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Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfyingcar detailing business from your home
From the creator of Make It, one of Canada's largest and most successful craft fairs, comes the how-to book to help entrepreneurs turn big ideas into reality. Make It Happen is packed with hard-won insight and inspiration from Jenna Herbut, the founder of Make It. Referring to lessons learned over the course of her entrepreneurial journey, Jenna shares case studies and hot tips from creative, courageous entrepreneurs who also realized their dreams by overcoming fear and resistance. Learn how to make your own dreams come true with invaluable "Make It Real" exercises to help you practice and apply new techniques, skills, and ideas to make it happen. Discover how to: - Tap into your unique passion and let it shine - Think and act to make it happen - Figure out what to do when it's just not happening By the end of Make It Happen you'll be well on your way to becoming part of a breed of brave risk-takers who are willing to put it all on the line to make their vision a reality.
Small enterprises not only need credit they also need many other services: training, advice, marketing, supplies, premises, accountancy, materials, technology and many others. Without them, credit alone may do no more than add the burden of debt to all the other problems entrepreneurs have to face. Governments and foreign donors have traditionally responded to these needs by trying to provide the services themselves. Despite or because of heavy subsidies, these services have been inadequate and of poor quality, and their main effect has been to 'crowd out' potentially more effective private suppliers. But policy makers are now learning that entrepreneurs are willing to pay the market price for quality services, and that small businesses in the private sector are the best source of services for other small businesses. The goal is to make markets work in business services as well as in other products. Business Development Services for Small Enterprise shows how to make markets really work, how to reduce dependence on donor agencies and illustrates critical issues, new findings and radical changes with a wealth of wide-ranging material. This is a key title for all B.D.S. practitioners.
With knowledge passed down from centuries ago, the presence of traditional crafts such as spoon carving, leather working, and knife making is becoming more and more pronounced in contemporary culture and on platforms such as social media and ecommerce. As the pressures of a fast-paced, modern-day life weigh on people, many seek solace in more manual, artful practices that take us out of our selves and produce something beautiful and useful. Forge & Carve looks at twenty crafters and how and why they create the items they do. From basket weaver to blacksmith, meet some of the talented people behind this revival of time-honoured techniques and discover how they make a living from their artistry. Admire their craftsmanship; share their enthusiasm; and learn from their philosophy.
Massage therapists need basic, practical business advice such as low to mid-cost marketing techniques, taxes, and recordkeeping, but there is also no denying the benefits of "been there, done that" information that can only come from someone else's experience. How to Start a Home-based Massage Therapy Business offers a gold mine of tips and ideas that can lessen the learning curve, stimulate thinking outside-the-box, and increase the odds of having a wildly successful practice.
In the current global scenario, business dynamics suffered deep transformations as a result of new patterns in wealth accumulation around the world. In this context, profit-seeking strategies have stimulated the re-organization of companies with the objective of creating global competitive advantages. In the Brazilian scenario, the vulnerability of small businesses has been put into question. Indeed, small businesses have specific competitive features that restrict the level and continuity of its activities, such as lack of capital and technical knowledge. Considering this background, this book is guided to answer the following research questions: 1. Why do some micro and small businesses succeed in improving their performance while others do not? 2. What are the critical success factors that facilitate the increase in productivity, assets and employment? 3. How does the micro and small business' growth unfold? There is undoubtedly the need to open up the discussion of some neglected aspects that will certainly broaden analytical perspectives, in both economic and social dimensions. The aim of this book is to apprehend the challenges of small business dynamics in order to rethink policies that could favor strong bridges between entrepreneurs, government and financial institutions toward economic growth and social inclusion. Chapter 1 refers to the global background where challenges and policies in the micro and small business sector are considered, including countries such as India, China, Russia and South Africa. Chapter 2 presents the recent evolution of the Brazilian entrepreneur and the performance of micro and small business in order to focus the outcomes of the global financial crisis and the current entrepreneurial concerns, taking into account the manufacturing, commerce and services sectors. Chapter 3 highlights a discussion on the concept of small business sustainability in order to analyze the factors that have affected the resilience of micro and small firms in the recent Brazilian trajectory. Chapter 4 presents the financial challenges to micro and small firms in the context of financialization. Chapter 5 deepens the understanding on challenges of micro and small firms, including management trends, labor qualification, innovation and exports, besides networking and clustering. Finally, the conclusion presents a prospective analysis on the Brazilian micro and small business sector in the near future and proposes a set of measures for enhancing a policy agenda toward small business sustainability.
This book will guide and navigate the reader through all aspects of opening and running a successful home-based business as a makeup artist. Instead of focusing on just one aspect, makeup artistry or business, this book will walk them through the steps necessary to be a savvy businessperson and an artist qualified to service individuals with a special section about brides. Written for anyone who has the desire to control their destiny, dreams of being a makeup artist, or is just looking for a fun, second job, makeup artistry and beauty may be the answer.
Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying food truck business from your home
Anyone who has worked to sell a business knows how important it is to realize the full worth of the transaction, financially, psychologically, and with an eye towards the future. Selling Your Business for More is a holistic and values based approach to selling your family business that gives the family business owner a unique personal and professional perspective of the sales cycle. It focuses on the entire process of selling--before, during and after--ensuring that the seller and the family reap the rewards from the change in ownership.
With decades of experience among them, Daniel R. Barron, Mary Geddes Boehler and Marian F. Cook lead you through each step of the daunting sale process, starting with a cold-eyed look at the reason you're selling. They then progress through each crucial step of the process--timing, team-building, negotiating, communicating--and take you beyond signing the deal with advice for making your sale work in a smooth transition. Each chapter details questions to answer and actions to take, and special topics include selling your firm in cold markets and minimizing taxes from the transaction.
If you are the owner of a small business in need of a change, this is a book you need to read before beginning the critical process of finding a buyer.
Let John Williams teach you how to get up and running with a money-making idea you love in just 30 days - even if you haven't yet found your killer concept. Drawing on the latest methods of famous creatives and billion-dollar startups you'll discover * 3 steps to find a money-making idea to run with * The instant procrastination fix * 11 ways to make money out of any idea * How to make your idea go viral * Secrets you can use from multi-million dollar launches Case studies and stories will keep you motivated and simple confidence hacks will help you get yourself out there. You'll get access to the Break Free Toolkit online, connect with other readers on social media, and launch your idea in as little as 20 minutes a day. Welcome to the idea age!
Reduce Hiring Risks and Predict Success New Mindset. In The Best Team Wins, author Adam Robinson gives you a proven, straightforward, and effective method for hiring new employees. He teaches you how to rethink the process of finding, assessing, and hiring the right people. New Methods. Robinson, a recruiting professional with over twenty years experience, shows you how to; Use a Data-Driven Job Profile to Assess Candidate Risk; Build a Candidate Scorecard; Rate the Candidate's Core Competencies; Ask the Right Questions to Dig Deeper in Interviews; Craft an Offer the Candidate Can't Refuse; Better Results. By following Robinson's in-depth process, you can eliminate guesswork and focus on building a team that will bring value to your company's culture and bottom line.
Human Resource Management in Small Business fills a gap in our understanding of economic performance. Small businesses are more numerous, have more employees, and contribute more to the economies of nations throughout the world than do large organizations. This book examines a range of issues, including the significance of human resource management (HRM) practices to small business success, the management of work hours and work stressors, work and family issues, succession planning, employee recruitment and selection, and managing staff. It also explores how individuals develop HRM skills, and learn from their own and others' experiences. The role of HRM practices in successful small businesses is illustrated through a range of case studies. Including contributors who are internationally recognized academics from a range of countries, this book will prove to be an essential resource for postgraduate students and academics in management. Professional managers and owners in SMEs will also discover great insights from this admirable book.
Essential guidance for entrepreneurs who need help in marketing their small business. This book provides information on the three most important areas of marketing: 5 Rules of Radical Marketing -- fish where the fish are, dominate the media, spend when people have money, measure the impact and add value, don't discount, brand your business -- how to design a logo, compile a design brief, understand the printing processes and manage your business's visual identity, advertise your business effectively -- create effective advertisements, select the right media and get creative with your budget. Written in an easy to follow style with simple black and white illustrations.
This unique text focuses upon the inherent difficulties associated
with small firm contractual relationships.
Running a Successful Photography Business is the definitive business bible for every professional photographer - a one-stop resource covering everything you need to know to make your business a success. This handy book contains guidance on the key areas of running your business: fine-tuning your brand, attracting new clients and keeping existing ones, costing and producing shoots, professional ethics and codes of practice, contracts, preparing a business plan, operating your business effectively, legal obligations, working with agents and agencies and how to evolve and prosper in this ever changing industry. Everything a working photographer needs to know in order for their business to flourish. Written from the unique point of view of a leading photographers' agent, the author knows from first-hand experience what it takes to survive and succeed as a professional photographer. This book builds on the author's popular first book, Setting up a Successful Photography Business, aimed at those starting out in freelance photography.
The "Business on a Shoestring" series helps small business owners grow their business imaginatively, effectively and without spending a fortune. Aimed at entrepreneurs with plenty of vision and commitment but not a lot of cash, each book is packed with ideas that really work, real-life examples, step-by-step advice and sources of further information.
Having an online presence is essential for most businesses these days. Don't think that a small budget means that you can't compete with larger organisations: if your site is well laid out and your content compelling, you can
This revised edition shows the way, covering topics such as: Choosing the right domain name; Smartening up a basic website; Driving traffic to your website; Analysing web traffic; Affiliate marketing; Search engine listings/optimisation; Taking advantage of free (and safe ) software and training; Relationship networking; Tapping into new or growing trends: Web alerts, RSS, Voice over Internet Protocols, instant messaging, espotting
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