Every so often a book comes along that captures the attention of the hard working entrepreneur (for more than ten minutes) and literally changes the paradigm of how they view their business.
Within... More > these pages you will experience Scott Fritz's entrepreneurial journey first hand, as he shares with you the business tools, action focused exercises and mindset philosophy that allowed him to achieve The 40 Hour Work YEAR.
From the start up years with no pay, through the challenges and thrills of growing a multi-million dollar company and positioning it for sale, Scott shares his vast business experience using a matter of fact, TAKE ACTION NOW approach.
Whether you are in the early stages of start-up, experiencing hyper growth, or ready to head for the big money exit, The 40 Hour Work YEAR will give you the perspective needed to create the business success and personal freedom you desire!< Less
A guide for human resource, benefits and compensation professionals to organize and implement Total Rewards Communication to share the full value of employment with associates. Total Rewards... More > Communication is an effective way to enhance employee engagement and improve retention. This handbook is a step-by-step guide to creating a Total Rewards Communication solution. It includes practical advice to help any employer make Total Rewards Communication a success for their organization.< Less
Boom contains some of the most provocative economic solutions you'll ever read. You'll be intrigued as the seemingly intractable problems we struggle with today melt with simplicity. Scott A. Smith... More > sidesteps the polarizing chaos of partisan politics, revealing how we can: balance the budget, without taxing income or cutting spending, painlessly pay off our national debt in seven years, supercharge our economy by unleashing our nation's latent wealth, and reduce the cost of finance and improve access to capital with Banking 2.0. All this can be done with a few tweaks to our existing system, ushering in a new era of wealth and prosperity.< Less
...a book for anyone in the service industry to understand the two types of customers, the two types of "stages," and the four possible interactions that can result, including an update on... More > appropriate English-language terminology for excellence in service< Less
"The Four Filters Invention of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger" examines each of the steps they perform in framing and making an investment decision. The author believes that Buffett and... More > Munger expanded the field of "Behavioral Finance" by using this thoughtful and effective process. The genius of Buffett and Munger's four filters process was to capture all the important stakeholders in their decision making. Imagine... Products, Enduring Customers, Managers, and Margin-of-Safety... all in one mixed "qual + quant" formula.
This second edition contains additional examples in this amazing process. This edition also contains the author's look into their 1988 valuation of Coca-Cola. Each chapter has additional specific examples. The author also discusses additional insights he has learned in the past five years since the first edition was released.< Less
For better than thirty years, Rob Andrews has studied what is currently being called human capital leadership. Buzz words, trends and pop expressions come and go. Rob talks about in this piece is... More > getting things done with and through people: attracting, screening, selecting, hiring, leading, managing, encouraging, disciplining, organizing and retaining People.< Less
Driving Retail is a pocket guide based on a wealth of experience to help all leaders of the Spa and Wellness industry to improve retail sales. Full of motivation, inspiration and complete with... More > checklists and reminders of what we should be doing on a day to day basis it will help you get onto the right path to success.
‘A great educational, motivational and easy to read guide that will really help your business’
Lee Stephens , General Manager, MSpa International
'A great motivational guide to help you build your retail figures, very inspiring and based on years of experience’
Clare Maskall, Director, Blue Skies Trading, Dubai
‘This guide really motivated me to put a retail strategy in place, we are seeing our figures increasing at quite a rate’
Dana Hudhud, Founder of VINCA rosea Ladies Spa, Dubai< Less
Looking for a simple path to start your retirement planning strategies?
This book contains five straightforward concepts that can help you plan for retirement. It can also help you find ways to... More > protect your retirement nest egg against forces like market fluctuations, inflation, and income taxes.
This short book is packed full of exciting concepts, tips, and questions to help you get started down the path to the retirement you’ve always wanted.< Less
Permission Denied showcases the personal involvement, incisive thinking and detailed analysis which House developed and utilized in guiding his teams to beat the competition with groundbreaking... More > technologies.< Less
Whether you’ve already started a t-shirt brand or are just an aspiring t-shirt entrepreneur with a dream, the clothing industry can be one of the toughest to break into. LAUNCH A KICK-ASS... More > T-SHIRT BRAND is the perfect hand-book if you’re looking to build a successful t-shirt brand. From valuable advice to specific examples and anecdotes from successful t-shirt entrepreneurs, this 200+ page guide is packed with priceless information that can help your dreams of running a profitable t-shirt brand come true.
LAUNCH A KICK-ASS T-SHIRT BRAND will give you advice and instructions on the following:
- Creating a solid brand
- The legal aspects of running a clothing brand
- Getting funding to launch your brand
- How to set up an online shop
- How to make kick-ass t-shirt designs
- Getting your shirts produced
- How to get your products in stores
- Managing your business
- And much more!< Less
Learn how to open & run a successful brewery. This Brewery Operations Manual is a complete "to do" list that will guide you through the maze of events necessary to open your own brewery... More > without spending the family fortune. This is real nuts and bolts stuff.
Within the three steps you'll learn how to:
*Save money so less is needed
*Pick the type of locations that will save you time and money
*Piece together a brewery for a fraction of the cost of a turn-key system
*Follow an easy bookkeeping system to track your business in real time
*Utilize a kick-ass business system to run your brewery
Tom Hennessy is the owner of Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. It is his sixth brewery over the past 18 years. He is the creator of Frankenbrew, a cult classic 1995 video on how to build inexpensive breweries. This book is the result of years teaching many students how to open their own breweries.< Less
Bat-Socks, Vegas & Conservative Investing by author and financial planner Dave Vick, captures the essence of conservative investing with his colorful stories and impassioned insights into the... More > world of retirement planning. The book illuminates a conservative investment strategy called the ABC Model of Investing, which gives the average investor the ability to know with confidence how and what types of assets they need to accomplish their goals.
With chapters like, "Santa & Six Wall Street Myths," the author makes the case that Wall Street is a broken, Greed is Good culture which functions solely for it's own benefit while leaving the conservative investor wondering where to go for advice.< Less
What would happen if you forbade everyone in your company from ever saying "no," to a customer? What if you posted your contact information on the company's public website and required all... More > of your executives and department managers to do the same? What if you turned cash planning from a financial exercise into an operational priority where the VP of Finance was the last to weigh in? What if you paid your customers to read your advertisements? What would happen if you took a huge pay cut rather than lay off employees?
In The Chief No Officer Bendrix Bailey explains what happened with each of the perplexing questions above, and more. Each chapter will surprise you with an unconventional response to a common business problem.< Less
The Internet, cowork, urban renewal, the creative class, collaboration, and the punk rock economy comprise tomorrow’s Main Streets of small town USA.
Old Town New World is a glimpse into a... More > new cultural era in our nation, called by author Jason Broadwater The Connectivity Age.
Written through personal stories, experiences, and musings on both broad shifts and specific tactics for economic development success in small cities, Old Town New World is part treatise, part memoir, and part case study of Rock Hill, SC.< Less
[Trade Paperback Edition] The need for creativity has never been greater. In fact, we chose the title, "Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st... More > Century," to reflect this belief. If we are to live healthy, productive lives in this century we must develop the mind-set and the skill set for effectively responding to and initiating change. "Creativity Rising" is both a why-to and how-to guide to help you create your own future.
In this book we: explore the nature of creativity; debunk common myths about creativity; describe the rapid rise of change in the 21st century; and outline the time-tested Creative Problem Solving process, an approach to on-demand creativity.< Less
GO GLOBAL! is the go-to resource that reveals how job seekers can tackle the exciting yet daunting challenge of developing the necessary skills to land a job in an increasingly global world. GO... More > GLOBAL! is based on international career expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan's own experience working globally, complemented by the experiences of hundreds of other successful internationalists.
GO GLOBAL! is filled with practical advice conveying everything from preparing yourself for the global marketplace - here or abroad - to landing your first big job. It covers: why today's workers need global skills to compete in an increasingly competitive global workplace; how job seekers can develop international qualifications, build a global resume, and identify high-growth sectors, industries and markets; how to develop critical cross-cultural skills; and the ins and outs of actually working internationally. It features a full chapter on working in China, one of today's hottest growth markets.< Less
This book is the result of a journey that began with my first day of work as a restaurant busboy. On my first day of work, my manager said to me, “Work in this restaurant like you own... More > it!” My manager challenged me to go beyond the basic expectations of my job title and dare to work with pride, passion and professionalism. I quickly understood that despite the leaders’ best efforts, at some point the line staff has to step up and work with a sense of ownership. All 20 chapters of this book will provide multiple perspectives on how to be the best service professional you can be. Each chapter ends with a powerful activity that is designed to help reinforce the key learning points.
About the Author
Dr. Bryan Williams is a service consultant, trainer, and author. His specialty areas include service excellence, employee engagement, and quality improvement.
Learn more about Bryan and B.Williams Enterprise at www.bwenterprise.net .< Less
This book will focus on how to go beyond merely serving customers. It will clearly explain how to engage every customer and create memorable experiences. All 22 chapters have been written with one... More > primary goal in mind. That goal is to give practical and relevant information that can be applied immediately. Each of the 22 chapters ends with a powerful activity that is designed to help reinforce the chapter’s key points.< Less
"Energizing Workplace Performance" describes a proven system for implementing performance management in any organization. Validated with hundreds of private, public and non-profit... More > organizations throughout the world over a 30 year period it has the demonstrated capability to generate substantial productivity increases and help realize human potential in the workplace. The author has personally implemented this performance management system in his own companies and has brought it to client organizations through his work as a management consultant. Dr. Resnick brings the richness of decades of organizational development experience to life through the text. Written in a conversational tone for executives, managers and human resource professionals, this book contains the theory, the empirical evidence and the "how to do it" guidelines that makes the difficult task of building organizational alignment and maximizing human performance both practical and achievable.< Less