—Christine Day, CEO of Luvo (from “The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get,”
Entrepreneur, July 2, 2014) All of these [concepts] started as me working in my
apartment building on something I thought would be cool.... All are projects that ...
Author: Johnnie L. Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A quotable reference for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of business or starting their own. More than one million people in the United States take the necessary steps to enroll in master’s of business programs every single year. These students learn the fundamentals required to eventually start their own businesses, carry on family businesses, or become CEOs of other people’s businesses. The Big Book of Business Quotations, compiled and edited by journalist Johnnie Roberts, features advice, ideas, strategies, and secrets that helped make some of the most successful businesspeople in the world rich, famous, or both. These quotes will inspire and motivate any current or aspiring businessperson to achieve success. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” —Norman Schwarzkopf “Business opportunities are like buses; there’s always another one coming.” —Richard Branson “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” —Warren Buffett “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” —Coco Chanel
In his down to earth, street smart style, Andrew Griffiths identifies new opportunities for smaller business operators to grow their business fast.
Author: Andrew Griffiths
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
In his down to earth, street smart style, Andrew Griffiths identifies new opportunities for smaller business operators to grow their business fast. He also shows how an entrepreneurial attitude can improve every aspect of a business, from customer relations to promotion to backroom accounts.
This book will show you how to: - Get the correct mindset to allow you to succeed - Set up your marketing in a pragmatic way - Manage opportunities and close new sales - Recruit the right people - Manage the money
Author: Steven Coulson
Small businesses and start-ups face their own challenges, and Steve Coulson has been there, made the mistakes and found a way to triumph. His straightforward, no-nonsense advice outlines a path to success if you want to grow your business to something bigger and more successful than you could ever have believed possible. This book will show you how to: - Get the correct mindset to allow you to succeed - Set up your marketing in a pragmatic way - Manage opportunities and close new sales - Recruit the right people - Manage the money
If it's such a great idea, why hasn'tanyone else thought of it before? 274. Talk a
big game. 275. Thumb your noseat Murphy's Law. 276. Inform your staff that
working overtime every day andon weekends is theonly way to get ahead. 277.
Author: Steve Altes
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Who says there's only one way to the top? You've tried all the traditional approaches in the business world, read countless self-help books guaranteeing career success, and where has it gotten you? With the unique approach offered by Steve Altes in The Little Book of Bad Business Advice, you can count on the certain demise of your pathetic career. With these bold, surefire gems of business wisdom, you're guaranteed to alienate everyone at the office and wind up destitute in no time. - Use expense reports to give yourself a nice little bonus. You know the top dogs do. - Flirt with people at work. You might get a raise, you might get sex. Either way, you can't lose. - Never let your career interfere with your hobbies. - Have a good cry at the office at least once a week. - Booze it up during business lunches. - If the copier jams while you're using it, bolt. - Interrupt people if they talk too slowly in meetings. - Avoid excessive eye contact with people. It gives them the creeps. So dive into the water with the rest of the sharks and reap your well-deserved failure. And remember, no matter how far down you are on the corporate ladder, failure is only a rung away.
Excerpted from The Great Big Book of Business Lists by Entrepreneur Press.
ADVICE. FOR. LAUNCHING. YOUR. EMAIL. CAMPAIGN. ¢. h Reaching people
by e-mail is still a relatively new marketing method. Before you launch your ...
Author: James Stephenson
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
The second edition of this comprehensive guide introduces new marketing, advertising, sales and public relations techniques to the 1,500 proven ideas from the first edition. It adds dozens of new high-tech strategies required to stay one step ahead in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. Off- and online resources have been updated and new ones—including blogs and new websites—have been added.
A Bathroom Book Bob Fenster. In your business, how much time do workers
spend avoiding work? The people who are really good at it may be following this
advice from economist John Kenneth Galbraith: "One of the best ways of avoiding
Author: Bob Fenster
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
If you are stupid, then you're too dumb to know it. If you're smart, then you are no doubt smart enough to doubt yourself. --Bob Fenster The Big Book of Duh! is the perfect read regardless of where you happen to be sitting--think Uncle John's Bathroom Reader meets The Darwin Awards (without any of the dreary dead stuff). Proving there is a lot of reading going on in suburbia's smallest room, more than 1.5 million copies of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader have been sold since its first publication in 1988. As the new water-closet contender, Bob Fenster continues his romp into areas of idiot intrigue by chronicling the folly and reckless abandon of the human race. * Covering such topics as My Favorite Morons, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, The Surprising Things People Don't Know, and Dumb Plays in the Face of Fate, this compendium chronicles the densely inept and decidedly ignorant. * Featuring outrageous new stories plus the best material from the previous Duh! books, this compilation is the ultimate collection of human stupidity.
Even college professors get into the act and give advice that has no relevance in
the business world. For example, they call the résumé curriculum vitae, a term
used only by the academic establishment. Do not refer to your résumé as a CV.
Author: Editors of the American Library Association
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A helpful compendium of tips and tricks to land the perfect job! In The Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks, experienced job-hunting professionals offer detailed advice on every step of the job-hunting process. From how to navigate the interview process, to how to create the perfect resume, this book will help you stand out from your competitors. With a new introduction by John Henry Weiss, president of a recruitment firm, that contextualizes the current economic state as a result of COVID-19, this book offers hundreds of practical tips for those laid-off, fired, or new to enter the workplace. Some of the information that this book will explain: Which questions you should be asking yourself while researching the market How to craft an effective cover letter The importance of a simple resume format How to negotiate a job offer How to build your own business And so much more! Whether you're entry-level or nearing the peak of your career, The Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks is the book for you!
Author: Kevin Orlin Johnson
Publisher: Pangaeus Press
What happens when a best-selling author with a liberal-arts degree (and a minor in Finance, in case the bottom ever fell out of Art History) finds himself Managing Director of a national book distributor? You'll be surprised -- he sure was. After the initial shock wore off, Kevin Orlin Johnson, Ph.D., found that quotes, quips, and other historical tidbits he'd picked up in his eleven years of graduate school came back to him unbidden and helped him build a wretched little debt-ridden startup into a thriving distribution dynamo. Now he's brought together the most useful gems of insight from history's greatest leaders -- and the howlers of history's most spectacular failures. Sections on Career, Co-Workers, Clients and Customers, and Competitors get you through your day with wit and style; a final section on Conscience helps you laugh your way through those long sleepless nights. And -- just in case you were absent that day -- there's a piercingly funny index explaining who all of these people were.
Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios Steve Wexler,
Jeffrey Shaffer, Andy Cotgreave. Cover image: Course ... The advice and
strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situation. You should
consult with a ...
Author: Steve Wexler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"In The Dashboard Book, the authors will lay out a variety of examples of successful dashboards so that the reader can find a scenario that closely matches what he or she is tasked with visualizing"--
You picked up, clicked on this book because you are thinking of starting your own
business and really want someone to show you how to actually ... It's not the big
ideas that entrepreneurs and potential business owners need. ... It is the practical
advice that people want to know and l have found very few books that provide it.
Author: Kim Hills Spedding
This book really does what it says on the cover and guides the reader in an easy-to-read, practical way on every aspect of the know-how needed to plan and start up their own business. From advice on putting together a business plan to useful tips on how to avoid the many pitfalls likely to be encountered, this is a compendium of how to do it and what problems to look out for. It will be invaluable both when setting up and running your own business. In over 25 years as a business adviser and trainer, Kim Hills Spedding has helped more than 5000 people set up businesses in the U.K. and understands that it is very often the very practical matters that are the most difficult hurdles for anyone setting out alone in business.
It is rather out of my line of business, and I confess I do not exactly see my way. I
should have ... Have you any theory to suggest, or any advice to offer me as to
clearing up the mystery? ... When Maruti was alive you gave him great trouble.
Author: Otto Penzler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.
... sets up and summarizes the main themes of this book: the values, knowledge,
skills, and professional behavior needed by new consultants to the industry. ...
Thousands of business consulting firms, ranging in size from one-person
operations to perhaps a dozen people, have ... First there were the big consulting
firms, such as Arthur D. Little (founded in 1886), Booz, Allen & Hamilton (1914),
A. T. ...
Author: Edward G. Verlander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Practice of Professional Coaching Change is the life-blood of consulting just as organizations endure only through successful change. The reality of this mutual need lies at the heart of what consulting is all about. Consultants solve problems created by the powerful forces of change in an organization's environment and in so doing, create change themselves. The Practice of Professional Consulting is a comprehensive examination of what has been called "the world's newest profession." In this practical resource Edward Verlander offers an overview of the industry and includes the most useful processes, tools, and skills used by successful consultants to produce solutions for their clients. The book also reveals why consulting is a growing and attractive career option. The best practices used by leading consulting firms are included in the book as well as the capabilities skillful consultant use in each stage of engagement. Verlander also recommends ways to ensure a consultant can solve a client's problems in a systematic, professional way. At the very heart of the book is the emphasis he puts on what is needed to become a truly trusted consultant. Filled with a wealth of must-have information from a wide range of consulting professionals, the book includes: a model of the consulting cycle; a diagnostic instrument for assessing consulting roles; ideas of how to develop political intelligence to navigate client organizations; tools for managing consulting meetings, risk assessment, and skills transfer; techniques in communications, emotional intelligence, presentations, and listening; and much more. Written for anyone wishing to start a consulting business, new employees at established consulting firms, facilitators of consulting training programs, and faculty at business schools, this important resource provides an easy way to understand the stages, roles, and tasks of consulting found in any type of consulting and it provides simple and easy-to-use techniques and templates for implementation.
this consultant.” In other words, you want your clients to be happy at every stage
of the business relationship. One way to ensure that ... In Leonard's case, fun
equals big-time profits. ... As a result, he has won the praise of Fortune 500
executives and has been cited by author Tom Peters in his book In Praise of
Author: Entrepreneur magazine
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Leading entrepreneurs into the multi-billion dollar consulting industry, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents to help others achieve their business goals. Coached by experts, learn to define your market, find and keep clients, obtain licenses, set rates, monitor cash flow, hire staff, prepare contracts, agreements, and reports, and more. Includes new interviews with successful consultants, updated answers to frequently asked questions, and a completely refreshed list of the top 20 consulting businesses.
taking on the challenge of writing this book I had never envisioned myself an
author. ... and also began using my knowledge and skills extensively in
counseling with prospective business owners and consulting with people who
currently own ...
Author: Steve Falldine
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Do you aspire to turn your dreams and ideas into a legitimate small business? Does the task seem daunting, confusing, or perhaps even unattainable? How to Turn Your BIG IDEA Into a New Business will help bring your ideas to fruition by teaching the nuts and bolts of successfully beginning your small business enterprise. This book presents practice-proven steps on how to: determine the feasibility of your business concept write an outstanding business plan buy an existing business evaluate franchise opportunities borrow money for your business start-up This book also serves as a wonderful reference for existing business owners to help run their businesses more profitably. With real-life success (and failure ) stories to guide you through the process, How to Turn Your BIG IDEA Into a New Business provides entertaining, easy-to-follow steps that will help you on your way to creating a successful business of your own. Author Steve Falldine is a full-time franchise consultant for The ServiceMaster Company and works part-time as a counselor and instructor at the Collin Small Business Development Center in Plano, Texas. He makes 40 appearances a year as guest lecturer for the Collin College School of Business, local chambers of commerce, as well as other business and educational venues. Steve grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and Oklahoma City, and now he and his family live in Carrollton, Texas. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/HowToTurnYourBIGIDEAIntoANewBusiness.htm
This book would not have come to fruition without the help of many people to
whom I am indebted. ... Her guidance and insightful advice throughout the course
of the research provided me with continuous support and encouragement.
Author: Yuko Adachi
This book examines the development of big business in Russia since the onset of market oriented reform in the early 1990s. It explains how privatized post-Soviet enterprises, many of which made little sense as business units, were transformed into functional firms able to operate in the environment of a market economy. It provides detailed case studies of three key companies – Yukos Oil Company, Siberian (Russian) Aluminium and Norilsk Nickel – all of which played a key role in Russia’s economic recovery after 1998, describing how these companies were created, run and have developed. It shows how Russian businesses during the 1990s routinely relied on practices not entirely compatible with formal rules, in particular in the area of corporate governance. The book fully explores the critical role played by informal corporate governance practices - such as share dilution, transfer pricing, asset stripping, limiting shareholders access to votes, and 'bankruptcy to order’ - as Russian big business developed during the 1990s. Unlike other studies on Russian corporate governance, this book highlights the ambiguous impact of informal corporate governance practices on the companies involved as commercial entities, and suggests that although their use proved costly to Russia’s business reputation, they helped core groups of owners/managers at the time to establish coherent business firms. Overall, the book shows that we cannot understand the nature of current economic changes in Russia without recognising the crucial role played by informal corporate governance practices in the creation and development of big business in post-Soviet Russia.
Visualize each in great detail. ... How meaningful in your big picture, your
success plan, is this specific goal? ... Whether support comes in the form of a
mentor from whom you seek advice, wisdom, encouragement, and knowledge, or
from a ...
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice — such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need! Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools. A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice. Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab. Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance. Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues. Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly. Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks. NEW chapters expand the book’s scope of coverage, and include these topics: Personal and professional goal setting Resumes and interviews Debt management Principles of practice transfer Ethics Quality assurance Specialty practice Vision rehabilitation Coding and billing Financial decision making Exit strategies