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A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
Mandy Kirkby“A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.” Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings—love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.
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.
Start Your Own Successful Retail Business (Start Your Own Retail Business)
Jan Kingaard and Entrepreneur PressOpen the Store of Your Dreams In every community, large or small, you're likely to see a variety of stores: clothing boutiques, gift shops, bookstores, specialty food shops, hardware stores... Their inventory may be totally different, but the steps involved in running them are much the same.Experts take the mystery out of success and show you how to: Select merchandise that will fly off shelves Desig your store to welcome customers and encourage purchases Run day-to-day operations, from running the cash register to computing daily profits Track inventory and prevent theft Hire great employees and train them to provide stellar customer service Set prices to maximize profits And more!
The Specialty Shop: How to Create Your Own Unique and Profitable Retail Business
Dorothy FinellThis is a lively, informative guide to starting and running a specialty shop - a small retail shop carrying a particular type of merchandise and with only a few employees (sometimes only the owner). Dorothy Finell covers more than 100 niche categories and gives specific examples of 37 successful shops in the US, UK, Australia, Italy, and France. She personally visited all 37 and gives advice from their owners based on her interviews. Shops include bakeries, gift shops, apparel, toys, china, linens, hats, dolls, candles, coffee, tea, books - even a papier mache shop specializing in masks (Venice, Italy).The examples were chosen because the author considers them "fascinating, imaginative, creative shops with a remarkable ambience." In addition to the vignettes, the author provides practical information on key business needs, e.g., pre-planning, decor and display, finances, customer service, marketing, community relations. The appendices include lists of major trade and gift shows, e-commerce sites, and a resource guide to the 37 profiled shops. It also includes many photos.
Funeral Service & Flower Cars Photo Archive
Walter McCallThroughout history, flowers have accompanied the deceased to their final resting place. At first, flowers were carried in the hearse with the casket, or in a separate carriage. With the advent of the automobile funeral, flowers were transported to the church or cemetery in big touring cars with their tops let down. But in the1930s an entirely new kind of funeral vehicle -- the Flower Car -- blossomed in America. Flower cars were built on all makes of chassis, from luxury Packards, Cadillacs, LaSalles and Buicks to Pontiacs and Chevy El Caminos. The only book ever dedicated to these unique professional cars documents the evolution of the flower car from the 1930s to the long, low coupes de fleur still being built today. A bonus feature includes a section on the other workhorse of the funeral home fleet, the Service Car, which transported the deceased from home or hospital to the funeral parlor and hauled caskets and other funeral service paraphernalia to the church or cemetery.
Flowers for Sale: Growing and Marketing Cut Flowers (Bootstrap Guide)
Lee SturdivantFLOWERS FOR SALE PROVIDES A GREAT STARTING POINT FOR NEW COMMERCIAL FLOWER GROWERS, AND INCLUDES SOME UNIQUE MARKETING IDEAS THAT EVEN ESTABLISHED GROWERS CAN FIND USEFUL.
Start and Run a Retail Business
Jim Dion and Ted ToppingThe retail industry is full of lucrative opportunities for the entrepreneur who can tap into niche markets. This guide shows you how.
How Much Can I Make?
Robert E. Bond and Robert E. BondOne of the franchise industry's leading experts offers critical information on over 150 franchises in 46 industry categories, from food, health, and fitness to retail and real estate.
Retail Business Kit For Dummies
Rick SegelWhether you’re a novice or a seasoned retail entrepreneur, Retail Business Kit For Dummies shows you how to start and run your business in today’s retail marketplace—from your original dream and the day-to-day operation to establishing a connection with customers and increasing your sales, both on the Web and at a brick-and-mortar shop.In this practical, how-to guide, retail expert Rick Segel shares his expertise and reveals what it takes to be successful. You’ll get a handle of the basics of launching and growing your business, from writing a business plan and finding a great location to hiring and keeping great staff. Find out how to meet and exceed customer expectations, create a positive shopping experience, provide top-notch customer service, and earn customer loyalty.  Discover how to:Launch a successful independent retail businessCreate a Web site that shinesConnect with customers and increase salesHandle legal and accounting issuesDesign stores that really workPractice the 10 keys to retail sellingUse management practices proven in the trenchesMake visual merchandising work for youMake your new venture succeed beyond your wildest dreams with a little help from Retail Business Kit For Dummies!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials found in the print version of this title are not included as part of eBook file.
Retail Buying: From Basics to Fashion (3rd Edition)
Richard ClodfelterWith an emphasis on developing a strategy for buying, this comprehensive book gives students the skills they ll need to become successful buyers in all retail areas. Its simple and straightforward approach presents students with step-by-step instructions for typical buying tasks, such as identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a sixmonth merchandising plan, and developing sales forecasts. Ample activities give students the opportunity to apply these skills as they would in a professional environment. This new edition offers expanded coverage of the use of technology for retail buying and working with foreign markets. The companion text, Making Buying Decisions: Using The Computer as a Tool furthers the connection between retail buying strategies and merchandise math.

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