Author: Karl W. Palachuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981997858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5486

Managed Services in a Month is a no-nonsense guide to building a successful managed service practice. Whether you are just starting out, or converting your existing break/fix technology consulting business to managed services, this book will show you the way. The newly revised and expanded 2nd edition has nine new chapters, covering the latest products and services available today-including cloud technologies. Karl Palachuk makes it very clear that managed services is the business model of the future. Managed Services in a Month is very practical and straight to the point. Karl shows you how to transform your business step by step. And yes-You can really do it in one month! Karl W. Palachuk is the author of ten books, including The Network Documentation Workbook, Service Agreements for SMB Consultants - A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services, and The Network Migration Workbook. He is also the author of the most popular blog on Managed Services. Karl ran a consulting business for seventeen years and is now the Senior Systems Engineer at America's Tech Support. He provides technical support to small and medium size businesses in North America. In that role, Karl provides business consulting services and CEO-level training on technical topics.
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Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Dirk Zeller

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 0307453723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 6183

Newly Expanded with More Expert Advice to Help You Build a Winning Real Estate Career Welcome to the world of real estate sales, and the start of an exciting new career! Your destiny is now inyour hands. Along with endless opportunities, flexible hours, and the freedom to chart your own path, you also have the potential to earn fabulous amounts of money. All you need for total success is preparation. Revised and expanded,Your First Year in Real Estate contains the essential knowledge you need to start off right in today's vastly changed real estate market, avoid common first-year missteps, and get the inside edge that will take you to the top. Real estate expert Dirk Zeller has compiled the industry's proven secrets and strategies that will enable novice agents to hit the ground running and excel from day one. You'll get the insider's guide to: • Selecting the right company • Developing valuable mentor and client relationships • Using the Internet and social networking to stay ahead of the competition (NEW!) • Setting—and reaching— essential career goals • Staying on top in today's challenging real estate climate (NEW!) • And so much more. Concise and thorough, Your First Year in Real Estate is like having the top coach right by your side.
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Author: Ari Herstand

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631491512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 5276

"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned. In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to: Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud Get songs placed in film and television Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape. There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.
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An Entrepreneurs Diary to Building a Billion Dollar Business

Author: Rick Steele

Publisher: Rick Steele

ISBN: 9780998996608

Category:

Page: N.A

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Launching a business may seem like no easy task. It can seem completely bewildering, overwhelming, almost impossible. Where do you even start? And once you start, what do you do next? With this remarkable book, the impossible is possible. If you have an idea, a spark of a dream, but you're stalling on how to make it a reality, then this book will show you how to do so--one day at a time. There are so many young, hungry entrepreneurs in this world waiting for their big break. The simple secret that most of them haven't discovered is that while they have an insatiable appetite to perfect their idea or product before launching, the real progress only comes one way: by doing the work. A goal without a detailed plan is just a dream, one that will probably turn into a nightmare. This process will help you define your goals and create a plan to see them to fruition. Rick's philosophy for business is quite simple: granular changes every day--hitting singles instead of finding yourself at home plate, in the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and the do-or- die pressure to hit a grand slam. This book is a start-up boot camp. Should you choose to accept this mission, you will spend the next thirty days jump-starting your business. Are you willing to take massive action, ready to make mistakes, fail forward fast, and start taking control of your own life? If so, it's thirty days - let's do this!
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How the Best Firms Build Premier Brands, Thriving Lead Generation Engines, and Cultures of Business Development Success

Author: Mike Schultz,John E. Doerr,Lee Frederiksen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118604342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4259

"Professional Services Marketing is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its Second Edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy; establishing a brand and reputation; implementing a marketing communications program; executing lead generation strategies; and developing business by winning new clients. You will also read real-world case studies that illustrate major points, as well as quotes and stories from well-respected professionals in the industry."--Publisher's website.
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Your Fast Track Guide to Business Success

Author: Colin Barrow

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749474971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8133

Drawing on the twelve core disciplines of business, including business law, economics, marketing and finance, this fourth edition of the hugely successful The 30 Day MBA shows you how to use key business concepts and tools to assess business decisions and implement strategy. Now with a new concept for each chapter - including crowdfunding, digital marketing, business incubators and the 80/20 principle - The 30 Day MBA also provides coverage of the key optional modules: Mergers and Acquisitions and International Business. New case studies include Chilango, TomTom, Heinz, Hotel Chocolat, Shell, The Card Factory and Addidas among others. Including a range of free online questions and answers that enable you to self-assess your knowledge, this bestselling classroom-free guide is brimming with models, international case studies and practical applications of key theories, placing MBA skills within reach of all professionals and students.
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A Proven Plan for Financial Success in Real Estate

Author: Carla Cross

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793144853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 6501

This popular business start up guide prodives an effective system for new agents to successfully plan their days and weeks. "Up and Running in 30 Days" features a results driven business development model that will increase productivity in new and seasoned agents like.
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Author: David Gerstel

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

View: 9380

A guide to running a construction company that provides tips and information on creating operating procedures, improving worker skills, using computers, keeping the right forms and paperwork up to date, competitive bidding, and other topics.
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Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back

Author: David Finkel,Stephanie Harkness

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692895832

Category:

Page: N.A

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If you're a business owner who wants to accelerate your company's growth, but do it in a way that enables you to get your life back, this bestseller is for you. Inside you'll find a concrete, step-by-step map to empower you to build an owner-independent company and get your life back. You'll Learn:- The only sustainable way to escape the Self-Employment Trap(tm)- The 4 most costly excuses that hold business owners back- The 8 essential building blocks upon which to scale your company- 25 formats to package your business systems- A powerful 1-page quarterly action plan format- 6 time mastery strategies to free up a full day each week to build your business- And much more...
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Author: Karl W. Palachuk

Publisher: Great Little Book Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781942115472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 5455

The ultimate do-it-now guide to getting started in Managed Services. Now includes chapters on Cloud Services, bundling, and more. Whether you're a NEW Computer Consultant or an experienced technician making the move to managed services, this is the perfect book for you! The book includes step-by-step instructions for creating service offerings, reformulating your business, creating service agreements, and more! Downloadable content includes forms, checklists, and spreadsheets you can customize for your business. The #1 selling book on managed services! Now with ten new chapters, this is the ultimate guide to building a successful managed service business.
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Unlocking the Power and Profitability of Open-Book Management

Author: Jack Stack

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307791378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 4245

In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a near bankrupt division of International Harvester. That's when a green young manager, Jack Stack, took over and turned it around. He didn't know how to "manage" a company, but he did know about the principal, of athletic competition and democracy: keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing choice, and having a voice. With these principals he created his own style of management -- open-book management. The key is to let everyone in on financial decisions. At SRC, everyone learns how to read a P&L -- even those without a high school education know how much the toilet paper they use cuts into profits. SRC people have a piece of the action and a vote in company matters. Imagine having a vote on your bonus and on what businesses the company should be in. SRC restored the dignity of economic freedom to its people. Stack's "open-book management" is the key -- a system which, as he describes it here, is literally a game, and one so simple anyone can use it. As part of the Currency paperback line, the book includes a "User's Guide" -- an introduction and discussion guide created for the paperback by the author -- to help readers make practical use of the book's ideas. Jack Stack is the president and CEO of the Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation, in Springfield, Missouri. The recipient of the 1993 Business Enterprise Trust Award, Jack speaks throughout the country on The Great Game Of Business and Open Book Management.
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Author: Lynn Grodzki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709493

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 5055

A much-anticipated second edition to this classic practice-building text. Building Your Ideal Private Practice, a best-seller in its genre, is now fully revised after its original publication in 2000. Much has changed for therapists in private practice over the past fifteen years, including the widespread encroachment by insurance and managed care into the marketplace, the density of new therapists as over 600,000 therapists nation-wide try to stay viable, and the role of the Internet in marketing services. The revision of Building Your Ideal Private Practice is a comprehensive guide, updated with six new chapters and targeted for therapists at all stages of private practice development. It covers the essential how-to questions for those starting out in practice and explains the common pitfalls to avoid. For those already in practice, worried about profitability in an age of increasing competition, the author offers informed strategies such as the best way to create websites and other online marketing to find clients, and then goes further to explain how to retain the new breed of fickle clients who shop for therapists online, but are hard to satisfy. Other new chapters support veteran therapists edging towards retirement, including how to sell a therapy business for a profit or whether to stay working solo or expand into a more lucrative group business model. The revision comprises a complete, easy to use and fascinating business plan that shows therapists not just what to do, but also who to be in order to succeed. It adds depth, up-to-date information and a wealth of strategies to the original book, often referred to as the “bible” for therapists in private practice. Like the original, the revision conveys the author’s experience, optimism and warmth as she presents case examples, checklists and exercises to make the business advice come alive. Whether you have insurance-based or a fee-for-service practice, this book will help you thrive.
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A Money-Guy's Guide to Opening the Next Hot Spot

Author: Roger Fields

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307779181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8094

Ninety percent of all restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! A man of many hats: money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant-Roger Fields shows how a restaurant can survive its first year, based on far more than luck, and keep diners coming back for many years to come. Featuring real-life restaurant start-up stories (including some of the author's own), this comprehensive how-to walks readers through the logistics of opening a restaurant: creating the concept, choosing a location, designing the menu, establishing ambiance, hiring staff, and, most important, turning a profit. Opening a restaurant isn't easy, but this realistic dreamer's guide helps set the table for lasting success. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services

Author: Karl Palachuk

Publisher: Great Little Book Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780976376026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7715

Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services by Karl W. Palachuk is an essential guide for I.T. Consultants. All forms are available to download online.Everyone knows it: Spoken agreements aren't worth the paper they're written on.The SMB Consultant is facing changes we never imaged a few years ago. Managed services are everywhere. Franchised tech support is taking off. And now big corporations are trying to compete in the "SMB Space." Whether you like it or not, you need to make some changes in order to meet the challenges of the next few years.Service agreements literally define your business. If you're not using them, you need to start today. If you are using them, great! Just make sure that they truly represent who you are and how you want to define your business.Whether you sell your services hourly, in blocks of time, or with a Managed Service plan, you need a good service agreement.As with his other books, Karl gives you more than just the forms. Service Agreements for SMB Consultants includes best practices and lots of great information to help you run your business more prosperously.
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How to Create a Rock-solid LinkedIn Profile and Build Connections that Matter

Author: Angela Rose

Publisher: I30 Media Corporation

ISBN: 9781641880138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 7049

If you're serious about taking your career to the next level, you need to be on LinkedIn. In LinkedIn In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition), author Angela Rose will show you how to make a rock-solid LinkedIn profile and expand your network. Whether you want to find a new job or advance your career, this guide can be the blueprint for a supercharged LinkedIn strategy. It includes sections on:* LinkedIn registration and basic profile setup* Nine critical LinkedIn profile elements* Six additional profile elements you should include * Why keywords are so important for your profile* How to improve a basic profile* How to address unemployment on LinkedIn* Real-world examples of successful profiles* How to connect with other people on LinkedIn* Crafting personalized connection invitations* Stranger danger on LinkedIn* Other ways to get noticed on LinkedIn* Best practices for using LinkedIn's search engine* Participation strategies for LinkedIn Groups * Five ways to find a job on LinkedIn * InMail and other paid LinkedIn services* How to turn off LinkedIn notificationsThe revised edition of LinkedIn In 30 Minutes is for people who are new to LinkedIn, as well as those who have created basic profiles and now want to take their LinkedIn efforts to the next level. While LinkedIn In 30 Minutes is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, it provides a solid foundation of registration basics, critical profile elements, and networking best practices that can help you land a new job or advance your career. The guide is easy to approach -- it's filled with step-by-step instructions written in plain English and a touch of humor. There are lots of screenshots and best practices that you can use to turn an uninspiring profile into a winner!
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Sk

Author: Steven A. Silbiger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061793175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Now totally revised -- the 3rd edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, including leadership, corporate ethics and compliance, financial planning, and real estate. This internationally acclaimed guide (more than 200,000 copies sold in the United States and around the world) distills the material of the most popular business-school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Silbiger's research comes straight from the notes of real MBA students attending these top programs today. You will learn how to: Read and understand financial statements Develop effective and comprehensive marketing plans Understand accounting rules and methods Manage your relationship with your boss Develop corporate strategies Understand the present value concept Use quantitative techniques to evaluate projects Value stock, bond, and option investments Understand the language of business law Master the most-used MBA jargon At the rate of one easy-to-understand chapter a day, this classic business book enables readers to absorb the material, speak the language, and acquire the confidence and experience needed to succeed in the competitive global business world of the twenty-first century.
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Creating a Successful Motherbaby Business

Author: Patty Brennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979724787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4632

The Doula Business Guide, 2nd Edition, is the "must have" comprehensive resource for anyone seeking to establish an independent doula business or doula program. Over 300 pages of inspiration and useful information for launching your dream career and making it pay well. When you invest in this thorough guide, you get Patty Brennan?s 35 years of expertise distilled into one go-to resource.
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Teaching Your Business to Market Itself

Author: John Jantsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101429518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4194

The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you. The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include: -Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening. -The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company's main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical. -Educate your customers. Referrals are only helpful if they're given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to. The secret to generating referrals lies in understanding the "Customer Referral Cycle"-the way customers refer others to your company who, in turn, generate even more referrals. Businesses can ensure a healthy referral cycle by moving customers and prospects along the path of Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, and Refer. If everyone in an organization keeps this sequence in mind, Jantsch argues, your business will generate referrals like a well-oiled machine. This practical, smart, and original guide is essential reading for any company looking to grow without a fat marketing budget.
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Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Author: Mel Robbins

Publisher: Savio Republic

ISBN: 1682612392

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 5191

Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It take just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you'll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt Beat fear and uncertainty Stop worrying and feel happier Share your ideas with courage The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do—it's knowing how to make yourself do it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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