Starting and Developing a Surveying Business

Author: Austen Imber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135326622
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Starting and Developing a Surveying Business shows how surveyors can develop their own successful small business. For surveyors thinking of taking this step, guidance is provided on the pros and cons which will help the right decision to be made, and the key factors which help see the business through its early stages. For surveyors already running their own small business, consideration is given to factors which will help profitability and growth potential.

Starting an iPhone Application Business For Dummies

Author: Aaron Nicholson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470584068
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How to create a profitable, sustainable business developing and marketing iPhone apps iPhone apps are hot; the average app is downloaded more than 30,000 times. If you have some great apps in mind, Starting an iPhone Application Business For Dummies will show you how to produce and market them effectively. Starting an iPhone Application Business For Dummies provides clear, reliable business information to help developers and entrepreneurs create a profitable, sustainable business in this new and exciting market. Identifies what goes into a successful iPhone application business Helps you find the market niche your applications can fill, market and promote your business, and build your brand Explains how to develop a pricing strategy, build your applications efficiently, and get them into the App Store Explores finding a sustainable revenue model, including free trials, social media models, ad-based revenue models, and subscription models Demonstrates effective ways to provide service and support to customers Written by a team that combines knowledge of iPhone app development with sound business experience Starting an iPhone Application Business For Dummies can help you turn your ideas into income.

Creating Wealth with a Small Business

Author: Ralph Blanchard
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462029228
Format: PDF, ePub
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“A ‘must-read’ book ... filled with practical information and numerous case studies on what aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners need to know to run a profitable business...the author reminds the reader not to confuse the excitement and enthusiasm of starting a business and being a business owner with the skills required to be successful and avoid becoming one of the 80% of businesses that will eventually fail. A major contribution of this book is its continuous emphasis on the importance of having a business model as a critical requirement to start and manage a profitable business.” —Edgar Ortiz, CEO of Strategic Analytic Solutions and business columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Ralph Blanchard, a successful entrepreneur with a background in economics, provides a detailed analysis of what it is really like to buy, start, operate, and eventually sell a small business. Topics covered include: • why most businesses fail • ten management skills found in successful small business owners • strategies to transition from self-employment to entrepreneurship • advantages that small business owners have over larger competitors • tips to develop profitable pricing strategies • innovative ideas to help develop a sound business model

Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent

Author: Cynthia D. McCauley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111876787X
Format: PDF
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How organizations can effectively put experience at the center of the development process Research increasingly and conclusively shows that effective leaders continue to learn, grow, and change throughout their careers and that a significant part of this development occurs through on-the-job experiences. Co-Published by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership, Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent provides real-world strategies, best practices, lessons learned, and global perspectives on how organizations effectively use experience to develop talent. Provides an in-depth look at a variety of leader development initiatives that have taken up the challenge of putting experience at the center of the development process Written by senior practitioners who have implemented initiatives they write about Shares new development planning tools, systematic approaches to managing the assignments of high potentials, tools to educate managers on how to find assignments that meet their employee's development needs Includes online resources that allow employees to search for development opportunities Describing challenges and practices in multinational companies around the world, Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent will serve as a focused guide to how organizations can use on-the-job development to reshape leader development practices that better integrate work and learning.

Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

Author: Ger Snijkers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118447913
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designing and Conducting Business Surveys provides acoherent overview of the business survey process, from start tofinish. It uniquely integrates an understanding of how businessesoperate, a total survey error approach to data quality that focusesspecifically on business surveys, and sound project managementprinciples. The book brings together what is currently known aboutplanning, designing, and conducting business surveys, withproducing and disseminating statistics or other research resultsfrom the collected data. This knowledge draws upon a variety ofdisciplines such as survey methodology, organizational sciences,sociology, psychology, and statistical methods. The contents of thebook formulate a comprehensive guide to scholarly materialpreviously dispersed among books, journal articles, and conferencepapers. This book provides guidelines that will help the reader makeeducated trade-off decisions that minimize survey errors, costs,and response burden, while being attentive to survey data quality.Major topics include: • Determining the survey content, considering user needs,the business context, and total survey quality • Planning the survey as a project • Sampling frames, procedures, and methods • Questionnaire design and testing for self-administeredpaper, web, and mixed-mode surveys • Survey communication design to obtain responses andfacilitate the business response process • Conducting and managing the survey using paradata andproject management tools • Data processing, including capture, editing, andimputation, and dissemination of statistical outputs Designing and Conducting Business Surveys is anindispensable resource for anyone involved in designing and/orconducting business or organizational surveys at statisticalinstitutes, central banks, survey organizations, etc.; producingstatistics or other research results from business surveys atuniversities, research organizations, etc.; or using data producedfrom business surveys. The book also lays a foundation for newareas of research in business surveys.

BIM for Building Owners and Developers

Author: K. Pramod Reddy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118129792
Format: PDF, Docs
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Use BIM to develop strategies, expedite projects, improve outcomes, and save money. BIM is far more than an "upgrade" to the latest CAD software. It is a process improvement tool that leverages data to analyze and predict outcomes throughout the different phases of the building life cycle. The time for a building owner to get involved with the BIM process is not at the end of the building project but from the very beginning. BIM for Building Owners and Developers is the only guide that will help you, the owner and client, use BIM to increase transparency and create a more integrated design and construction process, which will result in better quality buildings at lower cost and in a shorter time frame. It will also help you understand what BIM can do for you and what you can expect in terms of process and commitments. You'll discover how BIM can help improve your strategic planning, maximize ROI, support the decision-making processes, and fine-tune GAP analysis. In addition, BIM for Building Owners and Developers can help you: Understand, manage, and take advantage of the BIM paradigm shift Assemble a building as it would be constructed on site to help eliminate many inefficiencies of the construction process Achieve a high level of coordination through better integration of information and process optimization Reduce the overall cost of a project by identifying problems while they still can be corrected inexpensively Make every project easier, faster, and more profitable with BIM for Building Owners and Developers.

Ultimate Small Business Marketing Guide

Author: James Stephenson
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080433
Format: PDF
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The second edition of this comprehensive guide introduces new marketing, advertising, sales and public relations techniques to the 1,500 proven ideas from the first edition. It adds dozens of new high-tech strategies required to stay one step ahead in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. Off- and online resources have been updated and new ones—including blogs and new websites—have been added.

Starting and Running a Small Business For Canadians For Dummies All in One

Author: John Aylen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118223896
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The comprehensive, six-in-one package small business entrepreneurs can't afford to be without With more Canadians considering starting their own small businesses than ever before, there's never been a greater need for a detailed, comprehensive guide to help budding entrepreneurs get off the ground. Comprised of six books in one that cover every aspect of running a business, from developing a business plan to managing growth successfully, and everything in between, Starting and Running a Small Business For Canadians For Dummies All-in-One will ensure readers' ventures meet with success. The ideal resource for the first-time entrepreneur in a market when small businesses are growing fast Provides a wealth of management advice based on recent research that shows that when small businesses are successful, they hire Includes the financial advice that keeps new businesses from folding within their first five years Offering Canadians everything they need to know about starting their own companies within Canada, this six-book compilation is essential reading for anyone looking to make it big in the world of small business.

Lean Startup

Author: Eric Ries
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864146712
Format: PDF
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Der Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen ist nie ohne Risiko. Und bis die Firma sich auf dem Markt etabliert hat, dauert es. Wer doch scheitert, verliert in der Regel viel Geld. Genau hier setzt das Konzept von Eric Ries an. Lean Startup heißt seine Methode. Sie ist schnell, ressourcenfreundlich und radikal erfolgsorientiert. Anhand von durchgespielten Szenarien kann man von vornherein die Erfolgsaussichten von Ideen, Produkten und Märkten bestimmen. Und auch während der Gründungphase wird der Stand der Dinge ständig überprüft. Machen, messen, lernen – so funktioniert der permanente Evaluationsprozess. Das spart enorm Zeit, Geld und Ressourcen und bietet die Möglichkeit, spontan den Kurs zu korrigieren. Das Lean-Startup-Tool hat sich schon zigtausenfach in der Praxis bewährt und setzt sich auch in Deutschland immer stärker durch.