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 TitleAuthorDescription
Complete Tiling (Stanley Complete)
StanleyDetailed photos and easy-to-follow presentation for tiling floors, walls, countertops, and showers guide novices and experts.Two-tiered design offers instruction for common tiling situations plus additional information for unusual circumstances.Comprehensive guide covers basic and advanced tile techniques to plan patterns, measure and cut tiles, seal finished surfaces, and repair broken tile.Prestart Checklists detail the tools, materials, skills, and time needed to complete each job.Stanley Pro Tips offer shortcuts to work easier, faster, and safer.Includes installation instructions for all types of ceramic tile, plus vinyl, laminate, carpet, and parquet tile products.
The Franchise Handbook: A Complete Guide to All Aspects of Buying, Selling or Investing in a Franchise
Atlantic Publishing CoThis book is a great resource for both prospective franchises and franchisors as it explains in detail what the franchise system entails and the precise benefits it offers to both parties.
The Educated Franchisee: The How-To Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise, 2nd Edition
Rick BisioThere is nothing more expensive than ignorance -- let The Educated Franchisee serve as your guide for selecting a franchise that meets your needs! The Educated Franchisee will show you: -How to find a franchise that is right for you -How owning a franchise can create wealth -Where to find quality franchisors -What qualities franchisors look for -How to gather information from franchisees -How to make sure the franchise makes money -How to confidently select the best franchise -The five keys to success in owning a franchise
The Unofficial Guide to Opening a Franchise (Unofficial Guides)
Jason R. RichThe inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line!So you dream of escaping the 9-to-5 rat race, starting your own business, and becoming your own boss, but you don't have a clue where to start. Opening a franchise-based business can lower your start-up costs and reduce the time, hassle, and risk associated with getting a new business operational. A franchise offers training, support, a proven business model, and the closest thing possible to a turnkey solution for achieving success. There are more than 3,000 different franchise opportunities in more than seventy-five industries, including packaging and shipping, tax preparation, maid service, fitness, car care, and more. Featuring exclusive, in-depth interviews with a wide range of franchising experts, this book gives you a first-hand perspective plus valuable tips and strategies for success. It provides the guidance you need to choose the right franchise, select a prime location, market your business, and get it up and running efficiently. You'll learn all about financing, essential business skills, hiring and managing employees, working with suppliers, and even preparing for your grand opening. This guide includes:Vital Information on things to look for when evaluating franchise opportunities--and where to lookInsider Secrets from successful franchisors, franchisees, and franchise consultantsMoney-Saving Techniques such as using a franchise attorney to help you review the UFOC (Uniform Franchise Offering Circular) and finalize your Franchise AgreementThe Scoop on the latest trends, plus profiles of the top twenty-five franchises in AmericaHandy Worksheets to help you examine your goals and opportunities, evaluate financing options, develop a realistic business plan, and more
Franchise Bible (Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business)
Erwin KeupHow To Buy A Franchise Or Franchise Your Own Business Are you thinking of buying a franchise or franchising your own business? This indispensable guide tells you how to do it--and save time and money in the process. Franchise expert Erwin Keup shares 35 years of franchise experience to reveal what to expect and how to avoid costly mistakes. With the Franchise Bible, you learn to: Determine if owning a franchise is right for you Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of franchising Understand the legal terms and documents associated with franchising Navigate the offering circular and what items it should contain Decide whether you should buy a franchise or start your own Select the best methods for expanding your existing business Determine the optimum time to franchise your business Includes these samples of actual franchise documents: Offering Circular Franchise Agreements Franchise Application Form Site Evaluation Form Operational Manual Outline Plus, this guide is packed with checklists to help you: Investigate franchisors Interview existing franchises Assess your suitability for running a franchise Prepare the required information before purchasing a franchise Whether you want to buy a franchise or franchise your own business, this guide is required reading. "Author and franchise lawyer Erwin J. Keup has made an exhaustive study of the franchise purchasing process and delivers his findings in concise, understandable language that has all you need to franchise with finesse." -- Entrepreneur Magazine "Kudos to author Erwin J. Keup. We like the book's easy-to-read style." --Small Business Opportunities magazine "Equally useful to prospective franchises and franchisors. Explains in detail what the franchise system entails and the precise benefits it offers." --Robert E. Bond & Jeffrey E. Bond, author of The Sourcebook of Franchise Opportunities
Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability
The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments.  This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and the health of residents, especially humans. Since then, numerous studies have extended and refined the book's research and reporting. Making Healthy Places offers a fresh and comprehensive look at this vital subject today.  There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision, and accessibility that this book offers. In addition to being of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students in public health and urban planning, it will be essential reading for public health officials, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmentalists, and all those who care about the design of their communities.  Like a well-trained doctor, Making Healthy Places presents a diagnosis of--and offers treatment for--problems related to the built environment. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, with contributions from experts in a range of fields, it imparts a wealth of practical information, with an emphasis on demonstrated and promising solutions to commonly occurring problems.   (20110512)
Is Your Business Right For Franchising?
Jr. Ralph MassettiThis book is written to offer would-be Franchisors the virtual experience and benefit of personally speaking with an expert Franchise Consultant about franchising their business. It provides straight-talk advice concerning every business and personal consideration which needs to be contemplated when deciding whether to franchise a business including: Whether your business is ready to franchise, Options for expanding your business, What to expect as a Franchisor, Introduction to the franchise development process, Branding and marketing for Franchisors, Other factors that impact your chances for success, Choosing a Franchise Developer, Sample Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) and more. Ralph Massetti is President & CEO of The Franchise Builders, a franchise consulting, development, marketing and technology firm. He also holds a Bachelors and Master Degree in Business Administration, and is a candidate for the prestigious Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation.
Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying & Owning a Franchise
Julie Bennett and Cheryl R. BabcockBuying a franchise can be a handy shortcut to the American dream of owning your own business. But there are dangerous pitfalls—and possible drawbacks to even the best franchise deals. Here, for every prospective franchisee, is authoritative advice from a trustworthy source. The experts of Franchise Times offer their picks of the top 200 franchises and 100 up-and-comers, complete with contact information, financial requirements, fees, and more. There are practical tips on everything from hiring and marketing to financing your franchise, leasing a retail space (or setting up a home office), and deciding if you should buy or run a franchise with your spouse. With anecdotes and advice from current franchisees and franchisors, this is a book every would-be entrepreneur should read before signing a contract.
Franchise Bible (Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business)
Erwin KeupThe go-to book for franchise information, now in its sixth edition This proven, popular reference has been completely updated to better guide you through the current franchise environment. Real-life examples of both service- and product-oriented franchises and useful checklists prevent mistakes and save time and money. Contact information for state and federal franchising regulatory agencies and a listing of useful publications guide you to the resources you need. Robert Smith, founder of Granite Transformations, describes how he successfully opened franchises nationwide based on guidelines in previous editions
Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 4e
Ann B. Hamric PhD RN FAAN, Judith A. Spross PhD RN AOCN FAAN and Charlene M. Hanson EdD RN CS FNP FAANCovering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today's health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice.The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making.Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role.In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses' practice progresses.A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs.A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today's health care environment.Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing.Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action.A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking.Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.