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Want to do your part to reduce energy consumption, waste, and pollution; clean up the environment, and save the planet? Green Living For Dummies is packed with practical suggestions you can follow to make your lifestyle greener by doing as little damage as possible to the planet and the animal and plant life that depend on it. This practical guide delivers an array of realistic practices and changes you can undertake to help the environment and create a better home for yourself and your loved ones. You'll discover easy and innovative ways to make a difference by reducing energy use and waste, scaling back reliance on your car, and even making minor adjustments to your diet. You'll also find how to live green at work and in your community, and you'll develop a deeper understanding of how these changes benefit both the environment and your own health and well-being! Discover how to: Go green gradually. Make eco-friendly home improvements. Work greener transportation into your lifestyle. Save money by going green. Eatlocally and organically. Raise your children's environmental awareness. Reduce waste by repairing, restoring, and reusing. Become a green consumer. Invest in green companies for fun and profit. Complete with handy lists of things you can do to make a difference right away and down the road. Green Living For Dummies is the resource you need to start taking steps toward shrinking your footprint.
Includes sample documents for clear guidance and inspiration Understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer British small business owners can't afford to learn from their mistakes, especially as regards employment law. This book keeps you onside with the law and onside with your staff too. From hiring and firing through to dealing with wages, pensions, and maternity leave, you'll discover what to do, what not to do, and how to get it right first time. Discover how to * Recruit and retain a happy workforce * Draw up a fair employment contract * Understand Health and Safety Laws * Make redundancies the right way * Manage staff holiday and disciplinary issues
Written by a team of business and fi nance experts, Starting & Running a Business All-In-One For Dummies is a complete guide to every aspect of setting up and growing a successful business. Featuring straight-talking advice on everything from business planning and marketing, managing staff and dealing with legal issues, to bookkeeping and taking care of tax obligations, this book is your one-stop guide to turning your business plans into profit.
Do you know your legal rights and responsibilities if you're buying or selling a home, moving in with your partner, returning goods, getting your personal finances in order or dealing with a problematic neighbour? There are a multitude of legal rights to protect individuals, and most of us don't consider them until faced with an immediate legal problem. Boost your legal know-how with this simple guide that does away with the jargon and complication of the law, and helps you get a handle on a wide range of everyday legal issues. UK Law and Your Rights For Dummies shows you how to cut through the reams of red tape, avoid legal pitfalls and prepare yourself to deal with any situation.
Straight-talking Dragons' Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, started it all with a single ice cream van and now manages a portfolio of leisure businesses and a high profile media career. So how did one of the UK's most successful serial entrepreneurs go from trouble-making schoolboy to OBE; from unemployment benefit claimant to multi-millionaire? The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Duncan Bannatune Way draws out the universal lessons from Duncan Bannatyne's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies for running a business that can be applied to any business or career: Anyone can do it Know yourself and fill in the gaps The right ideas are everywhere you look Don't skimp on the research Plan your enterprise Never mind the atrium! Have the right people by your side Make money, expand rapidly, then make more money Put your name over the door Give it all away before you die Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands. Check out the other Unauthorized Guides in this series: Richard Branson; Alan Sugar; Jamie Oliver; Bill Gates; and Philip Green.
Philip Green, retail's most colourful figure, is widely regarded as the finest retailer of his generation and one of the best business brains in the UK. He made his first million at 33, and now owns the Arcadia Group, running about an eighth of the UK clothing retail market. So how did a man who just fell into the industry by accident go on and build this business empire? The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Philip Green Way draws out the universal lessons from Philip Green's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies for building a business empire that can be applied to any business or career: Do it your way Make the business run as efficiently as possible Keep the customer satisfied Whatever you do, don't break the supply chain People matter - you can't run an empire without them Spot the money-making opportunity When the going gets tough - work harder! Aim high and keep trying Stay private but enjoy the publicity Give something back Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands. Check out the other Unauthorized Guides in this series: Richard Branson; Duncan Bannatyne; Alan Sugar; Jamie Oliver; and Bill Gates.
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