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QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies

by Stephen L. Nelson

The easy way to manage business finances QuickBooks is known for helping their users effectively handle their financial and business management tasks, and QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies is the go-to guide for anyone looking to gain insight into the latest version of the software. It gets you up to speed on the key features of QuickBooks and small business accounting and makes managing finances a breeze. This book will help you learn all the skills you need to know, like how to invoice customers, pay vendors, manage cash and bank accounts, use activity-based costing, and write a business plan. Written by highly qualified CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this detailed reference combines eight mini-books into one complete resource. Small business finances can be complicated, but QuickBooks 2018 is a valuable tool for getting them right—and this guide makes it easier. Troubleshoot and protect your financial data Utilize Cloud storage and access your information from a smartphone Plan and set up a QuickBooks system Make sense of double-entry bookkeeping Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies is a helpful resource for getting started with QuickBooks 2018, and a reference guide that will provide insight and answers to experienced users as well.

QuickBooks 2018 For Dummies

by Stephen L. Nelson

The perennial bestseller—now in a new edition for QuickBooks 2018 QuickBooks 2018 For Dummies is here to make it easier than ever to familiarize yourself with the latest version of the software. It shows you step by step how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, manage inventory, track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and every other accounting-related task that crosses your desk at work. Written by highly qualified CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this trusted bestseller shows you how to get the most out of the software that helps over six million small businesses manage their finances. Removing the need to hire expensive financial professionals, it empowers you to take your small business' finances into your own hands. Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively Implement QuickBooks and get the most out of its features Create invoices and credit memos with ease Pay bills, prepare payroll, and record sales receipts If you're a small business owner, manager, or employee who utilizes QuickBooks at work, this bestselling guide has answers for all of your business accounting needs.

Proactive Selling: Control the Process--Win the Sale

by William Skip" Miller

Most sales professionals make the mistake of using the same sales patterns over and over. But since all customers are different, true pros know they must tailor their methods to the buyer if they want to make their numbers every year. ProActive Selling gives readers the tools they need to adapt their approach and maintain control at every stage of the sale. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition shows salespeople how to: ò Qualify and disqualify prospects sooner to focus on the most promising accounts ò Examine buyers' motivations from every angle ò Quantify the value proposition early ò Double the number of calls returned from prospective customers ò Appeal to the real decision-makers ò Use technology (e. g. cloud, video, social media, and more) to generate leads and shorten sales cycles ò Increase the effectiveness of every interaction Featuring dozens of enlightening examples and the author's 17 exclusive, practical selling tools, ProActive Selling gives sales professionals the edge they need to exceed their goalsùwith any company, in any industry.

Be a Direct Selling Superstar: Achieve Financial Freedom for Yourself and Others as a Direct Sales Leader

by Christensen

Direct selling is booming. It's no surprise when you consider the benefits of launching a direct selling business--low start-up costs, strong earning potential, and a flexible work schedule. Currently an estimated 15.6 million people are involved in direct selling in the U.S. alone--and more than 100 million worldwide. Mary Christensen has empowered and equipped thousands of direct sellers to succeed, and in her newest book, Be a Direct Selling Superstar, she delivers an all-encompassing guide to building, leading, and managing a profitable direct sales organization. Readers will learn how to: * Set goals * Eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors * Market their products and business opportunity effectively * Communicate persuasively * Build a committed network of sellers * Be an influential leader * Create a clear roadmap for others to follow * Inspire and lead a wide range of personalities * Maintain work-life balance * Manage their time and their money wisely For corporate refugees, ambitious entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, and anyone else looking for a new source of income--this inspiring master plan explains step by step how to achieve long-term success in direct selling.

Maximum Influence: The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion

by Robert G. Allen Kurt W. Mortensen

Salespeople, consultants, managers, executives, entrepreneurs. . . Influence is a crucial tool for absolutely anyone seeking success and prosperity. But how can everyday people actually become more influential? Maximum Influence unlocks the secrets of the master influencers. Now in an all-new edition, the book combines scientific research with real-world studies, presenting the most authoritative and effective arsenal of persuasion techniques ever. Author and renowned expert Kurt Mortensen reveals the 12 Laws of Persuasion, explaining why each law works, how to use it, and what to avoid. You will learn about the law of dissonance, the law of contrast, the law of expectation--and nine other proven principles that consciously and unconsciously propel people to act. You willalso discover how to: * Read anyone instantly * Get people to trust you instinctively * Change minds easily * And convince anyone to give you almost anything. With new case studies and cutting-edge influencing techniques, this is the ultimate guide to the art and science of getting exactly what you want--when you want.

Essentials of Human Behavior: Integrating Person, Environment, and the Life Course

by Elizabeth Hutchison

Essentials of Human Behavior combines Elizabeth D. Hutchison’s two-volume Dimensions of Human Behavior to present a multidimensional framework for understanding human behavior. Integrating person, environment, and the life course, this best-selling text leverages its hallmark case studies and balanced breadth and depth of coverage to help readers apply theory and general social work knowledge to unique practice situations. Now in four color and available with an interactive eBook, the Second Edition features a streamlined organization, the latest research, and original SAGE video to provide the most engaging introduction available to human behavior.

Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics - Brief Edition

by Christine Barbour Mr Gerald Wright

This refreshed and dynamic Seventh Edition of Keeping the Republic, Brief revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Carefully condensed from the full version by the authors, this Brief Edition provides all the continuity and crucial content in a more concise, value-priced package.

Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics - Brief Edition

by Christine Barbour Mr Gerald Wright

This refreshed and dynamic Seventh Edition of Keeping the Republic, Brief revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Carefully condensed from the full version by the authors, this Brief Edition provides all the continuity and crucial content in a more concise, value-priced package.

Applied Time Series Analysis and Innovative Computing (Lecture Notes In Electrical Engineering Ser. #59)

by Sio-Iong Ao

Applied Time Series Analysis and Innovative Computing contains the applied time series analysis and innovative computing paradigms, with frontier application studies for the time series problems based on the recent works at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford, the University of Hong Kong, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The monograph was drafted when the author was a post-doctoral fellow in Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. It provides a systematic introduction to the use of innovative computing paradigms as an investigative tool for applications in time series analysis. Applied Time Series Analysis and Innovative Computing offers the state of art of tremendous advances in applied time series analysis and innovative computing paradigms and also serves as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working on applied time series analysis and innovative computing paradigms.

Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure's On

by Sharon Melnick

From overflowing priority lists to power-hungry colleagues to nagging parental guilt, stress is the defining characteristic of most of our lives. Real help is here an all-encompassing, stress-busting tool kit that goes far beyond breathing exercises and visualization techniques. Such one-size-fits-all methods are no match for the stressors we experience daily in our overcomplicated lives. Whether you have too many projects, your confidence is flagging, or you are clashing with a coworker, Success Under Stress provides a flexible array of strategies. You will learn how to: Adjust your perspective to see opportunity instead of obstacles Alter your physiology to get focused when overwhelmed, energized when exhausted, and calm when wired Change the problem to prevent the stress from returning All in all, Success Under Stress offers a veritable arsenal of magic bullet solutions hundreds of situation-specific, quick-acting tips for defusing stress and boosting roductivity. Complete with quizzes, examples, exercises, and more, this practical book helps you gain control, exude calmness and confidence amidst everyday chaos, and achieve the success you richly deserve.

What Keeps Leaders Up at Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues

by Nicole Lipkin

The book examines engagement, motivation, expectation, emotions, interpersonal and group dynamics--all the psychological principles that play pivotal roles in the workplace. Featuring illuminating examples and exercises, What Keeps Leaders Up at Night shines a bright light into the dark corners where all leaders struggle with their own shortcomings.

Idea Agent: Leadership that Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation

by Lina M. Echeverría

There is perhaps no leadership challenge more daunting than managing creativity-and more urgent than delivering breakthrough innovation. How do you harness some of the most passionate, intelligent people in your organization without stifling them? How do you simultaneously unleash their energy and channel it into something tangible? Lina Echeverria offers seven proven principles through which new ideas come to fruition, from unleashing passion and drive, and embracing productive conflict, to emphasizing excellence and structure while living values that liberate creativity. As team catalyst, the leader delivers results while nurturing intuition and growing talent. These principles apply well beyond traditional creative domains, propelling innovation across entire organizations. Drawing on the author's considerable experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge teams at Corning Inc., "Idea Agent" shows readers how to juxtapose creative freedom with management rigor and lead dedicated professionals as they generate and execute one great innovation after another.

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Sales Compensation: Connecting the Corner Office to the Front Line

by Mark Donnolo

The way a company designs its sales compensation program has a greater impact on behavior and results than any sales training, sales management method, or leadership message. Yet most senior executives fail to see the big picture, leading to fundamental misalignments between sales strategy and organizational goals. Featuring insightful interviews with Fortune 1000 C-level executives and real lessons from the field, this essential book reveals the tough questions leaders should be asking about how sales incentives drive the business. It provides valuable thought models and a Revenue Roadmap identifying the four major competency areas and 16 related disciplines that must connect for an organization to grow profitably. Last but not least, readers will find an interactive report card they can use to grade their own compensation plans. Sales compensation powers the performance of the entire business. What Your CEO Needs to Know about Sales Compensation casts a spotlight on how leaders at all levels can leverage the strategic power of incentives to reach the ultimate goals of their organization.

Study Guide to Accompany Neil J. Salkind's Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

by Dr Neil J. Salkind

The Study Guide to Accompany Neil J. Salkind's Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, Sixth Edition includes chapter outlines; chapter summaries; learning objectives; key terms; exercises; true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions; as well as answers to all questions. The guide has been updated to match the organization of Salkind’s text and includes activities for the book's new Chapter 19: Data Mining: An Introduction to Getting the Most Out of Your BIG Data.

Study Guide to Accompany Neil J. Salkind's Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

by Dr Neil J. Salkind

The Study Guide to Accompany Neil J. Salkind's Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, Sixth Edition includes chapter outlines; chapter summaries; learning objectives; key terms; exercises; true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions; as well as answers to all questions. The guide has been updated to match the organization of Salkind’s text and includes activities for the book's new Chapter 19: Data Mining: An Introduction to Getting the Most Out of Your BIG Data.

Financial Fresh Start: Your Five-Step Plan for Adapting and Prospering in the New Economy

by Shari Olefson

From depleted retirement accounts to underwater homes, its been gloomy news for years. But the picture will get much brighter for those who take advantage of the laws and reforms enacted in the wake of the banking, real estate, and economic meltdown. The Dodd-Frank Act. The Making Home Affordable Program. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These are just a few examples of the significant but little-understood changes that offer people an unprecedented chance to set things right with their credit, savings and investments, employment, housing, retirement and more. Financial Fresh Start explains it all simplifying the complicated reforms and motivating readers to shake off their malaise and radically improve their long-term financial prospects. Written by a dynamic author with a unique blend of legal, financial, and real estate expertise, the books big-picture lens spans the spectrum of money matters, and delivers clear, actionable answers to questions such as: How can you repair your credit quickly and avoid high finance costs? What are the safest places for saving and investing? Can you legally avoid repaying what you owe? Will your home ever be worth what you paid for it? Is there life after foreclosure? Are you missing out on programs that can put money in your pockets? Is it possible to make up for recent losses and still retire on time? And more Big corporations and the mega-wealthy have professionals to keep them abreast of the latest regulations. Now, everyday people can learn what the new rules really mean to them with the expert guidance and practical solutions in Financial Fresh Start.

Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace

by Ron Zemke Claire Raines Bob Filipczak

This all-new edition of the seminal book on navigating the multigenerational workplace takes a fresh look at a growing challenge, now exacerbated by the youngest employees. With their micromanaged childhoods and tech addictions, Gen Yers require constant feedback-frustrating for the Me Generation that can't let go of the spotlight, and annoying for Gen Xers, sandwiched between the two. So how can you lead this motley group with their often incompatible work ethics, values, and styles? Generations at Work lays bare the causes of conflict, and offers practical guidelines for managing the differences, including: * In-depth interviews with members of each generation * Best practices from companies bridging the generation gap * Specific tips for each generation on how to handle the others * A field guide for mentoring GenerationY For anyone struggling to manage a workforce with different ways of working, communicating, and thinking, Generations at Work is the answer.

Innovation at Work: 55 Activities to Spark Your Team's Creativity

by Richard Brynteson

More and more organizations are realizing that the only hope for survival in an ultracompetitive landscape is through innovation: developing new and better products and services - and creating efficient processes for delivering them. Designed for managers, team leaders, and trainers looking to promote innovation at work, the book is packed with 55 activities to help participants: - Employ "visioning" and "brainwriting" processes to achieve breakthroughs - Cultivate a sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness - Utilize methods of deep observation - Build networks for open source innovation and creative collaboration - Use images to spark ideas and connections - Develop out-of-the-box techniques for problemsolving - Deal with failure successfully and productively - Spot trends and determine "the next step" Innovation at Work contains worksheets, questions, and case studies to inspire discussion as well as assessments for determining managers' openness to innovation. Innovation isn't just about the next iPod, and it's not just for scientists. This handy book provides readers with a roadmap for fostering creativity and innovation in any team in any industry.

Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education

by Jal Mehta Scott Davies

In recent decades, sociology of education has been dominated by quantitative analyses of race, class, and gender gaps in educational achievement. And while there’s no question that such work is important, it leaves a lot of other fruitful areas of inquiry unstudied. This book takes that problem seriously, considering the way the field has developed since the 1960s and arguing powerfully for its renewal. The sociology of education, the contributors show, largely works with themes, concepts, and theories that were generated decades ago, even as both the actual world of education and the discipline of sociology have changed considerably. The moment has come, they argue, to break free of the past and begin asking new questions and developing new programs of empirical study. Both rallying cry and road map, Education in a New Society will galvanize the field.

The Zoom: Drama at the Touch of a Lever (Techniques of the Moving Image)

by Nick Hall

From the queasy zooms in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo to the avant-garde mystery of Michael Snow’s Wavelength, from the excitement of televised baseball to the drama of the political convention, the zoom shot is instantly recognizable and highly controversial. In The Zoom, Nick Hall traces the century-spanning history of the zoom lens in American film and television. From late 1920s silent features to the psychedelic experiments of the 1960s and beyond, the book describes how inventors battled to provide film and television studios with practical zoom lenses, and how cinematographers clashed over the right ways to use the new zooms. Hall demonstrates how the zoom brought life and energy to cinema decades before the zoom boom of the 1970s and reveals how the zoom continues to play a vital and often overlooked role in the production of contemporary film and television.

Revive your Garden: How to bring your outdoor space back to life

by Nick Bailey

Focusing on simple ideas, techniques and design solutions that anyone can achieve, Nick's guidance will instil the reader with the confidence to tackle restoring any space. His advice will include all the vital steps, beginning with assessing and understanding your site and progressing through the pruning and layering of existing planting, and the shaping of your space, to what to plant in specific areas and how to wow with unusual choices. Nick will also give advice on what to do and when to do it, with seasonal guidance on the best times to undertake basic tasks, so that reviving your garden becomes both satisfying and rewarding.

Beyond Zoaster

by Denis Hughes Neil Charles

When Zaan, the ruler of the dying world of Ginya, set his sights on Earth as a place where his race could prosper and be safe from extinction, conquest was assured. The people of Earth were decadent and sunk in idle complacency and peace and technological advancement came to the world when the Ginyan race became Earth's overlords. Only a small group of human beings saw far enough ahead to exile themselves on dark Zoaster with a view to freeing the world from alien rule in the future, hoping to build up an army of synthetic supermen who would one day sweep the Ginyan race from the face of the Earth. They did not count on the weird elementals that dwelt on Zoaster, spirits of evil and darkness . . .

Asteroid Forma

by Rand Le Page Denis Hughes

The Galaxy is a big place, made up of thousands of millions of worlds, and the work of exploration will probably never be entirely completed. But various systems within the Galaxy, each with its own particular humanoid race if intelligent beings, have joined in galactic federation for the mutual good of all concerned. Once major snag remained: speedy communication. When space travel velocities were increased by the introduction of 5C drive on all but local planetary working vessels the way was opened to enormously expanded regions of movement. Piet Tek, captain of a space tramp, tells of what happened when the secret of instantaneous communication was prematurely exploited by unscrupulous people in search of power.

Welcome to Hell?: In Search of the Real Turkish Football

by John McManus

Ask a British football fan what they know about Turkish football, and they are unlikely to describe scenes of camaraderie, hospitality and humour. They are more likely to mention banners proclaiming 'Welcome to hell'. Or Leeds United supporters stabbed to death on an Istanbul street. Frustrated by the game's distorted image back home, John McManus set out to show the Turkish football that he knew - the rich, funny, obsessive, fan culture that he had encountered on the terraces. But he hadn't accounted for the politics. His voyage began at the start of one of the darkest periods in Turkey's modern history, marred by bombings, armed conflict and an attempted coup d'état. Football, he would soon discover, could not help but get dragged in. Travelling from the elite training facilities of Istanbul to dusty pitches on the Syrian border, taking in visits to far-flung clubs, encounters with characterful players and experiences at riotous matches along the way, Welcome to Hell? offers a unique perspective on an alluring yet troubled football culture, at once both familiar and miles apart from the game in Britain.

A History of Digital Media: An Intermedia and Global Perspective

by Paolo Magaudda Gabriele Balbi

From the punch card calculating machine to the personal computer to the iPhone and more, this in-depth text offers a comprehensive introduction to digital media history for students and scholars across media and communication studies, providing an overview of the main turning points in digital media and highlighting the interactions between political, business, technical, social, and cultural elements throughout history. With a global scope and an intermedia focus, this book enables students and scholars alike to deepen their critical understanding of digital communication, adding an understudied historical layer to the examination of digital media and societies. Discussion questions, a timeline, and previously unpublished tables and maps are included to guide readers as they learn to contextualize and critically analyze the digital technologies we use every day.

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