Description : Start an Online Business in easy steps, 2nd edition will show you how to research, prepare and run your own online business and will also give you the tools and the confidence to be able to explain to other staff members, clients, potential suppliers and of course customers, about what your online business is, and what it can do for them. Now fully updated for today’s online market, it will guide you through: · Planning, registering, and financing your business. · Setting up your business online, and marketing it effectively. · Monetizing your site. · Managing and retaining customers. · The tricks of the trade to earn more from your website, and much more to make your site successful! This book is intended for entrepreneurs, employees, employers, parents, students... in fact anyone interested in starting a business online no matter what their level of experience. It is for the non-techie who wants to be involved with every facet of setting up and running their own e-business. Whether you have a great idea for an online business but don’t know where to start, or you’ve just launched your online shop and need to attract customers, this book is for you! Table of Contents: 1. Start an Online Business 2. Business Planning & Finance 3. Setting Up Online 4. Monetizing Your Site 5. Supply Chain 6. Marketing Your Online Business 7. Customer Relationship Management 8. Useful Resources
Description : Effective Project Management in easy steps will show you how to make sure your project is successful. It focuses on the key skills a manager needs to develop for a smooth running project, and a timely arrival at the finishing line. It includes examples for most key documents such as the terms of reference, business case and project plan. It addresses team building and good communications. It covers the typical project stages with helpful lists of applicable tasks and deliverables, which effectively provides a blueprint for planning an entire project. This up-to-date primer covers all key trends in project management including a chapter on Agile Project Management. If you're a first time project manager, let this book take you through the essential project stages in easy steps, and take note of the applicable tasks and deliverables. If you're an experienced project manager, this book provides a valuable source of inspiration for making projects run smoothly and satisfactorily. Covering risk-management together with insights on how to plan, lead, organize and control a project - simply a fountain of knowledge!
Description : Online Marketing for Small Businesses in easy steps, 2nd edition guides you through the essential steps you need to take to set your online strategy, make your website work for you, and then covers the key social networking sites to generate a stronger and more loyal customer base. It concentrates on activities that are essential and free, and steers clear of costly forms of online marketing.
Description : Written by an industry professional with over 20 years' experience of training in electronic publishing software, InDesign in easy steps breaks down this versatile, user-friendly page layout software into a straightforward, manageable and logical series of learning events. If your aim is to get started with the basics, become a competent and confident user, and then to master InDesign - this book is for you. The book builds from the basics, such as the Working Environment, Building Pages, Text, character and Paragraph settings. Then, it continues to cover more and more of the extensive range of functionality InDesign has to offer. By following the book's logical structure you can develop the core skills needed to master the software. Areas covered include: Tables and Tabs; Table of Contents, Indexing and Books; Printing and Exporting; Transformations and Transparency; Paths and the Pen Tool. For both Windows & Mac users.
Description : Agile Project Management in easy steps, now in its second edition, explains the key principles, techniques, and processes to ensure your agile project is a success. This edition of the book has been updated to reflect progress and refinement of agile methods over recent times. It explains the key principles, techniques and processes of agile project management, working through an entire project, explaining the main activities and deliverables including: Pre-project start-up and terms of referenceFeasibility assessment and the business caseEstablishing the foundations for successIterative development and the evolving solutionImplementation and post-project assessment It includes additional coverage of business analysis, user experience, feature-driven development and agile projects in large programmes and enterprises. An essential guide for anyone new to agile projects and a valuable source of inspiration for the more experienced. It also includes downloadable templates to get you started. Chapters: Agile ProjectsAgile Project ManagementScrumDSDMExtreme ProgrammingLean DevelopmentFeature-Driven DevelopmentGetting StartedFoundationsDevelopmentDeploymentPost ProjectAgile Projects at Scale
Description : The fast and easy way to start and run an online business Starting an online business is no longer a novelty. It's a fact of life for individuals and established companies alike. The good news is that e-commerce and the practice of selling goods and services through a Web site and is not only here to stay, but it's thriving. More good news is that the steps required to conduct commerce online are well within the reach of ordinary people, even if you have no business experience. All you need is a good idea, a bit of start-up cash, computer equipment, and a little help from the practical, hands-on information in Starting and Running an Online Business For Dummies. With strategies to help you identify your market, design your website, choose services, trade securely, boost sales, and stay ahead of the competition; Starting and Running an Online Business For Dummies is just what you need to succeed. You'll discover how to open an online business in ten easy steps, how to select the right web host and design tools, why giving your e-business site structure and style is vital, techniques on attracting and keeping customers, and much more. Advice on how to get your business on the Web quickly and economically Completely revised and updated Includes the latest information on web hosting, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, harnessing the power of social media marketing, and more Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or a small business owner looking to expand your business online, this up-to-date and easy-to-follow guide covers all the essentials you need to know to get on the Web quickly and economically, without all the technical jargon and hype bogging you down.
Description : Mind your business with this updated edition of the bestselling online business how-to guide Have a computer, an Internet connection, and a dream? Then, you're already on your way to starting your very own online business. This fun and friendly guide can help you turn your big idea into big bucks whether you're expanding your real-world storefront online or creating your own virtual startup. Starting an Online Business For Dummies, 7th Edition will show you how to identify a market need, choose a web hosting service, implement security and privacy measures, open up shop, and start promoting to the world. Covers the latest trends and techniques for online discoverability - from social media marketing to search engine rankings, online couponing to optimization for mobile devices, and beyond Highlights business issues that are of particular concern to online entrepreneurs Walks you through the best practices of successful online businesses, including customer service, marketing, analytics, and website optimization tools Provides advice on choosing an e-commerce platform, protecting your domain name, securing trademarks, working with vendors and distributors, and keeping your customer's personal data safe There's no time like now to start a new endeavor and no guide like Starting an Online Business For Dummies, 7th Edition to get your online business going.
Description : In Today’s Business World, You Are What You Write Good writing can launch a career. It has the power to break through clutter and capture readers’ imaginations. And good writing is not just a skill that marketers must master. Most workplace communication takes written form, and with the rising number of communication channels—social media, instant messaging, blogs—we’re writing more and faster than ever. With new chapters on electronic communication, 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing is your guide to capturing readers’ attention and imagination. Writing instructor and coach, Jack Appleman uses examples and exercises to help you write with clarity and confidence. This updated edition covers the essentials of how to organize your text to hold your readers’ attention; edit yourself for grammar, tone, and excess words; and master the documents for any workplace situation. It doesn’t matter if you’re drafting a business plan, an email, or a Facebook post. Forget the shorthand, drop the exclamation points, and ditch the emojis. Learn to create concise, persuasive, and powerful text with 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing.
Description : The buck starts here! eBay® is the Internet's premier auction site and everyone's favorite place to shop. It's also the place to start a business and make money from the comfort of one's home. Completely revised, this new edition will help readers create the eBay® business they dream of. There is also new and updated information on: - The basics of eBay®, the auction process, and the essentials of getting the business down on paper-including recordkeeping, accounting, taxes, insurance, legal issues, and other essential details - Determining what to sell, how to price it, and working with services such as PayPal® - The ins and outs of the biggest growing areas of eBay business-sourcing, wholesaling, and fixed price sales - Cutting through the competition, improving profit margins, changing strategies, improved advertising and promotions, and more