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Small-scale handicraft producers often lack adequate marketing experience or support structures, particularly for exporting. Written in jargon-free language, this book provides information to help producers export more effectively. It includes how to reach and maintain contact with customers, design and production for overseas markets, presentation and packaging, quality control, supplying to specification and the various formalities and documentation involved in exporting.
Student-friendly and international in scope and relevance, this
book provides an accessible introduction to the economics of small
business for those with little knowledge of economics.
Economics, alongside other disciplines and interacting with
them, has some important insights to offer and it is in this
context that The Economics of Small Firms examines the formation,
survival, growth and financing of small businesses, spatial
variations in business formation, the economic role of small
businesses, and key policy issues.
This informative text is an essential purchase for anybody studying business and management who is eager for an easy-to-use and engaging overview of economics, entrepreneurship and small business.
Torsten M. Kuhlmann and Ramona Heinz developed this guideline in reference to a European project designed to analyze the overall situation of skilled immigrants. They show that the management of a workforce which is comprised of people from diverse cultural backgrounds is a challenge for small and medium-sized companies. In particular, the challenge is not only to find but also to integrate and retain immigrant workers and to use their potential to a full extent. This guideline has been developed in order to meet these challenges. It has a special focus on small to medium-sized organizations and sets out to give an introduction to the topic of "managing cultural diversity" and "integrating highly skilled immigrants."
How did an impoverished mother of four crack the code of Instagram, quit her job, build multiple online brands, and become a mega-millionaire? Once a teenaged mom, Ronessa "Ronne" Brown defeated the odds by stepping over the stereotypes surrounding her to take her family's destiny into her own hands. Ronne's "no excuses" mantra transformed their lives, from being stuck an endless cycle of "jobs" to becoming a millionaire-all by teaching herself how to monetize Instagram. And so can you. From Mopping Floors to Making Millions on Instagram shows you how you can: build a business or brand on Instagram, using Ronne's simple instructions the dos and don'ts of building a social media business (that Ronne learned the hard way) how to engage Instagram audiences to increase sales how to convert followers into customers how to gain new followers daily how to build online relationships that turn into long-term customers how to avoid the most common mistakes From Mopping Floors to Making Millions on Instagram is an easy-to-follow guide with real-life case studies that Ronne has used to coach more than 15,000 online marketers all over the world. It includes details about the three brands that Ronne personally built on Instagram using these strategies and examples of what to post and how to post it. Ronne reveals the secrets behind her personal brand, which generated over $500k in revenue within its first year selling beauty and lifestyle products online. Ronne knows your past does not determine your future-so are you ready to change your life?
The single most important task for a prospective franchisee (or
small businessperson) is to prepare a realistic cash flow statement
that accurately reflects the economic potential of a franchise
(business). "How Much Can I Make?" is an insider's guide that
provides historical sales, expense, and/or profit data on actual
franchise operations to establish a solid basis for making these
critical financial projections. Over 75 financial performance
representations, prepared by the franchisors themselves, are
included for major industry categories. The roster of franchisors
runs from the McDonald's and 7-Elevens of the world to several
newer, smaller franchises with significantly fewer operating units.
Only about 55 percent of franchisors provide this information.
Given that franchisors are not allowed to make, or even discuss,
any financial projections other than those published in their
franchise disclosure documents, this hard-to-obtain data is
Promotes the approach of addressing performance-related issues early in the system lifecycle to minimise performance tuning and expensive design rework Provides advice on the prudent selection of hardware and software products Discusses the issues that surround the accuracy and validity of both vendor and in-house benchmarks Focuses on approaches to hardware sizing early in the system lifecycle Outlines design principles and techniques to ensure satisfactory performance and system scalability Includes assessments of the key performance factors across a range of hardware and software technologies. The emphasis in this book is on pre-empting performance and scalability problems in production systems by tackling the issues during the early stages of the system lifecycle. It shows how to reduce technical risk, thereby helping to ensure that service level requirements can be met, and thus saving costly rework, redevelopment, and purchases of additional equipment. It includes discussions on the non-functional aspects of IT procurements from the perspective of both the client and the bidders. The watchword throughout is on an approach that is both cost-effective and "fit for purpose," necessary requirements in the modern age when there is increasing pressure to deliver in ever shorter timescales. Performance Assurance for IT Systems is a comprehensive, readable guide to the approaches and techniques for addressing IT performance and related technology issues throughout the system lifecycle. Written by an industry expert with many years of experience in addressing performance and technology issues on a wide variety of systems, the text is loaded with practical advice, easily applied techniques, and useful reference material. It is valuable for a range of IT professionals, including Performance Analysts, Technical Architects, Designers, and IT Managers who are involved in the assessment of technical risk.
There is an epidemic of unhappiness in the American workplace. A full 70 percent of workers in the United States report that they are disengaged from their jobs. When asked, "Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?" only 20 percent of nearly 2 million employees said yes. It is no wonder that 56 percent of all Americans dream of starting their own business. So why don't they do so? Because starting one's own business is seen as difficult, expensive, and risky.In this extraordinary book, successful Go It Alone! entrepreneur Bruce Judson explains that the conventional wisdom about starting your own business is stunningly wrong. Using the leverage of technology -- e-mail, the World Wide Web, and the remarkable array of off-the-shelf business services now available -- it is dramatically easier to start your own business. Magnified by these new services, it is also possible to create, for the first time, a highly focused business.Bruce Judson shows you the practical steps that will allow nearly any individual to create a business, often using job skills that seem to require an entire corporation for support. It is no longer necessary to spend time on the tasks that don't add value. It is now possible to stay small but reap big profits. Go-it-alone businesses allow the individual the freedom to concentrate on their greatest skills. After reading this book, your motto will be "Do What You Do Best, Let Others Do the Rest."
Understand Regulation A+ and other alternative funding methods Regulation A+ and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO delves into the details of the new SEC rules under the JOBS Act of 2012 to examine the benefits and pitfalls for entrepreneurs and investors. Written by the 'Godfather of Reg A+, ' this book breaks down the complex details of Regulation A+ and other alternative funding methods to help small businesses determine how best to go public and raise capital. A traditional IPO comes with barriers that can be insurmountable for a small company seeking to enter the public markets; thus far, reverse mergers have provided a challenging 'back door' to the market, but Regulation A+ re-opens the front door to allow small cap companies to raise capital while keeping offering and compliance costs manageable in a way not possible with a traditional IPO. More complex than simple crowdfunding, yet just as accessible by all investors, Regulation A+ is a step up for entrepreneurs at any stage wanting to go public where Wall Street meets Main Street. Straightforward explanations, smart strategy, and illustrative examples make this book an invaluable guide for those seeking to truly understand the nuances of Regulation A+ in order to work more effectively within its bounds. Understand how Regulation A+ differs from a traditional IPO and the early experience with this exciting new approach Examine the JOBS Act and the SEC's rules under Title IV Explore the past, present, and future of reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and self-filings Discover new alternatives including new rules under Rule 504 and Regulation S The new rules provide a faster, more streamlined, more cost-effective route to up to $50 million in capital, and offer companies more flexibility than ever. Every entrepreneur needs to know all available funding options, and Regulation A+ and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO provides essential guidance from the expert in the field.
With your head buzzing with innovative and creative ideas - welcome to the entrepreneur's world of spotting opportunities, networking and setting up new ventures. These desirable traits are increasingly seen as the difference between proactive companies growing and creating wealth, and reactive companies resisting change and 'hanging-in there' hoping to avoid the scrap heap. Entrepreneurs are increasingly being acknowledged by Governments as the driving force behind innovative change and job creation. In our deregulated and competitive world the small business entrepreneur can now compete on a level playing field with large corporations - it used to be 'the big eat the small' but now it is 'the fast assassinate the slow'. Business schools have responded to the demand for entrepreneurs by including entrepreneurship and business enterprise modules in many of their courses. The rationale being that when students graduate they can use these entrepreneurial skills to help establish their careers. With the wave of entrepreneurship growing I realised there was an opportunity to write a series of books which focused on the entrepreneur's tools and techniques, their application, and the entrepreneur's behaviour and traits. This entrepreneurs toolkit - which focuses on the tools and techniques the entrepreneur can use to identify opportunities, test the market, raise finance, and grow the business. One of the unique features of entrepreneur toolkit is that it uses plenty of diagrams to visually present the entrepreneurial business environment. This makes it much easier and quicker for the reader to assimilate the concepts. Two of these graphically presented concepts are - Entrepreneurship body of knowledge which is presented as a structured breakdown; entrepreneurial spiral which is a novel way of showing the logical relationship between the management topics.
The bestselling first edition of The McGraw-Hill Guide to Starting Your Own Business sold more than 75,000 copies, and took the reader step-by-step through the entire process of starting a new venture. This completely revised second edition once again shows entrepreneurs the keys to determining the best business opportunities, creating a business plan, and formulating a winning marketing strategy. In addition, it now profiles alternative sources of funding from SBA loans to angel investors and provides valuable dos and donts from over one hundred entrepreneurs.
With an increasing demand for quality kennel accommodation for dogs and cats, a good boarding kennel is a sound investment and can provide a healthy income if run efficiently. Running your own Boarding Kennels, the only guide of its kind available, is essential reading for anyone who is considering starting out in the business. This new edition by animal care expert David Cavill provides advice on every aspect of running a boarding kennel. With an exhaustive breadth of detail it covers every related topic, including: boarding fees, raising finance, insurance, kennel cleaning, dangerous dogs, types of food, exercise, grooming, beds and towels, staff training, accommodation, advertising, puppy and kitten rearing, and product sales. Comprehensive and unique, Running your own Boarding Kennels also includes information on ancillary services such as dog-walking, pet sitting and home boarding.
Like many business owners, Susan-Urquart Brown never expected to end up as an entrepreneur. Launching her own business spoke to her passions, but she soon realized there was much more to being a successful business owner than she ever expected. As a seasoned businesswoman, she has spent more than 10 years building her business from the ground up. In "The Accidental Entrepreneur", she takes all the mystery out of going solo. For those who are just beginning to consider starting a business, as well as those who want to take their business to the next level, she offers advice on what works and what doesn't. Starting one's own business should be exciting, not scary. This is the one book that will show readers how to create a successful and fulfilling venture they can be proud of.
It is widely acknowledged that small enterprises need access to a widerange of Business Development Services (training, information etc.) if they are to expand, and so to create more jobs. Historically, though, donor-funded interventions have not reached the scale required to make a significant impact on the overall situation.High levels of subsidy have tended to create dependency as well as interventions which run in parallel, but are not integrated with, with the day-to-day workings of the small enterprise sector.This book presents the findings from the ILO's FIT program which hasworked to define and explore a different approach to the provision of Business Development Services (BDS), mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It has shown that some services can be provided sustainably byfor-profit providers, and it has defined various ways in which those providers can be supported, so that they can provide more services, to a higher standard, than before. This book chronicles those experiences, drawing also on relevant insights gained in other Small Enterprise Development (SED) projects worldwide.This book sets out a new and practical approach to BDS which calls for constant reassessment of the assumptions underlying small businessdevelopment and for substantial adaptation of current working methods, in order to improve results. The solutions contained in this book come at a time when challenges posed by unemployment and under-employment are greater than ever. It will provide a great source of information and inspiration to donor agencies and professionals working in the small enterprise development field.
Finally, a book that proves there's a new way of having a career, whether you are in a job, unemployed, or retired. Why have one boring job-for-life when you can have several cool jobs-for-the-time-being. Companies and the civil service have long known the benefits of having multiple suppliers and changed their way of operating to capture these benefits. Its time that their work force realised the same thing and divided up their work into multiple jobs that benefit them. This book shows that the way to become a lifestyle entrepreneur is to start small and how to turn it into a business. It is a must-read for people who want to apply these same principles to their personal lives for careers that are rewarding both financially and personally. Anyone who would like to continue with the financial security of a job, or is in between jobs, will find the practical steps required to launch their lives into a new direction.
This book explores the role of the rating system in creditworthiness assessment, looking into its current status, strengths and weaknesses and possible evolution in the light of Basel 3 and the Global Economic Crisis.
This work addresses the fundamental questions concerning the economic reinvigoration of society through policies aimed at encouraging the development of small enterprises. Governments in Europe, the rest of the industrialized world and developing countries are increasingly including small enterprise development as a central feature of economic and social policies. Nowhere was this more evident than during the 1980s in Britain, as the Conservative government sought to establish an enterprise culture. However, despite an impressive growth in the numbers of people turning to self-employment, there is little evidence that British society has become more entrepreneurial or that the pursuit of enterprise has become part of the national culture.
The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as a Welder is your playbook for learning if a career as a welder is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master welder, and launching your own small business. Learn: What does a career as a welder look like? Why should you consider becoming a welder? How do you become a successful craftsman as a welder? How much can you make as a welder? What are your career options once you become a welder? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a welder's career? How and where do you find work as a welder? What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook provides the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There are currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series changes that.
Essential guidance for South African entrepreneurs running a small business. This book provides information on finance for business in three parts: An introduction to financial concepts for non-financial people -- income statements, balance sheets, interpretation of financial information, cash flow and budgeting. 15 key business calculations -- detailed instructions for calculating essential business information, including gross profit, breakeven point, working capital and more. Raising finance for your business -- finding funding and preparing your pitch to financiers. Written in an easy to follow style with simple black and white illustrations.
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