10 COMMANDMENTS OF MONEY Survive and Thrive in the New Economy Liz Weston
Whether it's her twice-weekly MSN Money column online, the 'Money Talk' Q & A's syndicated in newspapers throughout the USA or her monthly column in AARP the magazine, millions of Americans rely on Liz Weston for straightforward, compassionate advice on personal finance.
In this comprehensive book, Liz outlines ten financial strategies for everyone to follow in today's tumultuous economy. From creating a workable budget to maintaining a financially sound marriage, Liz shows readers how to apply her advice to their specific situation, whether they need to decrease debt, build up savings or fund education. Debunking popular myths while giving unexpectedly brilliant tips, Liz's solid advice helps readers manage their money over the long-term as well as adding a few more pounds to their wallet today.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF MONEY: 1. Create a budget that works in the real world, 2. Create a survival plan with cash and credit, 3. Pay off debt the smart way, 4. Don't avoid risk. Embrace it - but sensibly, 5. Your home is not a piggy bank - preserve its equity, 6. Saving for retirement must come first, 7. Get an education you can afford, 8. Reserve insurance for the big losses, 9. Treat your marriage like a business, 10. Defend yourself in the war on consumers.
10 INSIDER SECRETS TO A WINNING JOB SEARCH Everything You need to Get the Job You Want in 24 Hours - Or Less Todd Bermont
10 INSIDER SECRETS TO A WINNING JOB SEARCH offers a complete step-by-step roadmap on how to get the job you want – fast - even in tough times! This book will motivate you, increase your self-confidence, and show you how to sell yourself so companies want to hire you. You'll have an unfair advantage when searching for a job! Todd Bermont shares with you the secrets he has learned to find a job in any economy, secrets that he used to get six job offers in his senior year of college, to land three job offers in one week during a recession and to earn numerous job promotions since. Additionally, having also been a hiring manager, Todd gives you a behind-the-scenes look into the hiring process that will give you another unfair advantage. With this book you'll: * Develop and maintain a winning attitude throughout your job search. * Convince companies to hire you...even when no positions are available. * Write attention-grabbing resumes and cover letters. * Network and market yourself to maximize your job opportunities. * Be prepared for any job interview. * Learn how to negotiate your job offers to receive top dollar.
10 SECRETS OF TIME MANAGEMENT FOR SALESPEOPLE Gain the Competitive Edge and Make Every Second Count Dave Kahle
The typical salesperson today is overwhelmed, trapped in a chaotic, pressure-filled environment with too much to do and not enough time to do it. Salespeople need help! This book provides it. Dave Kahle contends that smart time management is not about cramming more activity into each hour; but about achieving greater results in that hour. The content has been honed in hundreds of seminars and refined by the perceptions and experiences of thousands of salespeople. 10 SECRETS OF TIME MANAGEMENT FOR SALESPEOPLE provides powerful, practical insights and ideas that really work, including hundreds of specific, practical, effective time management tips from dozens of salespeople who are on the "front lines" every day. The author, Dave Kahle, has been the number-one salesperson in America for two different companies in two distinct industries. He's presented seminars throughout the world, published more than 400 articles, and authored three books and 32 multimedia training programs.
100 BEST BUSINESSES TO START WHEN YOU DONT WANT TO WORK HARD ANYMORE
Many people in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s have yearned to start their own businesses for years, but family and other responsibilities prevented them from doing anything more than dreaming. For many of them, the time is now. After a lifetime of work, these mid-life and retired entrepreneur wannabes are looking for businesses that don't require a huge investment of money or time. 100 BEST BUSINESSES TO START WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO WORK HARD ANYMORE is divided into three sections: Service businesses - adventure travel outfitter, educational consultant, personal chef, reunion planner, and more; Retail businesses - classic car sales, antiques, gourmet food store, and more; Product businesses - custom clothing designer, import business, herb farming, pet specialty manufacturer, and more. In brief, easy-to-digest chapters, each business listed includes a concise description of the business, why it's perfect for a mid-life or retired person, the skills and investment required and where to find more information.
Presents how to do a better job of self-promotion. Offers 1001 techniques and true life stories covering all the critical promotional functions, including how to identify your promotional strategies and fit them into a master plan.
1001 WAYS TO INSPIRE Your Organization Your Team and Yourself David Rye
Motivation is the single most important management strategy you will ever need to ensure your personal, professional and organizational success. And 1,001 WAYS TO INSPIRE shows you how to re-apply motivation in everything you do.
1,001 WAYS TO INSPIRE is a unique, results-oriented book that enables you to select from a menu of everyday motivational issues that include plenty of pitfalls and mistakes to avoid. You are introduced to a fictional cast of unruly employees to manage, back-stabbing peers to neutralise and arrogant executives to impress in a format that is fun to read and right on target.
The step-by-step methods you'll learn from reading this revealing book are applicable to all people and organizational situations. For example, you'll learn:
· How to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your personality type and the personality types of others. · How to keep yourself motivated all the time, even in adverse situations. · How to avoid dead-end approaches when dealing with different types of people and their personalities. · How to apply motivational approaches to common and uncommon employee-related problems. · How to motivate your boss and anybody else around you who can influence your career. How to motivate your family and personal associates to help you when you need them
This book is for every job candidate who thinks "Do you have any questions for me?" marks the end of an interview. It doesn't. In fact, it marks the beginning of the last and perhaps most important interview phase - a phase so important that failing to prepare properly for it can undo all your hard work, including providing great answers to tough questions! Asking questions in your interview is your moment to shine - to show off the depth and breadth of your research, to remind the interviewer of how perfectly your credentials fit the job description, and to actually ask for the job! From what to ask, when to ask it, and the kind of answers to expect, this book gives every candidate, from first-timers to seasoned pros, the practical information and advice they need to ace the entire interview and get their dream job.
11 SECRETS OF TIME MANAGEMENT FOR SALES PEOPLE Gain the Competitive Edge and Make Every Second Count Dave Kahle
Dave Kahle contends that smart time management is not about cramming more activity into each hour, but about achieving greater results in that hour. The content has been honed in hundreds of seminars and refined by the feedback and experiences of thousands of salespeople.
The first edition of this book was translated into seven languages and made available in 20 countries. Since then, the problem for salespeople has become even more acute, with smart phones and tablets creating a culture of instant communication. Salespeople need assistance in not being seduced by all the digital noise.
11 SECRETS OF TIME MANAGEMENT FOR SALESPEOPLE provides powerful, practical insights and ideas that really work, including hundreds of specific, practical, effective time-management tips from dozens of salespeople who are on the front lines every day.
12 STEPS TO A NEW CAREER What to Do When You Want to Make a Change Now! Carl Wellenstein
Changing jobs in your 30's or at an executive or managerial level requires you to think more strategically about your career. As your coach, the author guides you through the process of making job and career changes in a step-by-step fashion that is specific to your level and situation. You will learn what you need to do, when you need to do it and why (from multiple perspectives - yours, recruiters and employers). Real-life examples illustrate how.
Twelve chapters are arranged in five sections: · Self-discovery - What you bring to the table that others want. · Job and career options - Understanding the ones that will work for you. · Marketing yourself effectively - Crafting your resume and navigating the job market. · Communicating effectively - Techniques that build confidence and enthusiasm so you are more effective when networking, interviewing and negotiating. · Creating your strategic plan - Keeping yourself on track.
Effective advertising can crush your competition and make your company soar. But for most small businesses, understanding advertising is like learning Chinese - difficult at best. Most entrepreneurs don't know what makes a good headline, how to buy printing or what media to use. And for businesses with limited budgets, advertising “specialists” cost too much. So who can you turn to for help?
Try 151 QUICK IDEAS FOR ADVERTISING ON A SHOESTRING. This invaluable book will give your advertising the lift it needs, at a lower cost. Inside you will learn how to find good customers inexpensively and use superior relationship marketing to keep them buying your products. You'll get ideas in all aspects of advertising, from databases and direct mail to Internet and e-mail. See where you can cut corners, and how to get cheap and even free advertising. Put forth in plain language, these ideas are simple to understand and easy to apply. Just one of these tried and tested tips could save your business thousands and thousands of dollars! Ideas such as: · Use testimonials in ads. They are credible advocates for your product or service. · Put a preprinted insert in the newspaper. It's cost efficient and can be used for other marketing. · Try national cable TV. It is cheaper than local broadcast. · Run insert cards with magazine ads. They can increase response four to six times. · Trade your products or services with radio stations for air time, instead of buying it.
Whether you start a business to promote a good idea, to complement retirement or just to do it, keeping it afloat can be difficult - statistics say that 80 percent of all small businesses fail within five years.
But your business can succeed and 151 QUICK IDEAS FOR START-UP ENTREPRENEURS will help. This invaluable resource is designed to give prospective entrepreneurs the tools they need, as well as provide existing entrepreneurs with focused tips to increase profit.
The book breaks down the complex issues of starting and running a business into a simple language anyone can understand. Every idea is market-tested and proven to work. The ideas cover all aspects of small business operations, including:
· Employees · Vendors · Managing the Business · Insurance · Creativity · Borrowing Money · Marketing · Technology · Financial Management · Motivation · Communication Personal Time Management
The extensive topics in this book deal with how to handle characters ranging from Bunglers to Backstabbers to Bullies. Few books on difficult employees if any offer such an extensive assortment of the characters you're likely to encounter at work and how best to deal with them. When faced with difficult employees too often managers and co-workers lack the skills for handling the stressful encounters so they throw up their hands in complete exasperation. Well all that ends with this book. You'll learn how to: · Keep problem employees from setting the tone in the office. · Take steps to turn troublemakers into team players. · Keep them from demoralizing or scaring away other employees. · Know when to cut your losses. · Avoid hiring troublemakers in the first place. · Confront bullies harassers and ageists. · Keep a backstabber from sabotaging your career. · Keep an aggressive colleague from commandeering your meeting. · Deal with colleagues who infringe on your time. Because the information in this book is so concise and practical you'll refer to it again and again. Whether you are a manager or a co-worker of difficult employees the advice will give you the tools to better supervise problem workers or the confidence to stand up to them. You will no longer live in fear of an aggressive employee ruining your day.
151 QUICK IDEAS TO GET NEW CUSTOMERS provides an ongoing plan with proven tactics to keep the phone ringing and the door swinging. Attracting new customers seems like a never-ending effort mired in uncertainty frustration and knee-jerk reactions. Wilson demonstrates that you don't have to use expensive and never-ending sales events coupled with expensive advertising and energy-sapping promotions to turn on a constant inexhaustible flow of new prospects. How much could just one good idea be worth to you? How about a fortune! Don't overlook the little things that could make your business a success. Follow some of Jerry Wilson's 151 proven ideas and discover amasing results...fast!
Do you work with other people? Fellow employees; your boss; customers; buyers; colleagues? Of course, we all work in organisations comprised of people. People with whom we must have strong, positive relationships in order to ensure our own success as well as the organisation's.
Do we get any training or education on this key skill at our companies? Rarely. 151 QUICK IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR PEOPLE SKILLS is constructed to help everyone do a better, more effective job of working with others.
These ideas are culled from the study of human behaviour, relationships and communication. Everything here will help you be more effective, efficient and in control of your relationships with people. In this book you will: · Learn the difference between social intelligence and technical knowledge · Create friends, allies and supporters · Learn how to analyse tough personal situations and solve them · Understand when and how to negotiate
The sales function is the life-blood of a vast majority of companies. Without the influx of new business most organisations would just wither and die. So sales must be made not just once in a while but constantly: every month every week and every day. Because we constantly need more sales we also need new ideas for identifying and contacting our prospects for understanding and meeting their needs and most of all we need inspiration to continue to fight the good fight. This book will be like adding a wise and ambitious member to your sales team a one-time investment that will pay for itself over and over again. No commission required! 151 QUICK IDEAS TO INCREASE SALES is all about increasing the return on investment you make in your organisation's business development programme. It will break down the walls between the sales function and the other promotional elements that make up a typical marketing mix allowing for a more synergistic approach to sales. 151 QUICK IDEAS TO INCREASE SALES shows you how to get creative and borrow proven sales tactics from a variety of business models and put them to work in your programmes. These ideas will allow you to leverage the assets and momentum present in your existing system helping to turn your existing skills and knowledge into a kind of wisdom that will get you exactly what you need and want: more sales!
Jerry Wilson is a successful entrepreneur and business and marketing consultant. He has spent more than 25 years researching what his clients - businesses large and small - have done to be successful in today's marketplace. These powerful ideas work! Each is presented in a bite-sized package that allows instant execution. No long chapters with endless justifications pontifications philosophy and personal stories. Just 151 great practical ideas any business manager and owner can use to make an immediate difference to their business success. For most businesses attracting new employees and getting existing employees to succeed is a never-ending task often rooted in inefficient hiring practices misunderstood motivational techniques inadequate training and high employee turnover. 151 QUICK IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOUR STAFF takes the mystery out of motivating employees. The basic concept: inspire employees to create and maintain delighted and repeat customers! This book demonstrates that business owners don't have to constantly replace employees or use artificial incentives and harsh methods to get employees to help the business succeed.
All too many of us live our lives trying to shoehorn our many activities and responsibilities into the time slots available to accomplish them. Increasingly for businesspeople fathers and mothers and even children ineffectively managing that myriad of activities has become an all-consuming chore. Many of us are so stressed trying to accomplish all the tasks life throws at us that our relationships job performance and even school performance are negatively affected. Why? Because we organise our times and life poorly: we spend five years of our life just waiting in queues three years in meetings and two years playing telephone tag! We get interrupted 73 times per day interfering with our productivity and take an hour of work home every night interfering with our family time. But we can solve these problems. This book presents 151 quick and easy ways to meet these challenges in our daily lives. Each idea comes from a real world experience; each is based on the work of people experimenting examining exploring and discovering unique solutions to the time problems all of us face every day. These ideas work! They have been tried and tested by others and found successful. Now they are available to you. While all might not be pertinent to your particular circumstances many will. Select those that fit and try them. Do more in less time take control of your schedule and create a new balance between your work and family life. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to take charge of your time and increase the quality of your life: day by day hour by hour and minute by minute.
Traditional ways of motivating a sales force have included money, incentives, contests and even turnover (regardless of performance). While it's true being a sales professional is not for everyone, there is a way to identify, build and retain a top-notch motivated sales force. The trick is to build and keep a sales team that delivers sustainable results.
The insights included in this book are designed to shift your thinking about traditional ways of motivating sales professionals you manage. It categorises key sales-motivating management skills, tools and techniques while incorporating the art and science of sales management, leadership and the human dynamic. In this book you'll learn: · Coaching and Development · Sales force Processes and Systems · Keys to Sales force Leadership · Reward, Recognition and Incentives
Sales managers that learn, know and implement a next-in-class approach to motivating their sales professionals will reap high rewards and beat their competition.