List books in category Business & Investing / Small Business

  • Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them

    Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them
    Garrett Sutton

    We live in a highly litigious world. As you live your life you must keep your guard up. As you grow your wealth you must protect it. For those who don’t predators await, and their attorneys will use every trick in the toolbox to get at – whether large or small-your unprotected assets.Start Your Own Corporation educates you on an action plan to protect your life’s gains. Corporate attorney and best selling author Garrett Sutton clearly explains the all too common risks of failing to protect yourself and the strategies for limiting your liability going forward. The information is timely, accessible and applicable to every citizen in every situation.Garrett Sutton has spent the last thirty years protecting clients’ assets and implementing corporate structures to limit liability. This significant experience shines through in a very readable book on the why to’s and how to’s for achieving asset protection. Start Your Own Corporation teaches how to select between corporations and LLCs and how to use Nevada and Wyoming entities to your maximum advantage. This non-technical and easy to understand book also educates on the importance of following corporate formalities, using business tax deductions and building business credit.Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says, “Start Your Own Corporation is a must read for anyone with any assets to protect.”

  • The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
    Curtis Stone

    Strategies and techniques for making a living with intensive food production in small spaces There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include: Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets. Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.

  • Guide to Small Business and Small Business Administration (SBA) Funding

    Guide to Small Business and Small Business Administration (SBA) Funding
    Mark A Woodard

    A Guide to Small Business and Small Business Administration (SBA) Funding is a complete in-depth guidebook for small businesses and entrepreneurs, in any phase of operation, to use as a guide to complete a working business portfolio. This portfolio can be used in operations of the business and/or obtain funding for start-up processes and other funding needs. This book gives great information about small business itself including operations, entity types, and more. A Guide to Small Business and Small Business Administration (SBA) Funding gives detailed information on the Small Business Administration and its funding practices. The guide will assist in completing a comprehensive business analysis and portfolio including: business plans, marketing plans, applications, outlines, structure, forms, and other important documents. A Guide to Small Business and SBA Funding also comes with a digital companion that provides nearly all documentation needed for a SBA style business portfolio. This companion includes: official documentation, applications, filings, instruction on obtaining all legal documentations, outlines, directions, and much more. When finished reading through this book and following the format the business will have a complete SBA formatted business portfolio that is valuable in obtaining funding and business operations. The information contained in this book, and its companion will save time and money developing a complete portfolio as all needed documentation is provided to you in a “fill in the blank” format. With the research and development contained in this book can save months of work for any business in need of a portfolio. Other sources of this information may costs hundreds to thousands of dollars, and months of time for the same products contained herein.

  • Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies: Edition 5

    Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies: Edition 5
    Shannon Belew

    Start a successful online business—and be your own boss! Being an online entrepreneur means more than just building a website—and this book breaks down everything you need to know to be successful. Inside, you'll get plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instruction on online business basics, legal and accounting issues, website design, Internet security, boosting sales, e-commerce, and so much more. While the ideas and concepts behind starting an online business are tried and true, the tools available to entrepreneurs change and evolve quickly—and often. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed on the best new tools, resources, and communities, and shows you how to best leverage them to up your chances of success. Discover your niche and create a business plan Design your website and storefront Increase your reach and market with social media Choose the best web host for your needs If you're a budding entrepreneur with dreams of running your own online business, this book has everything you need to get started and grow your company to extraordinary heights!

  • Accounting for Small Business Owners

    Accounting for Small Business Owners
    Tycho Press

    All the financial accounting a small business will ever need Owning and running a small business can be complicated. On top of developing, marketing and selling your product or service, you’ve got to be prepared to handle the money that’s coming in, pay your employees, track expenditures, consider your stock options, and much more. Accounting for Small Business Owners covers the entire process of establishing solid accounting for your business and common financial scenarios, and will show you how to: • Set up and run your business • Manage and sell your product or service • Perform a month-end balancing of accounts Packed with definitions of basic accounting terms, sample accounting statements, and a wealth of tips and tricks to simplify the accounting process, Accounting for Small Business Owners has everything you need to get the job done!

  • Start Your Own Clothing Store and More: Women s, Men s, Children s, Specialty

    Start Your Own Clothing Store and More: Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, Specialty
    Entrepreneur Press

    Are you a fashionista? Do you love working with people? Do you dream of owning and running your own business? Take a chance and start a clothing business—all you need to get up and running is your dream and this guide. Whether you’re interested in selling today’s hottest fashions or you’d rather start a specialty boutique, such as a children’s store, bridal shop, vintage store, consignment shop or something of your own invention, this book helps you make it big. It gives you the inside scoop on starting a clothing store, including: • How to spot trends and take advantage of them before your competitors do • Valuable money-saving tips for the startup process • Whether to purchase a franchise or existing business or start your dream store from scratch • How to find, hire and train the best employees • How to skyrocket your earnings by branding your clothes with your own private label • The pros and cons of having an on-staff personal shopper • And more! If you know how to dress for success, let Entrepreneur help you turn your fashion sense into a clothing empire.

  • The Art of War: The Ancient Classic

    The Art of War: The Ancient Classic
    Sun Tzu

    The original and bestselling leadership book! Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read across the world for centuries. Today they can still be applied to business, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates how to win without conflict. It shows that with enough intelligence and planning, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. This luxury hardback edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon that draws out lessons for managers and business leaders, and highlights the power of Sun Tzu's thinking in everyday life.

  • How to Persuade and Influence People: Powerful Techniques to Get Your Own Way More Often

    How to Persuade and Influence People: Powerful Techniques to Get Your Own Way More Often
    Philip Hesketh

    Wouldn't it be great if you could always get people to see things your way? Now you can. You won't go far in business if you can't bring people round to your way of thinking. Some people find it easy; the rest of us just need a little help. How to Persuade and Influence People reveals some of the most powerful influencing and persuasion techniques known to man. This enhanced second edition contains new tools, new research, new case studies and plenty of practical exercises to help you: Find the perfect way to win people over Become an amazing negotiator Overcome objections Appreciate and understand the other person's standpoint Understand why people buy what they buy Ensure people remember you and what you want Build long-term trust and credibility Philip Hesketh is a full-time international business speaker on the psychology of persuasion. Thousands of people have benefited from his advice. In this book, he maps out countless simple and memorable persuasion techniques that can be applied to a whole range of life's challenges. It's up to you to use them. How to Persuade and Influence People is a completely revised and updated edition of Life's a Game So Fix The Odds.

  • Data-Driven Marketing Content: A Practical Guide

    Data-Driven Marketing Content: A Practical Guide
    Lee Wilson

    In the world we live in today, more data is being generated than at any other period in human history. However, this wealth of information is causing a data dilemma for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs, and practitioners. With marketing companies and experts struggling to produce business content that delivers strong marketing results and SME's being overshadowed by data-aware super-brands that are already heavily investing in data-driven content, Lee Wilson offers a solution that can rectify the performance divide. Data-Driven Marketing Content: A Practical Guide empowers businesses, regardless of industry, size, or competition level, to understand, identify and act on big-data opportunities. The guide shares unique processes, approaches, and frameworks which can be applied to every company need, leading you towards efficient and effective content creation that repeatedly returns on investment. Through a combination of practical expertise and personal insights, this book instructs and enables practitioners and entrepreneurs to overcome everyday business content barriers and yield increased results from every piece of content created.

  • No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Producing Measurable, Monetizable Results with Social Media Marketing

    No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Producing Measurable, Monetizable Results with Social Media Marketing
    Dan S. Kennedy

    To avoid grabbing every business owner he meets by the shoulders and shaking them, millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy has joined with marketing strategist Kim Walsh-Phillips to help business owners, private practice professionals, and professional marketers start making dollars and cents of their social media marketing.Daring readers to stop accepting non-monetizable “likes” and “shares” for their investment of time, money, and energy, Kennedy and Walsh-Phillips urge readers to see their social platforms for what they are—another channel to reach customers and gain leads and sales for their efforts. Illustrated by case studies and examples, this No B.S. guide delivers practical strategies for applying the same direct- response marketing rules Kennedy has himself found effective in all other mediums.Covers:•How to stop being a wimp and make the switch from a passive content presence into an active conversion tool•How to become a lead magnet by setting up social media profiles that focus on the needs of ideal prospects (not the product or service)•Creating raving fans that create introductions to their networks•How to move cold social media traffic into customers•The role of paid media and how to leverage social media advertising to drive sales

  • Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned From Long Lasting, Successful Families in Business

    Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned From Long Lasting, Successful Families in Business
    J. Ward

    John L. Ward is a leading world expert on the family business. In this book he brings together a vast amount of experience to show the, 'best practices' of the most successful and long-lasting families in business. He provides a framework of five insights and four principles in which to position his 50 lessons for family businesses. This is the most comprehensive book on sustaining the family business and contains international examples and cases and essential tools and checklists of best practice.

  • Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners

    Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners
    Dawn Fotopulos

    “I don’t have time to look at the numbers.” “That’s what the accountant is for.” “I can see what the balance is–that’s all I need to know.” Why do so many business owners dread looking at the numbers? Financial statements, ledgers, profit and loss reports–many avoid these and treat them like junk mail and phone solicitors. But as a small business owner, having an intimate knowledge of all these crucial numbers yourself is the most important tool you can equip yourself with in order to survive the constantly changing and highly competitive marketplace of the twenty-first century. Nevertheless, it’s true–you’re not a numbers person. How can you learn to make sense out of all this Greek?Accounting for the Numberphobic to the rescue! This easy-to-follow guide demystifies your company's financial dashboard: the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. The book explains in plain English how each measurement reflects the overall health of your business–and impacts your decisions. Even self-proclaimed numbers dummies will discover:• How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profits• How to identify the break-even point that means your business is self-sustaining• Real-world advice on measuring and increasing cash flow• What the Balance Sheet reveals about your company's worth• And moreDon’t leave your company’s finances entirely in the hands of a third-party accounting service or an employee who is only loyal to the highest paycheck. Even worse–don’t ignore them altogether! Knowing the numbers yourself isn’t just about seeing how your company is doing . . . it’s about knowing where it is going–and guiding it toward the highest profits possible.

  • Raising Rabbits for Meat

    Raising Rabbits for Meat
    Eric Rapp

    How to raise rabbits for a steady source of meat and income Rabbits are one of the most sustainable, nutritious, and economic meat sources available. They can easily be raised in a variety of locations and climates, and require less space and infrastructure than many other species of livestock. Raising Rabbits for Meat is the how-to guide to help you succeed in starting and running a home rabbitry for a steady source of meat or income. Coverage includes: The history of the domestic rabbit Information on breeding, housing, and harvesting Tools to help you succeed with your program An emphasis on heritage breeds. Raising Rabbits for Meat provides a solid foundation for success in raising rabbits and is ideal for anyone interested in starting a small rabbitry for home use or to market rabbit meat as a business opportunity.

  • The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

    The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
    Guy Kawasaki

    Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki's classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success.Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything. It’s 64 percent longer than version 1.0 and features his latest insights and practical advice about social media, crowdfunding, cloud computing, and many other topics. Guy understands the seismic changes in business over the last decade: Once-invulnerable market leaders are struggling. Many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper, and more democratic. Business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. The cloud makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture. The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools. And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition. As Guy likes to say, “Entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a job title.” His book will help you make your crazy ideas stick, through an adventure that's more art than science – the art of the start.

  • Mastering Facebook Ads

    Mastering Facebook Ads
    Paul Smith

    An estimated 66 реrсеnt оf асtivе Facebook users take the time tо log into Fасеbооk each аnd every day. That's some 1.47 billiоn people соming tо thiѕ ѕitе daily.Thе amount оf timе people ѕреnd on Fасеbооk mеаnѕ there is an advertising gоldminе wаiting for уоu. Juѕt think of аll thе nеw реорlе you соuld expose your brand tо with very littlе effort.Facebook isn't a ѕitе thаt реорlе login tо аnd lеаvе right away. As оf June 2018 аn еѕtimаtеd 57 trillion minutes are spent by users оn thе ѕitе еасh аnd every mоnth. Thiѕ means a lot of timе сliсking through раgеѕ аnd gаining еxроѕurе to аdѕ аnd рlеntу оf оthеr mаtеriаlѕ.Here are a few FB Stаtѕ.Mоrе thаn 2.23 billiоn active users66% оf оur active uѕеrѕ log on to Fасеbооk in аnу givеn dауAvеrаgе uѕеr has 130 friеndѕPеорlе ѕреnd over 57 trillion minutеѕ реr month оn FасеbооkThis iѕ Global rеасh!If it'ѕ уоur intеnt tо market tо a global сliеntеlе, Facebook iѕ the рlасе tо turn fоr аѕѕiѕtаnсе.Thiѕ ѕitе hаѕ 70 different translations аvаilаblе fоr juѕt about every соuntrу оn thе map. In fасt, аn еѕtimаtеd 70 реrсеnt of the ѕitе'ѕ uѕеrѕ are living outside оf thе United States. Thiѕ mеаnѕ Facebook advertisers can tаrgеt реорlе living just аbоut аnуwhеrе in thе wоrld оr thеу саn attempt tо reach thеm аll with a broad-based саmраign.

  • Business: How to Quickly Make Real Money - Effective Methods to Make More Money: Easy and Proven Business Strategies for Beginners to Earn Even More Money in Your Spare Time

    Business: How to Quickly Make Real Money – Effective Methods to Make More Money: Easy and Proven Business Strategies for Beginners to Earn Even More Money in Your Spare Time
    Alex Nkenchor Uwajeh

    Business: How to Quickly Make Real Money – Effective Methods to Make More Money: Easy and Proven Business Strategies for Beginners to Earn Even More Money in Your Spare Time.There are so many different ways to make money these days that you’re almost spoilt for choice. Take a look at the options in this book and work out which ones work best for your situation. You might just choose one or a combination of two or more options to build your business. You might even choose some of these options to help supplement your cash flow while you’re building up another part of your overall business plan. No matter what you decide, the key to your success is creating a business model that works for you. Other Available Books: *The Power of Positive Affirmations: Each Day a New Beginning *Bitcoin and Digital Currency for Beginners: The Basic Little Guide. *Investing in Gold and Silver Bullion – The Ultimate Safe Haven Investments. *The Dividend Millionaire: Investing for Income and Winning in the Stock Market. *Economic Crisis: Surviving Global Currency Collapse – Safeguard Your Financial Future with Silver and Gold. *Passionate about Stock Investing: The Quick Guide to Investing in the Stock Market. *Guide to Investing in the Nigerian Stock Market. *Building Wealth with Dividend Stocks in the Nigerian Stock Market (Dividends – Stocks Secret Weapon). *Precious Metals Investing For Beginners: The Quick Guide to Platinum and Palladium. *Child Millionaire: Stock Market Investing for Beginners – How to Build Wealth the Smart Way for Your Child – The Basic Little Guide. *Taming the Tongue: The Power of Spoken Words.*Business and Money: 4-Book Complete Collection Boxed Set For Beginners

  • Start Your Own Etsy Business: Handmade Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, and More

    Start Your Own Etsy Business: Handmade Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, and More
    The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

    CRAFT YOUR OWN SUCCESSWhether you’re a master crafter, a carpenter, a jewelry designer, or have become passionate about making the best home décor in town, now is the time to go from hobby to full-time business owner. And with million shoppers ready to discover your unique offerings it only makes sense to join the largest, most successful online community of creative entrepreneurs on Etsy®.Our experts have teamed up with successful shop owners to provide you with Start Your Own Etsy® Business, an easy-to-understand, comprehensive blueprint that takes you through setting up, branding, marketing, and managing your store. You’ll learn how to:• Create listings and marketing plans that attract the right customers• Choose keywords and tags design to drive traffic to your shop• Pick the right shipping and packaging methods to meet your inventory needs• Define your brand with carefully crafted logos, product listings, and images• Reach more shoppers with targeted social media and advertising campaigns• Create storytelling product listings and professional looking product photos• Decide when it’s time to turn your part-time hobby into a full-time business venturePlus, gain worksheets, templates, resource lists and tips designed to go from passion to profits. If you’re ready to share your passion for your craft with millions around the world, this guide is for you.

  • The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field

    The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field
    Mike Michalowicz

    Each year Americans start one million new businesses, nearly 80 percent of which fail within the first five years. Under such pressure to stay alive—let alone grow—it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in a never-ending cycle of “sell it—do it, sell it—do it” that leaves them exhausted, frustrated, and unable to get ahead no matter how hard they try. This is the exact situation Mike Michalowicz found himself in when he was trying to grow his first company. Although it was making steady money, there was never very much left over and he was chasing customers left and right, putting in twenty-eight-hour days, eight days a week. The punishing grind never let up. His company was alive but stunted, and he was barely breathing. That’s when he discovered an unlikely source of inspiration—pumpkin farmers. After reading an article about a local farmer who had dedicated his life to growing giant pump­kins, Michalowicz realized the same process could apply to growing a business. He tested the Pumpkin Plan on his own company and transformed it into a remarkable, multimillion-dollar industry leader. First he did it for himself. Then for others. And now you. So what is the Pumpkin Plan? Plant the right seeds: Don’t waste time doing a bunch of different things just to please your customers. Instead, identify the thing you do better than anyone else and focus all of your attention, money, and time on figuring out how to grow your company doing it. Weed out the losers: In a pumpkin patch small, rotten pumpkins stunt the growth of the robust, healthy ones. The same is true of customers. Figure out which customers add the most value and provide the best opportunities for sustained growth. Then ditch the worst of the worst. Nurture the winners: Once you figure out who your best customers are, blow their minds with care. Discover their unfulfilled needs, innovate to make their wishes come true, and overdeliver on every single promise.Full of stories of other successful entrepreneurs, The Pumpkin Plan guides you through unconven­tional strategies to help you build a truly profitable blue-ribbon company that is the best in its field.

  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don t Work and What to Do About It

    The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
    Michael E. Gerber

    An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

  • Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies: Edition 4

    Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies: Edition 4
    Shannon Belew

    The all-in-one guide to everything you need to know to start an online business Starting an online business can be a tricky undertaking. Luckily, Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you the business savvy needed to make your online business boom. Cutting through technical jargon and hype, this plain-English guide arms you with everything you need to succeed, from developing a business plan and designing your website to making the most of marketing through social media—and everything in between. Plus, you'll get ideas for funding your online start-up, tips for moving your brick-and-mortar customers online, ways to breathe new life into a tired business, the latest on trademarks and copyrights, and much more. Includes updated information on web page design with HTML 5 and CSS, new analysis tools, and search engine optimization Gives you trusted information on Internet security Covers niche and advanced e-commerce topics If you're in the exciting position of planning, launching, or maintaining a successful online business, this all-encompassing guide will make you an online entrepreneur in no time.

  • Business Analysis For Dummies

    Business Analysis For Dummies
    Kupe Kupersmith

    Your go-to guide on business analysis Business analysis refers to the set of tasks and activities that help companies determine their objectives for meeting certain opportunities or addressing challenges and then help them define solutions to meet those objectives. Those engaged in business analysis are charged with identifying the activities that enable the company to define the business problem or opportunity, define what the solutions looks like, and define how it should behave in the end. As a BA, you lay out the plans for the process ahead. Business Analysis For Dummies is the go to reference on how to make the complex topic of business analysis easy to understand. Whether you are new or have experience with business analysis, this book gives you the tools, techniques, tips and tricks to set your project’s expectations and on the path to success. Offers guidance on how to make an impact in your organization by performing business analysis Shows you the tools and techniques to be an effective business analysis professional Provides a number of examples on how to perform business analysis regardless of your role If you're interested in learning about the tools and techniques used by successful business analysis professionals, Business Analysis For Dummies has you covered.

  • Taking Down Goliath: Digital Marketing Strategies for Beating Competitors With 100 Times Your Spending Power

    Taking Down Goliath: Digital Marketing Strategies for Beating Competitors With 100 Times Your Spending Power
    Kevin Ryan

    Advances in software, auction-based media, analytics, and big data have made it possible for the average marketer to compete with marketers with 100 times the spending power. Taking Down Goliath profiles the ways in which digital marketing can level the playing field, if you know how to use it.

  • Start Your Own Cannabis Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to the Marijuana Industry

    Start Your Own Cannabis Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to the Marijuana Industry
    Javier Hasse

    Lifting the veil on all facets of the marijuana industry, Start Your Own Cannabis Business sheds light the business opportunities available as it becomes legal and regulated across the globe. From retailers to growers, producers, and suppliers there’s a seemingly never-ending list of startup opportunities in this emerging market such as providing security and courier services; making concentrates and edibles; growing, distribution, and sales to list a few. In 2016, cannabis sales in North America reached about $6.7 billion and is expected to surge to $30 billion by 2021. Add in the fact that 70 to 80 percent of startup cannabis businesses reach break-even within the first year and that makes for an unprecedented opportunity for business ventures of all sizes. Cannabis, biotech and entrepreneurship reporter Javier Hasse introduces forward-thinking entrepreneurs, like you, to the industry and shares hard-earned tips and success stories from pioneers and visionaries in the marijuana industry. You’ll also learn how to: Evaluate your cannabis business idea, build a business plan, and find funding Grow your business into a multi-state company Comply with the IRS and regulations with the guidance of cannabis-savvy lawyers and accountants

  • Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success

    Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success
    The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

    If you enjoy the outdoors, love nature, or enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass, then a lawn care or landscaping business is your chance to rake in plenty of green. Your business can range from lawn maintenance to applying chemicals, trimming and shaping trees to designing landscapes for residential or commercial jobs.Everything you need to start a successful lawn care or landscaping business is in your hands. Start turning green grass into cold cash today!

  • eBay Selling Success: Top tips from an expert eBay PowerSeller

    eBay Selling Success: Top tips from an expert eBay PowerSeller
    Robert Pugh

    Top tips from long-term PowerSeller and eBay expert Bob PughThe eBay marketplace can be daunting for the inexperienced seller and it can seem tough to go up against established PowerSellers. But it is possible for your business to compete successfully, and make a good profit, if you plan carefully, work efficiently and take the right approach.To help you on your way, Robert Pugh, author of the hugely popular eBay Business Handbook, has produced this collection of essential eBay tips. In this concise guide Robert – or Mollybol to the eBay community – reveals the techniques that have enabled him to become a successful and profitable seller over a period of seven years… and counting!Find out:- What to sell and where to find stock- How to structure your item descriptions- How to optimise your eBay shop for keyword-based search engines- Customer service and eBay etiquette that can make a huge differenceAnd lots more too!If you have made a start on eBay but are looking to take things to the next level and increase sales and maximise profits, this book will provide you with loads of useful ideas.

  • Every Airbnb Host s Tax Guide: Edition 2

    Every Airbnb Host’s Tax Guide: Edition 2
    Stephen Fishman

    The complete tax guide for Airbnb and other short-term rental hosts As a short-term rental host, you’re entitled to many valuable deductions and other tax benefits. This book—the first of its kind—shows you how to pay no more tax than necessary on your rental income while complying with IRS rules. Learn everything you need to know about taxes, including: what deductions you should be taking how to report your short-term rental income how to deduct losses vacation home and tax-free rental rules how to allocate costs when you rent a room in your home, and how to keep proper records. Whether you rent your property through Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Craigslist, or VRBO, you want to make sure you understand these tax rules. That way, you can rest assured you are making the most out of your hosting business without risking problems with the IRS. All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.

  • Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

    Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World
    Rand Fishkin

    Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, reveals how traditional Silicon Valley "wisdom" leads far too many startups astray, with the transparency and humor that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love.Everyone knows how a startup story is supposed to go: A young, brilliant entrepreneur has a cool idea, drops out of college, defies the doubters, overcomes all odds, makes billions, and becomes the envy of the technology world.This is not that story. It's not that things went badly for Rand Fishkin; they just weren't quite so Zuckerberg-esque. His company, Moz, maker of marketing software, is now a $45 million/year business, and he's one of the world's leading experts on SEO. But his business and reputation took fifteen years to grow, and his startup began not in a Harvard dorm room but as a mother-and-son family business that fell deeply into debt.Now Fishkin pulls back the curtain on tech startup mythology, exposing the ups and downs of startup life that most CEOs would rather keep secret. For instance: A minimally viable product can be destructive if you launch at the wrong moment. Growth hacking may be the buzzword du jour, but initiatives can fizzle quickly. Revenue and growth won't protect you from layoffs. And venture capital always comes with strings attached. Fishkin's hard-won lessons are applicable to any kind of business environment. Up or down the chain of command, at both early stage startups and mature companies, whether your trajectory is riding high or down in the dumps: this book can help solve your problems, and make you feel less alone for having them.

  • Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better

    Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better
    Doug Lemov

    Rules for developing talent with disciplined, deliberate, intelligent practice We live in a competition loving culture. We love the performance, the big win, the ticking seconds of the clock as the game comes down to the wire. We watch games and cheer, sometimes to the point of obsession, but if we really wanted to see greatness—wanted to cheer for it, see it happen, understand what made it happen—we'd spend our time watching, obsessing on, and maybe even cheering the practices instead. This book puts practice on the front burner of all who seek to instill talent and achievement in others as well as in themselves. This is a journey to understand that practice, not games, makes champions. In this book, the authors engage the dream of better, both in fields and endeavors where participants know they should practice and also in those where many do not yet recognize the transformative power of practice. And it’s not just whether you practice. How you practice may be a true competitive advantage. Deliberately engineered and designed practice can revolutionize our most important endeavors. The clear set of rules presented in Practice Perfect will make us better in virtually every performance of life. The “how-to” rules of practice cover such topics as rethinking practice, modeling excellent practice, using feedback, creating a culture of practice, making new skills stick, and hiring for practice. Discover new ways to think about practice. Learn how to design successful practice. Apply practice across a wide range of realms, both personal and professional The authors include specific activities to jump-start practice Doug Lemov is the best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion A hands-on resource to practice, the rules within will help to create positive outliers and world-changing reservoirs of talent.

  • Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business

    Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business
    Gino Wickman

    Discover the vital relationship that will take your company from "What’s next?" to "We have liftoff!"Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.From the author of the bestselling Traction, Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive. Offering advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another, Rocket Fuel also features assessments so you’re able to determine whether you’re a Visionary or an Integrator.Without an Integrator, a Visionary is far less likely to succeed long-term ,and realize the company’s ultimate goals—likewise, with no Visionary, an Integrator can’t rise to his or her full potential. When these two people come together to share their natural talents and innate skill sets, it’s like rocket fuel—they have the power to reach new heights for virtually any company or organization.

  • Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

    Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
    John Warrillow

    According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency. Alex turns to Ted, an entrepreneur and old family friend, who encourages Alex to pursue three criteria to make his business sellable: * Teachable: focus on products and services that you can teach employees to deliver. * Valuable: avoid price wars by specialising in doing one thing better than anyone else. * Repeatable: generate recurring revenue by engineering products that customers have to repurchase often.

  • The Young Entrepreneur s Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money!

    The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money!
    Steve Mariotti

    It doesn't matter how old you are or where you're from; you can start a profitable business. The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business will show you how.Through stories of young entrepreneurs who have started businesses, this book illustrates how to turn hobbies, skills, and interests into profit-making ventures. Mariotti describes the characteristics of the successful entrepreneur and covers the nuts and bolts of getting a business up, running and successful.

  • Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office, Edition 19

    Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office, Edition 19
    David Pressman

    For 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and Thomas J. Tuytschaevers provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you: conduct a patent search the right way evaluate your idea’s commercial potential file a provisional patent application to get “patent pending” status prepare a patent application focus on your patent application’s claims respond to patent examiners get your drawings done right protect your rights in foreign countries deal with infringers, and market and license your invention. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. The 18th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.

  • Ultimate Guide to Amazon Advertising

    Ultimate Guide to Amazon Advertising
    Timothy P. Seward

    "This timely book is perfect for every brand or product marketer who wants to fully leverage the Amazon platform—both for sales and brand exposure. Timothy’s practical step-by-step advice is simple to follow and put into practice."—Steve Fisher, team lead, retail marketing, Lenovo"This book should be called the Ultimate Guide to Amazon because it’s so much more than just advertising. It’s really about building your brand on Amazon. Timothy is able to walk someone through how to do this step-by-step. It was easy to follow. I really enjoyed it."—Michelle Reed, senior vice president, Perry Ellis InternationalExpand Your Brand Online and Offline with Amazon AdvertisingAmazon is where consumers search, learn about, and shop for your products (whether from you or another seller). And with 310 million active users and counting, this is the ecommerce platform you can’t afford to ignore.Amazon advertising and customer growth expert Timothy P. Seward shares nearly two decades of expertise in retail and ecommerce to lift the veil on doing business on Amazon. Seward shows you how to build an aggressive, streamlined advertising campaign, increase your search visibility, consistently capture consumer demand, and accelerate new product sales without big-budget national ad campaigns.You'll learn how to:Determine if Vendor Central or Seller Central is right for your brandCapture new customers through Sponsored Product CampaignsApply the five essential elements of a high-quality product detail pageEstablish metrics, evaluate performance against keyword types, and perform competitive analysesAdd negative keywords that can benefit your advertising campaignsApply Amazon’s secret formula for long-term winning

  • Legal and Taxation Aspects of Your Small Business

    Legal and Taxation Aspects of Your Small Business
    Ian Birt

    Whether you already own a small business or are starting up, you need to be on top of legal and taxation issues for your business to be a success. Written in jargon-free language, this practical guide covers everything you need to know to ensure you stay on the right side of the authorities and don't encounter nasty surprises.It provides up to date coverage of: options for ownership structure, approvals and protecting your ideas from competitors; contracts, property, payments and debt management; workplace relations, work health and safety, compliance with trading regulations, and state and federal taxes. It also includes extensive examples, exercises, quizzes, and a glossary with helpful web references and handy tips.Written to cover competencies required for the Business Services Training Package, Legal and Taxation Aspects of Your Small Business is an essential text for students studying small business management, and a valuable guide for anyone starting out, or already managing a small business.

  • Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself

    Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself
    Mike Michalowicz

    Do you worry that your business will collapse without your constant presence? Are you sacrificing your family, friendships, and freedom to keep your business alive? What if instead your business could run itself, freeing you to do what you love when you want, while it continues to grow and turn a profit? It's possible. And it's easier than you think.If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started your business so you could be your own boss, make the money you deserve, and live life on your own terms. In reality, you're bogged down in the daily grind, constantly putting out fires, answering an endless stream of questions, and continually hunting for cash.Now, Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First and other small-business bestsellers, offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real life examples to explain his simple approach to making your business ultra-efficient.Among other powerful strategies, you will discover how to: * Make your employees act like owners: Free yourself from micromanaging by using a simple technique to empower your people to make smart decisions without you. * Pinpoint your business's most important function: Unleash incredible efficiency by identifying and focusing everyone on the one function that is most crucial to your business. * Know what to fix next: Most entrepreneurs try to fix every inefficiency at once and end up fixing nothing. Use the "weakest link in the chain" method to find the one fix that will add the most value now.Whether you have a staff of one, one hundred, or somewhere in between, whether you're a new entrepreneur or have been overworked and overstressed for years, Clockwork is your path to finally making your business work for you.

  • How To Deal With Difficult People: Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life

    How To Deal With Difficult People: Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life
    Gill Hasson

    DON’T LET PROBLEM PEOPLE GET TO YOU! Whether it’s a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with. Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change. This book will help you to: Understand what makes difficult people tick and how best to handle them Learn ways to confidently stand up to others and resist the urge to attack back Develop strategies to calmly navigate emotionally-charged situations Deal with all kinds of difficult people – hostile, manipulative and the impossible Know when to choose your battles, and when to walk away Why let someone else’s bad attitude ruin your day? How to Deal With Difficult People arms you with all the tools and tactics you need to handle all kinds of people – to make your life less stressful and a great deal easier.

  • The First Time Investor: How to Invest with Little Money

    The First Time Investor: How to Invest with Little Money
    Bruce Walker

    Do You Know That Most Wealthy People Are Highly Successful Investors??Investing is Not GamblingLearning how to grow your money by making smart investments can open doors to financial freedom and provide stability in later life — but how are you supposed to get started, especially in this economy? Is it truly safe to invest, and what about you non-financial resources such as time and energy?Investing is not just about moneyIn The First Time Investor, Bruce Walker reveals smart investment moves that you can make whether you're a millennial in your 20s or a professional who is nearing retirement. It's not just a book about managing your finances — The First Time Investor is a blueprint for proactive people who want to make the most of their health, emotional well-being, and personal relationships.In This Book, You Will Discover:• The meaning of key financial terms, such as “bond”, “index fund”, and “diversification”• How to invest when you only have a "small" amount of money• Why investing in your physical health is as important as investing in stocks• How to prosper financially, wisely grow your money, and live wellFilled with scenarios, practical information, and motivational advice, the advice in this book will help you choose money-savvy investment strategies that will greatly enhance your quality of life.Download Now and Be a Smart Investor

  • Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business

    Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business
    Joy Deangdeelert Cho

    As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.

  • Buying and Selling a Business: How You Can Win in the Business Quadrant

    Buying and Selling a Business: How You Can Win in the Business Quadrant
    Garrett Sutton

    Buying and Selling a Business reveals key strategies used to sell and acquire business investments. Garrett Sutton, Esq. is a best selling author of numerous law for the layman books, and he guides the reader clearly through all of the obstacles to be faced before completing a winning transaction.“Buying and Selling a Business” uses real life stories to illustrate how to prepare your business for sale, analyze acquisition candidates and assemble the right team of experts. The book also clearly identifies how to understand the tax issues of a business sale, how to use confidentiality agreements to your benefit and how to negotiate your way to a positive result.Robert Kiyosaki, the best selling author of Rich Dad/Poor Dad has this to say about Buying and Selling a Business, “Garrett Sutton’s information is priceless for anyone who wants to increase his or her knowledge of the often secret world of the rich, what the rich invest in, and some of the reasons why the rich get richer.”Buying and Selling a Business is a timely business book for our times.

  • Starting and Running a Restaurant

    Starting and Running a Restaurant
    Jody Pennette

    Around 90% of all new restaurants fail in the first year of operation. Many owners think they have the perfect idea, but they have terrible business plans, location, or other issues. Idiot's Guides: Starting and Running a Restaurant shows budding restauranteurs the basics of honing in on a concept to gathering start-up capital to building a solid business plan. You will also learn how to choose a great restaurant location, select an appealing design, compose a fantastic menu, and hire reliable managers and staff. In this book, you get:+ Introduction to basic requirements of starting a restaurant such as time management, recognizing your competition, choosing your restaurant concept, and making it legal. + Information on building a solid business foundation such as a solid business plan, a perfect location, where to find investors, and securing loans. + Suggestions on how to compose the perfect menu, laying out the front and back of house and bar, and choosing the must-have necessities such as security alarms and fire prevention. + Techniques on how to hire and train your staff, purchasing or renting supplies, understanding costs and setting up your financial office, and using social media as a marketing tool. + Secrets for keeping your customers returning, running a safe restaurant, managing employees, and building your PR sales plan. + Pre-opening checklists to ensure everything is ready by opening day. Operational checklists and forms a successful restaurateur will need to manage their restaurant.

  • Time Management For Dummies

    Time Management For Dummies
    Dirk Zeller

    Use your time effectively and get greater results! Everyone is endowed with the same amount of time each day: 86,400 seconds — and your ability to manage that time toward goals and objectives can tip the balance of success in your favor. No matter what career and job role you're in, this practical guide delivers solutions for working better and faster, getting rid of time-wasting distractions, and ultimately reducing stress. Open the book and find: Ways to prioritize your daily efforts Strategies for using time-blocking to achieve goals Tools to help organize your physical and electronic workspace Tips for handling interruptions and ending procrastination

  • Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business

    Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business
    Andrew Sherman

    Author Andrew Sherman’s groundbreaking book is for entrepreneurial leaders looking to grow their funds and expand their business. Leveraging his years of experience as a strategic and legal entrepreneurial advisor, he helps readers navigate the murky waters of capital formation–offering actionable strategies to overcome challenges at every phase of the growth cycle. Raising Capital does this by providing the tools for building business plans, preparing loan proposals, drafting offering materials, and more. Entrepreneurial leaders in any industry will learn how to identify their best sources of financing, treat their investors with respect and integrity, decipher legal documents, and gain the skills and patience to see their way successfully through the long haul of raising capital.Including updated checklists, charts, and sample forms, the third edition of Raising Capital provides insights on the latest trends in the domestic and global capital markets, an overview of recent developments in federal and state securities laws, and strategies for borrowing money from commercial banks in today’s credit-tightened markets. Whether your business is a fledgling start-up, a rapid growth company, or a more established organization, these tips will help you stay the course and take it to the next level.

  • The E-Myth Contractor: Why Most Contractors Businesses Don t Work and What to Do About It

    The E-Myth Contractor: Why Most Contractors’ Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
    Michael E. Gerber

    With The E-Myth Contractor, Michael E. Gerber launches a series of books that apply the E-Myth to specific types of small businesses. The first is aimed at contractors.This book reveals a radical new mind-set that will free contractors from the tyranny of an unprofitable, unproductive routine. With specific tips on topics as crucial as planning, money and personnel management, The E-Myth Contractor teaches readers how to:Implement the ingenious turnkey system of management—a means of creating a business prototype that reflects the business owner's unique set of talents and replicating and distributing them among employees and customers.Recognise and manage the four forms of money—income, profit, flow and equity.Harness the power of change to expand the company.The book also provides help on a larger level, leading readers towards becoming business visionaries by relinquishing tactical work and embracing strategic work, by letting go to gain control. Once put into action, Gerber's revolutionary ideas promise not only to help contractors build successful businesses, but successful lives as well.

  • Earn Money From Your Home: With short lets through Airbnb, Onefinestay, TripAdvisor, Misterbnb and other sites

    Earn Money From Your Home: With short lets through Airbnb, Onefinestay, TripAdvisor, Misterbnb and other sites
    Stewart Whyte

    With the growth of online reservation platforms such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Wimdu, Booking.com and Onefinestay, people are able to offer accommodation to a huge audience of tourists as B&B hosts or as short break holiday accommodation providers – without using an agent. So earning money from your own home – whether it be letting a few bedrooms in your house, an investment property or a holiday home – has never been easier. However, to meet the demand and market your accommodation effectively as a host you will need basic knowledge and some professionalism. Good hosts get good reviews, which in turn attract more guests and increase your chances of success and financial reward. In easy-to-read sections you'll discover: How to get your property ready for a successful listingThe requirements of responsible hosting How Stayz, Homeaway, mrbnb and other reservation platforms workHow to set your room rate and monitor your bookings How to market your property internationally and at very little cost.This book will explain the issues as they apply to responsible hosting. It will give you the knowledge and confidence to become a successful accommodation provider..

  • Soup: A Recipe to Create a Culture of Greatness

    Soup: A Recipe to Create a Culture of Greatness
    Jon Gordon

    Why it matters who's stirring the pot Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explains the "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newly anointed CEO of America's Favorite Soup Company. She has been brought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to a company that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hard times. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancy discovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire her team and create a culture of greatness. From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and Training Camp Find out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits, and habits deliver results Create relationships that are the foundation upon which successful careers and winning teams are built Features quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people, build trust, create unity, and enhance engagement A turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire you to work in your own company to unleash the passion that delivers superior results.

  • Make It Rain!: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business & Brand

    Make It Rain!: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business & Brand
    Areva Martin

    NATIONAL BESTSELLERWhat if you could get in front of millions of prospects with the avid endorsement of famous influencers–without spending a dime?It's happening right in front of you every day. Guest experts on TV, radio, podcasts, blogs, and live streaming are getting local and national exposure for their business and brand that they could never have afforded to reach with ads.For a decade, Areva Martin has used the media to build a huge platform that expanded the influence and power of her brand exponentially. Media appearances on Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, The Doctors, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and more have virtually eliminated the need of a marketing budget for her thriving law firm and non-profit organization, while securing her place as one of America's most sought after thought leaders.In Make It Rain! Areva breaks the silence to reveal what insiders know about the power of media appearances to revolutionize a business and brand and get your core message out to the people who need it most. You'll learn how to: Match your brand to the right audience and media venues Craft pitches producers can't resist Jump on breaking news shows Pivot and speak in soundbites like the pros Amplify every interview with social media Turn appearances into platform and become a rainmakerNever before have there been more ways to build a presence that matters. Whether you are the executive of a corporation, the author of an upcoming book, the owner of a rapidly growing small business, or the public face of a local nonprofit or association, if you have a business to build or people you want to help, nothing beats using the media to create the visibility, influence, and power you need. Are you ready to Make It Rain!?

  • From Mopping Floors to Making Millions on Instagram: 5 Steps to Building an Online Brand

    From Mopping Floors to Making Millions on Instagram: 5 Steps to Building an Online Brand
    Ronne Brown

    Once a teenaged mom, Ronnessa “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 · follow the dos and don’ts of building a social media business (that Ronne learned the hard way) · engage Instagram audiences to increase sales · convert followers into customers · gain new followers daily · build online relationships that turn into long-term customers · 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 five hundred thousand dollars 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?

  • HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business: Think Big, Buy Small, Own Your Own Company

    HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business: Think Big, Buy Small, Own Your Own Company
    Richard S. Ruback

    Are you looking for an alternative to a career path at a big firm? Does founding your own start-up seem too risky? There is a radical third path open to you: You can buy a small business and run it as CEO. Purchasing a small company offers significant financial rewards—as well as personal and professional fulfillment. Leading a firm means you can be your own boss, put your executive skills to work, fashion a company environment that meets your own needs, and profit directly from your success.But finding the right business to buy and closing the deal isn't always easy. In the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business, Harvard Business School professors Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff help you:Determine if this path is right for youRaise capital for your acquisitionFind and evaluate the right prospectsAvoid the pitfalls that could derail your searchUnderstand why a "dull" business might be the best investmentNegotiate a potential deal with the sellerAvoid deals that fall through at the last minute

  • Run Your Own Corporation: How to Legally Operate and Properly Maintain Your Company Into the Future

    Run Your Own Corporation: How to Legally Operate and Properly Maintain Your Company Into the Future
    Garrett Sutton

    “I’ve set up my corporation. Now what do I do?”All too often business owners and real estate investors are asking this question. They have formed their protective entity – be it a corporation, LLC or LP – and don’t know what to do next.“Run Your Own Corporation” provides the solution to this very common dilemma. Breaking down the requirements chronologically (ie the first day, first quarter, first year) the book sets forth all the tax and corporate and legal matters new business owners must comply with. Written by Rich Dad’s Advisor Garrett Sutton, Esq., who also authored the companion edition “Start Your Own Corporation”, the book clearly identifies what must be done to properly maintain and operate your corporation entity.From the first day, when employer identification numbers must be obtained in order to open up a bank account, to the fifth year when trademark renewals must be filed, and all the requirements in between, “Run Your Own Corporation” is a unique resource that all business owners and investors must have.Rich Dad/Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki states, “Run Your Own Corporation is the missing link for most entrepreneurs. They’ve set up their entity, but don’t know the next steps. Garrett Sutton’s book provides valuable information needed at the crucial start up phase of operations. It is highly recommended reading.”When “Start Your Own Corporation” is combined with “Run Your Own Corporation” readers have a two book set that offers the complete corporate picture.

  • Ultimate Book of Business Forms: 250+ Forms You Can Customize

    Ultimate Book of Business Forms: 250+ Forms You Can Customize
    Entrepreneur Press

    Tired of reinventing everyday business documents? Now there’s an easier way. From hiring the right people to selling your products or services, 200+ ready-to-use business forms – available immediately via download – help you administer business activities accurately and consistently. Covering all aspects of business, and applicable across may industries, this ultimate go-to resource provides forms relevant to: • Human resource recruitment and management • Employee records • Employee and workplace safety • Employee termination • Sales and revenue analysis • Credit, billing and collections • Contracts and agreements • Corporate governance • Business operations • Basic accounting • Cash disbursements and purchasing • Inventory movement and valuation • Financial reports • Intellectual property • Tax credits and rebates • And more! Organized to support you through all stages of business growth from the basics to business specific issues, when you need to “Get it in writing,” don’t reinvent the wheel. Use these proven tools to get the job done right – first time, every time!

  • How to Start a T-Shirt Business on Merch by Amazon

    How to Start a T-Shirt Business on Merch by Amazon
    Jill b.

    Thinking of jumping onto the Merch by Amazon bandwagon but aren't sure where to start?You don't have to be an artist to be a T-shirt designer. With a little creativity and marketing savvy, you too can start your print-on-demand T-shirt business. Learn tips and tricks on how to find potentially profitable markets, copyright & trademark basics and ideas for T-shirt designs, even if you can't draw!This book is and introduction for budding T-shirt designers. Depending on individual knowledge base, you may need to further study image manipulation software, typography, color schemes or copywriting. Don't wait any longer. The time is now to start your business. Order this book today!

  • Microbrewery Business Plan

    Microbrewery Business Plan
    BizPlanDB

    This is a complete business plan for a Microbrewery. Each of our plans follows a 7 chapter format: Chapter 1 – Executive Summary – This part of the business plan provides an introduction for the business, showcases how much money is sought for the company, and acts as a guideline for reading the rest of the business plan. Chapter 2 – Financing Summary – The second section of the business plan showcases how you intend to use the financing for your business, how much of the business is owned by the Owners, who sits on the board of directors, and how the business could be sold in the future. Chapter 3 – Products and Services – This section of the business plan showcases the products/services that you are selling coupled with other aspects of your business operations. Chapter 4 – Market Analysis – This is one of the most important sections of your business plan. Each of our plans includes complete industry research specific to the business, an economic analysis regarding the general economy, a customer profile, and a competitive analysis. 
Chapter 5 – Marketing Plan – Your marketing plan will showcase to potential investors or banks how you intend to properly attract customers to your business. We provide an in depth analysis of how you can use your marketing plan in order to drive sales. Chapter 6 – Personnel Summary – Here, we showcase the organizational structure of your business coupled with the headcount and salaries of your employees. Chapter 7 – Financial Plan – This is the most important part of your business plan. Here, we provide a three year profit and loss statement, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, sensitivity analysis, breakeven analysis, and business ratios.

  • Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

    Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
    Mike Michalowicz

    Author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales – Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz's Profit First system, readers will learn that:· Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances.· A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line.· Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth.With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.

  • Do It Yourself BookKeeping for Small Businesses: How to set up and run an easy, practical bookkeeping system

    Do It Yourself BookKeeping for Small Businesses: How to set up and run an easy, practical bookkeeping system
    Michael Collins

    This book describes a practical and easy to implement bookkeeping system, that anyone will be able to use without previous knowledge of finance, accounting or book-keeping. It provides a proven methodology that will enable you to:· Create a simple book-keeping system that anyone can manage· Create an easy to use system that controls the paperwork· Calculate VAT liability or VAT refund figures· Produce key financial figures concerning your business· Exercise proper financial control over your business· Reduce year-end accounting fees· Reduce the stress from dealing with book-keeping and paperworkIf you can create a shopping list, then you can create a list of financial transactions and do your own book-keeping. It really is that simple!

  • Writing Winning Business Plans: How to Prepare a Business Plan that Investors Will Want to Read and Invest In

    Writing Winning Business Plans: How to Prepare a Business Plan that Investors Will Want to Read and Invest In
    Garrett Sutton

    To win in business requires a winning business plan. To write a winning business plan requires reading Garrett Sutton’s dynamic book on the topic. Writing Winning Business Plans provides the insights and the direction on how to do it well and do it right.Rich Dad/Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says, “The first step in business is a great business plan. It must be a page turner that hooks and holds a potential investor. Garrett Sutton’s Writing Winning Business Plans is THE book for key strategies on preparing winning plans for both business and real estate ventures.Crisply written and featuring real life illustrative stories, Writing Winning Business Plans discusses all the key elements for a successful plan. Topics include focusing your business vision, understanding your financials and analyzing your competition. Also covered are how to really use your business plan as a tool and how to attract funding for your new or existing businesses.As business plan competitions become more popular around the world Writing Winning Business Plans also discusses how to enter and how to win these ever more lucrative contests.In addition, how to quickly interest a potential investor, also known as the elevator pitch, is explained. And, as opportunities arise around the world, how to present your plan in various countries is explored.Writing Winning Business Plans is the complete compendium for this essential business rite of passage – preparing a winning plan.

  • Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch, Edition 2

    Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch, Edition 2
    The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

    Write Your Own Success StoryBreaking into freelance writing has gotten much easier for word-savvy entrepreneurs like you. But even in the golden age of content creation, you still need to know what it takes to launch and consistently pitch your services so you can grow and scale your freelance writing side hustle into a full-fledged career you really love.Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business is an easy-to-understand, introductory, and nontechnical approach to the world of freelance writing. This book teaches you how to leverage the fast-changing pace of technology to grow a business that gives you the freedom and flexibility you want. You’ll learn how to:Assess your freelancing skillsetDetermine the best way to position your business to clientsResearch the most profitable freelance writing opportunitiesCreate a series of pitches that convert to profitable client relationshipsUse freelance job sites to build a strong client baseMaster the art of time management so you don’t miss a single deadlineMarket your business in multiple channels to grow and scale your businessYou’ll also get an inside look at a freelance writing business and related tips and strategies from a multi-six figure online freelance writer. So what are you waiting for? The time is “write” to start today!

  • How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service

    How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Child Care Service
    Tina Musial

    Because parents must work outside the home, there will always be a demand for childcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 64 percent of married-couple families, both husband and wife work outside the home. There are nearly 12 million children under the age of five in child care each week in the United States. With concerns about quality child care, the trend is to move away from large operations and turn to the small services located close by work or home. This increase in small day care operations creates a huge opportunity for someone who loves children and wants to create a business dedicated to taking care of them. A child care service makes an ideal home based or part-time business. Start-up costs are low. You do not need an office. You do not need any costly special equipment. All you need to get started is an approved facility and a desire to succeed. Here is the manual you need to be successful in this highly profitable segment of the service industry. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  • How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Painting, Faux Painting, Or Mural Business

    How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Painting, Faux Painting, Or Mural Business
    Melissa Kay Bishop

    The painting, faux painting, and mural business is one of the most lucrative small business opportunities around, with more than $100 billion spent annually according to the International Franchise Association. The need for skilled, qualified painters for everything from the family home to other businesses or the side of a new building has made those with the right skill set highly sought after. For anyone seeking to start their own painting or mural painting business, it is only a matter of knowing where and how to get started and what is needed by them to both open a business and be financially successful in running it. This book was written with all of those expert painters in mind, ensuring that everyone who has ever been interested in starting their own painting business gets every possible resource they need to successfully run that business. You will learn what the basics of the career entail and how to go about running your business. You will learn the fundamentals of what equipment you will need and how to go about acquiring it for a decent rate. Learn how to find partners to help you or hire employees. Also learn the basics of your record keeping and how you will keep track of your finances. Additionally, you will learn about how to find and maintain professional contacts and build a portfolio that will help you find new work in the future. You will learn how to meet clients and dress properly and how to scope out the walls at your potential work sites so you can bid and work effectively. You will learn how to bid on a job and get paid for your work and finally how to start painting the walls, including the types of wall surfaces you may have, the paints you might use, how to load up and setup, and how to finalize a project. Dozens of the top faux and mural painters in the nation were contacted and interviewed for this book, their expertise compiled into a series of tips and tricks that will help you both understand how to run a business and be a successful painter. Everything you need to become a faux painter, from the first clients to the expansion of your business is included in this guide; the beginner e(tm)s only needed resource. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president e(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
    Peter Thiel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

  • The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

    The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work
    Jon Gordon

    Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. "In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." Based on one company’s successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.