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Many people dream of starting a business, but fear that without an MBA they'll get lost in the maze of government red tape. Here's the handbook they need. Step-by-step, The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up a business in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. In language that is clear, readable and straight to the point, the book explains how to: choose the best business structure, write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place, be prepared for, and file, the required taxes, acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits. This completely revamped and updated book provides the latest rules and regulations, all the required forms and an expanded discussion of running a business on the Internet. Includes a sample partnership agreement; county, state and tax forms, and instructions to filling them out.
Where should I live? Is it time to switch careers? What is the best course of action for me? Decisions shape our experiences, from choosing which job offer to accept, to buying the right car, to selecting a good accountant. How do we know which choice is the smart one? How can we be consistent and confident in our decisions? In this book from the three leading authorities on decision-making, readers learn how to approach all types of decisions with a simple set of skills developed by professors from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Southern California. Combining solid research with common sense and practical experience, this user-friendly guide shows readers how to assess deep-seated objectives, create a comprehensive set of alternatives, determine likely consequences, make tradeoffs, and grapple with uncertainty. Not only will readers learn how to make decisions, they will learn how to make the smartest decisions. For anyone caught at a confusing crossroad-whether you're choosing between mutual funds or deciding where to retire-the Smart Choices program will improve your decision-making abilities immediately, and make your life more rewarding and fulfilling.
From first-time newlyweds to people on their second or third marriage, couples face an overwhelming task when it comes to money management. Nationally renowned financial advisor and bestselling author David Bach knows that it doesn't have to be this way. In Smart Couples Finish Rich, he provides couples with easy-to-use tools that cover everything from credit card management, to investment advice, to long-term care. You and your partner will learn how to work together as a team to identify your core values and dreams, creating a financial plan that will allow you to achieve security, provide for your family's future financial needs, and increase your income. Together, you'll learn why couples that plan their finances together, stay together!
A Smart Girl's Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself and Other Stuff! (American Girl)by Nancy Holyoke
A preteen girl's guide to relationships with boys.
With this comprehensive manners guide, girls learn proper etiquette for everyday events and tricky social situations. The book is filled with great advice on everything from eating in fancy restaurants and handling troublemakers at parties to regaining composure after embarrassing accidents.
A Smart Girl's Guide to Parties: How to Be a Great Guest, Be a Happy Hostess, and Have Fun at Any Party (American Girl)by Apryl Lundsten
This book shares everything a girl needs to know about going to parties and throwing them! Girls will love testing their party know-how with fun quizzes and finding easy-to-make gift ideas.
A Smart Girl's Guide to Style: How to Have Fun with Fashion, Shop Smart, and Let Your Personal Style Shine Through (American Girl)by Sharon Cindrich
This book shares advice on having fun with fashion and letting personal style shine through. Girls can take quizzes to figure out which looks make them feel comfortable and confident. They'll find tips for how to shop smart and handle disagreements with parents over the clothes they buy and wear. And they'll get advice from other girls on how to ignore fashion critics and stay true to themselves.
Smart Moves: 14 Steps to Keep Any Boss Happy, 8 Ways to Start Meetings on Time, and 1600 Tips to Get the Best from Yourself and the People Around Youby Sam Deep Lyle Sussman
Communicate successfully, deliver powerful presentations, write for results, supervise assertively, create quality, run effective meetings, manage conflict productively, negotiate to win, conduct successful interviews, develop your organization, plan and problem solve, find more time in your day, achieve personal success, and manage your boss.
Originally titled "Smart Talk for Achieving Your Potential: 5 Steps to Get You from Here to There".
"Smart Trust is without doubt one of the most powerful and seminal books of our age" (Warren Bennis).After illustrating the global relevance of trust with his book The Speed of Trust by selling more than one million copies in twenty-two languages, Stephen M. R. Covey again illuminates the hidden power of trust to change lives and impact organizations in Smart Trust. In a compelling and readable style, he and long-time business partner Greg Link share enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are not only achieving unprecedented prosperity from high-trust relationships and cultures but--even more inspiring--also attaining elevated levels of energy and joy. The sustainable success these leaders and enterprises are exhibiting is paradoxically being produced in what has proved to be the lowest trust climate in years, if not decades. Smart Trust shows what they are doing and the five actions they are commonly taking to prosper, against the odds, in the same circumstances causing so many others to fail. With penetrating insights illuminated by their unique access to many of the world's most successful leaders and organizations, the authors lay out a breakthrough process and skill set in a practical and actionable formula that makes trust a performance multiplier for leaders, teams, organizations, and even countries. They show why trust is fast becoming the most consequential life and leadership skill of our time--a career-critical competency required to navigate and compete in this perilous twenty-first-century interdependent, global economy. Covey and Link teach how to cut through traditional either/or thinking to extend "Smart Trust," enabling you to exercise sound judgment in a low-trust world by minimizing risk and maximizing possibilities. Smart Trust has met the strict scrutiny of business leaders around the globe and is validated by research from multiple sources that confirms that high-trust organizations outperform low-trust organizations by nearly three times. Smart Trust shares findings that verify how enduring success, vitality, and happiness are directly related to the level of trust in our relationships--whether in our professional or personal lives. Find out why trusted people are more likely to get hired or promoted, get the best projects and bigger budgets, and are last to be laid off. This sea-changing book will forever shift your perspective as it reveals and validates, once and for all, the transformational power of trust. Reading Smart Trust will increase your probability of thriving in this increasingly unpredictable marketplace. The more unpredictable it becomes, the more your (and your organization's) sound judgment and ability to trust in this low-trust world will give you a tremendous competitive advantage--and the capacity to navigate the uncertainty low trust creates.
"The Smart Woman's Guide to Resumes and Job Hunting" walks the reader through the resume-creating process step-by-step (including career worksheets and sample resumes). The book addresses other key career issues of interest to women, including: breaking through the glass ceiling and other gender barriers, comanding a fair salary, networking to find hidden job opportunities, using "power language, " and more.
The guide readers need to retire richer-from the international bestselling author of The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read. In this New York Times bestselling guide, author Daniel R. Solin takes issue with the commonly held belief that participating in defined contribution retirement plans is a "no-brainer" because of the employer match. While providing readers with comprehensive, accessible information on the most common deferred compensation plans, annuities, and other retirement-based investments, he shows the 70 million participants currently in those plans how to create the best portfolio with often limited options. In his straight-forward, no-nonsense style, Solin offers the new rules for investing for retirement and shows readers how to quickly and simply determine their own needs, get control of their assets, avoid scams and sucker bets, discover untapped resources at retirement, and eventually get income out of tax deferred plans--the smart way.
The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read: The Proven Way to Beat the Pros and Take Control of Your Financial Futureby Daniel R. Solin
Daniel Solin cuts through the financial hype to show you exactly how to invest-with an easy-to-follow four-step plan that lets you create and monitor your investment portfolio in ninety minutes or less. . . and put your investment earnings in the top 5 percent of all professionally managed money.
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read" comes a comprehensive, no-nonsense, and timely guide for retirement.
Renowned dentist and creator of the GoSMILE product line Dr. Levine offers this complete guide to getting a whiter, brighter smile.
Collected from the writings and teachings of Smith Wigglesworth, these daily devotions bring you right to the heart of God. The simple yet inspiring words of this well-known evangelist offer a dynamic message for each day of the year--a message of fullness of divine power. Your faith will expand as you read Wigglesworth's challenging insights into faith-filled living. Like Wigglesworth, you will find that you can. . . -Dare to do exploits for God-Quench your spiritual thirst-Conquer fears that have defeated you-Receive the Master's healing touch-Take authority over Satan-Be an effective soulwinner-Find God's power for daily livingDiscover through Wigglesworth's writings how you can experience authentic victory, transmit God's love and miracles to others, live in the presence of God, and much more.
Part of Perseus' Momentum Series, this book attempts to help readers understand what career stage they're in - are they snapping, crackling, or ready to stop?-and offer corresponding advice. Most people snap when they realize it's "time to take a turn in the path of life"; while crackling is being "relatively happy, not desperately miserable to make a change"; and stopping is, well, just that: "being frozen, suspended in never-never land." With an emphasis on finding a fulfilling job, Quinn shares stories of folks in various modes. The book seems pointed toward people who have a hard time assessing themselves and their careers, as much of the guidance focuses on staying motivated, taking things step by step and resolving to make a change.
From the book: Discover How to: *Shop for the most delectable vegetarian foods * Create award winning meals without spending hours in the kitchen * choose nutritious foods your kids will love * Find vegetarian foods your pets will love * Interpret food labels and know which ingredients to avoid * Buy foods you cannot find at your local store * Replace your favorite animal-based foods with delicious vegetarian alternatives that taste even better! An excellent resource!
A witty, accessible guide full of concrete advice for anyone contemplating the jump from scholarship to the outside world and covers topics ranging from career counseling to interview etiquette to translating skills learned in the academy into terms an employer can understand and appreciate.
Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate,The River Wild,Short Circuit, and American History X, and Endowed Chair of the famed Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, answers these questions and many more. Examining all the nuts and bolts of production, such as raising money and securing permissions, finding a story and developing a script, choosing a director, hiring actors, and marketing your project, So You Want to Be a Producer is a must-have resource packed with insider information and first-hand advice from top Hollywood producers, writers, and directors, offering invaluable help for beginners and professionals alike. Including a comprehensive case study of Turman's film The Graduate, this complete guide to the movie industry's most influential movers and shakers brims with useful tips and contains all the information you need to take your project from idea to the big screen.
This books looks to improve the middle school students' grades in less time; presenting simple and student friendly strategies to achieve their goals by simply maximizing on their study time creating a balance of being successful and living a fully social life
A groundbreaking, inspiring book for businesses, managers, and individuals on how to achieve the absolute best by focusing on strengths and steering away from weaknesses, this revolutionary, humanistic approach to business will transform companies, build careers, and change lives.
The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? offers an examination of the essential topics teachers, parents, and researchers need to know about the social and emotional development of gifted children. Instigated by a task force convened by the National Association for Gifted Children and written by leading scholars in the field of gifted education, the book includes chapters on peer pressure and social acceptance, resilience, delinquency, and underachievement. The book also summarizes several decades worth of research on special populations, including minority, learning-disabled, and gay and lesbian gifted students. Concise, comprehensive, meticulously researched, and wide-ranging in its coverage, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? is essential reading for those who wish to enable gifted students to develop their strengths and encourage them to make the contributions of which they are capable.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica. Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines, Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of human nature along the way: The unconscious mind, it turns out, is not a dark, vestigial place, but a creative one, where most of the brain's work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made--the natural habitat of The Social Animal. Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism, individualism, and IQ. He demolishes conventional definitions of success and looks toward a culture based on trust and humility. The Social Animal is a moving intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress. It is an essential book for our time--one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.BONUS: Includes new material.s an essential book for our time, one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.
Does suffering have meaning? Drawing from the timeless spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ, this book helps the reader discover the meaning of suffering in everyday life and how these trials can lead him or her closer to God. Thomas á Kempis teaches the reader how to relate their own struggles with those of Jesus. Uncover the value of suffering in this enlightening book.