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Owning and operating a restaurant is one of the most challenging endeavors an entrepreneur can take on--the hours are long and grueling, staff turnover averages 130 percent, and many fail within their first year. Streetwise Restaurant Management walks you step by step through each aspect of opening and managing a restaurant. This guide covers the practical issues you'll face on a daily basis and offers tips from an experienced restauranteur about the risks and rewards of restaurant management. Is owning or managing a restaurant right for you? It can be if you have Streetwise Restaurant Management as your ready reference for creating front-of-house ambience and back-of-house efficiencies.
For centuries, Native American elders, parents, teachers, and spiritual leaders have handed down their wisdom and values from generation to generation, leading others down the path of self-discovery and enlightenment. 365 Days of Walking the Red Road captures this priceless ancient knowledge and shows you how you can live your life to the fullest through integrity, compassion, and brotherhood. By reading the daily messages in this compelling work, you will discover yourself inside and out and move positively down your personal road without fear or doubt. This superb collection of Native American philosophy and culture helps you on your path along the Red Road in your quest for truth, light, and love.
The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish.Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for:Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentenceAvoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakesUsing correct punctuating in every sentenceWriting clearly and directlyApproaching writing projects, whether big or smallEasy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.
Poker is more than just a card game--it can also help you become a winner away from the gaming tables! By blending the life lessons of a time-honored spiritual practice with the strategy of this popular card game, you can create a powerful approach to successful play--and successful living. In The Tao of Poker, prize-winning poker player Larry Phillips offers more than 280 rules to bring you to new levels of personal achievement, just when and where you need them most. Here are some of The Tao of Poker's rules for success: Take the long view; Once you commit to a hand, play it strong; Don't throw in good money after bad; If you think you're beat, get out. Try out these rules and watch your game, and your life, improve. Now you can be a winner at home, at work, and at the casino--wherever the stakes for success are high!
As appealing and lucrative as property ownership can be, it isn't an occupation to be learned through trial and error. It's essential property owners understand all the ins and outs--legally and financially--for their own welfare as well as their tenants. Streetwise Landlording and Property Management addresses all aspects of the business, from the practical to the strategic. Property management is a 24/7 job with high risks as well as rewards. Streetwise Landlording and Property Management helps you assess whether or not you're cut out for the job.
Human resources management is critical to the success of any organization, particularly in today's complex business environment. More and more often, managers and business owners, in addition to HR personnel, are charged with aspects of human resources management: recruitment, training and development, job analysis, corporate restructuring, compensation, and morale, to name a few. Lack of expertise can result in the loss of key staff, diminished productivity and profitability, or a lawsuit. Streetwise Human Resources Management shows how to balance the needs of your employees with the objectives of your business.
At any given moment, the moon shines down on half the world. Now, through the magick of Moon Spells, you can learn how to use its energies to achieve your desire, whether it's a joyful romance, a successful career, or superb physical and emotional health. Magickal practitioner Diane Ahlquist guides you on a journey to attuning your spirit with the moon. You'll be amazed at how much more you can achieve in life when you synchronize your activities with the moon's phases. With the proper use of candles, gemstones, and incense, spells can be conducted at exactly the right lunar moment to enhance the flow of power and make these wishes come true.
The authoritative guide to building an independent consulting practice! Streetwise Independent Consulting is your one-stop resource for starting, running, and growing a consulting business. From finding new prospects, to writing proposals, to setting your pricing, this book has it all.
Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top WritersThis book not only shows how to be a screenwriter, but what it's actually like to be one. An inspiration to all would-be screenwriters, this book is about living the screenwriter's life -- the habits, writing environments, creative processes, daily passions, and obsessions. In The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, author Karl Iglesias has interviewed 14 top contemporary Hollywood screenwriters who offer their experience, insight, and advice to aspiring screenwriters everywhere.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, Meniere's Syndrome, or are simply looking to eat more healthily, The No-Salt Cookbook provides low-salt recipes that are quick, easy, and taste great. As anyone on a low-sodium diet knows, it is difficult to prepare flavorful food without salt. Authors David C. Anderson and Thomas D. Anderson help you tackle this no salt/no flavor dilemma with gusto. Providing more than 200 tasty salt-free recipes--in addition to salt-free shopping tips, information on counting milligrams, and no-salt cooking essentials--this combination cookbook/health book will help you lead a more healthy, active lifestyle without radically changing your diet. From breakfast to appetizers, entrees, and desserts, learn to prepare such wonderful dishes as: Cinnamon Raison Bread; Cold Cucumber Soup; Salmon in Basil Butter Sauce; White Wine Braised Chicken; Veal Scaloppine; The Best Brownies; and much more! With The No-Salt Cookbook, you can truly enjoy eating without asking the person next to you to "please pass the salt."
Network Marketing has seen a remarkable expansion of late, with entropreneurs benefitting from an unheralded demand for their services.The authors of this book demonstrate proven techniques to achieve financial success in Network Marketing, which include:How to conduct successful business launch parties, party plans and business meetings.Breakthrough networking tips that get appointments booked.Practical advice on organising business finances, buying supplies, tracking expenses and balancing the books.Simple techniques to track customer needs, previous purchases, personality and lifestyle.There is little doubt that Network Marketing techniques will become increasingly deployed in the business world, with the advent of online business and customer-focused selling, Make Your First Million in Network Marketing provides all the information needed to succeed in this field.
Today, one of the easiest ways to make money is to create and sell original ideas. Every year, more than 100,000 patents are granted in the U.S., creating a billion-dollar industry for those using intellectual property. With this book, would-be inventors can develop their ideas with low risk and a minimum of investment - without quitting their day jobs! Attorney and patent holder Steve Barbarich takes readers on an exciting journey through the patenting process. From concept to marketable product, there are step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.This book features important information on:Choosing which ideas to pursueTaking your ideas into the marketplacePrototyping and test marketingFiling the proper formsProtecting your ideasAnd much more!
Off-The-Wall Marketing Ideas is a gold mine of valuable, no-cost, and low-cost marketing secrets. In no time at all you will be creating your own make-or-break marketing techniques for business success on a shoestring budget. Included are hundreds of ideas culled from small business owners from all walks of life. You will also find inspiring examples of what now famous big business leaders did, when they were small and unknown, like Estee Lauder, The Hair Replacement Specialist, Sy Sperling, and the rent- a-car wiz, Warren Avis!
You've visited every restaurant in town--and you're tired of going to the movies. What are you supposed to do when you go out on a date these days? Well, how about hosting a co-ed volleyball party? Getting to know each other better by playing Twenty Questions? Catching some local scenery by renting a moped for the day? Sharing the cooking for a luxurious gourmet meal? Or test-driving a luxury car you know full well neither of you can afford? From the purely romantic to the unusual and exotic, these adventurous suggestions will add up to plenty of fun for people who want to try something new.
How many things would you like to know--but don't--about you partner? Do you wish your partner would ask about your past, your goals, your inner thoughts? When was the last time the two of you shared a dream, a memory, or a fantasy together? 365 Questions For Couples shows you how to get closer to your partner by asking and answering thought-provoking questions on various subjects. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. The only rule is that you cannot ask a question that you refuse to answer yourself. So put some quiet time aside, make yourself comfortable and enter together into a world of goals, dreams, emotions, and your previously hidden past!
The Business Letter Handbook contains hundreds of ready-to-use model business letters that you can adopt for you own business correspondence! These clear, easy-to-follow sample letters cover the most important types of business correspondence: proposals and requests for bids or information; claims, complaints, and policy statements; sales and solicitation letters; and many more! They'll make your business communications quicker, easier, and more efficient by showing you how to create outstanding letters that get your point across--and get the results you want.
Nationally-recognized test expert Norman Hall reveals his proven test-taking methods and winning strategies guaranteed to produce a score of 80 to 100% on your written exam! Hall provides full-length practice exams and sample questions that will help you succeed on every topic the written tests cover: memory; reading comprehension; reasoning and judgment; map reading; report writing; grammar, vocabulary, and spelling; and basic mathematics. He also provides invaluable information that you need to know to be hired, including key strategies for passing Written exams, oral boards, physical abilities test, psychological examinations, and more. If you're serious about becoming a state trooper or highway patrol officer, then you need Norman Hall's State Trooper & Highway Patrol Exam Preparation Book.
Layoffs, health problems, divorce, staying home with the kids--there are many reasons why families may find themselves living on only one income. For some, going from two incomes to one is a matter of tightening their belts; for others, it can mean complete financial hardship. Either way, there are ways to minimize the impact. Unlike other books of its kind, this book addresses families who plan for economic change as well as those who are forced into a new income bracket. Practical and easy to apply, this book offers families advice they can tailor to their personal situation, including how to: Budget for essentials costs Sell, rent, or take a loan out on your houseCommute and get around town affordablySecure health insurance Pay down debtWith this book, families have the financial planner they need to prosper and succeed during tough financial times.
Times are tough all over. Wall Street is shivering and consumer confidence is dropping like a rock. Yet it's possible for the enterprising salesperson to still gain prospects, sign new clients, and close the deal. All it takes is persistence, energy, some new thinking, and the advice of Stephan Schiffman, American's top corporate sales trainer. Schiffman shows you how to: Treat customers individually Make life easier for customers in bad times Show that bad times won't last forever Reorient their thinking now to prepare for the future Across America, the sales landscape is changing swiftly. But even in an economic downturn, salespeople can survive--and thrive! The key to success is to learn how to sell when no one is buying.
This collection contains fifty stories written by people who attended the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Since all the books that preceded it have focused on the musicians, promoters, and staff, this book will be the first one that chronicles the audience's experience in an up close and personal way. This book documents the event itself, but also provides a mesmerizing portrait of America as that tumultuous decade came to a close. It is nostalgic, historical, and a fascinating read that will appeal to all Baby Boomers, their offspring, and anyone who wonders what it was really like--and what became of all those "hippies."
The phrase "three's a crowd" is never more true than when referring to a marriage. Yet affairs affect almost a third of all couples. Wronged women need a place to turn when the situation "that could never happen to them" suddenly does.In this book, relationship expert Dr. Paul Coleman helps women:Process the terrible newsConfront the unfaithful spouse in the most useful way possibleCreate an effective short- and long-term action planLearn about the nature of love triangles: how they persist and how they disintegrateHandle encounters with the other womanDecide whether the marriage can be salvaged or notCome to a difficult--but crucial--emotional acceptance of the affairRebuild trust in order to heal and move forward should they choose to stay together A cheating husband can make a woman feel like her life is over. But women can put the affair behind them and save their marriage with Dr. Coleman's realistic, down-to-earth strategies. Or, they can decide that she deserves better and move on. This groundbreaking book will show women how.
Fireworks and grenades.Grills and campfires. Burps and farts. Men get a kick out of things that go boom, things that cook with fire, and all forms of bodily gas. What they might not know is that science is what makes it all happen. This book answers all the questions guys have about their favorite topics, such as: How do you make a Lifesaver spark? How do you hotwire a car? Why do kegs float? What is PMS? Why doesn't a cell phone work in metal buildings? Serious science mixed with outrageous humor, this book promises guys the need-to-know info on sports, cars, technology, women, bodily functions, food, and more!
Should I let my dog sleep in bed with me? Can my puppy share my dinner? How do I keep my dog happy while I'm away at work? As more and more singles share their homes with dogs (rather than mates), they face unique challenges. From what to do when your puppy poops in your shoes to how to train your dog to play nice with your new date, this guide answers all the questions you should ask before and after bringing home your new furry companions. Whether you have adopted an adult dog or are raising a puppy, international dog rescuer and author Betsy Rosenfeld offers practical, reassuring advice based on the experience of countless singles and their dogs. A single herself, Rosenfeld reveals all you need to know to live happily ever with their Prince, Baron, or Queenie.
More women than ever before are going back to work soon after having a baby. And no matter what their job, making the transition from home to work can be really challenging. Whether dealing with day-to-day dilemmas like spitup on their power suits or big-picture problems like the cost of child care, new moms need relief! Written in a friendly and encouraging tone, this guide is all a stressed-out mother needs to organize her life so everyone's happy--including herself! From prebaby planning to after-baby adjustments, this book covers it all, including: FMLA and maternity leave Temporary schedules and career planning Job changes Child care Responsibilities at home Caring for yourself Considering a new job Choosing to quit Dealing with unexpected or special challenges With this book by their side, new mothers can have their careers--and be great moms, too!
A diagnosis of a child's special need can be extremely difficult for parents. However, every day, these children accomplish small victories and make great strides that improve their own lives--and brighten their parents' days. This collection brings to life fifty stories of parents who have struggled with a child's diagnosis only to embrace the differences that make their children that much more special--and even more loved. Following the success of A Cup of Comfort® for Parents of Children with Autism, this sensitive and joyful collection offers a poignant message of support, hope, and empathy. This touching volume is sure to find a welcome home wherever people are dealing with a challenging diagnosis.
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