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Plan B

Plan B Author Kathleen Rich-New
ISBN-10 9781614483793
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 308
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In an easy-to-read format, Plan B helps you determine how to create a Plan B business that fits your skills, interests, and preferred work lifestyle. You will learn the four ways to create an income when there aren’t any jobs available or any jobs that interest you. Filled with stories of successes and failures, you learn the good, the bad, and the ugly about each of the business models. For the first time, you will learn what it takes to succeed in business and be able to get out of job jail.



Getting to Plan B

Getting to Plan B Author John Mullins
ISBN-10 9781422152690
Release 2009-09-08
Pages 224
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You have a new venture in mind. And you've crafted a business plan so detailed it's a work of art. Don't get too attached to it. As John Mullins and Randy Komisar explain in Getting to Plan B, new businesses are fraught with uncertainty. To succeed, you must change the plan in real time as the inevitable challenges arise. In fact, studies show that entrepreneurs who stick slavishly to their Plan A stand a greater chance of failing-and that many successful businesses barely resemble their founders' original idea. The authors provide a rigorous process for stress testing your Plan A and determining how to alter it so your business makes money, solves customers' needs, and endures. You'll discover strategies for: -Identifying the leap-of-faith assumptions hidden in your plan -Testing those assumptions and unearthing why the plan might not work -Reconfiguring the five components of your business model-revenue model, gross margin model, operating model, working capital model, and investment model-to create a sounder Plan B. Filled with success stories and cautionary tales, this book offers real cases illustrating the authors' unique process. Whether your idea is for a start-up or a new business unit within your organization, Getting to Plan B contains the road map you need to reach success.



Couple s Retirement Puzzle

Couple   s Retirement Puzzle Author Roberta K. Taylor
ISBN-10 9781402295928
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 368
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The essential guide for couples to create a happy, healthy, and successful retirement! Retirement can be the best time of your life, but for couples, there's far more to it than cashing in on your 401(k). The most important asset you have during retirement is each other, yet many couples aren't sure where to begin to prepare for retired life or what to consider as they do. The Couple's Retirement Puzzle reveals ten key conversations couples should tackle before retirement to ensure a rewarding second half of life together, including: • Do we have enough money to support the lifestyle we want? • Should we retire simultaneously or separately? • Do we stay put or explore new frontiers? • What's the best way to stay healthy and fit after fifty? • How do we meet new friends and create new interests outside of work? • How will we balance time together and time apart? • And more! Filled with smart practical advice, engaging anecdotes, and helpful exercises,The Couple's Retirement Puzzle will guide you and your partner to a fulfilling retirement you can enjoy and celebrate together.



Plan B

Plan B Author Anne Lamott
ISBN-10 9781101217368
Release 2006-03-28
Pages 352
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway and Help, Thanks, Wow, a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times. As Anne Lamott knows, the world is a dangerous place. Terrorism and war have become the new normal. Environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on her faith as well: getting older; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son's adolescence; and the passing of friends and time. Fortunately for those of us who are anxious about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they become teenagers, Plan B offers hope that we’re not alone in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott's ability to comfort and to make us laugh despite the grim realities. Anne Lamott is one of our most beloved writers, and Plan B is a book more necessary now than ever. It is further evidence that, as The New Yorker has written, "Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration."



Become the Real Deal Enhanced Edition

Become the Real Deal  Enhanced Edition Author Connie Dieken
ISBN-10 9781118809709
Release 2013-07-29
Pages 240
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Become the real deal and you’ll become the leader you’re meant to be. If you want to make change in your organization and in your world, and advance your own career, you need to become a person who can effectively influence others to take action. When looking to bring about organizational change of any kind, the main skill required is influence. Nothing will help your cause more than being able to effectively influence others to take action. Become the Real Deal presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Author Connie Dieken calls these dividends your Return on Influence® (ROI). You’ll discover your own Centers of Influence through a series of visual dashboards and learn how to capitalize on these Centers of Influence to become the powerful, purposeful authority you’re meant to be. Readers will learn how to override personal influence-killing tendencies, such as narcissism, anxiety, long-windedness, silence, social façades, and invisibility. Connie Diekenis the country’s foremost Fortune 500 communication coachan executive coach to the world’s top brands, an Emmy award winning former TV news anchor, reporter, and inductee of the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. For anyone seeking to be the “real deal,” this book uncovers the strengths and skills you need to gain influence and lead your organization to success. The enhanced edition integrates four videos featuring the author, Connie Dieken, illustrating the book's concepts about leadership in greater detail.



The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan

The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan Author Hal Shelton
ISBN-10 0989946037
Release 2017-01-25
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Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan: A Pro Shares a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Plan that Gets Results by Hal Shelton will open your eyes to insider tips, hints, and techniques for creating a winning business plan and attaining funding. This second edition maintains the original laser focus on writing the plan. It also adds much material on the vibrant crowdfunding platforms as well as providing a new section on issues faced by early stage companies. Nearly 50 percent of new businesses fail within five years. A well-thought-out business plan can dramatically turn the odds in your favor. With this easy-to-follow guide, you will (1) Discover why you need a business plan and the best style for you, (2) Receive step-by-step guidance for creating each section of your plan, (3) Get proven strategies for obtaining bank loans and attracting investors, (4) Spend less time writing your plan and more time setting up your business, and (5) Learn how to create a business plan for a nonprofit This book is for entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting a small business or nonprofit, and for small business owners who want to grow an existing business or solve an operating problem. This book will also help if you are looking for assurance that you are headed in the right direction, seeking help with a section of your business plan that you do not understand, feeling that a section of your business plan is not robust enough and want pointers, or wanting to learn where and how to apply for funding. Entrepreneurs should always surround themselves with mentors and advisors, so you will also find ideas on where to find these valuable resources. The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan is packed with actionable advice and real-life examples from Shelton's experience as a senior executive, SCORE small business mentor, and angel investor.



Moms Mean Business

Moms Mean Business Author Lara Galloway
ISBN-10 9781601634108
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 288
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Building a thriving business while building a happy family is all about how you spend your most precious resource: your hours. The good news is that we do have time for what matters to us, and in Moms Mean Business, Erin and Lara show how to prioritize what’s important and chuck what isn’t, so you can succeed at work and life. —Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Moms Mean Business not only gives moms permission to dust off business dreams and make them a reality, but it shares with the rest of the world that they are a new kind of business owner that will change the business landscape...for the better. —Michelle McCullough, Startup Princess There are 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States; they account for $1.3 trillion in revenue. American women are starting businesses at a rate twice that of men. Most of these women are also moms. What does it take to be successful as both a mom and as an entrepreneur? Moms Mean Business gives existing and potential mom business owners the encouragement, advice, and healthy dose of “how-to” they need. In this helpful guide, you will create a customized strategy that includes: A personal definition of success in both life and business—and the way to achieve it The tools needed to manage time and productivity when your priorities as a mom and business owner conflict A mom-friendly business plan to get you focused An approach to self-care that allows you to handle all that’s thrown your way Tips, checklists, and guidance to quickly solve the problems mom entrepreneurs encounter Behind-the-scenes stories and advice from well-known mom entrepreneurs make Moms Mean Business fun to read and full of that all-important “me, too!” factor. It is inspiring, motivating, and, above all, practical.



The Nonprofit Business Plan

The Nonprofit Business Plan Author David La Piana
ISBN-10 161858006X
Release 2012
Pages 159
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Nonprofits often use the terms "strategic planning" and "business planning" interchangeably, but a good business plan goes beyond the traditional strategic plan with its focus on mission and vision, goals and objectives. The Nonprofit Business Plan, created by the strategy experts at La Piana Consulting, helps you understand what a business plan is and why you need one, then provides a practical, proven process for creating a successful, sustainable business model. This insightful resource further explains how your nonprofit candetermine whether a potential undertaking is economically and operationally viable - a vital tool in today?s economic climate - and how to understand and solve challenges as they arise. With detailed instructions, worksheets, essential tools, an integrated casestudy, and a rigorous financial analysis presented clearly and accessibly for those who work in or are connected to the nonprofit sphere, The Nonprofit Business Plan will help your team make solid business decisions so that you can achieve maximum results for your mission.



Burn the Business Plan

Burn the Business Plan Author Carl J. Schramm
ISBN-10 9781476794358
Release 2018-01-16
Pages 288
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Explains that knowledge, passion, determination, and a willingness to innovate are the most important requirements for starting a business.



Who Says It s a Man s World

Who Says It s a Man s World Author Emily Bennington
ISBN-10 9780814431887
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 240
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The Atlantic magazine has called it the "end of men." For the first time in U.S. history, women form the majority of the workforce, filling more managerial positions than their male counterparts. Today's women are primed to take over the corporate world-if they don't stumble on the way up. Packed with insights from extraordinary women who have climbed the corporate ladder-including McDonald's president Jan Fields, JetBlue cofounder Ann Rhoades, and fashion pioneer Liz Lange-Who Says It's a Man's World helps women navigate the rocky path from cubicle to executive suite. This ultra-practical guide offers an ideal "Success Profile" along with the measurable action steps needed to excel in each of five reputation-enhancing areas: personal development, social skills, effectiveness, team building, and leadership. Complete with the latest research on women in the workplace and an eye-opening "promotability" assessment, Who Says It's a Man's World provides readers with everything they need to build their own fast-track career plan.



Write Your Business Plan

Write Your Business Plan Author Entrepreneur Media, Inc
ISBN-10 1599185571
Release 2015-01
Pages 394
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More than 15 years ago, the staff at Entrepreneur Media introduced bestseller Start Your Own Business. Since its release, Start Your Own Business has sold more than 300,000 copies and has been called "the best startup book of all time.” At it again, the staff at Entrepreneur delivers a new dose of fundamental startup how-to, backed by 33+ years at the forefront of small business. Write Your Business Plan takes aspiring entrepreneurs past one of the hardest steps of startup second to committing to their business goal -- defining how to achieve it. Each chapter is devoted to analyzing, explaining, and presenting practical instruction on developing a business plan relevant to today’s marketplace and lending landscapes. Appropriate for both existing companies and brand-new startups, this guide is divided into three sections: Before Writing Your Business Plan, Writing Your Business Plan, and Enhancing Your Business Plan. Starting with basic FAQs, experts then lead readers into evaluating their venture, identifying what type of plan they need, and getting their plan on paper and polished for their intended audience. Coached by a diverse group of experts and successful business owners, readers gain an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any plan, what’s appropriate for their industry, and what they can do to ensure success.



How to Write a Great Business Plan

How to Write a Great Business Plan Author William A. Sahlman
ISBN-10 9781633691315
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 72
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Judging by all the hoopla surrounding business plans, you'd think the only things standing between would-be entrepreneurs and spectacular success are glossy five-color charts, bundles of meticulous-looking spreadsheets, and decades of month-by-month financial projections. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, often the more elaborately crafted a business plan, the more likely the venture is to flop. Why? Most plans waste too much ink on numbers and devote too little to information that really matters to investors. The result? Investors discount them. In How to Write a Great Business Plan, William A. Sahlman shows how to avoid this all-too-common mistake by ensuring that your plan assesses the factors critical to every new venture: · The people—the individuals launching and leading the venture and outside parties providing key services or important resources · The opportunity—what the business will sell and to whom, and whether the venture can grow and how fast · The context—the regulatory environment, interest rates, demographic trends, and other forces shaping the venture's fate · Risk and reward—what can go wrong and right, and how the entrepreneurial team will respond Timely in this age of innovation, How to Write a Great Business Plan helps you give your new venture the best possible chances for success.



The Startup Owner s Manual

The Startup Owner s Manual Author Steve Blank
ISBN-10 9780989200547
Release 2012-10-25
Pages 608
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Welcome to The Startup Owner's Manual, a near-encyclopedic manual that will teach you * How to incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses * How to find Product-Market fit * How to Get, Keep and Grow customers * How to fuel growth with metrics that matter The Startup Owner's Manual walks you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank, unlocking the secrets to building a successful, scalable company. This book: * Guides startups of all types in their search for a scalable, profitable business model * Explains the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often - and helps you avoid them * Provides separate paths and advice for physical versus web/mobile products * Explains how to test and iterate your company's road to product/market fit * Details strategies and tactics for how to get, keep and grow customers * Teaches a new math for startups -- metrics that matter * Includes detailed checklists at every step of the process ...and provides hundreds of ideas, watch-outs and "how tos" for founders! The Startup Owner's Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. It is used by thousands of startups, leading universities (including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia) and the U.S. National Science Foundation, among many others.



Growing a Business

Growing a Business Author Paul Hawken
ISBN-10 9780671671648
Release 1988-10-15
Pages 256
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Discusses the prerequisites to starting a business and shares his own start-up strategies



Trump The Art of the Deal

Trump  The Art of the Deal Author Donald J. Trump
ISBN-10 0307575330
Release 2009-12-23
Pages 384
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President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post



Option B

Option B Author Sheryl Sandberg
ISBN-10 9781524732684
Release 2017
Pages 226
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"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--



Business Plans that Work A Guide for Small Business 2 E

Business Plans that Work  A Guide for Small Business 2 E Author Andrew Zacharakis
ISBN-10 9780071752572
Release 2011-03-18
Pages 208
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Turn your great idea into BIG PROFITS with a powerful, persuasive business plan! With any endeavor, good planning is the key to good results—especially in the launch of a new business or product. Business Plans That Work gives you an easy-to-follow template for conceptualizing, writing, focusing, and revising a business plan that converts your business idea into financial profit. A virtual blueprint for entrepreneurial success, this new edition of the popular entrepreneur’s guide provides all the tools you need to communicate the value of your idea to investors and attract key talent, and create a plan you can turn to throughout the entire process of starting and running a business. You’ll learn how to: Determine what to include in each plan, why, and for whom Secure the capital you need to get the project off the ground Assess opportunities and risks involved in your project Avoid common pitfalls that cost money, time, and effort With Business Plans That Work, you have everything you need to create winning strategies for development, sales, marketing, operations, distribution, and everything else successful ventures are founded on.