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Making Money from Property

By Martin Roberts
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Martin Roberts
Discover everything you need to become a successful property investor, developer or renovator in Martin Roberts' practical and inspirational guide.From buying a house at the best possible price, to undertaking a complicated conversion project; from investing in commercial property to buying a rental property abroad, BBC TV's Homes Under the Hammer presenter, Martin Roberts, teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls and holds your hand through this exciting, lucrative and rewarding world. This is the definitive guide to successful property development. Using his own experience in developing property, Martin shows you what to do and what to avoid. You will learn about:- Buying at auction- Finding the right location- Rental and capital growth strategies- Negotiating the best deal- Buying overseas- Weathering downturns in the market- And much, much more.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology, and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for everything you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
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  • Master Sudoku: Teach Yourself

    By James Pitts
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    James Pitts
    Have you caught the Sudoku bug yet? Master Sudoku is a collection of over 150 puzzles of varying difficulty that will teach the newcomer the techniques for success and challenge the expert player to their limit. The tips and strategies will help the frustrated solver while the list of websites and computer programs will delight the truly addicted - one of whom is the author himself, the owner of one of the top Sudoku websites.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 win at sudoku.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

    By Anna Hipkiss
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    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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  • Make A Difference With Your Marketing: Teach Yourself

    By Jonathan Gabay
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    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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  • Marx - The Key Ideas: Teach Yourself

    By Gill Hands
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    Gill Hands
    Is this the right book for me?Marx - The Key Ideas will familiarize you with the revolutionary thinking of this significant man. It will take you through all the essential concepts - from class struggle to dialectical materialism. Expressing Marx's sometimes complex ideas in simple terms, and backed up with references to his own texts, this book gives you everything you need to know. Marx - The Key Ideas includes: Chapter 1: Marx's early lifeEurope at the time of MarxThe early life of MarxUniversity lifeLife as a journalistThe Communist ManifestoExileChapter 2: Marx's later lifeThe move to LondonFamily life in LondonMarx and EngelsWork in LondonDas KapitalThe InternationalThe later yearsChapter 3: Marx and philosophyA brief history of philosophyWhich philosophers influenced Marx?Ancient Greek philosophersEuropean philosophyUtopian SocialistsRevolutionaries and anarchistsThe importance of Hegel and FeuerbachHow did Marx differ from those who went before?Political economyWhat part did Engels play?Chapter 4: Economic theoryDialectical materialism, historical materialism and economyThe capitalist economyCommoditiesTheory of surplus valueProfit and the division of labourCapitalism in crisisFalling wages and profitsSocial labourAccumulation and crisisCentralization of the economyWas Marx right about the economy? Chapter 5: Economy and societyImperialism and colonialismFetishismExploitationChapter 6: Class, class struggle and revolutionIntroductionThe development of capitalist societyDialectical materialism and class structureClass in the capitalist societyIdeologyClass struggleWorkers' power and educationThe Communist League and class struggleThe International Working Men's AssociationIs revolution inevitable?Chapter 7: Further Marxist thoughtAfter the revolutionCommunist societyReligionWomen's rights and the familyArt and cultureFreedom and the individualChapter 8: Marxism after Marx - ideas that changed the worldThe spread of Marxist thoughtThe development of socialismRussian communismChinese communismThe Cold WarThe decline of communismHas Marxism failed?Chapter 9: Marxism after Marx - the development of Marxist thoughtTypes of MarxismWhere does Marx fit in?Is Marxism relevant in the twenty-first century?The futureLearn 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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  • Master Basic DIY: Teach Yourself

    By DIY Doctor
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    DIY Doctor
    Is this the right book for me?Master Basic DIY explains all the basic tasks and gives you all the information you need to undertake essential decorating and maintenance in an informed and sensible manner. It offers insight into complex options and methods, and is full of practical information and indispensable tips to enable you to quickly see the results reflected in your DIY projects.Master Basic DIY includes:Part one - The basicsChapter 1: ToolsChapter 2: Top ten DIY jobs for homeownersChapter 3: Sequence of workChapter 4: From foundations to the ground floor slabChapter 5: Brickwork and blockworkChapter 6: Roofs, roof coverings and loft conversionsChapter 7: Home electricsChapter 8: Plumbing, central heating and drainageChapter 9: Plastering, plasterboard and partition wallsPart two - ProjectsChapter 10: BasicsChapter 11: OutsideChapter 12: InsideChapter 13: ElectricalChapter 14: PlumbingChapter 15: DecoratingLearn 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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  • Master Basic Plumbing And Central Heating: Teach Yourself

    By Roy Treloar
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    Roy Treloar
    This is the book for anyone who wants a quick, easy-to-understand and affordable guide to mastering basic household plumbing and heating jobs.A straightforward guide to plumbing and central heating tasksMaster Basic Plumbing and Central Heating is a straightforward guide to such easy, yet frequently mysterious, tasks as replacing a radiator or changing a tap; it also offers ample help for such crises as blocked toilets and frozen pipes. It will tell you all about the layout of a house and water system, then show you how to undertake basic emergency repairs; complete small and achievable projects; and even tackle bigger things like installing a bathroom suite or plumbing in a dishwasher. With plenty of illustrations, step-by-step guides, a full glossary and a whole chapter on how and when to call in expert help, this book is perfect for you if you dread the expense of call-out charges and labour.Master Basic Plumbing and Central Heating includes:Chapter 1: The plumbing in your homeIncoming cold water supplyCold supply inside the dwellingThe storage cisternThe toilet flushing cisternHard and soft waterWater softeners and water conditionersThe above-ground drainage systemThe below-ground drainage systemProtective equipotential earth bondChapter 2: Hot water in your homeGas installationsOil installationsFlues and ventilation for gas- and oil-burning appliancesHot water supplyHot water storage systemsDirect systems of hot water supplyIndirect systems of hot water supplyInstantaneous systems of domestic hot water supplyThermal storage systems of hot water supplyChoice of domestic hot water supplyChapter 3: Domestic central heatingRadiant heatingCentral heating systems using radiatorsRadiators and heat emittersThe boilerHeating controlsProtecting heating systemsChapter 4: Emergencies and contingency work 1Turning off the water supplyDraining water from the various systemsA dripping tapWater leaking from the body of a tapLack of water flow from a tapToilet will not flushToilet continuously discharging water into the panToilet or storage cistern overflowingToilet leaks when it is flushedChapter 5: Emergencies and contingency work 2Burst pipesNoises from the pipeworkHot water problemsBlockages to the waste water pipeworkSmell of gas fumesChapter 6: Plumbing processesCorrosionPipework used for water suppliesCopper pipework and fittingsBending copper tubePlastic pipework and fittings for hot and cold pipeworkSpecialist plumbing toolsChapter 7: Ancillary works and maintenanceEmploying a qualified professionalGas or oil boiler maintenanceGas fire maintenanceGeneral plumbing maintenanceChapter 8: Undertaking small plumbing projectsInstalling a washing machine or dishwasherInstalling a water softenerMaking a branch connection to the existing vertical soil pipeInstalling an outside tapRemoving a radiator to decorate behind itRepairing the incoming water supply mainReplacing the supply mainInstalling a new storage cisternFaulty immersion heatersInsulating to prevent freezing and frost damageInstalling new guttering and rainwater pipesInstalling a new WC suiteInstalling a new sink, basin or bath tapsInstalling a new sink, basin or bathInstalling a shower cubicleReplacing a shower booster pumpLearn 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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    Motivate Yourself and Reach Your Goals: Teach Yourself

    By Frances Coombes
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    Frances Coombes
    If you want to learn how to motivate yourself and be motivating to others, then this is the book for you! Easy to follow and invaluable to have around, each chapter focuses on honing particular skills, improving your insight and increasing your all-round performance. Including sound information from inspirational voices, motivational trainers and entrepreneurs, it explains what motivation is, how to define your goals, how to boost your creativity, sharpen your motivational skills, challenge limiting beliefs, create the circumstances for success and much, much more! By the end of the book, its simple but effective techniques will help you overcome the challenges of any situation effectively and imaginatively and to set and exceed your goals. It also gives you further reading and details of training and learning groups to build on what you have already learnt.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 at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of self-motivation.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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  • Manage Your IT For Profit: Teach Yourself

    By Michael Pagan
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    Michael Pagan
    Manage Your IT for Profit will help 'those who manage what they do not understand'! Written with humour and sound practicality, this guide is intended for the business owners and managers who need to understand the implications of technology in their business and to know how to utilize the information it provides to their maximum advantage and profit. It lessens the risk of your having the wool pulled over your eyes and reduces the fear of technology. Just as you need to understand balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and other financial metrics, you need to understand the language of IT. This book, organized so that each chapter can be easily completed in a day, is the perfect solution for the busy owner/manager.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 manage your IT.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 a Great Speech: Teach Yourself

    By Jackie Arnold
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    Jackie Arnold
    Written by a professional toastmaster, keynote speaker and voice coach, this book gives you all you need to make an effective speech on any occasion. From weddings and christenings to fundraising events and after-dinner speeches, it offers suitable material for any occasion, with practical techniques and strategies for everything from using props to conquering stage fright and banishing your butterflies forever.Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives you a comprehensive source of advice, material and techniques for wedding speeches - Offers hints on how to speak effectively and conquer your butterflies - Features practical guides to making the most of props and technology
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  • Make Your Show a Success: Teach Yourself

    By Nicholas Gibbs
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    Nicholas Gibbs
    Is this the right book for me?Wherever your theatre interests lies, this is an essential book for you. It covers a wide range of key issues, from tips on coping with first night nerves, to a full section on health and safety, to funding and taxation. Illustrated with handy guides to lighting and staging and containing essential resources, this book will enable you to have a successful show. Make Your Show a Success includes:Part one: Community theatre: getting involvedChapter 1: Community theatreChapter 2: The actorsChapter 3: The directorChapter 4: The stage managerChapter 5: The lighting designer/technicianChapter 6: The sound designer/technicianChapter 7: The set designerChapter 8: WardrobeChapter 9: The props teamChapter 10: Musical societiesChapter 11: FestivalsPart two: Community theatre: from registration to rehearsalChapter 12: Setting up a new community theatre groupChapter 13: Budgeting and fundraisingChapter 14: Getting the boll rollingChapter 15: Making the play happenPart three: Other societies and legal requirementsChapter 16: Community theatre production companiesChapter 17: Safety and other legal requirementsLearn 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 amateur theatre.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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    Manage Your Stress for a Happier Life: Teach Yourself

    By Terry Looker
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    Terry Looker
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Free yourself from stress - Learn how to find work-life balance - Feel mentally and physically healthy - Assess and treat your stress with the free 'biodots' included.This book explains why you feel stressed and how to do something about it. It includes a free package of 'biodots', which will help you diagnose and manage your stress; it will also explain the causes of your tension, and show you all the different strategies you can use to deal with it. It explains how better physical health can lead to better mental health, gives practical information on things like decluttering and work-life balance, and reveals what the new discoveries of NLP and similar techniques can do to help you banish stress forever.
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  • Manage Anxiety Through CBT: Teach Yourself

    By Windy Dryden
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    Windy Dryden
    Is this the right book for me?Using the proven techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy, this book will show you how to manage your anxiety, in whatever form it appears, from phobias to panic attacks and general anxiety disorder. You will receive support for understanding with and coping with different types of anxiety, using CBT to manage your symptoms and alleviate much of your distress. You will also learn how to be more resilient and accepting of all your thoughts, fears and emotions, and discover new, healthier ways of thinking that will free you from anxiety.Manage Anxiety through CBT includes:Chapter 1: Understanding the 'ABCDEs' of Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT)Chapter 2: Understanding anxiety and its healthy alternative, concernChapter 3: How you make yourself disturbed about anxietyChapter 4: How to manage anxiety: general principles and strategiesChapter 5: How to manage performance-related anxietyChapter 6: How to manage social anxietyChapter 7: How to manage health anxietyChapter 8: How to manage anxiety about losing self-controlLearn 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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    Mindfulness Made Easy: Teach Yourself

    By Martha Langley
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    Martha Langley
    Mindful meditation has been around for thousands of years, and now it is being used by top therapists as a highly effective way of overcoming anxiety, depression and a number of other emotional difficulties. If you are suffering from low mood, feeling anxious, or just want to learn an amazing technique for gaining control of your mind and feelings, this book is a clear and approachable introduction to the power of Mindfulness. The most straightforward guide available, it gives step-by-step instructions on how to practice Mindfulness, showing you a variety of different exercises, before explaining exactly how to use Mindfulness to overcome almost anything, from depression and anxiety to over-eating and relationship difficulties. Discover how to be Mindful in your daily life, and find a new, more peaceful path to walk every day.
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    Make Meetings Work: Teach Yourself

    By Karen Mannering
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    Karen Mannering
    Meetings are an inevitable and often unwelcome aspect of the working day. They figure heavily in all walks of life and create a forum for providing information, holding discussions, and making decisions. If they are run well they are a really valuable tool in running your organisation and progressing projects. If run badly they can seem like no more than a time-wasting irritant to the participants.Whether you hold meetings in your office or attend international summits, the meeting is a place where certain etiquette is essential. How to run a meeting, behave in a meeting, construct minutes, and Chair meetings are all essential skills for anyone wishing to move projects forward, forge a career in business or even run their own business. So, even if you are only a participant in frequent meetings this book will show you how to get the most out of them and ensure that they are a building block of success. From issuing invitations to taking the minutes, or even chairing a meeting, everything is covered.
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    Mussolini's Italy: Teach Yourself Ebook

    By David Evans
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    David Evans
    Mussolini's Italy is a compelling introduction to this infamous fascist dictator and his extraordinary rule. Though sometimes regarded as a farcical ruler, Mussolini's 'brutal friendship' with Hitler and his tyrannical killing of over a million people cannot be ignored as crucial aspects of modern European history. David Evans' pacy and nuanced analysis of the rise and fall of this colourful yet dangerous dictator, will keep you gripped from beginning to end.
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    Managing Your Boss In A Week

    By Sandi Mann
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    Sandi Mann
    The ability to work successfully with your line manager is vital to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Sandi Mann, a leading expert on managing upwards as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to form a successful relationship with your boss.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Marketing Plans In A Week

    By Ros Jay, John Sealey
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    Ros Jay, John Sealey
    Learn in a week what the experts learn in a lifetime. The ability to create a successful marketing plan is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Ros Jay, a leading expert on marketing as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to create a successful marketing plan.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!Sunday: What is a marketing plan?Monday: Asking questionsTuesday: Researching the answersWednesday: The objectivesThursday: Converting objects into action plansFriday: Putting the plan togetherSaturday: Using the marketing plan
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    Market Research In A Week

    By Judy Bartkowiak
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    Judy Bartkowiak
    The ability to research the market for a product or service is crucial for anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Judy Bartkowiak, a leading expert on market research as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order understand your consumers.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Marketing In A Week

    By Eric Davies
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    Eric Davies
    The ability to understand marketing is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career - whether or not they actually work in marketing.Written by Eric Davies, a leading expert on marketing as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to ensure your products or services are marketed successfully.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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