide for the High-tech Entrepreneur
The economy may not be great, but there are still plenty of entrepreneurs around with great ideas for high-tech start-ups. If you are one of them, this book will help you succeed. It gives you all the basic information you need to make your great idea a business reality. Updated for today's business and
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