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  • Starting a Business All-in-One For Dummies

    Bob Nelson

    Product Code: BXYDD
    Paperback
    Starting a business? Don't sweat it! With all-new content and updates reflecting the latest laws, business climate, and startup considerations, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the book you need if you're starting a business today. Inside, you'll find the most important practical advice you need to start any type of business from the ground up, distilled from 10 bestselling For Dummies business titles. Covering all startup business phases through the first year of operation, this guide will help you turn your winning idea into a winning business plan. You'll get simple step-by-step instructions as you go, all the way to marketing, branding, taxes, and human resources. Start up a dream business from scratch Write a winning business plan Secure financing Manage your risks successfully Navigate your first year of operation If you're a go-getter looking for a way to launch a great idea and be your own boss, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies prepares you to beat the odds and become successful in your sector.
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  • Starting a Successful Business

    Michael J. Morris

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    The first 18 months of your business is crucial. This is when the majority of new businesses fail and where a lack of proper preparation and forward planning can be your downfall. This eighth edition of Starting a Successful Business is your definitive guide to setting up a business that will thrive. Starting a Successful Business contains the crucial, practical information needed to turn your exciting new idea into a stable and profitable business. It covers each important step in the start-up process in a clear and accessible way. The major problems facing any new business are discussed, potential pitfalls are highlighted and practical advice is offered on key topics such as: ideas for new start-ups, business planning, marketing, franchising, selling and advertising, finances and financial control, taxation, business law and employing staff. Case studies from around the world provide inspiration and real-world guidance to support you as an entrepreneur. Brand new content on cloud computing, digital developments and making your business environmentally sustainable makes this Starting a Successful Business a cutting-edge and modern resource to show you how to make your business a success.
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  • Start and Run a Gardening Business

    Paul Power

    Product Code: AQHEX
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    Whether your aspirations are simply to sell a selection of home grown plants from the boot of your car or to establish a succesful all-year-round gardening business, this book will show you how. It covers: preparing your business plan; getting kitted out; how to find work - and keep it; what services to offer; book-keeping for gardeners; planning the gardening year; how to get commercial contracts; providing estimates; the top ten most profitable gardening jobs.
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  • Communication For International Business

    Rus Slater

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    The communicating secrets that experts and top professionals use. Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of communication for international business. Includes how to: * Listen and look * Say and speak * Use technology and media * Take the environment into account * Use Netiquette * Negotiate intercontinental differences * Communicate with a remote team
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  • Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business (3rd Edition)

    Henry Hutcheson

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    If approximately 70 percent of all businesses are family businesses, and two out of three don't survive to the next generation, what can you do to make sure your business will survive and thrive? Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business comes clean with much-needed info on nitty-gritty issues, such as entitlement, letting employees (even family members) go when they just aren't working out, compensation, including your kids in the business (when to bring them in, help them move up, and prep them to take over), shareholder agreements, selecting the next leader, deciding whether to keep the business or sell it, exit strategies for outgoing leaders, money matters, succession planning, communication, conflict resolution, establishing an effective board, and transitioning to the next generation. Readers can apply the numerous ideas and tips in this engaging guide to address any family business situation. Written for current and next-generation owners and utilizing multiple, firsthand stories of family business dos and don'ts, Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business gives you the top success strategies that you can use to build a better functioning family business. Acknowledging that every family is unique and a cookie-cutter approach is not the answer, experienced family business consultant Henry Hutcheson presents a deeper look at the underlying mechanics of what makes a family business work.
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  • J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2020

    Barbara Weltman

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    Maximize your bottom line with the nation's most trusted small business tax guide J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2020 is the small business owner's ultimate guide to a money-saving, stress-free tax season. Providing straightforward advice from the nation's most trusted tax expert on small business taxes, this book gives you the answers you need quickly, with clear, concise guidance. Updated to cover changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other legislation, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering additional developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date. A complete listing of all available business deductions and credits helps you identify those you qualify for, and includes critical information on dollar limits, recordkeeping requirements, and how to actually take the write-off--all the way down to the IRS form to use. Organizational and planning strategies help you get through the process quickly and with fewer headaches, and this year's changes to the tax laws are explained in terms of how they affect your filing. Keeping up with the intricacies of tax law and filing is a full-time job--but it's not your full-time job. You have a business to run. This book gives you the guidance you need in the time that you have so you can get taxes out of the way and get back to work. Learn which expenses qualify for deductions--and which ones don't Adopt a more organized recordkeeping system to streamline the filing process Explore small-business-specific strategies for starting or closing a business, running a sideline business, and operating in multiple businesses Decode the various forms and worksheets correctly with step-by-step guidance Audit-proof your return Review obligations for the "other taxes," including payroll and excise taxes Every year, millions of small business owners overpay their taxes because they lack the time and expertise to make tax-sensitive business decisions throughout the year only to learn that it's too late to act when it comes to tax time. Now you can put your money back where it belongs--in your business. J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2020 helps you take wise actions during the year and tells you how to file completely and accurately while maximizing your bottom line.
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  • Key Government Reports on Business and Finance for June 2019

    Yolande Asselin

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    This book is a comprehensive compilation of all reports, testimony, correspondence and other publications issued by the GAO (Government Accountability Office) during the month of June, grouped according to the topic: Business and Finance.
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  • All the Brains in the Business

    Kate Lanz

    Product Code: CBYKV
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    The power of gender difference, not gender equality, is a secret source for success. Some smart businesses are starting to wake up to this fact. This book explores why and how. Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is one of the biggest and largely untapped sources of competitive advantage for modern businesses. Recent advances in neuroscience provide the key to unlocking it. Modern research shows that there are gender-based differences in the brain - it's just not as simple as a binary between a 'male brain' and 'female brain'. In fact, our brains are like a mosaic where many of the tiles are available in thousands of shades on a spectrum between pink and blue. The problem is that our workplaces tend to be governed by structures, processes and cultures that are practically pure blue. All the brains in the business that are elsewhere on the spectrum cannot thrive as they might, so sources of productivity, creativity and agility go untapped. Anyone who manages people needs to understand how the brain works and the impact it has on how people work together as teams. Anyone who wants to unlock the talent and productivity of all of their people needs to understand how recent findings around male- and female-type brains should shape the way they manage. Leading applied neuroscientists and international corporate coaches Kate Lanz and Paul Brown show you why and how to access all the brains in your business.
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  • Writing for Business

    Ellen Jovin

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    Build essential skills and write with confidence at work! Immediately practical guide to better business writing designed to help you develop a clear, direct, natural communication style that supports rather than obscures what you want to say. Writing for Business covers writing principles that are relevant for a wide range of business documents, including email, letters, memos, reports, proposals, and more, while also offering editing tips to ensure you come across as professional and polished. The book features examples and tips straight from the workplace.
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  • Essential Grammar for Business

    Ellen Jovin

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    Reliable, authoritative, and designed to ease grammar anxiety! Words are the currency of every business transaction. They persuade, inspire, educate, and clarify. Essential Grammar for Business offers guidance to professionals perplexed by proper comma placement, dangling modifiers, or the difference between who and whom. With a better understanding of the building blocks, readers will be better equipped to focus on the other ingredients of good business writing such as content, clarity, and style. This book is fun, fast-paced, and easy to use.
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  • Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

    Rebel Girls

    Product Code: CBRON
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    In Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) reinvents and rebrands herself as a forceful entrepreneur whose products still dominate the black hair care industry today. Born on the same plantation where her parents were once enslaved-Sarah is the first child in her family born free. When Sarah is just a girl, she learns the value of hard work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. By fourteen, Sarah is a wife and by eighteen she is a mother. From the stress of backbreaking labor and having to grow up so quickly, Sarah's hair begins to fall out! Instead of falling into despair, Sarah learns how to take care of her hair and invents her own recipe to encourage her hair to grow. But Sarah has a problem. She can't get people to buy her products at first. So, she rebrands herself as "Madam C.J. Walker," a fancy high society lady with the authority and know-how to help black women with their hair. As Madam C.J. Walker, she builds a business empire, dominates the black hair care market with her natural products, and offers opportunities for other poor washerwomen in her community to have a path to financial freedom. With her immense wealth, she treats herself too. She buys herself cars, fancy dresses, and a mansion with 34 rooms! This is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, which is now a multibillion-dollar industry, but it's also a tale of the importance of empowering women to become economically independent. After Words includes text on Madam C.J. Walker's lasting legacy today as well as educational activities on entrepreneurship.
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  • The Real Business of Blockchain

    David Furlonger

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    A comprehensive guide to leveraging the power of blockchain both now and in the future. A lucid and comprehensive view of the current Blockchain landscape and its business implications. A three-tiered framework (a crawl-walk-run approach) for implementing Blockchain solutions both now and in the future. Since Blockchain is an evolving technology, its future is still uncertain. But with this smart framework, which is structured sequentially--blockchain now, blockchain in the near-distant future, blockchain in the future--leaders will walk away with immediate solutions but also ideas to scale up their blockchain initiatives as more and more companies adopt the technology. Written by experienced authors at Gartner, Inc., a leading research and advisory firm that provides insight to leaders around the world. Provides insight into the leadership development skills needed to take organizations forward into a brave new world where boundaries go away and competition is redefined. Audience: The primary audience is business and IT executives. The secondary audience is for CEOs and C-Suite executives who need to understand blockchain to maintain a competitive edge.
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  • The Busy Leader's Handbook

    Quint Studer

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    A comprehensive book of "need-to-know" insights for busy leaders Being a great leader means getting the fundamentals right. It also means consistently doing the "little things" that make a positive difference in the lives of employees, customers, and other stakeholders. The Busy Leader's Handbook: How to Lead People and Places That Thrive is a practical, easy-to-use book filled with gentle reminders of what we should be doing every day--especially when work is at its most intense. The Handbook is packed with proven best practices, tools, tips, and tactics for engaging employees, revitalizing cultures, delighting customers, and building high-performance companies. Short, succinct, and accessible, each chapter is "stand-alone," offering helpful advice for meeting common business challenges. Plus, the strategies, approaches, and tactics are designed to be put into action immediately. Best-selling author, businessman, visionary, and entrepreneur Quint Studer draws on his 30-plus years of experience in helping organizations of all sizes and leaders at every level reach peak performance. Comprehensive in scope, his book overflows with insights and practical advice to help you make smart leadership decisions. For example: Why putting the right foundational structures in place early on creates clarity and heads off problems that cause businesses to struggle and fail The importance of followership: why being a good leader requires that you first be a good follower Why we tend to run from self-disruption and a sense of being unsettled (and how to learn to embrace them instead) Why leaders should seek consent, not consensus How to engage employees and create a positive workplace culture How to help employees find meaning and purpose in their work How to conduct difficult conversations and resolve conflicts--and why having these skills (or not) can make or break you as a leader Advice for attracting and hiring the best talent, retaining them over time, and dealing with the low performers who drive them away Why mentoring is so powerful and how to encourage it inside your company Tips and tactics for seeing the world through your customer's eyes How to reduce customer anxiety (and encourage them to buy) with the right words at the right times for the right reasons The Busy Leader's Handbook functions as a desk reference and pocket guide for anyone in a leadership position. It's also a great training tool for onboarding new leaders. Whether you work for a start-up, a small or mid-size business, or a large corporation, this book will change how you think, inspire you to do your job better--and help your organization thrive.
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  • 100 Business Tools For Success

    Jeremy Kourdi

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    The world is full of business ideas. But how do you know which the best ones are? And how do you find time to read them? 100 BUSINESS TOOLS FOR SUCCESS may be a little book, but it contains the very best business tools from the very best business brains on the planet. Each one is summarized over just two pages, so that you can quickly enjoy the insights that are driving the most successful people in all walks of life. Discover and start using all of these tools and more straight away: * The GROW model for coaching * The six steps of delegation * SWOT analysis * Scenario thinking * The 7s model * The Six Rs of business * The Pareto principle * Blue Ocean Strategy * The Six Thinking Hats * The 4 Ps of marketing * The Tipping Point * Six Sigma * The seven habits of highly effective people
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  • Product Management: Understanding Business Context and Focus

    Asomi Ithia

    Product Code: BZOCG
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    Product management starts here. Before building and managing products in mid-to-large organisations, product people need to understand the organisation's aims, strategies and culture and what they mean for them. Product Management: Understanding Business Context and Focus explores how business context and focus relate to, and impact, product management, from the organisation's vision statement to objectives, strategy, values and culture. Looking specifically at what each encompasses, the book examines the different approaches taken by organisations and how this flows down to and can be navigated by product people. Product Management: Understanding Business Context and Focus is the second of a four book series. Together, the books are designed to provide a straight-talking and pragmatic approach to the creation, delivery and management of products in such a way that creates value for your customers and business.
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  • Business Statistics with Solutions in R

    Mustapha Akinkunmi

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    Business Statistics with Solutions in R covers a wide range of applications of statistics in solving business related problems. It will introduce readers to quantitative tools that are necessary for daily business needs and help them to make evidence-based decisions. The book provides an insight on how to summarize data, analyze it, and draw meaningful inferences that can be used to improve decisions. It will enable readers to develop computational skills and problem-solving competence using the open source language, R. Mustapha Abiodun Akinkunmi uses real life business data for illustrative examples while discussing the basic statistical measures, probability, regression analysis, significance testing, correlation, the Poisson distribution, process control for manufacturing, time series analysis, forecasting techniques, exponential smoothing, univariate and multivariate analysis including ANOVA and MANOVA and more in this valuable reference for policy makers, professionals, academics and individuals interested in the areas of business statistics, applied statistics, statistical computing, finance, management and econometrics.
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  • Doing Business in India

    Jamie Cid

    Product Code: BZMGV
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    India is the fastest-growing trillion dollar economy in the world and poised to be the sixth largest economy in the world, overtaking the UK in 2019. As such, more and more businesses world-wide are looking to do business in this market. However, India's unique business environment, culture and traditions make it a challenging market for most foreigners. Doing Business in India is designed to make anyone exploring, starting or already doing business in India better aware of the cultural and business etiquette's necessary to succeed in this market. This concise and attractive book is a one-stop guide that aims to shed light on the intricacies and complexities of doing business in India.
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  • Delivering Business Analysis

    Debra Paul

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    Business analysis (BA) is an important business operation, and with some coordinated effort, it can become an efficient and valuable business service. This book takes you through the creation and management of a BA service, from setting strategy to recruiting business analysts, to continuous improvement, through to useful supporting tools and technology. Top tips, case studies and worked examples are included throughout.
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  • How to Write Effective Business English

    Fiona Talbot

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    Do you need a confidence boost in your workplace communication? Whether you speak English as an additional language, or you're a native speaker looking to take your writing to the next level, How to Write Effective Business English provides easy to apply guidance on how to express yourself in writing clearly, concisely, and confidently. With case studies from companies such as Innocent and Virgin which demonstrate how English is used internationally in business, and ideas to help you get your communications right first time, this book is ideal for multinational companies where communication is a priority. For native English speakers, it may mean un-learning things you were taught at school and learning how to save time by getting to the point more quickly in emails; for intermediate English speakers, it focuses on the areas that are easy to get wrong. Author Fiona Talbot uses real international business scenarios to help you develop and apply your skills, and provide you with answers that even your boss might not know. You will learn a system to help you quickly and easily write emails, letters, social media content, CVs and more. Featuring sections on punctuation and grammar, checklists to help you assess your progress, updated content on instant messaging and gender-neutral pronouns, and now with a new chapter on writing for different colleagues and co-workers, this third edition of How to Write Effective Business English will help you get your message across with impact.
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  • None of My Business

    PJ O'Rourke

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    After decades covering war and disaster, bestselling author and acclaimed satirist P. J. O'Rourke takes on his scariest subjects yet? business, investment, finance and the political chicanery behind them. Want to get rich overnight for free in 3 easy steps with no risk? Then don't buy this book. (Actually, if you believe there's a book that can do that, you shouldn't buy any books because you probably can't read.) P.J.'s approach to business, investment and finance is different. He takes the risks for you in his chapter 'How I Learned Economics by Watching People Try to Kill Each Other.' He proposes 'A Way to Raise Taxes That We'll All Love'?a 200% tax on celebrities. He offers a brief history of economic transitions before exploring the world of high-tech innovation with a chapter on 'Unnovations,' which asks, 'The Internet?whose idea was it to put all the idiots on earth in touch with each other?' He pokes fun at bitcoin, and closes with a fanciful short story about the morning that he wakes up and finds that all the world's goods and services are free! This is P.J. at his finest, a book not to be missed.
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  • How to Write a Business Plan

    Brian Finch

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    Whether you are starting or selling your own business, business plans are an essential part of the process. How to Write a Business Plan gives you the expert guidance you need to make an impact with your plan, including advice on researching competitors, presenting your management skills and successfully communicating your strategic vision. Whether it is to raise finance, sell a business or develop a specific project, this is your one-stop guide to producing the most professional and convincing business plan for a new venture. Fully updated for 2019, this 6th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips to help you write a comprehensive and compelling plan, as well as content on digital developments such as crowdfunding, online retailing and digital marketing. The Creating Success series of books... Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you'll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.
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  • The New Business of Consulting

    Elaine Biech

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    Everything you ever wanted to know about consulting--a practical roadmap for aspiring entrepreneurs Seismic changes occurring in the workforce are leading to more and more people entering the world of contract, freelance, and contingency work. Rapid changes in demographics and advances in technology have led companies and talent to engage in profoundly new ways and consulting is one of the keys to success. The New Business of Consulting is authentic and practical, and shares the knowledge and skills required to start and grow a successful consulting business. From how to make a smooth career transition, to how to determine a consulting fee, to how consultants inadvertently create a bad reputation, it covers everything you need to know to thrive and flourish in this competitive field. Covers contemporary topics, such as how to achieve success in the gig economy Discloses a reliable technique to land the clients you want Presents options to help you balance your life and your business Prepares you for naming your business, managing critical financial issues, and building a client relationship Shows you how to take your income and impact beyond working as a solopreneur The crucial start-up days of a consulting business may be frenetic and fraught with questions. This new edition provides sanity and answers all the questions. It includes practical tools, templates, and checklists that you can download and implement immediately.
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  • Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business

    Ted Prodromou

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    Find and Network with the Right ProfessionalsYou know it's smart to connect with over 500 million business professionals on LinkedIn, but you may not know how to do it without wasting tons of time and money. LinkedIn expert and trainer Ted Prodromou delivers a step-by-step guide to using LinkedIn to grow your business, find profitable clients and customers, and hire the perfect employees. With more than a decade of experience helping businesses and entrepreneurs grow using SEO, pay-per-click management, and LinkedIn, Prodromou shares the most effective ways to keep you and your business in front of decision makers and build strong referral networks. You'll learn how to: Make online connections that are as strong as those made in person Use content marketing to build and promote your thought leadership profile Build trust with prospective clients by exploring similar interests and groups Develop a closing process that convert connections to clients Leverage your LinkedIn presence to drive you and your business to the top of the results page on multiple search engines-even Google As the definitive social network for people doing business, entrepreneurs ignore LinkedIn at their own peril. Take the direct approach to reaching the movers and shakers by listening to what Ted has to say. -Joel Comm, New York Times bestselling author of Twitter Power 3.0: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a TimeIf you want to know the behind-the-scenes, real-world strategies, you need to read this book filled with applicable tips and tricks to save you time and money, and to give you a roadmap to actually making money on LinkedIn. -Scott Keffer, bestselling author and founder of Double Your Affluent Clients (R)
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  • My Back To Basics Business Bible

    Neeta Oza

    Product Code: BXIKG
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    My Back-To-Basics Business Bible is a must-read A-Z guide for anyone in need of a confidence-boost when setting up a business, becoming an entrepreneur, or building a start-up. Those early days in a new business can be a steep challenge, and in this powerful little pocket-book, fitness entrepreneur, Neeta Oza, shares an indispensable mini-guide to how she helps herself during times of doubt, and times of delight. A must-read that you can dip in and out of without taking up too much of your precious time, this little book will lift up everyone who needs some words of comfort and advice during the tumultuous early days of entrepreneurship. My Back-To- Basics Business Bible is packed with pearls of wisdom the author has learnt from many people, near and far. Starting her own fitness business changed Neeta's life in many amazing ways, and she is constantly learning from this journey; all day, every day! Written as part of her own life journey, this powerful little book is packed with simple tips, ideas and supportive words, to potentially turn your life around. It is part of a Mini Mindset Series designed to help people at various stages of their lives, relationships and careers.
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