|The Restoration Economy||Storm Cunningham||The Restoration Economy chronicles the previously undocumented trillion-dollar global industry that is revitalizing our natural and man-made environments. Storm Cunningham explores the rapid rise of restorative development, details how the information age is catalyzing the transition from development to restoration, and demonstrates how restoration is "greening" residential, commercial, and public construction. The book is an entertaining blend of business, science, and economics designed to help readers understand the restoration economy and to inspire business and government leaders to focus resources on this new economic sector.|
|Working Windows, 3rd: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows||Terry Meany||This definitive book covers the operation, care, repair, and restoration of all kinds of wood windows, along with chapters on weather-stripping, repainting, and refinishing.|
|Start & Run A Landscaping Business||Joel LaRusic||If you like being your own boss and working outdoors and enjoy nature, you can start your own profitable landscape maintenance business. This book is perfect if you want to start from scratch or if you already work in the field but would like to strike out on your own. Start & Run a Landscaping Business will get you started in the fascinating business of professional lawn and garden care and will prove essential in helping you to shorten the learning curve you have ahead of you.The book gives you the basics of landscape maintenance, as well as proven systems for running a business. Written by an expert with over a decade of experience, the book includes an insider?s tricks of the trade. This book also covers snow shoveling and plowing, so entrepreneurs who live in colder climes can still make money all year round. More than 30 checklists, samples, and worksheets are on the CD-ROM in MS Word, MS Excel, and Acrobat PDF formats.|
|Lawn Care & Gardening: A Down-To-Earth Guide to the Business||Mickey Willis and Kevin Rossi||This expanded second edition tracks major new trends in the landscape maintenance business and tells how computers and the Internet can lighten the workload and boost earnings. As before, its chatty writing style makes complex subjects easy and lays out the theory and practice of better professional gardening. A big section on estimating and bidding goes step-by-step through a reproducible set of forms. Author Mickey Willis and her husband have built and owned a successful middle-sized company for well over 10 years. She knows profitable landscape maintenance and shows where personal and money paybacks are to be found in good environmental practices. The appendix adds a job description and company policy manual. It includes more print and online sources of trade information, as well as of tools, equipment and supplies. What was very good just got a whole lot better!|
|Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s||Before the invention of Letraset, the sheets of dry-transfer letters that became popular with designers in the 1960s, custom headline lettering styles were frequently drawn by hand, creating a limitless field of innovative, creative, fanciful letters full of stylistic freedom and an energy unfettered by typographic traditions and templates. The covers of dime-store comic books, serials and pulp novels, in particular, practically sang out with these designs, which are collected--an astonishing 4,500 lively examples in all--in Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s, compiled by the award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, logo designer and typographer Rian Hughes. Here you'll find "The Planet of Stone-Age Men" spelled out in heavy block letters riddled with cracks as if the letters were stone themselves; the headline of a war serial rendered in outlined letters that appear vibrant, as ready to take off into the air as the propellor plane depicted beneath them; elegant looped copperplate script that waltzes across the page sedately; bold Art Deco capital letters that overlap each other like tango dancers' legs; the tipsy, effervescent letters of the word "Cocktail"; and many more. Certain to become an indispensable sourcebook for graphic designers, typographers, art directors, anybody who works in advertising and indeed everybody who cares not only about the words they read but how those words look, Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s is an encyclopedic treasury.|
|Creating a Profitable Catalog: Everything You Need to Know to Create a Catalog That Sells||Jack Schmid||"Jack's in-depth knowledge of the catalog market and his exceptional talent for articulating a precise set of how-tos for seemingly every aspect of this complex business are unrivaled. . . . A masterful volume of a highly complex and challenging topic, written by one of the best catalog consultants around." -- Laura Beaudry, Editorial Director Catalog Age "Creating a Profitable Catalog is a comprehensive guide to modern-day cataloging. It includes up-to-the-minute information on concept and creative development, design and production, merchandising, circulation planning, database marketing, operations, and financial management. All of these topics are analyzed in intricate and careful detail as author Jack Schmid guides the reader through every step of building a successful catalog--either in print or on-line. This is a must-have for any aspiring cataloger's library and a welcome addition to the bookshelves of catalog industry veterans. Praise for Creating a Profitable Catalog by Jack Schmid "Jack Schmid is one of this country's best catalog marketers, and he has packed this book full of detailed, practical know-how on each and every aspect of cataloging. This book is important to anyone already working in our industry, but it is indispensable for someone just getting into the business." -- Bill Spaide, Partner Spaide, Kuipers & Company "I consider Jack Schmid to be the number one catalog strategist of our time. His magnificent new book, Creating a Profitable Catalog, is a treasure chest that starts with the year 2000 and goes beyond." -- Bob Stone, Chairman Emeritus Stone & Adler Author of the bestselling Successful Direct Marketing Methods|
|Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur||Dermot Berkery||Have the negotiating edge when getting your new business off the ground Written by Dermot Berkery, an internationally known venture capitalist with Delta Partners, this complete toolbook thoroughly details how venture capitalists arrange the financing for a company; what they look for in a business plan; how they value a business; and how they structure the terms of an agreement. Within its pages, you'll find everything you need to successfully raise new business capital with the most attractive terms possible. Using informative case studies, detailed charts, and term sheet exercises, Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur discusses the basic principles of the venture capital method, strategies for raising capital, methods of valuing the early-stage venture, and proven techniques for negotiating the deal. The author leads you step-by-step through: Developing a Financing Map Getting to the First Stepping Stone Understanding the Unique Cash Flow and Risk Dynamics of Early Stage Ventures Determining the Amount of Capital to Raise and What to Spend It on Learning How Venture Capital Firms Think Creating a Winning Business Plan Funding Early-Stage Companies Agreeing on a Term Sheet with a Venture Capitalist Setting Terms for Splitting the Rewards Allocating Control between Founders/Management and Investors Aligning the Interests of Founders/Management and Investors This invaluable guide also includes term sheet exercises that test your understanding of various financing situations facing companies. In addition, the book features three extensive case studies: the first covering a fictional start-up company used throughout the book, the second offering a stepping stone map, and the third presenting a term sheet used in practice by venture capitalists.|
|Cochlear Implants: Principles and Practices||Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this book provides an in-depth discussion on prosthetic restoration of hearing via implantation. The text succinctly discusses the scientific principles behind cochlear implants, examines the latest technology, and offers practical advice on how to assess candidates, how to implant the devices, and what rehabilitation is most effective. The authors thoroughly examine the outcomes of cochlear implantation, the impact on the patient's quality of life, the benefits in relation to the costs, and the implications of cochlear implants for language and speech acquisition and childhood education.|
|BestCredit: How to Win the Credit Game, 2nd Edition||Dana Neal||Written by a former debt collector, this credit repair book covers many aspects of credit restoration, including how to legally remove any adverse credit from a consumer credit report, how to negotiate debt, how to prevent and recover from identity theft, the secrets to raising a credit score, and more. Remove judgments, liens, late payments, bankruptcies, collection accounts, inquiries, charge-offs, repossessions, and foreclosures. Learn how to negotiate like a pro, reducing credit card and other unsecured debt to a fraction of what you owe!|
|Spot Polishing 4" Inch COMPLETE KIT (FOR USE WITH ANY DRILL OR ROTARY)||Chemical Guys Now offers the kit with an attachment for your drill, making the kit user friendly for any drill owners. (Backing Plate also still works with Rotary buffer if you like)
TSpot Polishing Kit, Ideal for any job. These pads attach to rotary buffer or drill.
The ideal kit for spot detailing/wheel & Rim Detailing/ Headlight restoration and much much more.
THIS KIT WILL WORK ON YOUR HIGH SPEED ROTARY AND DA POLISHER USING INCLUDED ADAPTOR:
This kit comes complete with everything you need to get the job done:|