Expert advice on getting the best possible financing for your business This extraordinary guide answers one of the most urgent questions facing small business owners and entrepreneurs today: how can I get the financing I need on the best possible terms? Finding Money offers a fortune in inside information and practical advice on who has the money, how they operate, and how you can convince them to lend you money or invest in your business. You'll profit from the authors' experiences in banking, investing, and business ownership as you learn: What's available: detailed guidance on a whole spectrum of financing sources, including private investors and venture capital funds, banks and finance companies, leasing companies, SBA loans and other government programs, and many more How to apply for a loan: what to include in a loan proposal, what criteria are used to evaluate a loan request (including the new method of Credit Scoring), how loans are commonly structured, and what to do if a loan is declined Who the investors are and how to pick the right ones for your business: the pros and cons of the different kinds of investments, how investors evaluate business plans and what to include in yours, insider secrets of negotiating with investors, and more How much you need: how to calculate the amount of money a business needs to start or to grow, plus hundreds of useful tips on managing cash How others have done it: instructive, behind-the-scenes stories of business financing successes and failures from some of the country's top bankers, venture capitalists, accountants, and lawyers Over 30 valuable tables and charts quickly give you vital information on how to negotiate the lowest loan rates and fees; the value of taking trade discounts; lease vs. buy decisions; break-even analysis; and much more.
MAKE YOURSELF A “YES” MAGNET You’ve finally plucked up the courage to ask for something. The afternoon off. A pay rise. Then comes that crucial moment where you wait with baited breath for the response. It’s tense, but it doesn’t have to be. You just need to master the art of ‘the ask’. Taking a direct, light-hearted, wholly practical approach, Haider Imam zooms straight in on that moment of truth providing a set of proven tools and techniques for getting to ‘yes,’ every time. He instils readers with the confidence to ask bigger, more often and even ask for the impossible – and to get it. Based on sound psychological principles, Straight To Yes! offers tonnes of winning ways to make requests that get you to ‘yes’ Wholly practical in style and content, the book features accessible, straightforward techniques readers can put into action immediately Designed for quick-reference while on the move, it affords instant access to specific, step-by-step, single-page techniques as needed
If you want to be happy, fulfilled and energised its probably best not to obsess over being THE best. Why not focus on doing YOUR best? You don't need to completely transform yourself and become a shining beacon of wonderment and astonishing success—you should remain you . . . just a better version. You, Only Better is all about discovering what you're good at and focusing on that. It's about deciding what it is you really want from life and learning how to reach your full potential. Packed with the author's hand-drawn illustrations, helpful quotes, mini-case studies and Q&As you'll learn how to change your mindset for the better and think positively, take action to achieve your goals, fight against fatigue and get motivated and achieve long lasting happiness and contentment. You, Only Better offers techniques and methods for: Gaining energy and focus Managing your time effectively Setting your goals Honing your thinking and mindset Dealing with pressure and stress Making smart decisions Thinking creatively to solve problems Actually taking action and keeping up the momentum
Ready to try a diet that s greener, healthier, and better for the planet? Stuff Every Vegetarian Should Know is the perfect easy and approachable guide to the world of eating, cooking, and living meat-free. Featuring chapters on everything from choosing the right meat substitutes and building a complete protein to eating out while veggie and troubleshooting the help, I m still hungry! stage, this pocket-sized guide s tips and tutorials will take you from wannabe veggie-lover to vegetarian extraordinaire. Plus, sample shopping lists, health benefits of going meatless, and recipe ideas to keep you on the right track for a long and healthy! vegetarian life.
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The inside story on finding the capital your business needs to grow When it comes to finding capital–and the right investors for your business–entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Brian Hill and Dee Power spent three years surveying 250 venture capital firms to find out what venture capitalists look for when putting their money in young businesses. Their results will give you all the tools you need to make smart decisions and avoid pitfalls and unnecessary risks, including: * How to create and present a business plan to investors * Profiles of venture capitalists in action * Enlightening true tales in venture capital * How to organize a quality management team to attract investors * The truth about referrals * Tips on valuing your company realistically * Doing due diligence: scams, vultures, and bottom feeders * Negotiating the best terms for you and your business Inside Secrets to Venture Capital will show you what it takes to attract the investors and the money you need to grow. It's everything you need to know to play the venture capital game–and win . . .
100 simple, easy-to-use health checks for your eBay business Storefront businesses are popping up across Australia, while many traditional businesses are tapping into eBay as a new sales channel. Other than eBay, what do the owners of all these businesses have in common? They're busy running their businesses and they need smart and easy tips on how to boost their business operations. Now, with Check 100, eBay expert Todd Alexander offers a simple list of 100 quick health checks that will help owners of small- and medium-size businesses optimise and maximise their eBay profits. It's easy to read and packed with just the facts and guidance you need to run a successful, profitable eBay business. Topics covered include business planning, sourcing and listing products, building a brand, customer service, logistics, marketing, preparing for the future, and more. Presents a simple, easy-to-implement must-do tips for ensuring you're running your business as efficiently and effectively as possible Covers every step required for operating an eBay business Shows you how to implement each step, why you should implement it and how to measure the impact on your eBay business Written by Todd Alexander, Australia's top eBay expert and the author of The New eBay For small business owners and independent eBay sellers, Check 100 presents fast, straight-to-the-point guidance that will turn potential into profits.
What does 'rich' mean to you? Perhaps a huge mansion and an overseas holiday every year? A wardrobe and entourage to rival Victoria Beckham's? Or maybe a simple, comfortable house, no debt and a healthy investment portfolio? However you define it, $0 to Rich will guide you towards achieving your financial goals in five easy steps and show you how to turn $0 into $1000, then $5000, then $10 000! Written specifically for women by the best-selling author of Shopping For Shares, $0 to Rich is the personal financial coach every girl should have. It will show you how to work out what rich means to you, how to articulate exactly what you want, then how to go about realising that vision over a set period of time. You'll discover: how to create a no-fuss budget to fast-track your financial success what the right amount to be saving is investment options, from savings accounts to property and everything in between how to safeguard your money (after all, it's not enough to just get rich–the trick is staying there!).
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. Scientific American and Scientific American Mind have good news about getting older! AARP The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain taps into the most current research to present a realistic and encouraging view of the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can go wrong–and at what might help you and your brain stay healthy longer. Neurologists and psychologists have discovered the aging brain is much more elastic and supple than previously thought, and that happiness actually increases with age. While our short-term memory may not be what it was, dementia is not inevitable. Far from disintegrating, the elder brain can continue to develop and adapt in many ways and stay sharp as it ages. Offers new insights on how an aging brain can repair itself, and the five best strategies for keeping your brain healthy Shows how older brains can acquire new skills, perspective, and productivity Dispels negative myths about aging Explores what to expect as our brains grow older With hope and truth, this book helps us preserve what we’ve got, minimize what we’ve lost, and optimize the vigor and health of our maturing brains.
The ultimate beginner's guide to SPSS and statistical analysis SPSS Statistics For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide to mastering SPSS. This book contains everything you need to know to get up and running quickly with this industry-leading software, with clear, helpful guidance on working with both the software and your data. Every chapter of this new edition has been updated with screenshots and steps that align with SPSS 23.0. You'll learn how to set up the software and organize your workflow, then delve deep into analysis to discover the power of SPSS capabilities. You'll discover the mechanics behind the calculations, perform predictive analysis, produce informative graphs, and maximize your data, even if it's been awhile since your last statistics class. SPSS is the leading statistical software for social sciences, marketing, health care, demography, government, education, data mining, and more. This powerful package gives you the tools you need to get more out of your data, and this book is your beginner-friendly guide to getting the most out of the software. Install and configure SPSS and learn the basics of how it works Master the process of getting data into SPSS and manipulating it to produce results See how to display data in dozens of different graphic formats to fit specific needs Make SPSS manufacture the numbers you want and take advantage of the many analysis options Discover ways to customize the SPSS interface and the look of your results, edit graphics and pivot tables, and program SPSS with Command Syntax Statistical analysis is crucial to so many industries, and accuracy and efficiency are crucial. SPSS offers you the capability to deliver, but you still must know how to take utmost advantage of the tools at your fingertips. SPSS Statistics For Dummies shows you how to handle data like a pro, with step-by-step instruction and expert advice.
“This is a brand book like no other, and I heartily recommend it. Enjoy” Dylan Jones, Editor-In-Chief, GQ Make your business a house-hold name Don’t let your business fade into the background. It’s time to STAND OUT and get seen! There are so many brands out there – in all sectors – you need yours to shine above the competition. It’s time to take your brand to the next level. And that’s what Brand Famous helps you do. Whether you want to BUILD, RENOVATE or just REFRESH your brand. Written by Linzi Boyd, a savvy entrepreneurial brand guru whose glamorous communications agency has helped elevate some of the country’s most famous high-street, consumer brands, this book outlines a winning formula for success, from idea to execution, along with hidden branding secrets, practical tips and real life examples. Linzi maps out five stages to work through from discovering the true essence of your brand to nailing that all-important recognition. You can use the same exact tools and processes that Linzi uses with some of the country’s most famous brands. Discover what tactics will actually make your business or product a desirable, recognisable brand Learn how to maximize ‘new school’ brand building approaches for today’s consumer world Gain insights on common mistakes to avoid when building your brand Read about some of Linzi’s recent campaigns from recognised household brand names Be guided through the five-step process required to achieve stand out status “An easy-peasy step-by-step guide to achieving what all businesses need – reputation, desirability, accessibility and, of course, love” Tiffanie Darke, Editor, Style, The Sunday Times “Essential reading for anyone wanting to grasp the fundamentals of driving brand exposure and fame” Simon Jobson, Global Marketing Director, Dr. Martens
Helpful, Accessible Guidance for Budding Hedge Funds So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund provides critical lessons and thoughtful insights to those trying to decipher the industry, as well as those seeking to invest in the next generation of high performers. This book foregoes the sensational, headline-grabbing stories about the few billionaire hedge fund managers to reach the top of the field. Instead, it focuses on the much more common travails of start-ups and small investment firms. The successes and failures of a talented group of competitive managers—all highly educated and well trained—show what it takes for managers and allocators to succeed. These accounts include lessons on funding, team development, strategy, performance, and allocation. The hedge fund industry is concentrated in the largest funds, and the big funds are getting bigger. In time, some of these funds will not survive their founders and large sums will get reallocated to a broader selection of different managers. This practical guide outlines the allocation process for fledgling funds, and demonstrates how allocators can avoid pitfalls in their investments. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund also shows how to: Develop a sound strategy and raise the money you need Gain a real-world perspective about how allocators think and act Structure your team and investment process for success Recognize the patterns of successful start-ups The industry is approaching a significant crossroads. Aggregate growth is slowing and competition is shifting away from industry-wide growth, at the expense of traditional asset classes, to market share capture within the industry. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund provides guidance for the little funds—the potential future leaders of the industry.
The paperback edition of Joe Vitale's inspiring guide to attracting wealth, health, happiness, and more Now available in paperback, inspirational author Joe Vitale's The Key finally reveals the secret to attracting anything you want from life-money, happiness, professional success, love, or anything else. This book goes beyond Vitale's bestselling book The Attractor Factor and the mega-hit movie The Secret to reveal a powerful and effective way to get more out of every aspect of your life. If you know you can achieve more, but can't seem to make it happen, The Key reveals the psychological and unconscious limitations that are holding you back. You'll learn ten proven ways to stop sabotaging yourself and align your conscious and subconscious minds. This book gives you all the personal insight you need to unlock secret doors within yourself and open new opportunities and possibilities in your life. From Joe Vitale, bestselling author of The Attractor Factor, Zero Limits, and Life's Missing Instruction Manual Gives you the guidance and advice you need to unlock your full potential in life Offers practical help for dealing with problems with your job, finances, and any other aspect of your life If you want to be the best you can be, no matter what you do, this book is The Key to unlocking a better, more successful you.
You have what it takes to be a CIO. Do you have a strategy for getting there? Now you do. «Gregory Smith has written the definitive work on how to achieve leadership success in IT. This well-written and carefully researched book is a must-read for any IT professional with aspirations toward the top IT spot. Years from now, seasoned IT leaders will be crediting Smith's book with playing a role in their success.» —Martha Heller, Managing Director, IT Leadership Practice, Z Resource Group, and cofounder, CIO Executive Council «Wow! Put all the tips, advice, and strategies in this book to use now. The road to the top is rarely straight—follow Gregory's advice and the path will reveal itself to you!» —John R. Sullivan, CIO, AARP «While most professions have a distinct road map to the top, there is no standard career path to becoming a CIO. Smith addresses this unique challenge and provides aspiring CIOs with encouragement, advice, and essential skills based on years of his own and other CIOs' cumulative experience – an important effort for the profession that Smith's fellow members in the CIO Executive Council embrace and applaud.» —Mark Hall, General Manager of the CIO Executive Council «Teaching students what a CIO really does has been tough. We've had to choose between anecdotal treatments based on trade press articles and integrated academic frameworks that offer little in the way of lived experiences. Greg's book fixes that. By organizing interviews with leading technology executives, trade press reports, and his own experiences as a CIO, he provides an organized and comprehensive view of the job and its important role in modern organizations.» —Fred Collopy, PHD, Professor and Chair of Information Systems and Professor of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University
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.