Plan B

Author: Kathleen Rich-New
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614483795
Format: PDF
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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

Author: John Mullins
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422152693
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Plan B

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101217367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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."

Couple s Retirement Puzzle

Author: Roberta K. Taylor
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402295928
Format: PDF
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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.

Become the Real Deal Enhanced Edition

Author: Connie Dieken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111880970X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Business Plans For Dummies

Author: Paul Tiffany
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119943884
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your one-stop guide to creating a winning business plan from scratch Whether you're starting a new business or growing an established one, you'll need a solid business plan to get you where you want to go. Revised for today's rocky economic climate, this edition of the UK's bestselling business plan guide gives you what you need to map out your business strategy and stay on course – including a complete sample plan that you can easily adapt for your business! Chart your course – assess the current state of your business and where you'd like to take it, and establish clear, achievable objectives Get to know your customers – learn the latest techniques for getting a better idea of who your customers are and what they want Scope out the competition – find out who your competitors are and what it'll take to get your share of the market pie (and theirs) Sort out your finances – construct a value chain, examine your cash flow and calculate a sensible budget Enter the Dragons' Den – convince bankers, investors, venture capitalists and other funding sources your business is a good investment Read the tea leaves – learn to decipher changing cultural, political and technological trends and to alter your strategies as needed Open the book and find: Tips on developing a sure-fire business strategy How to set realistic objectives Forecasting and budgeting strategies Keys to writing a motivational mission statement How to decipher the latest consumer trends Advice on building your brand and brand loyalty Tips for seeing and seizing opportunities before the competition Ways to adapt your plan to economic change Learn to: Prepare a watertight business strategy Assess the marketplace Devise a sensible forecast and budget

Business Plans That Win

Author: Stanley R. Rich
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060913916
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you're thinking of starting your own business -- or if you have a new idea that you want to convince your company to sell, build, or promote -- this book will provide you with all the information you need. Based on the expert approaches of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a nationwide clinic providing assistance to emerging growth companies, Business Plans That Win $$$ shows you how to write a business plan that sells you and your ideas. Enterprise Forum cofounder Stanley Rich and Inc. magazine editor David Gumpert use examples real business plans to answer the entrepreneur's most pressing questions about how to effectively present any product or service to potential investors to win their attention and financial support.

What to Do When Good Enough Isn t Good Enough

Author: Thomas S. Greenspon
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428792
Format: PDF, Docs
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Perfectionism may seem like a worthy goal, but it’s actually a burden. When you believe you must be perfect, you live in constant fear of making mistakes. Most children don’t know what perfectionism is, yet many suffer from it. Nothing they do is ever good enough. School assignments are hard to start or hand in. Relationships are challenging, and self-esteem is low. Written to and for ages 9–13, this book helps kids understand how perfectionism hurts them and how to free themselves. Includes true-to-life vignettes, exercises, and a note to grown-ups.

The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan

Author: Hal Shelton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989946032
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Author: Lara Galloway
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601634102
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.