Description : Like having a team of top business consultants on call, 24 hours a day...but a whole lot cheaper. From the experts at Entrepreneur magazine comes your total guide to starting, managing, and growing a small business. Written to meet all the information needs of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and those thinking about going into business for themselves, this practical, user-friendly guide tells you everything you need to know about setting goals and objectives, assessing risk, finding the right location, financing, marketing, pricing, taxation, insurance, record keeping, personnel management, purchasing, inventory, time and stress management, legal matters, advertising, sales, obtaining expansion capital, and many other topics of vital importance to smart, enterprising business people like you. Proven strategies, techniques, and expert tips on every aspect of starting, managing, and growing a small business. Defines all important terms and clearly explains difficult concepts in plain English. Packed with useful worksheets, checklists, sample forms, and other valuable business tools that you can put to work for you, today. Chapters include listings of trade associations, periodicals, on-line services, software, government agencies, and other valuable sources of business assistance and information. Also available from the Entrepreneur library: Entrepreneur Starting an Import/Export Business, Entrepreneur Making Money With Your Personal Computer.
Description : International Entrepreneurship in the Arts focuses on teaching students, artists, and arts managers specific strategies for expanding creative ventures that are already successful domestically to an international audience. Varbanova’s accessible writing outlines a systematic theoretical framework that guides the reader from generating an innovative idea and starting up an international arts enterprise to its sustainable international growth. Applying concepts, models, and tools from international entrepreneurship theory and practice, Varbanova analyzes how these function within the unique setting of the arts and culture sector. The book covers: Domestic inception of an arts enterprise, followed by international expansion Starting up an international arts venture in the early stages of its inception Presenting an arts activity or project in a foreign country or region Financing a startup venture with international resources Implementing diverse models of international partnership Starting up an arts venture that is run by a multinational team Creating an art product with international dimension The book’s 23 case studies and 54 short examples feature disciplines from fine arts and photography to music, theatre, and contemporary dance, and cover ventures in over 20 countries to provide students with practical insight into the issues and challenges facing real arts organizations. Aimed at students interested in the business aspects of arts and cultural ventures, it will also be of use to practitioners looking at ways to internationalize their own enterprises.
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Description : The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Innovation emphasizes on natural resources technology and management to support the sustainability of mankind. The main theme of ICoSI 2014 “Technology and innovation challenges in natural resources and built environment management for humanity and sustainability ” reflects the needs of immediate action from scientists with different fields and different geographical background to face the global issue on world’s change.
Description : The African Economic Outlook 2017 presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years.
Description : Patterns of Entrepreneurship Management is the essential road-map for anyone interested in starting a new business. Years of teaching, writing, and launching numerous successful ventures have made Kaplan and Warren experts in the area of entrepreneurship. Revised and updated, the 3rd edition provides students with the cases, applications, tools, mindset, and inspiration to achieve their goals. Clearly and methodically, Patterns outlines the key issues, current thinking, problems, and solutions students will face throughout the course of their entrepreneurial careers. Coverage extends from developing an idea and business plan, finding financing, maintaining high profits, going public, and everything in between. Features A Real-World Focus: Conceptual material is linked to the plans, problems, and solutions that real entrepreneurs have encountered in their own businesses. A Clear Road Map for Success: The four stages of entrepreneurship?starting the venture, financing, implementation, and launching the business?provides the framework in which objectives, outlines, practical tasks, and checklists are incorporated. Opportunities for Practice via Exercises, Roadmap actions, and critical thinking questions give students chances to test, apply, and hone their entrepreneurial skills. Brimming with Insight: tips, tried-and-true methods, pitfalls to avoid, and other important considerations based on real life experiences. Extensive supplemental material: Additional interactive cases, demonstrations of financial techniques, sample business plans and sample legal documents are all available on the book?s website, making this a very comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship. New to this Edition NEW featured case on real-life entrepreneur Wayne McVicker?s Starting Something. McVicker?s award-winning book is condensed into a 90-page casebook available for download on the student BCS. Follow the engrossing story of software firm-turned-dotcom powerhouse Neoforma. Paired with the text, this casebook gives the 3rd edition a more experiential approach! NEW real-world case studies: Even more new or revised examples have students confront the problems that challenge every entrepreneur?over 36 cases, mini-cases, and profiles! NEW ?Management Track? added: Based on the master case?s company, Neoforma, key management topics in entrepreneurship are addressed and explored in an academic context. Alongside the Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance tracks, this text lends itself to use in multiple courses! Greater emphasis on application: In four roadmap phases of entrepreneurship, students practice the skills required to start and build a company in today?s complex world.
Description : Learn the true process of a successful entrepreneur with ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THEORY, PROCESS, PRACTICE, 9e! Presenting the most current thinking in this explosive field, this renowned entrepreneurship text provides a practical, step-by-step approach that makes learning easy. Using exercises and case presentations, you can apply your own ideas and develop useful entrepreneurial skills. Cases and examples found throughout the text present the new venture creations or corporate innovations that permeate the world economy today. This book will be your guide to understanding the entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Pack Your Bags…Full of Profits! At over a billion dollars, the travel industry is evolving, creating new trends and new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. Our experts take you step by step as you embark on your most exciting adventure--starting a business. Discover success as an independent travel or specialty tour professional offering unique opportunities--in both geography and market niche--that even online discount travel sites can’t compete with. From exotic getaways to adrenaline-pumping extreme tours and time-saving technology to important regulations, learn how to conduct business by land, air, or sea. Plus, access an abundance of resources including important associations, travel-specific software, mailing lists, and in-the-trenches tips from successful travel specialists and tour operators. Covers: Hot travel markets including: business, leisure, adventure, honeymoons, family, men only, women only, seniors, and more Designing and pricing your services and packages Managing your finances Using efficient software systems and mobile technology for daily operations Complying with security regulations for domestic and foreign travel Advertising and promoting online and in print Growing your business From finding clients to delivering a trip of a lifetime and everything in between, learn what you need to know to become a high-flying success!
Description : Designated a Doody's Core Title! At the intersection of health care delivery and practice there lies a large area of patient care with no manual: how to provide the best care to patients who have a critically low level of comprehension and literacy. Because all patients play a central role in the outcome of their own health care, competent health care becomes almost impossible for caregivers when the boundary of low literary skills is present. In a concise and well-written format you will learn: Common myths about low literacy Examples of low health care literacy How to recognize patients with low literacy Strategies to help patients with low literacy and reduce medical errors Cultural issues in health literacy Ways to create a patient-friendly office environment How to improve patient communication Guidelines to target and overcome common problems practitioners encounter This clear, well written book is packed with examples and tips and will serve as a much needed guide for primary care providers, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, and others who are looking for ways to improve their communication with patients and provide the most beneficial health care to their low-literacy patients.
Description : Launched in May 2011, the new global magazine Southern Innovator is about the people across the global South shaping our new world, eradicating poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are the innovators. Issue 1 covered the theme of mobile phones and information technology. Issue 2 covers the theme of youth and entrepreneurship. Follow the magazine on Twitter @SouthSouth1. If you would like hard copies of the magazine for distribution, then please contact the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (www.southerninnovator.org). Learn about the Global South-South Development Expo here: www.southsouthexpo.org. Also contact us about opportunities to sponsor the magazine here: email@example.com.