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Small Business Desk Reference
A must-have for all small business owners. Whether someone is starting a business for the first time or the fiftieth, this book provides more knowledge and know-how than any other resource. With information on buying a business or franchise, writing a business plan, handling finances, accounting, legal issues, personnel, operations, marketing, sales, customer service, taxes, insurance and ethics, this comprehensive volume can’t be beat. Coverage includes: • Information on home offices, profits, loss, reinvesting, and planning the next steps • Supplemental materials on start-ups for restaurants, property management, retail, consulting, and service businesses • Beats the competition in coverage—and a better value • Authors of each section are top experts in their fields • Detailed index helps readers find information fast, along with a complete glossary, forms, and a contract primer
Professional Services Marketing: How the Best Firms Build Premier Brands, Thriving Lead Generation Engines, and Cultures of Business Development Success
Mike Schultz and John DoerrPraise for Professional Services Marketing"This book is that rare thing: simultaneously wise, practical, readily accessible, and data-driven. A necessary addition to your reading."—David Maister, author of Managing the Professional Service Firm"Professional Services Marketing will certainly become the bible of the field in short order! Without a doubt, the most useful compendium of marketing insight for the practicing professional services firm executive...BRAVO!"—Leonard A. Schlesinger, President, Babson College, and coauthor of The Service Profit Chain"It's no longer sufficient to be a good 'expert for hire'—you need a brand and a powerful marketing engine behind you. Professional Services Marketing is a gold mine of research based strategies, best practices, and specific techniques that will help you consistently win in the client marketplace and outshine your competition. It's thoughtful, funny, and filled with the how-to so often missing in business books."—Andrew Sobel, coauthor of Clients for Life"Schultz and Doerr offer tactics and information in an easy-to-read, concise, and enjoyable format. Professional Services Marketing should be a required resource in every professional marketer's tool box!"—R. Granville Loar, Executive Director, Association for Accounting Marketing"This book is an excellent resource for anyone involved in professional services. It is especially timely in our current challenging economic conditions, and the ideas and guidance are relevant for the better times to come as well."—Josh Lee, Partner, Monitor Group"Smart. Practical. Comprehensive. This is the one book that won't collect dust on my shelf."—Kevin McMurdo, Chief Marketing Officer, Perkins Coie"Professional Services Marketing is the first book to directly address the challenges of the professional services marketer. This book is filled with practical wisdom and research on best practices and processes specifically for this industry. A must-read for anyone in a professional services firm!"—Paul Dunay, Global Director of Integrated Marketing, BearingPoint
The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need To Know To Succeed In Your Small Business
Steven D. StraussWhether you?re a novice entrepreneur or a seasoned pro, The Small Business Bible is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, A-to-Z library of everything you might need to know. Not only does it teach new entrepreneurs what works and what doesn?t—giving them scores of tips, hints, insider information, and secrets of success—it?s also a reliable, valuable, and insightful resource for established business owners who want to help their businesses continue to grow and succeed. The book covers all aspects of small business operations and strategies, and includes straightforward information on almost every topic. Plus, you?ll find secrets of great entrepreneurs, a wealth of online resources, real-life success stories, and cutting-edge strategies that work.
SBA Loans: A Step-by-Step Guide, 4th Edition
Patrick D. O'HaraThe #1 guide to securing your Small Business Administration loan-Updated and revised to include every SBA loan, program, and service available SBA LOANSThis comprehensive and accessible guide for small business owners shows you how to get your share of the billions of dollars in loans arranged or guaranteed by the SBA each year. In easy, step-by-step fashion, it helps you prepare a successful loan request for a new or established company and offers guidance on developing a business plan for your new business. In addition to full coverage of the agency's various loan programs-including seasonal guarantee, pollution control, energy loan, and Vietnam veteran and handicapped assistance-you'll find an exhaustive directory of all the free services the SBA provides to small businesses. Up-to-date and more comprehensive than ever, this popular reference includes complete information on:* Understanding the SBA system* Eligibility requirements* Recent lending statistics* ACE-Net finance matching service* Updated loan application forms and appendix listingsPlus* A new chapter on the Hubzone Empowerment Contracting Program* Updated information on the Export Working Capital ProgramToday, the SBA offers more services and more money than ever before. From coast to coast and in every industry, thousands of American entrepreneurs make the SBA system work for them-and you can too.
Human Resource Management
Raymond Noe, John Hollenbeck, Barry Gerhart and Patrick WrightAs competitors strive to win the war for talent, effective human resource management is necessary to gain true competitive advantage in the marketplace. Three challenges companies face are sustainability, technology, and globalization. Human Resource Management 7th Edition brings these challenges to life by highlighting real-world examples pertaining to these issues and relating it to the concepts within the chapter. This best-selling McGraw-Hill/Irwin Human Resource Management title provides students with the technical background needed to be a knowledgeable consumer of human resource (HR) products and services, to manage HR effectively, or to be a successful HR professional. While clearly strategic in nature, the text also emphasizes how managers can more effectively acquire, develop, compensate, and manage the internal and external environment that relates to the management of human resources.
Entrepreneur Magazine: Starting an Import/Export Business
Entrepreneur MagazineFrom the source you trust most-everything you need to start up, grow, and prosper in international trade...If you're excited by the opportunities you see in international trade but nervous about facing a world of problems you don't understand, you've come to the right place. In Starting an Import/Export Business, the experts at Entrepreneur Magazine help you break into this fast-growing field and thrive. You'll find the whole story on the import/export business in this easy-to-use guide--clear concise information that demystifies the foreign trade process and explains precisely what clients expect from import/export services.In addition to all the basics you need to start your own business, this book is loaded with helpful statistics on international trade with 17 countries, sample documents, and resource listings. You'll learn about trade regulations, how to deal with customs services, and the best ways to protect trademarks and copyrights. You'll discover the best places to go for working capital, how to attract clients, and when to hire consultants.You'll also learn how to:* Price goods and services and calculate exchange rates.* Choose the best payment method for each transaction.* Cope with international legal issues.* Manage your company's finances.* Market your services both at home and abroad.* Hook up with import and export distribution systems.There's never been a better time to launch yourself into the exciting world of international trade, and Starting an Import/Expert business is the ideal book to get you going.ENTREPRENEUR Magazine is the banner publication of the Entrepreneur Magazine Group. It has the largest newsstand circulation of any business monthly and has a total ABC audited circulation of 385,000. The Entrepreneur Magazine Group also publishes Business Start-Ups and Entrepreneur in Mexico, as well as videos, audiocassettes, and software that deal with business start-up management.Also available from the Entrepreneur Magazine library: Making Money With Your Personal Computer, The Entrepreneur Magazine Small Business Advisor.
Food for Fifty (13th Edition)
Mary K. MoltThis classic book is the resource for learning how to prepare and serve quality food in quantity. From caterers to food service managers, this book provides a wide variety of reliable quantity recipes and methods for planning, selecting and preparing menus for all types of food services. With over 100 new recipes, updated tables, and information on the latest techniques, this edition addresses safety and economic concerns, as well as the dining trends and expectations of today's consumer. Some new features include: New! Over 100 new recipes and recipe revisions.   New! Updated charts and tables.New! Expanded section on ways to make recipes more healthy.  New! Updated information on menu planning for special meals, events and receptions. New! Updated  information on recipe modification.     For professionals in Quantity Food Production and Foodservice Management.
202 Services You Can Sell For Big Profits
James StephensonProvide a service, pocket a profit! If you’re hungry to be out on your own, making your own hours, taking home all the profits and being your own boss, then this book is a must. Author James Stephenson has produced the first-ever guide to entering the most profitable and hottest small-business sector of our economy: the service industry. It’s rife with opportunity regardless of your age, education or business experience. With this book, you’ll not only discover which services offer the most profit potential today (and why) but also learn the most effective customer acquisition and retention tips that help such businesses thrive, even in the first year. Pick from 202 fascinating fields the author has scrupulously screened and researched. Learn all you need to get started and how to avoid the pitfalls that can bedevil beginners. Discover how to become a part-time entrepreneur, pocketing sizable extra income while keeping your job. Want to motivate yourself? Want to take an easy first step? Take this book home today!
Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies
Susan FriedmannExpert advice on how to stage the perfect event every time"A terrific resource of information for anyone in the event-planning business." --James Spellos, CMP, President, Meeting U.Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies is a practical step-by-step guide to the strategies and techniques event-planning professionals use to bring people together. This comprehensive resource covers all the angles from the little details to the big picture to make sure your business meetings and special events come off without a hitch!Praise for Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies"Packed with valuable information in an easy-to-use format. [It] covers all the basics for the meeting planning novice." --Diane Silberstein, President, Diane Silberstein & Associates"A great resource book every event professional should have.... Checklist heaven! We all love our checklists, and this book is full of them!" --Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP
Borrowing to Build Your Business: Getting Your Banker to Say Yes
George M. DawsonBank loans are the leavening of the business world. This excellent resource for small business owners allows them to understand the loan process from the banker's perspective. Readers learn the seven critical questions bankers always want answered, as well as the five major characteristics of a successful loan Pub: 3/97.
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