Earn extra money investing in Australian property? Easy. Whether you want to prepare for retirement or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. From weighing up your investing and financing options to managing the ongoing costs of real estate and building a long-term portfolio, this handy guide gives you the practical help and smart advice you need to get started. Ideal for entry-level investors who want to add brick-and-mortar assets to their investment portfolios, this book covers where to find capital, how to finance purchases and get the best mortgage terms, how to measure the value of properties, basic landlording guidance, and more. Offers practical property investing guidance for first-timers Completely up-to-date with the latest information on the current state of Australian real estate Bruce Brammall writes on property investing, personal finance and tax matters for the Herald Sun, the Eureka Report and News Limited's Your Money, and is the principal advisor and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending If you want to get started in real estate investing—as a full-time endeavor or just an addition to your current investment portfolio—Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition has you covered.
The ultimate reference on compensation for small business owners Beyond 401(k)s for Small Business Owners presents strategies for reducing taxes, planning for your retirement, and rewarding high-performing employees. Expert advice from attorney and CPA Jean Sifleet will help small business owners maximize their own rewards and create an environment in which employees know that their hard work will mean a better future for themselves. In clear, simple language this book helps you figure out what kind of plan you can afford, what your employees want, and what to do. Important tax and insurance issues are covered in detail and step-by-step guidance lets you design a compensation strategy that works for both you and your employees. Case studies, sample plans, and helpful references make this book your one-stop source for complete coverage of alternatives, from cash bonus programs to employee stock option plans (ESOPs) and everything in between. With Beyond 401(k)s for Small Business Owners you'll have all the tools you need to: * Maximize owner benefits, reduce taxes, and enhance your retirement income * Use creative compensation to motivate your employees * Understand qualified and nonqualified plans * Address the unique issues of family businesses * Get the best deal on insurance and benefits for your company * Avoid expensive pitfalls * Measure your progress and keep your plan on track
Vital guidance to ensuring the future of your firm G2: Building the Next Generation provides financial advisory firms with a clear roadmap to management succession. Based on the author's 17 years of experience with over 1,000 firms, this book provides a systematic process to help you identify, develop, and install the new leadership that will guide your firm's future. Extensive statistical research backs proven strategies for structuring management and succession, overcoming obstacles, selling equity, and more, while expert guidance walks you through the process and warn you of potential pitfalls along the way. A generation of entrepreneurs used their talent and ambition to build an industry; to ensure that their success lives on, those leaders now face the formidable challenge of succession. With the future of your firm at stake, how do you recruit, train, mentor, and develop the next generation of professionals, owners, and leaders? This book shows you how to find the people you need, and develop them into the leadership your firm deserves. Identify and develop future leaders from the pool of existing and upcoming talent Structure management and management succession to ensure successful transition Begin selling equity to your firm's next generation of leaders Learn smart strategies for dealing with setbacks along the way The next generation of leaders will shape the future of your firm, but collectively, they will define the future of the entire advisory industry. Firms who succeed in developing their best talent will continue to thrive—those who fail will be left with a great car, but no driver. Getting this right may be one of the most critical points of your career, and it isn't something that should be left to chance or «gut feeling». G2: Building the Next Generation gives you a solid, grounded, systematic approach for ensuring your firm's long-lived success.
Computing for the Older & Wiser is a simple-to-follow user friendly guide aimed at the older generation introducing the basics of mastering a computer. Covering the latest release of Windows Vista Home Premium(TM) and Windows XP(TM), this book is designed for people who want straightforward instructions on how to use their home PC. Written in plain English, using no unintelligible 'computer speak' Adrian guides you step-by-step through the basics of computing including chapters on: Use of the keyboard and mouse Email and the Internet Customising your desktop Word processing Digital photography Useful websites and much more Useful tips and tricks and a question and answer revision section in each chapter will build your confidence, get you up-to-date and technologically savvy in no time! If you want to learn how to search and shop online, email or chat to family and friends, and you have the enthusiasm to learn a new skill then this book is for you. With explanatory screenshots in full colour Easy to read font Supplementary website – including additional exercises to help improve your PC skills, further online hints and tips, and a directory of useful resources. www.pcwisdom.co.uk «Computing for the Older & Wiser will take readers comfortably through getting started on their home PC. The content is similar to what we would take our clients through if they were to attend a class, which is exactly the right level.» —Faye Lester, Computer Training Coordinator, Age Concern Camden, UK «I have not had so much fun for years» —Renee Moore, 79, pupil at Age Concern, Colchester, UK
Real Estate Millions in Any Market will teach you the most innovative techniques you can use-in any market condition or geographic area-to create a fortune buying or selling real estate with little or no money down. Real Estate Millions in Any Market will show you how to: * Find bargain properties in any market * Develop instant equity with no cash out of pocket * Create instant cash flow with no-down purchases * Uncover the fallacies of low-down investments It will also give you the tools you need to succeed, including: * 12 fail-safe techniques for successful negotiating * 10 creative low- and no-down buying techniques * The letters and dialogues of no-down strategy buying * How to structure your own Success Strategy This book specifically identifies and explains the revolutionary resources that are available to assist buyers and sellers in obtaining substantial profits, while debunking many of the myths and schemes that have given low-down investing a questionable reputation. Filled with practical advice and proven techniques, Real Estate Millions in Any Market is critical reading for anyone interested in getting into real estate investing.
Untwist the question mark from your life to start living authentically UNSTUCK offers a path forward for those who are «stuck»—despite the comfort, security, and what should feel like success. Do you feel disengaged from a life that looks good on paper? Do you feel like there must be something more? This is your guide to getting unstuck, breaking free of your comfortable cocoon, and discovering what you are meant to be. Through the story of George Johnson, a man in a position much like yourself, you'll learn how to shed the boredom, emptiness, and confusion so you can get on with your life. Whether you need a complete overhaul or just a jumpstart, you'll find the advice you need to start making it happen. More than just a story, this book shifts your perspective to help you realistically plan a transition from the ordinary present to the extraordinary future; emotional support coupled with practical guidance helps you find your path, identify your destination, and begin your journey. Re-think your purpose in life and discover your calling Rediscover the truth about yourself and who you really want to be Follow a clear formula for moving forward with authenticity Break out of your comfort zone and feel fully alive The fact that you've succeeded doesn't mean that you can never change; your dedication, commitment, and skills got you this far—imagine what they could do with a healthy dose of passion! You Unstuck re-acquaints you with your authentic self, helps you uncover your passion, and guides you toward your next big thing.
Write the perfect cover letter every time! With fewer job opportunities and more applicants, just being qualified isn't enough to get the job you want. So how can you separate yourself from the pack? With the perfect cover letter, of course! With so much riding on it, a cover letter that attracts-and holds-the attention of your prospective employer is essential. This practical how-to manual shows you step by step how to create highly effective letters designed to get the interview you want. The Perfect Cover Letter, Third Edition is an indispensable guide that covers all the vital elements of a great cover letter, so you know what to include and know how to phrase it. Inside you'll find: * The nuts and bolts of every type of cover letter-what they should include, how employers use them, and how to write them * Great sample cover letters, including general broadcast, executive search, networking, advertisement response, and personal introduction * Tips on what makes a letter effective-and what doesn't * Helpful guidelines on following up-writing the post-interview thank you letter With greatly expanded information on thank you letters and an entirely new chapter on the all-important networking cover letter, this update of the popular classic continues to offer top-notch advice and high-quality samples that will help any job hunter get the attention they deserve.
Straightforward explanations of the new tax laws Things have changed radically in the world of housing, education, employment, and other areas where a firm understanding taxes can benefit you financially. While these changes can, and will, have a dramatic effect on taxpayers, all is not lost. J.K. Lasser provides the tips and tools needed to gain a better grip of what is going on and help you save money on your 2009 return as well as plan ahead for future tax savings. Written by the recognized authority in taxes, J.K. Lasser's New Tax Law Simplified 2010 transforms the complex new tax laws into simple English that any taxpayer can understand. Filled with up-to-the-minute facts and figures, this book makes it easier for you to learn about-and profit from-the laws that govern your taxes. Outlines various tax relief strategies Filled with numerous examples and tables Helps you understand and utilize the new tax programs and regulations that have been passed While you may be concerned with the current state of the economic and financial world, this can be a time of great opportunity-if you take advantage of the guidance found in J.K. Lasser's New Tax Laws Simplified 2010.
Embark on a passionate exploration of your life and career goals. Vickie Milazzo, a millionaire entrepreneur, shares intimate secrets of her successes and setbacks on the road to building a thriving business. You'll gain a life-time of insight as Inside Every Woman captivates and challenges you to uncover the 10 Feminine Forces you already possess. Vickie helps you harness those forces to seize the career and life you want now. You will: * Ignite your inner fire with passion to reach exciting, new levels of growth * Harness your intuitive vision to attain an audacious future * Use the power of engagement to achieve big things * Flex your feminine agility and stretch further than ever before * Intensify your genius for accelerated achievement * Live with uncompromising integrity to attract authentic success * Energize your performance with endurance * Apply the Feminine Force of enterprise to excel at being the CEO of your life * Reclaim your life energy through renewal * Activate female fusion by partnering with other women to attain the impossible «Vickie Milazzo and the phenomenal success she has achieved for herself and others is astonishing. It doesn't matter what your life or career goals are, the 10 strengths she reveals Inside Every Woman will make it happen for you.» –Dayna Steele, host of The Art of Doing Business on the BizRadio Network «Vickie is an amazing woman who turned her ideas and dreams into a suc-cessful business.» –Bill Rancic, The Apprentice «If your life is less than perfect and your happiness falls short of complete, buck up and buy this book. It's stuffed with good advice, real-life stories and womanly wisdom.» –Michelle Nichols, «Savvy Selling» columnist for BusinessWeek Online Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller.
A dynamic young leader shows how leading with love and respect creates success in business and life Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question: What do I get? Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, Love Leadership outlines Bryant's five laws of love-based leadership-Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you). One of today's most influential leaders, Bryant has appeared on Oprah and in articles in the LA Times, NY Times, and the Wall Street Journal Bryant's bold approach to leadership is well-suited for today's tough economic environment and a world gripped by fear and uncertainty Outlines the innovative five laws of love-based leadership Love Leadership is that unique and powerful book that bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration.
The Unbeatable, Updated, Comprehensive Guidebook For First-Time Consultants Getting Started In Consulting More people than ever are making the jump from corporate offices to home offices, taking control of their futures, being their own bosses, and starting their own consultancies. Consulting is a bigger business than ever and growing every day. For almost a decade, Alan Weiss's Getting Started in Consulting has been an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to strike out on his own and start a new consulting business. It provides a rich source of expert advice and practical guidance, and it shows you how you can combine low overhead and a high degree of organization to add up to a six- or even seven-figure income. You'll learn everything you need to know about financing your business, marketing your services, writing winning proposals, meeting legal requirements, setting fees, keeping the books, and much more. This new Third Edition of Getting Started in Consulting is more comprehensive, up to date, and practical than ever. In addition to the nuts-and-bolts basics, you'll also get a wealth of new information and resources: How to leverage new technologies to lower your business costs and increase your profits A budget sampler that shows you how best to maximize an initial start-up investment of $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000 Free downloadable tools and forms to help you design and start your business quickly and easily New interviews with consultants who achieved rapid success, including their personal stories and most effective techniques Brand-new references, examples, and appendices If your dream in life is to get out of the office and out on your own, consulting is a great way to make it happen. Make sure you do it right—and do it profitably—with Getting Started in Consulting, Third Edition.
The easy way to successfully run a profitable restaurant Millions of Americans dream of owning and running their own restaurant – because they want to be their own boss, because their cooking always draws raves, or just because they love food. Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers every aspect of getting started for aspiring restaurateurs. From setting up a business plan and finding financing, to designing a menu and dining room, you'll find all the advice you need to start and run a successful restaurant. Even if you don't know anything about cooking or running a business, you might still have a great idea for a restaurant – and this handy guide will show you how to make your dream a reality. If you already own a restaurant, but want to see it get more successful, Running a Restaurant For Dummies offers unbeatable tips and advice for bringing in hungry customers. From start to finish, you'll learn everything you need to know to succeed. New information on designing, re-designing, and equipping a restaurant with all the essentials—from the back of the house to the front of the house Determining whether to rent or buy restaurant property Updated information on setting up a bar and managing the wine list Profitable pointers on improving the bottom line The latest and greatest marketing and publicity options in a social-media world Managing and retaining key staff New and updated information on menu creation and the implementation of Federal labeling (when applicable), as well as infusing local, healthy, alternative cuisine to menu planning Running a Restaurant For Dummies gives you the scoop on the latest trends that chefs and restaurant operators can implement in their new or existing restaurants.
The leading resource for starting and running any small business Want to start the small business of your dreams? Want to breathe new life into the one you already have? Small Business For Dummies provides authoritative guidance on every aspect of starting and growing your business, from financing and budgeting to marketing, management and beyond. This completely practical, no-nonsense guide gives you expert advice on everything from generating ideas and locating start-up money to hiring the right people, balancing the books, and planning for growth. You'll get plenty of help in ramping up your management skills, developing a marketing strategy, keeping your customers loyal, and much more. You'll also find out to use the latest technology to improve your business's performance at every level. How start-up and established small businesses can use the Small Business Jobs Act to their advantage Enhanced and expanded coverage on using technology in your small business Hiring employees using online resources including LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media sites New coverage of the recent health care bill, health savings accounts, and their implications for small business Updated coverage of the best places to get small business loans What it takes to achieve and maintain success in an ever-changing economic landscape You have the energy, drive, passion, and smarts to make your small business a huge success. Small Business For Dummies provides the rest.
Use WSE to work together, even when you're not! Discover the ideal way for small and medium businesses to work together IBM Workplace Services Express is an easy-to-use collaborative portal application that facilitates communication and teamwork with built-in team spaces, document management, and instant messaging – all in a single portal. This handy guide helps you get started, navigate the workspace, get organized, use the built-in collaboration tools, use document libraries to create and share documents, and more. If you want to get your organization on the fast track to success, this friendly book shows you how IBM Workplace Services Express can help. Discover how to * Collaborate using built-in tools such as team spaces and forms * Produce and collaborate on documents with Microsoft(r) Office * Get any team or project up and running in no time