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Refreshingly Simple Finance for Small Business - A Straight-talking Guide to Finance and Accounting (Paperback): Emily Coltman Refreshingly Simple Finance for Small Business - A Straight-talking Guide to Finance and Accounting (Paperback)
Emily Coltman
R277 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R77 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

**Updated for 2013** Is fear of the money side of running a business holding you back? Would you love to turn your passion into a small business, but are frightened of getting on the wrong side of the taxman? Do you run a small business and find it's a desperate struggle to keep all your paperwork in the right place, never mind work out how much tax you should pay each year? In this friendly, informative book, bilingual qualified accountant Emily Coltman guides you through what you need to know on the finance and accounting side when you're setting up and running a small business. Emily speaks plain English as well as accountants jargon She has many years experience of helping small business owners with their finance and accounting, and this book is written for anyone running a small business for whom double entry might as well be double Dutch This book explains the different ways a business can be set up and structured legally and what the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of structure are, including the different taxes that each has to pay, and when those taxes have to be paid. It looks at where you might find the money to start or grow your business, and why you might choose the different sources. There are suggestions for how to organise your paperwork and advice on what records you need to keep and for how long. You'll hear how to keep on the right side of the taxman, what expenses you can and can't claim tax relief on, and how to claim tax relief when you buy equipment for your business - and what 'tax relief' actually is This easy-to-read bitesize guide answers all the tax and accounting questions you have - and those you haven't thought of yet.

The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises (Paperback): Matthias Fink, Sascha Kraus The Management of Small and Medium Enterprises (Paperback)
Matthias Fink, Sascha Kraus
R1,082 Discovery Miles 10 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Due to the vital importance of SMEs in developed economies worldwide, this book aims to provide a unique and much-needed investigation into the underlying mechanisms and practices of management within these companies by collecting a wide range of original conceptual and empirical research in the topical area of management in SMEs and new ventures.

Collecting work from dozens of leading scholars in fields ranging from management and entrepeneurship to human resource management and strategy, this book aims to supply readers with an overview of the field of research in management of SMEs and new ventures as well as in depth knowledge on a variety of related topics. The essays collected here are focused and practical, offering a variety of explicit and pragmatic recommendations for action and developing new tools and strategies useful to scholars and students as well as practitioners working in the field of SME and new venture management and consulting.

Start It Up - Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think (Paperback): Luke Johnson Start It Up - Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think (Paperback)
Luke Johnson 1
R305 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R58 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in paperback - Start It Up by Luke Johnson, 2012's most inspiring guide to running your own business. Running your own business is nowhere near as tough as you might think. So what are you waiting for? Luke Johnson is Britain's busiest tycoon, with a personal fortune estimated at GBP120 million. From Pizza Express and Channel 4 to his incisive Financial Times column, Johnson has spent two decades on the business frontline. In Start It Up, Johnson sets out to inspire - and guide - every budding entrepreneur. He tackles the issues that really matter: finding the right idea, sourcing funds, and getting the best from the people you meet on the way - chiefly yourself. 'A must-read for inspiring entrepreneurs, probably the best book available on the subject' John McLaren, Management Today 'Part rant, part outpouring of useful knowledge gleaned from 20 very successful years in business. There is a great deal here that is good' Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks, Financial Times 'For the budding entrepreneur, this clear, thoughtful and passionate how-to guide will be an excellent first investment' Economist Luke Johnson is one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs with an estimated personal fortune of GBP120 million. He is Chairman of Risk Capital Partners and The Royal Society of Arts, and a former Chairman of Channel 4 Television. He writes columns for the Financial Times and Management Today. In the 1990s he was Chairman of PizzaExpress, which he grew from 12 restaurants to over 250; he also founded the Strada pizzeria chain and owns Giraffe and Patisserie Valerie. He lives in London and is married with three children.

Small Business For Dummies - Australia & New Zealand (Paperback, 5th Australian & New Zealand Edition): Veechi Curtis Small Business For Dummies - Australia & New Zealand (Paperback, 5th Australian & New Zealand Edition)
Veechi Curtis
R588 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R154 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
How To Run A Successful Pub 2nd Edition - The Comprehensive Guide to Finding a Pub and Making it Profitable (Paperback, 2 Rev... How To Run A Successful Pub 2nd Edition - The Comprehensive Guide to Finding a Pub and Making it Profitable (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Mark S Elliot
R506 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R71 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you are thinking about leaving the rat race to run your own pub, but don't know how to go about it, this book is for you. How to Run a Successful Pub provides you with all the information and advice you need to make your dream a reality. It will help you to: FIND YOUR IDEAL PUB PLAN AND SET UP YOUR BUSINESS TARGET YOUR CUSTOMERS MAKE MORE MONEY CONTROL YOUR SALES MAXIMISE YOUR PROFITS This book is packed with practical, up-to-date advice on marketing, managing staff, bookkeeping, licensing law, food, fruit machines, raising finance and the necessary regulations. Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. All about you; 2. What kind of pub?; 3. Finding the right pub; 4. Funding the business; 5. Licensing law; 6. Planning for success; 7. Applying for a tenancy or new lease; 8. Buying a freehold property; 9. Professional services; 10. Business structure 11. Opening a bank account; 12. Arranging insurance; 13. Book-keeping and accounts; 14. Marketing; 15. Staff; 16. Drinks; 17. Pub food 18. Amusement machines; 19. Complying with other regulations; Appendices; Index.

The Business Developer's Playbook - Relationship Selling Principles and the DNA of Dialogue Selling (Hardcover): Peter... The Business Developer's Playbook - Relationship Selling Principles and the DNA of Dialogue Selling (Hardcover)
Peter Nixon
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is not about selling products -- it is about selling yourself, your ideas, and your services. This book explains an innovative dialogue sales process, and the relationship sales principles that underpin it. In every sales situation, there is both a seller and a buyer and, at different times, either the buyer or the seller may take the lead. The dance they perform may or may not lead to a deal, but it will leave them knowing a little more about each other's strengths and weaknesses. These two dancers are "connected" and follow the same steps -- The five steps they follow are to plan, connect, dialogue, record, and follow up. The five steps are the basis of the dialogue process. In addition, this book provides easy-to-follow guidance for three groups of people: 1. Professionals wanting to sell their services and improve their business development; 2. Thought leaders, change agents, innovators, entrepreneurs, senior public servants, and advocates wanting to sell their ideas to others; 3. Mid-career job seekers and recent graduates aiming to sell themselves into a dream job role either full or part-time.

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Landscaping, Nursery or Lawn Service Business (Paperback): Lynn Wasnak How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Landscaping, Nursery or Lawn Service Business (Paperback)
Lynn Wasnak
R690 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R70 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Book & CD-ROM. If you enjoy working outdoors and want to incorporate your creativity into your work, operating a small nursery, landscaping, or lawn service may be the perfect business for you. In fact, many operators combine all three of these elements to make an ideal year-round business. This is an ideal home-based business and can be started with just a few thousand pounds. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own service business. The book offers a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the nursery and landscape business. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. If you enjoy working with people and working outdoors, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about choosing a name, equipment, equipment maintenance, selling your other services to your present customers, how to attract and bid on residential and commercial accounts, contracts and billing procedures, advertising, insurance, legal matters, basic cost control systems, market research, getting new clients, tax laws, pricing, leads, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn about basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

Small Business Tax Planning - All You Need to Know from Start-up to Retirement (Paperback): Russell Cockburn Small Business Tax Planning - All You Need to Know from Start-up to Retirement (Paperback)
Russell Cockburn
R558 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R163 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Effective planning of your tax affairs to help your business save money Every profitable business in the UK has to pay tax, but some small businesses pay more tax than is necessary. This book examines the tax liabilities that the owners or managers of small businesses need to bear in mind and explains how to manage these tax requirements in the best possible way so as to avoid paying more tax than you have to. Uniquely, this guide traces how tax should be dealt with throughout the life-cycle of a business, from start-up to the time it is sold, wound up, or passed on, so that whatever stage your business is at this book will be valuable for you. Areas that are covered include: - What business structure you should choose when starting out: self-employed sole trader, partnership or limited company. - How to register your business and when to start paying tax. - When tax inspections might arise and how to deal with them. - How to manage business expenses effectively and make use of relevant tax benefits. - How to withdraw from a business and pass it on, or how to go about selling it.Guidance about tax is spread over many different locations; on the internet, in booklets provided by HMRC, and in magazines and annual publications. Russell Cockburn brings the information together in this simple and incisive summary enabling you to approach your tax affairs as efficiently as possible.

One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work... One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Stephen Key
R566 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R141 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With must-have updates, a new edition of the bestselling method that shows how anyone can turn their one simple idea into millions - without lifting a finger! Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor who has licensed more than 20 product ideas. In 2011, he shared the secrets to his success in the bestselling book One Simple Idea. Since that time, many changes have occurred in the entrepreneurial world. One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition has been revised and updated to reflect current trends and practices in the industry. In addition to teaching readers how to turn their ideas into marketable products that companies will want to license, Key expands upon his cutting-edge product development, sales, and negotiation strategies, making note of the new opportunities and technologies available to creative people today. The book also features real-life success stories from people who have used the author's strategies.

Start and Run a Shop - How to Open a Successful Retail Business (Paperback): Deborah Penrith Start and Run a Shop - How to Open a Successful Retail Business (Paperback)
Deborah Penrith
R363 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There is nothing more satisfying than owning a shop of your own. Whether it's a designer clothing store, an exciting florist, or something for practically everything, this book will guide you through all you need to know about opening your own retail business. It is aimed at anyone who has a dream or a practical idea. It includes case histories of hands-on shop owners, their advice and top tips. You will be able to browse through such topics as: - Choosing the best location - Finding finance in a dwindling market - Developing a business plan - Exploring the costs of setting up - Selecting the products you want to carry - Decoration, displays and shelving - Meeting the challenges of a new business - Getting your business noticed in an internet age - Turning your passion into a profitable business

Improving Internet Access to Help Small Business Compete in a Global Economy (Hardcover, New): Hermann E. Walker Improving Internet Access to Help Small Business Compete in a Global Economy (Hardcover, New)
Hermann E. Walker
R2,064 Discovery Miles 20 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Businesses are quickly integrating new telecom services into their business plans. Broadband connects entrepreneurs to millions to distant customers, facilitates telecommuting, and increases productivity in many ways. Much of our economic growth is attributable to productivity increases arising from telecommunications advances. This book presents the edited text of a U.S. Senate hearing devoted to this subject.

Brave New Work - Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? (Paperback): Aaron Dignan Brave New Work - Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? (Paperback)
Aaron Dignan 1
R425 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What's stopping you from doing the best work of your life? The way we work is broken. It takes forever to get anything done. Meetings and emails are incessant. Bureaucracy stifles talent and creativity. Is this really the best we can do? Aaron Dignan teaches companies how to eliminate red tape, tap into collective intelligence, and rethink long-held traditions that no longer make sense. In Brave New Work, he shows you how to revolutionize the way you, your team and your company works forever. * Have fewer but better meetings * Create a culture of honesty, transparency and trust * Cut down on rules to be more efficient * Be more agile and adaptive * Reignite passion and energy throughout your organisation "Clear, powerful and urgent, it's a must read for anyone who cares about where they work and how they work" - Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing and Purple Cow

The Ultimate Negotiation Book - Discover What Top Negotiators Do; Master Persuasion and Influence; Build Rapport with NLP... The Ultimate Negotiation Book - Discover What Top Negotiators Do; Master Persuasion and Influence; Build Rapport with NLP (Paperback)
Peter Fleming, Mo Shapiro, Di McLanachan 1
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From influencing and persuading to choosing a negotiating style and using NLP, THE ULTIMATE NEGOTIATION BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes and key ideas, and bring it all together with practical exercises. This is your complete course in negotiation. ABOUT THE SERIES ULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.

How Small-to-Medium Enterprises Thrive and Survive in Turbulent Times - From Deconstructing to Synthesizing Organizational... How Small-to-Medium Enterprises Thrive and Survive in Turbulent Times - From Deconstructing to Synthesizing Organizational Resilience Capabilities (Hardcover)
Yiu Ha Carmen Chu, Kosmas Smyrnios
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Political and financial upheaval is not a new phenomenon - from the tulip bulb bubble in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century to Black Monday in 1987, businesses throughout history have worked to adapt and cope. However, today's climate is even more fraught with crises, raising the levels of concern for business, society, and governments. It especially poses a challenge for small businesses, who have to learn to cope with this increasingly turbulent environment, dealing with the difficulties and taking advantage of the new opportunities that turbulence can provide. Understanding how resilience capabilities can be developed to promote sustainable business is imperative. This book provides a new paradigm for conceptualizing resilience capabilities and advances current understanding both theoretically and practically in real-world business settings. Examining the processes of resilience during different phases of crisis reveals why businesses either fail, or outperform their counterparts during times of turbulence. Based on in-depth empirical research, researchers and advanced students in small business, strategic management and risk management will find this an invaluable guide to organizational resilience.

Start and Run a Sandwich and Coffee Shop (Paperback): Jill Sutherland Start and Run a Sandwich and Coffee Shop (Paperback)
Jill Sutherland
R374 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R49 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this comprehensive guide, Jill Sutherland offers practical and realistic advice, designed to take would be sandwich bar owners from idea, to opening. Packed with top tips, real-life examples, checklists and anecdotes, it provides a stage-by-stage guide to your first year, from the planning of your business, to it's opening and becoming established. You'll learn how to: - Develop and research your sandwich bar 'idea' - Write a professional business plan - Find the right shop unit, and fit it out - Decide on suppliers - Manage food hygiene and health and safety - Create your menu and source produce - Budget, forecast and manage cash flow - Launch and generate interest - Employ and manage staff

Duct Tape Marketing Revised and   Updated - The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide (Paperback, Revised... Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated - The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide (Paperback, Revised And Updated Ed)
John Jantsch
R338 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R110 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is Your Marketing as Simple, Effective, and Affordable as Duct Tape?

Let's face it, as a small business owner, you are really in the business of marketing. The problem for most small business owners is that they suffer from "marketing idea of the week" syndrome instead of implementing a systematic approach to the problem of small business marketing.

In "Duct Tape Marketing," renowned Small Business Marketing guru John Jantsch shows you how to develop and execute a marketing plan that will give your business the life and longevity you knew you could have when you made that decision to go out on your own.

"CAREFUL Duct tape is a serious tool... it sticks where you put it. So are the ideas in this book. If you're ready to make a commitment and are willing to make something happen, John's book is a great place to start." ―Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow

"For all those who wonder why John Jantsch has become the leading advisor and coach to small businesses everywhere, Duct Tape Marketing is the answer. I have never read a business book that is as packed with hands-on, actionable information as this one. There are takeaways in every paragraph, and the success of John's blog is living proof that they work. Duct Tape Marketing should be required reading for anyone who is building a business, or thinking about it." ―Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large, Inc. magazine, and author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big

"Duct Tape Marketing is a worthy addition to the growing library of how-to books on small business marketing"―"concise, clear, practical, and packed with great ideas to boost your bottom line." ― Bob Bly, author of The White Paper Handbook

"With the world suffering from depleted reserves of trust, a business that sells plenty of it every day tends to create the most value. The great thing about trust as a product feature is that it delivers exceptional returns. With this book, John Jantsch has zeroed in on exactly what small businesses need to sell every day, every hour." ―Ben McConnell, co-author of Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force

"John Jantsch has provided small businesses with the perfect perspective for maximizing all marketing activities - offline and on. Jantsch has the plan to help you thrive in the world of business today. Read it, all your competitors will." ―John Battelle, cofounding editor or Wired and author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture

"Duct Tape Marketing is a great read for anyone in business. It has fresh ideas laid out in a practical and useable way. I highly recommend this book for growing any business." ―Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Masters of Networking

Entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe - Development through Internationalization (Paperback): Tonis Mets, Arnis Sauka,... Entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe - Development through Internationalization (Paperback)
Tonis Mets, Arnis Sauka, Danica Purg
R1,500 Discovery Miles 15 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The process of the transition to a market-oriented economy for countries from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) started some 25 years ago. A new technology base triggered the fast growth of new investments into intangible assets by global economic leaders at the beginning of the 1990s, providing the basis for a move towards a knowledge economy. During the past 25 years, entrepreneurs in CEE and the CIS have reshaped traditional industries and created new industries, combining innovative ideas with traditional competencies. Yet we still do not know very much about how and why companies led by entrepreneurs develop, how they expand globally and what the role of new knowledge and innovation is in the internationalization process. Understanding the pathways of entrepreneurial development, especially growth through internationalization, is important for the overall development of countries in transition and beyond. Entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe: Development through Internationalization provides an overview of entrepreneurship in a range of important emerging markets. This book aims to fill the gap in the literature by providing up-to-date data and case-based evidence. With coverage of a range of national firms from countries including Belarus, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, this book will be vital supplementary reading around international entrepreneurship and essential reading for those studying the business environment in this vital emerging market.

Start Your Own eBay Business (Paperback, 3rd edition): Christopher Matthew Spencer, Inc The Staff of Entrepreneur Media Start Your Own eBay Business (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Christopher Matthew Spencer, Inc The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
R428 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R39 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take Your Business Global with An eBay Store In your hands is the blueprint for anyone looking to start and run a successful eBay business. Start Your Own eBay Business takes you through the entire process of setting up your store and making it a fantastic success. You'll learn proven, step-by-step techniques for planning, starting, and executing a successful, profitable eBay business. You'll get: Ideas for researching just the right products to list Clear direction on how to launch and manage your items Recommendations for safe and secure packing and reliable shipping Master tips for sourcing profitable items Step-by-step, screenshot-accompanied instructions for launching an eBay Store A wellspring of ideas for selecting great employees when you need them Recommended routines to streamline day-to-day operations A roadmap for going from little to big without growing pains Cautionary advice on avoiding trouble along the journey Proven methods for elevating your eBay sales by networking with other eBayers So have a seat, whether at your kitchen table or the desk in your 4,000-square-foot warehouse and read on. If you think you're already an expert on what's covered in any chapter, feel free to skip that chapter. It's all here!

Buying and Running a Guesthouse or Small Hotel 2nd Edition - How to build a valuable business and enjoy a great lifestyle... Buying and Running a Guesthouse or Small Hotel 2nd Edition - How to build a valuable business and enjoy a great lifestyle (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Dan Marshall
R424 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book will lead you through the entire process and help you with all the decisions you'll need to make along the way, such as researching your market; setting your objectives and making a plan; finding the right property; cooking and menu planning; dealing with reservations, reception and billing; purchasing and serving delicious food and wine; managing your cash flow and accounts; and creating the WOW factor. Contents: 1. Substantiating the Dream; 2. Which Property and Which Business Format?; 3. Getting Started; 4. Setting Your Standard;5. Reservations and Reception; 6. Food and Beverage; 7. Housekeeping Issues; 8. Marketing and Advertising; 9. Bookkeeping and Financial Aspects; 10. Ancillary Departments; 11.Staffing; Appendix; Index

More Sewing to Sell - Take Your Handmade Business to the Next Level: 16 New Projects to Make & Sell! (Paperback): Virginia... More Sewing to Sell - Take Your Handmade Business to the Next Level: 16 New Projects to Make & Sell! (Paperback)
Virginia Lindsay
R616 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R144 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take your handmade business to a truly professional level with practical advice from industry experts! Best-selling author Virginia Lindsay teaches you how to sell your handmade items for a real profit. This hands-on guide to the sewing business includes sixteen new sewing patterns, all copyright- and royalty-free, ready to customise for craft fairs or online shops. Make the most of your fabric, time, and resources when selling handmade totes, aprons, quilts, and more!

Leave the Bastards Behind - An Insider's Guide to Working for Yourself (Paperback): Richard Maun Leave the Bastards Behind - An Insider's Guide to Working for Yourself (Paperback)
Richard Maun
R282 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever thought of working for yourself? Of course you have - and all the time This is the book you wished you had ten years ago. For many people, working for themselves is something that they yearn for and dream about. You've worked for other people's companies and been bossed around by terrible bosses for years. The time has now to come to work for the best boss you could have - i.e., yourself. This book is a straight forward, lively guide to the realities of setting up your business, written from first hand experience. Share in the disaster of the author's first sales meeting. Laugh at the attempts to design a marketing flyer, and wince at the pace of learning required to stay one step ahead of clients. Through such experiences, the author reveals the secrets of developing a client base and the skills which will help you through the door to self-employment in all its bare knuckle glory. Working for yourself is one of the richest experiences in life. This practical and inspirational book will put you on the road to success.

The Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing - (Without A Big Budget) (Paperback): Rohit Bhargava The Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing - (Without A Big Budget) (Paperback)
Rohit Bhargava
R348 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is like having coffee with an award winning marketing expert. Most business guidebooks treat you like a dummy or an idiot. Not this one. This is a short and easy-to-read guidebook filled with useful, no bullshit, only-what-you-need-to-know, immediately actionable advice for marketing your business or startup. The book focuses on the most common small business marketing challenges, including: Why is setting a budget the worst way to start a marketing plan? How can you create unstoppable word-of-mouth for your business? Why is it a mistake to try and be on every social media platform? Within these pages you'll get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how to promote your business like these. Along the way, you'll learn how to fit your entire marketing strategy on a single page, what it takes to create a tagline that people remember, how to buy advertising at a fraction of the "sticker price," why some customers remain loyal while others leave as soon as they get a better deal, and the #1 most important thing about branding that most small businesses forget. Inspired by real life conversations and experiences with hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs, this is the rare guide that will skip all the useless definitions, avoid the fluff and cut right to the point to give you the real-life advice you need to hear with an irreverent "non-obvious" perspective you deserve. From downloadable one page guides to real life stories and examples, this guide will give you the inspiration and tools to put together a winning marketing strategy to grow your business - no matter how much you know about marketing already.

Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts (Hardcover): Alexandros Psychogios, Rea Prouska Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts (Hardcover)
Alexandros Psychogios, Rea Prouska
R3,075 Discovery Miles 30 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts explores a range of human resource management (HRM) issues specific to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Based on a series of research studies and secondary sources of data, the book's primary aim is to contextualise HRM issues in SMEs operating in a variety of national economic contexts that are (or have recently experienced) a turbulent situation. SMEs are the backbone of these economies. It is therefore critical that we study HR practices and concepts within such enterprises. The book covers HR practices in SMEs, such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance evaluation and employee relations, by focusing on three types of turbulent economies: emerging market economies in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and Latin America; transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe; and crisis contexts in Southern Europe. Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts is a useful resource for organisations, practitioners, academics and scholars in the fields of HRM, employee engagement, small and medium business management and other related disciplines.

Thriving in the Gig Economy - Freelancing Online for Tech Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Paperback, 1st ed.): Adam Sinicki Thriving in the Gig Economy - Freelancing Online for Tech Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Adam Sinicki
R767 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R205 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take an in-depth look into the gig economy to see how tech professionals and entrepreneurs can earn a living as freelancers and contractors. Build your own business. The pros and cons of the lifestyle and what to expect from it are discussed. In this book, author Adam Sinicki explains the impact of the gig economy and the forces that led to it as it relates to technology and working online. You will understand how to make a living supplying tech skills on a "per gig" basis. Practical instructions, advice, and tips are provided on goal setting, lifestyle design, and selecting the types of work and contracts that further your goals and support the things you value as you transition from a 9-5 job. What You'll Learn Know the types of work that a tech freelancer can offer: coding, SEO, web development, 3D modeling, and more Find and manage clients Negotiate pay and contracts Stay productive without a manager Discover useful tools, websites, and apps to build your business and ensure a steady income Who This Book Is For Entrepreneurs who are already a part of the gig economy and want to learn more about their options, tech professionals looking to transition to purely freelancing/contracting, companies interested in learning more about this change in the jobs market, technologists interested in exploring how the Internet is shaping the way people live and work, and professionals interested in lifestyle design or becoming "digital nomads"

Value for Money - The Impact of Small Enterprise Development (Paperback): Malcolm Harper, Gerry Finnegan Value for Money - The Impact of Small Enterprise Development (Paperback)
Malcolm Harper, Gerry Finnegan
R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Billions of dollars have been spent in the last twenty years on assistance for micro, small and medium businesses. Yet there have been few attempts to count the costs and compare them to the benefits.This is the first book to systematically evaluate, measure and review the costs and benefits of small enterprise development programs through a range of examples of best practice from within the field.The authors have drawn on their extensive experience in business and as consultants within the enterprise development industry for this extensive study. They show that it is possible to measure and compare the costs and benefits of small enterprise development programs, and that donors, NGOs, tax payers and small business administrators themselves should demand that those who are responsible for such programs must demonstrate that they are providing value for money.

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