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Be Your Own Boss

Matt Avery
Authors:
Matt Avery

Is this the right book for me?From weighing up the pros and cons of jumping ship in the first place to establishing and maintaining a successful solo enterprise, this book is all you need to make the leap to working alone.All aspects of setting up a new business are covered including:- managing resources, time, clients etc.- establishing good working practices and maintaining a desirable work/life balance for those who choose to work from home.- getting the financial aspects right - one of the biggest pitfalls in going it alone.- being a 'five to niner' - building up a business in your spare time while still employed.Practical examples of best (and worst) practices are provided, gleaned from interviews with dozens of people from across the globe who are successful solo workers. Be your own Boss contains hundreds of relevant examples and genuine, tried and tested tips and practices which really work. Be Your Own Boss includes:Chapter 1: Weighing optionsChapter 2: Are you cut out to be your own boss?Chapter 3: Staying putChapter 4: Quitting your jobChapter 5: What becoming your own boss actually means - and how to do itChapter 6: Setting up your solo work lifeChapter 7: Effective home workingChapter 8: Accentuating the positives of being your own boss Chapter 9: Maximizing home-office potentialChapter 10: Targets and planningChapter 11: Mobile workingChapter 12: Working 5 to 9Chapter 13: IT for the solo workerChapter 14: Accounting for successful businessChapter 15: Dealing with clientsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Close that Sale!

Roger Brooksbank
Authors:
Roger Brooksbank

Learn how to hone your selling skills and close more sales with this easy to read guide written by someone with extensive experience of every aspect of selling and marketing in the international arena.Based on the five stage OIMCO selling model it covers:-Opening-phase selling skills, including taking control of your selling space and sizing up the customer - Interviewing-phase selling skills, including asking open-style questions , listening actively and triggering your customer's imagination- Matching-phase selling skills , including applying the SELL formula, translating benefits into real money and mastering the art of storytelling-Closing-phase selling skills, including tuning in to buying signals, manufacturing a close and perfecting the art of silence - Objection-handling-phase selling skills, including conditioning yourself positively to objections, pre-handling predictable objections and playing CATCH with every objection raised All neatly summed up in 52 skill honing sections, with skill-enhancing exercises, to perfectly suit a busy life in sales.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Confident Coaching

Amanda Vickers, Steve Bavister
Authors:
Amanda Vickers, Steve Bavister

From executive mentoring to life coaching, more and more people are turning to and/or training as coaches.Confident Coaching covers the principles, theories and practices of this crucial skill. It covers the fundamentals for those looking for an introduction to the subject, and also offers practice and extension for people with some existing coaching experience, whether they work inside a company or in a freelance capacity, in life coaching or executive coaching, or are managers wishing to coach their in-house teams more effectively.The chapters each begin with a clear statement of goals and objectives, then break each topic into manageable chunks, allowing the reader to dip into sections of particular interest when needed.Areas covered include:- The various stages of coaching- Fundamental models, theories and concepts- Interventions: championing, requesting and challenging- Timing, scheduling and duration- Practical hints and tips for dealing with challenging situationsSample coaching interactions are included to bring techniques to life, along with activities, case studies, anecdotes and diagrams.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of coaching.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Easy PC Care

Anthony Price
Authors:
Anthony Price

Bill Gates' famously bold prediction - that one day, every home would have a computer - is now, if anything, a huge understatement, with many households (and certainly most buisinesses, however small) boasting multiple machines. Written by a working PC technician, this book takes you through the basics - the jobs you can do yourself with a bit of know how and a screwdriver. It tells you what you need to know about hardware and how to get the most from your operating system tools (including Windows 7). If you have more than one PC you will learn how to network them to share your printer / scanner / Internet connection, using conventional cables or wireless technology. And for the jobs that you can't do yourself, there are some guidelines on how to find and brief a PC technician and how to check that you're getting the work you pay for. Ideal for small enterprises - businesses, voluntary organisations etc who need to implement small networks, share resources etc this book is the perfect guide to installing and maintaining networks, disaster recovery, installing applications, client/server systems and security - all of the skills a small enterprise needs with minimal outside help.This book could save you serious money, so buy it - you know it makes sense!NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of PC care.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Roger Mason
Authors:
Roger Mason

Is this the right book for me?The world of finance and accountancy can seem one of impenetrable mystery but it is one that many managers have to face in their day to day lives. With its comprehensive coverage of the subject, this book allows you not only to ask pertinent questions but also to understand the answers. Chapter by chapter, the workings of finance are mapped out and laid bare - the formal reports, the methods used to prepare the numbers and what accountants actually do every day.This edition is fully updated to reflect current allowances, rates and regulations and further information. It also includes even more questions (with comprehensive answers) to challenge the reader's understanding. Finance for Non-Financial Managers includes:Chapter 1: The purpose of accountingChapter 2: Basic terminologyChapter 3: Accounting concepts and principlesChapter 4: The profit and loss accountChapter 5: The balance sheetChapter 6: The cash flow statementChapter 7: Ratio analysisChapter 8: Users of financial informationChapter 9: The general ledgerChapter 10: CostingChapter 11: Standard costingChapter 12: Variance analysis Chapter 13: Two more things on costingChapter 14: The audit of annual accountsChapter 15: Tricks of the tradeChapter 16: Financial information for managersChapter 17: Capital investment appraisal: experts only!Chapter 18: Activities of an Accounts departmentChapter 19: Cash flow managementChapter 20: Corporate financial planningChapter 21: Personal finance: income tax and national insuranceChapter 22: Personal finance: investmentChapter 23: Personal finance: capital gains tax and othersLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Get Started in Franchising: Teach Yourself

Kurt Illetschko
Authors:
Kurt Illetschko

Is this the right book for me?There are currently 35,000 franchisee businesses operating in the UK in a variety of different sectors, but choosing, evaluating and securing the right franchise is often the hardest part of the process. Get Started in Franchising is an indispensable guide that tells you how to achieve this - saving time and money in the process! As well as focusing on practical "how to" aspects of franchising, the book also provides help on UK financial and legal implications, priming you with the best advice possible before making your move. www.whichfranchise.com is delighted to have written a foreword for this book.Get Started in Franchising includes: Chapter 1: Introduction to franchisingThe development of franchisingFilling a gap in the marketHow business format franchising worksAdvantages and disadvantages of franchisingSeen from the franchisee's viewpointSeen from the franchisor's viewpointFranchising's growth continuesWhat does the future hold?Chapter 2: The central characters in the franchising relationship What does it take to become a franchisee?What does it take to become a franchisor?SummaryOther stakeholdersChapter 3: Financial aspects of franchisingTypical financial obligationsFranchise fees under the spotlightCase study 1Case study 2Securing finance for a franchiseQuestions a banker is likely to ask prospective franchiseesQuestions a banker may ask prospective franchisorsA final word on financial aspectsChapter 4: The franchise agreement and related issuesWhat does the law say?The franchise agreementThe spirit of the franchise agreementThe relationship between the franchise agreement and the operations manual Issues surrounding disclosureRequirements for the creation of a disclosure documentAlternative methods of dispute resolutionThe ten most important things you need to remember Chapter 5: How to locate, evaluate and secure the right opportunityThe best time to act is now!Lead generationThe pre-selection processThe evaluation processAdditional considerationsWrapping it upChapter 6: What should happen next?Initial supportThe smart franchisee's ten guiding principles for trainingSupport continues indefinitelyExpansion opportunities for franchiseesHow to get the best out of franchisingSelling your franchiseWhat if the unthinkable should happen?Formal franchisee representationThe franchisee lifecycle conceptChapter 7: Where to turn for helpSources of information in the UKInternational sources of franchise informationConclusion...........Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Get Started In Shorthand: Pitman 2000

Pitman Publishing
Authors:
Pitman Publishing

Is this the right book for me?Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stagesShorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-moving world. Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 is a beginner's guide to the basic theory and will give you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages.Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises, including audio exercises on an accompanying CD. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable you to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Written to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating and based on original Pitman Publishing material, this authoritative book is indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000.Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 includes:Chapter 1: Basic strokesConsonantsVowelsPosition of outlinesCircle SSES circleThe suffix -INGTick THEPunctuationChapter 2: Consonants and vowelsSeven more consonantsStroke SPast tense of regular verbsThe consonant RUnstressed vowelsChapter 3: Halving strokesHalving to add THalving to add DWhen not to halveChapter 4: Common combinationsThe L hookThe final syllables -TL or -DLL hook with circle SPlural -INGSChapter 5: Third-place vowelsDotsDashesChapter 6: Complex vowel soundsDipthongsTriphonesSES circleChapter 7: S and T in combinationsThe ST loopThe -STER loopM and N with a following T or DS and ZDiphonesZHHChapter 8: The R hookR hook on straight strokesStress rulesChapter 9: Hook NFinal hook N to curved strokesFinal N hook to straight strokesChapter 10: Suffixes and compoundsSuffixesCompound consonantsChapter 11: L and R hooks with curvesInitial hooks to curved strokesStress rules with R and L hooksReverse forms of initially hooked curvesChapter 12: More hooks-SHUN hookF/V hookChapter 13: Speed strokesDoublingCON- or COM-Chapter 14: Last wordsFiguresNegative wordsSuffix -SHIPDisjoiningOmission of a consonantVowel insertionLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Get That Job With The Right CV

Julie Gray
Authors:
Julie Gray

Is this the right book for me?Get that Job with the Right CV will teach you how to write the best possible CV to land that perfect job. It covers everything from layout and format, through to perfecting a jargon-free writing style, avoiding common pitfalls and tailoring your CV to different jobs. Julie Gray's in-depth professional advice and friendly style will guide you through every step of the CV writing process with humour and practicality and give you real confidence to effectively showcase your skills to employers.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to get your CV right.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Get to Grips With Book Keeping: Teach Yourself

A G Piper
Authors:
A G Piper

Is this the right book for me?Book keeping is neither dull nor mysterious - its rules are logical and straightforward and are readily mastered by practice. Get to Grips with Book Keeping is a substantial yet easy to follow introduction to the principles of bookkeeping and the practical skills of recording transactions, posting the ledgers and preparing final accounts.Written by finance and accounting experts from the University of Birmingham this book:- Explains the purpose and use of books of original entry as the basis of the double-entry system.- Describes the processes of recording purchases, sales and cash transactions.- Shows how these records are used to prepare the final accounts, the manufacturing, trading and profit and loss accounts and the balance sheet to provide accurate financial statements.- Explores petty cash, depreciation, partnership, company law, business documents and the effect of changes in IT.Worked examples throughout allow you to put the theory into practice. There is also a wide range of carefully graded questions and exercises with sample answers. In short, it demystifies the art of bookkeeping and gives you the confidence you need to tackle your books.Get to Grips with Book Keeping includes:Chapter 1: What is book keeping?Chapter 2: Business documentsChapter 3: The business transaction, purchases and salesChapter 4: Purchase and sales transactions and ledger accountsChapter 5: Cash transactionsChapter 6: The bank reconciliationChapter 7: Petty cashChapter 8: The (general) journalChapter 9: Writing up the booksChapter 10: The trial balanceChapter 11: What is profit or loss?Chapter 12: The revenue account: the trading, profit and loss and appropriation accountsChapter 13: The balance sheetChapter 14: Adjustments in the final accountsChapter 15: DepreciationChapter 16: Clubs, societies and charities book keepingChapter 17: Information technology and book keepingChapter 18: PartnershipsChapter 19: Limited companiesChapter 20: The analysis and interpretations of accountsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of bookkeeping.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Great at My Job but Crap at Numbers

Heidi Smith, Peter Stokes
Authors:
Heidi Smith, Peter Stokes

Does your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number-based nightmares? Relax - Great at my job but Crap at Numbers is a practical and fun guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic. Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, it uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day. Mac Bride has made his supporting website with some fun stuff and useful resources: http://www.crapatnumbers.net/Areas covered include:Mental MathsTerminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billionsUnwholesome numbers: fractions and decimalsCommon Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange ratesRatios and proportionsMeasuring business performance: Priceless percentages Averages: Mode, Median and MeanProbability and odds Entrée EconomicsShow me my money: Personal Finance Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to crunch numbers.TRY THISFun exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Improve Your Cash Flow: Teach Yourself

Robert McCallion, Alan Warner
Authors:
Robert McCallion, Alan Warner

Is this the right book for me?Do you have responsibility for managing cash flow in a small to medium enterprise or as a manager in a larger organisation, but have limited financial experience? Do you worry that lack of attention to this crucial aspect of financial management could lead to disaster for your business? Improve your Cash Flow, written by two leading financial experts, will help employers, managers and consultants to understand more about how to manage cash flow and how it can impact on your business. Whether you are working at home, a growing business or a non-financial manager this book will guide you easily through all the issues, providing practical advice on why cash is king, including why businesses go bust; why profit is not cash, how to deal with creditors and debtors; using supplier credit as a source of finance; debtors and cash collection; financial planning and sources of funding; the pros and cons of debt finance, using your bank effectively and much more.Improve your Cash Flow includes:Chapter 1: Why 'cash is king'?Chapter 2: Profit and cash flowChapter 3: The impact of the business modelChapter 4: Key decisions and start-up timeChapter 5: Cash flow planningChapter 6: Sources of fundingChapter 7: Controlling capital expenditureChapter 8: Debtors and cash collectionChapter 9: Managing stock levelsChapter 10: Using supplier credit as a source of financeChapter 11: Alternative routes to financingChapter 12: Formats for cash flow reportingChapter 13: Recruting financial expertiseChapter 14: Using your bank effectivelyChapter 15: 'Cash is king'Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of setting up your own small business.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Improve Your Copywriting: Teach Yourself

Jonathan Gabay
Authors:
Jonathan Gabay

Fully revised for today's practical copywriting requirements, Improve your Copywriting, by one of the UK's leading copywriters, reveals some of advertising's greatest creative secrets.From planning to implementation, it will guide you step-by-step through copywriting skills for a range of disciplines, including:- the internet- radio and TV- business-to-business- public relations- recruitment- charities- ... and many more!Throughout the book you'll find quick tips and author insights summarizing what you have read and exercises for you to do. A practical glossary with useful addresses will help you to build you skills even further.So if you are ready to have fun whilst learning how to succeed in one of the most exciting areas of marketing communications, read this book and explore your full copywriting potential.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of copywriting.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Improve Your Time Management: Teach Yourself

Polly Bird
Authors:
Polly Bird

Is this the right book for me?Improve your Time Management is the definitive guide to the basics of time management - the art of organizing your life so that you are in control. You don't need complicated equipment, dozens of staff or a six-month break to learn how to save time and achieve more. All you need is a willingness to try some of the ideas in this book and the energy to start now.The book starts by asking you what you want to do with your life and explains how to work out how you really spend your time. It helps you to find out what you do that wastes time and tells you how to eliminate it then shows you how to plan your life better so that you deal with important activities and tasks at the most appropriate times. It tackles time-wasting activities such as paperwork, phone calls and meetings. And just to make sure that you aren't the only person in your office working at optimum efficiency, it explains how to instill good time management practices in your staff.By the time you finish the book, you will not only be using your time more effectively but will have more of it. This book will help you turn time into your best friend rather than your worst enemy.Improve Your Time Management includes:Chapter 1: Choose your personal prioritiesChapter 2: How much time have you got?Chapter 3: Plan your timeChapter 4: Using transition timeChapter 5: Conquer procrastinationChapter 6: Learn to say 'no'Chapter 7: Reduce paperworkChapter 8: Subdue your phoneChapter 9: Master your meetingsChapter 10: The art of delegatingChapter 11: Deal with information overloadChapter 12: Time management trainingLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of time management.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Make A Difference With Your Marketing: Teach Yourself

Jonathan Gabay
Authors:
Jonathan Gabay

Make a Difference with your Marketing will help you take your marketing skills to a whole new level. By honing your imaginative skills and instilling great creative planning into your marketing, you can be sure that the results will keep you ahead of the competition. Your author, Jonathan Gabay, is one of the country's most respected creative brand consultants, and currently works with some of the world's biggest brand names. Author of no less than 13 books, and Course Director at the C.I.M. (Chartered Institute of Marketing), Jonathan's unparalleled insight and experience will provide you with all you need to target, brand, market and sell like you never have before!NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of marketing.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Make Your Small Business A Winner: Teach Yourself

Anna Hipkiss
Authors:
Anna Hipkiss

Make Your Small Business a Winner will equip you with all the skills and know-how you need to take your business to a higher level. Key tactics for successful businesses are universal. This book identifies those tactics and will help you to learn and apply them - however young or mature your business. Split into 3 sections, it tackles: Diagnosis - highlighting common mistakes and giving your business a health check; Solutions - detailing remedies for problems and strategies for future success; and Moving On - looking at a future vision, setting goals and assessing progress. Real case studies, interviews and a popular "checklist" approach underpin the unique insight of business consultant Anna Hipkiss - making this THE guide to fulfill your business future aims.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to make your small business succeed.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Run Your Own Business: Teach Yourself

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

Running your own business can be a daunting, challenging and sometimes stressful experience, but also one of the most rewarding. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running a successful business. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pro's and cons, to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices, it will prove invaluable as you tackle one of the biggest adventures of your lifeNOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of running your own business.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Small Business Accounting

Andy Lymer
Authors:
Andy Lymer

Is this the right book for me?A jargon-free guide for the small business owner or managerSmall Business Accounting is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping. Forget about debits and credits, journal entries, ledgers and day books. If you can read a bank statement this book will teach you how to prepare accounts, make cashflow forecasts and prepare a budget. And when you do need to use an accountant, it tells you how best to find a reliable one.Small Business Accounting includes: Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Your bank accountChapter 3: A simple cashbookChapter 4: Analysis columnsChapter 5: Payments - filingChapter 6: Payments - cheque-bookChapter 7: Payments - cashbookChapter 8: Non-allowable expensesChapter 9: Purchase of equipmentChapter 10: Credit cardsChapter 11: Petty cashChapter 12: Receipts - filingChapter 13: Receipts - paying-in bookChapter 14: Receipts - cashbook Chapter 15: Capital introducedChapter 16: End of month proceduresChapter 17: VATChapter 18: WagesChapter 19: End of year totalsChapter 20: Adjustments for paymentsChapter 21: Adjustments to receiptsChapter 22: Transfer to tax returnChapter 23: Trial balanceChapter 24: Final accountsChapter 25: Budgeting and cash-flow forecastingChapter 26: Costing and pricingChapter 27: Computerization. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of small business accounting.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Small Business Survival: Teach Yourself

Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan

Is this the right book for me?Small Business Survival will give you all the help you need to not just "get by" in the present economic downturn but to help your business emerge stronger, too. The author, Kevin Duncan, is an independent troubleshooter with a vast knowledge of many business types, writer of 5 bestselling business books, and winner of many creativity and effectiveness awards. His no-nonsense approach to the subject guides you through the key issues and questions you will face and gives you clear, practical solutions - to help ensure your business survives and thrives.Small Business Survival includes:Phase I: ConfrontChapter 1: So your business is under pressure. What now?Chapter 2: Are you disciplined enough to survive?Chapter 3: Thinking is freePhase II: HoneFoo fightingWhy evolutive thinking?Chapter 4: Thinking stage 1: What are the facts?Chapter 5: Thinking stage 2: What's your own opinion?Chapter 6: Thinking stage 3: What can you learn from the experience of others?Phase III: EvolveChapter 7: Set up your business tripwires and grenadesChapter 8: Write your own Lifesmile StatementPhase IV: What next?Chapter 9: Don't confuse movement with progressChapter 10: Corporations don't have memoriesChapter 11: Everything may or may not be related to everything elseLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to keep your small business afloat and going strong.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Work Smarter With Speed Reading: Teach Yourself

Tina Konstant
Authors:
Tina Konstant

Is this the right book for me?Speed reading is about reading (and being able to recall) more written information in less time. Work Smarter with Speed Reading is a practical guide to effective speed reading. It includes tools and information on a variety of reading and memory techniques, including a five-step strategy that will enable you to read any non-fiction material easily. It, allows you to start using and practising the techniques as you read, offers a selection of techniques so you can choose the ones that suit you best, teaches you how to read effectively under pressure, and helps you to concentrate in noisy and distracting environments.Work Smarter with Speed Reading: Teach Yourself includes:Chapter 1: The five-step reading systemChapter 2: Speed readingChapter 3: It's all in the words - developing your vocabularyChapter 4: ConcentrationChapter 5: MemoryChapter 6: A book is a book is a bookChapter 7: Your eyes and effective readingChapter 8: Distractions and solutionsChapter 9: Real-world readingChapter 10: Working and studying for a livingChapter 11: Useful information and speed practice testChapter 12: What next?Teach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of speed reading and time-saving techniques.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Write the Perfect Business Plan: Teach Yourself

Polly Bird
Authors:
Polly Bird

Is this the right book for me?Businesses involved in preparing a business plan need guidance on what to present, and how to present it. This book is primarily aimed at new businesses and the self-employed, but it will also be useful to any business that has to raise a financial case during the course of their trading. Straightforward advice is given about what to consider and include in the plan, and how to present it.Write the Perfect Business Plan includes:Chapter 1: Why you need a business planChapter 2: Why type of business?Chapter 3: What are you selling?Chapter 4: Who are your customers?Chapter 5: Marketing strategyChapter 6: Managing your businessChapter 7: Operating the businessChapter 8: Explaining the financesChapter 9: Deciding the timetableChapter 10: Writing the planChapter 11: Using the planLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of business planning.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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