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Over and over, people share their fears with David Bach, America's leading money coach and the number-one national best-selling author of "The Automatic Millionaire. "If only I had started saving when I was younger!" they say. "Is there any hope for me?" There IS hope, and help is here at last! In "Start Late, Finish Rich, David Bach takes the "Finish Rich" wisdom that has already helped millions of people and tailors it specifically to all of us who forgot to save, procrastinated, or got sidetracked by life's unexpected challenges. Whether you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or even older, Bach shows that you really can start late and still live and finish rich - and you can get your plan in place fast. In a motivating, swift read you learn how to ramp up the road to financial security with the principles of spend less, save more, make more - and most important, LIVE MORE. And he gives you the time tested plan to do it. The "Start Late, Finish Rich promise is bold and clear: Even if you are buried in debt - there is still hope. You can get rich in real estate - by starting small. Find your "Latte Factor" - and turbo charge it to save money you didn't know you had. You can start a business on the side - while you keep your old job and continue earning a paycheck. You can spend less, save more and make more - and it doesn't have to hurt. David Bach gives you step-by-step instructions, worksheets, phone numbers and website addresses --everything you need to put your Start Late plan into place right away. And he shares the stories of ordinary Americans who have turned their lives around, at thirty, forty, fifty, even sixty years of age, and are now financially free. They did it, and now it's your turn. With David Bach at your side, it's never too late to change your financial destiny. It's never too late to live your dreams. It's never too late to be free.
A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs.The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past. Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today's competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. Why? Start-ups - and the entrepreneurs who run them - are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today. This book isn't about cover letters or resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or launching your own venture, you need to know how to: * Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries change.* Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities.* Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships. * Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth.* Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis. * Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions. A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.
"To start fresh, to start over, to start anything, you have to know where you are," says Charles Swindoll. "Seldom does anybody just happen to end up on a right road." In Start Where You Are, Swindoll offers upbeat and practical advice on creating a life worth living, no matter what the circumstances are now or where they may lead in the future.
Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are"--embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "Always apply only a joyful state of mind," "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness," and "Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment. " Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.
Think win-win is the best way to make the deal? Think again. It's the worst possible way to get the best deal. This is the dirty little secret of corporate America.For years now, win-win has been the paradigm for business negotiation--the "fair" way for all concerned. But don't believe it. Today, win-win is just the seductive mantra used by the toughest negotiators to get the other side to compromise unnecessarily, early, and often. Have you ever heard someone on the other side of the table say, "Let's team up on this, partner"? It all sounds so good, but these negotiators take their naive "partners" to the cleaners, deal after deal. Start with No shows you how they accomplish this. It shows you how such negotiations end up as win-lose. It exposes the scam for what it really is. And it guarantees that you'll never be a victim again.Win-win plays to your emotions. It takes advantage of your instinct and desire to make the deal. Start with No teaches you how to understand and control these emotions. It teaches you how to ignore the siren call of the final result, which you can't really control, and how to focus instead on the activities and behavior that you can and must control in order to negotiate with the pros.Start with No introduces a system of decision-based negotiation. Never again will you be out there on a wing and a prayer. Never again will you feel out of control. Never again will you compromise unnecessarily. Never again will you lose a negotiation.The best negotiators:* aren't interested in "yes"--they prefer "no" * never, ever rush to close, but always let the other side feel comfortable and secure* are never needy; they take advantage of the other party's neediness* create a "blank slate" to ensure they ask questions and listen to the answers, to make sure they have no assumptions and expectations* always have a mission and purpose that guides their decisions* don't send so much as an e-mail without an agenda for what they want to accomplish* know the four "budgets" for themselves and for the other side: time, energy, money, and emotion* never waste time with people who don't really make the decision. Start with No offers a contrarian, counterintuitive system for negotiating any kind of deal in any kind of situation--the purchase of a new house, a multimillion-dollar business deal, or where to take the kids for dinner. It is full of dozens of business as well as personal stories illustrating each point of the system. It will change your life as a negotiator. If you put to good use the principles and practices revealed here, you will become an immeasurably better negotiator.
Why do you do what you do? Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and moer profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr. , Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. It was their natural ability to start with why that enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things. In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way -- and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be lead, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY. Any organization can explain whatit does; some can explain howthey do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. WHY is not money or profit-- those are always results. WHY does your organization exist? WHY does it do the things it does? WHY do customers really buy from one company or another? WHY are people loyal to some leaders, but not others? Starting with WHY works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with WHY never manipulate, they inspire. And the people who follow them don't do so because they have to; they follow because they want to. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.
Joyce guides readers to making the most important decision they will ever make. Beginning with the decision to accept Christ, Joyce explains the life-changing impact that comes from knowing God in the most personal way possible. She walks readers through what makes everyone unique creations as a tri-part being--spirit, soul, and body--and how God relates to them in all three areas. Joyce demonstrates the importance of each part aligning to serve God fully and helps readers avoid pitfalls that keep them from being their best.Joyce breaks the book into sections covering each of the parts that make up human beings and explains in great detail the various challenges faced in becoming healthy in those areas and how to anticipate and overcome those obstacles. With brief chapters that each cover a clear and concise thought this book is very reader friendly and accessible.Joyce's unique style shines through and delivers her core message of the importance of an intimate relationship with God and the many-fold ways that will change lives.
Fully revised with new and expanded chapters, Start Your Own Blogging Business delivers the perfect startup guide for online enthusiasts. Providing valuable updates such as the latest forms of blogging including Twitter/micro-blogging, mobile blogging, and video blogging, the experts at Entrepreneur lead aspiring bloggers from planning and publishing their blog to promoting themselves and turning a profit. Also included are an appendix with Ten Proven Ways to Promote your Blog and How to Avoid the Most Common Blogging Mistakes, and a new chapter on creating creating original content to attract new and continuous followers, as well as updated interviews, insight, examples, and tips. Entrepreneurs are presented with new content ideas, fresh ways to promote their blogs, new techniques for generating revenue, and priceless advice from successful bloggers of today.
eBay has changed the way the world shops. Here's your chance to get in on this retail phenomenon-it's simple and inexpensive to get started. All you need is a computer and a product (or service) people want, and you're well on your way to reaching eBay's hundreds of millions of customers. You can sell almost anything on eBay, from the familiar to the exotic. And you can do it any time of the day or night, making this a great business to start part time. Newly revised and updated with the latest eBay tools and features, this book puts you on the fast track to your own eBay business. You'll learn: Hot tips for attracting interested customers and high bids The latest online marketing strategies The most profitable items to sell online How to spot trends and discover the next hot items Insider secrets from successful eBay entrepreneurs The vital keys to eBay success How to use eBay's ProStores, Trading Assistants, Trading Posts and more to put you a step ahead of your competition More than 750,000 people make a living on eBay. Use this step-by-step guide, and you could become the next eBay PowerSeller!
Tap into more than 30 years of small business expertise as you embark on the most game-changing journey of your life - your new business. This unmatched guide - the best-selling business startup book of all time - offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you'll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. * Pin point your target market * Uncover creative financing for startup and growth * Use online resources to streamline your business plan * Learn the secrets of successful marketing * Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them * Take advantage of hundreds of resources * Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We'll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success.
The $100 billion coaching industry has exploded since the 1990s, as harried businesspeople turn to experts to help them make the right decisions and get motivated. And while there are many books on the market teaching the basics of starting a coaching business, this book covers three unique coaching arenas-motivation, life and business.Readers will learn how to master the two separate disciplines of a successful coaching business: the art of motivating clients and the science of running a successful business. They'll discover how to establish their expertise to find new clients-and how to retain those clients. Smart pricing strategies and creative coaching package ideas will increase entrepreneurs' revenue potential. Sales and publicity tips will further help entrepreneurs build their business as a motivational, life or business coach, and in-depth explanations of expansion ideas are included to allow readers to go as far as their dreams will take them.
Cash In, One Load at a Time Whether you're looking to break free from the nine-to-five grind or just want to make a little extra money on the side, a coin-operated laundry could be your ticket to financial independence. With more people living in condos and apartments, laundromats are more profitable than ever, and you can shape the business to match your tastes, interests and imagination. This low-maintenance, highly lucrative business could earn you up to $1 million a year.Covers:New ideas for marketing your laundryHow to hire and train attendantsUpdated information on card systemsRecent advances in laundry equipment The latest on laws and regulations concerning laundriesMore ways to combine a laundry with other businessesYou also get useful sample forms, a glossary of common industry terms, step-by-step instructions, work sheets and checklists to guide you through each stage of starting, running and growing your business. Pick up this must-have guide today, and start living your dream.
Leading entrepreneurs into the multi-billion dollar consulting industry, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents to help others achieve their business goals. Coached by experts, learn to define your market, find and keep clients, obtain licenses, set rates, monitor cash flow, hire staff, prepare contracts, agreements, and reports, and more.Includes new interviews with successful consultants, updated answers to frequently asked questions, and a completely refreshed list of the top 20 consulting businesses.
Whether you're a computer whiz, a business expert or a fundraising dynamo, your special skills are in high demand. Let the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents and help others achieve their business goals! No matter what your area of expertise, this hands-on guide will tell you everything you need to know to start your own successful consulting business. Discover how to get your business off the ground, position yourself as an expert, attract clients, operate day to day, and build revenue. Plus, gain powerful insight from interviews with practicing consultants, answers to frequently asked questions and an invaluable list of the top 20 consulting businesses! Learn how to: Set up your business with minimal startup investment Define your market Build a business brand that gets noticed Capture clients by showing them you're worth their money Price your service Advertise and publicize to attract more clients Hire a support staff And more You already have the knowledge-this guide shows you how to share it with others and make a profit!
Today's internet offers a virtual world of opportunity! New turnkey technologies and tools make it easier than ever to start a profitable online business-if you take the right steps. Let the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to skillfully navigate the web and turn your business dream into an online reality! Taking you through funding, building partnerships, launching, capturing customers and more, our experts lead you step by step. Discover how to use the latest technology solutions and keep your business on the cutting-edge! Plus, gain a comprehensive understanding of today's e-business world from top online entrepreneurs, in-the-trenches examples and advice, and included resources. Learn how to: Build an effective website using fast, turnkey solutions Gain exposure using the latest online techniques including search engine listings, creating "cyber-bait" and more Cash in on affiliate programs Use low-cost, high-impact marketing to drive traffic and capture customers Keep your site running smoothly with surefire online tools And more
When companies go looking for top business talent, they hire a "headhunter"-an executive recruiter. Executive recruiters are experts at locating star job candidates, leaders and managers of a caliber rarely discovered by the usual recruitment sources. And because business is growing more competitive each day and becoming more demanding of top-flight leadership and decision-making skills, companies are increasingly turning to executive recruiters to help them find the talent they need to stay competitive. This comprehensive guide reveals the strategies used by the best executive search professionals in starting and running their own successful placement services. There are more tricks of the trade in this business than in many others-and we'll reveal what you really need to know: How to network for both client and candidate leads The difference between contingency and retainer fees How to approach prospective candidates Little known characteristics to look for in executive job candidates The latest industry trends and fee information Learn how to find the best talent for hire-and make good money doing it.
Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it's time to take your writing career into your own hands-and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence-set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it's a success. Learn how to: Start your business instantly and for little money Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules Choose your writing niche Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today-and begin earning income tomorrow!
It's time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There's no doubt you've imagined it-placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don't go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they've learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: Discover your market and their needs Choose a business environment that works for you Create a business brand that gets noticed Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals Develop profitable client relationships Set your fees Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur's expert advice-and design your own successful graphic design business today!
Many businesspeople need critical information but don't know where to find it. Sure, it's readily available on the Internet, but most businesspeople don't have the time or staff to wade through a million Web pages searching for hard-to-find information. That's where the information consultant comes in. If you're a whiz at tracking down information online or in libraries, databases or government archives, why not use your skills to start your own information consultant business? This step-by-step guide shows you how to become an information consultant and make big money helping corporations, institutions and even other small businesses answer questions about industry trends, developments, mergers, markets and other topics. This book provides all the tools you need to start, run and grow your own profitable business, including: Tips on identifying markets, establishing pricing and promoting your business Cost-cutting ideas, common mistakes to avoid and lists of helpful resources Useful sample forms, checklists and work sheets to guide you through every aspect of the startup process Secrets for quickly finding valuable Web sites that most people don't know about Tricks for distinguishing reliable information resources from bogus ones
A six-figure income from information? Yes! It sounds easy because it is. You've got information that millions of others are looking for and now you can learn how to package, price and sell it. The experts at Entrepreneur take you step by step, jumpstarting your thinking about your area of expertise and showing you how to convert it into a high-demand information product. Following the example set by today's most successful information marketers, you learn the ins and outs of running your own information marketing business using proven strategies and effective marketing techniques. Whether looking for a side business or a full-time venture-information marketing is a flexible, lucrative business that you can start any time, and everything you need is right here. Choose from a wide range of information products or discover what information you already have to sell Capture the perfect market-one that is looking for your product Determine your selling price Learn from real-life success stories Get started right away with a listing of dozens of information-marketing resources and vendors Everything you need to know to create your own information product is already inside you. Now, let Entrepreneur help you turn it into big profits!
Your Complete Package for Success-Signed, Sealed and Delivered! Busy families no longer need to take the time to run to the mall and shop for the perfect item. They simply click their mouse and have their treasures delivered from any corner of the country right to their doorstep. Shopping has never been so convenient and the opportunity for starting and running a successful mail order business has never been so great! If you want to work from home, running a lucrative business that costs little to start and requires no specialized skills, mail order may be for you. Working from a kitchen table, you can take orders, process payments and dispatch shipments picked up by a parcel service from a remote warehouse run by yet another vendor. This exclusive guide to mail order takes you step by step covering every aspect of startup and operations, including hard-won advice and helpful hints from successful mail order entrepreneurs. Learn how to: Stay on top of market and industry trends Choose products that sell Set your pricing and other policies Fulfill orders Build an internet presence Create a winning catalog or brochure Choose a high-response mailing list Use the best resources and tools in the industry With the boom in online shopping, mail order businesses are more profitable than ever, and Entrepreneur gives you everything you need to get started. Don't wait! Start your mail order business today!
In today's new business environment, there are great work-from-home opportunities for office managers, executive assistants, administrative professionals and anyone else with excellent organizational and computer skills. Why fight traffic to go to an office when you can do the same work-perhaps at better pay-from home? Start your own office or administrative support service, offering your word processing, dictation, database management, telephone, communication or other administrative services on a contract basis to companies around the globe. Learn how to turn your business skills into a profitable freelance opportunity: Write a strong business plan that lays out your path to success Determine services and policies that maximize profits Get great deals on the software and equipment your business needs Hire an excellent staff if your business grows too big for one person Go above and beyond your competition to attract regular clients Successful entrepreneurs in this field reveal the secrets to growing a highly profitable business. Plus, get websites and contact information for valuable resources in the "Business Support Service National Directory" inside. Leave the drab office behind and strike out on your own in this hot field.
Unlike old-school "design your own coupon book" titles, this book moves straight into computer technology and proceeds to the latest trend in couponing . . . apps, which provide deals to mobile users in any location. Many daily deal businesses do not work to enhance the experience for their merchants. Readers, however, can learn how to do so. Experts in the industry are also included such as Marc Horne, co-creator of Daily Deal Builder, who discusses what it takes to build a daily deal site, David Teichner, CEO of Yowza!! who brought deal apps to iPhones and several business owners who have tried their luck at running daily deal. They discuss what they have learned from the process.Currently there are few, if any, other books on how to start a daily deal business and the coupon books focus on how to use coupons and even on extreme couponing, but not on running an online coupon business. This is a unique title which provides those who enjoy offering deals and discounts to get started in an industry that is still growing.
Turn Your Can-Do Attitude Into CashAre you a pro at multi-tasking? Do you thrive on deadlines and love a good challenge? Could you find satisfaction in lending others a hand? If so, you're in high demand in the booming personal concierge industry.Offering easy startup and low overhead, a personal concierge helps clients with everyday tasks from organizing to shopping. Led by our experts, learn how to successfully establish your business, develop your service list, build a client base, and even, expand. Plus, uncover the secrets of practicing entrepreneurs, gaining priceless insight, advice, and tricks on managing common and difficult requests.Learn how to:Make the right contacts to find great business and individual clientsIdentify and develop your service nicheChoose what services to offerSet fees and collect paymentBuild vendor relationshipsCost-effectively promote and advertise your serviceBuild loyalty and referrals among your clientsHire helpAnd moreSample forms, additional resources, checklists and work sheets guide you through every step of the startup process.You have what it takes to be an in-demand personal concierge-let us help you get started and succeed!