For a comprehensive, easy-to-read, A-to-Z library of everything a small business owner would need to know about starting and succeeding in business, consult The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business, 2nd Edition. Discover candid advice, effective techniques, insider information, and success secrets that will boost you confidence. This updated editions is even more accessible, with easy-to-follow information from starting, running, and growing a business to new chapters on green business practices, technology tips, and marketing tools. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000279/bk_gdan_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Big new ideas rarely make great businesses. Laboring on a business plan can be a waste of time. You are going to need dramatically more start-up money than you think you do. Counterintuitive concepts like these have helped the world's best entrepreneurs succeed. Yet most of us only learn them the hard way. Len Green, an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business professor, shares inside secrets and proven tactics for launching a business. Based on his popular Ultimate Entrepreneurship course, the audiobook explains how to: Locate sure-bet opportunities for improving products Get serious about positioning, distributing, and licensing Find funding Take calculated risks and minimize failure And much more The Entrepreneur's Playbook allows you to become a virtual student: dozens of exercises and hundreds of examples make the learning stick. Why stumble your way to possible failure when you can tap in to the best ideas for making your venture work? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonard C. Green, Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002163/bk_gdan_002163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Build a craft cannabis business that will survive and thrive in the California Green Rush. It's the end of an era for the legacy pot growers of California. The green rush has turned into a crush, and the small farmer is being left behind. With regulations being complicated and burdensome and big business hitting the industry hard, you must evolve or go extinct. Your survival is not dependent on changing who you are but, rather, how you conduct business. The good news is that you have everything you need to succeed. With more than 22 years of cannabis industry and advocacy expertise, author Jonathan Collier offers you the tools, tactics, and resources to feel confident starting a cannabis business and to enjoy a higher quality of life. In The Craft Cannabis Revolution, Jonathan helps you to:Identify common obstacles and mistakes that could cost/save you hundreds of thousands of dollarsLearn how to maneuver through state and local regulations and complianceUnderstand and navigate the dynamic industry environment and its growth stagesDevelop a strategic foundation that defines your value proposition, target market, and product offeringsDiscover and choose from 6 working business models that assure sustained successOutline a business plan that makes sense for youThe Craft Cannabis Revolution is about business and what you need to know to successfully build one. Join the craft cannabis movement now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Wiggins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154879/bk_acx0_154879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As climate change becomes an international crisis, more and more industries are looking for a sound model for creating successful environmentally friendly companies, and a new generation of young leaders are eager for inspiration and guidance on creating sustainable businesses. Mid-Course Correction is an epic story of the legendary journey of industrialist Ray C. Anderson, the definitive case study for sustainable business and a road map to success - now fully updated and expanded for the 21st century.With a foreword by best selling author Paul Hawken (whose book, The Ecology of Commerce, profoundly inspired Anderson) and several new chapters and interviews, Mid-Course Correction Revisited advocates why we need to create prototypical green companies and a new economy - not based on non-renewable resources, but on renewable energy, aggressive recycling, innovative technology, and sustainable business practices.Most importantly, the new book shares a clear path toward finding success with zero waste, zero emissions, zero carbon, and zero harm to the environment, detailing Anderson’s own vision that led to one of the world’s first companies to pursue this bold business model, Interface, Inc. Under his leadership the company grew into a billion-dollar-per-year business and a global leader in the industry, while drastically reducing its carbon footprint and eliminating waste.As our global economy shifts toward sustainability, challenges like building a circular economy and reversing global warming present tremendous opportunities. Business leaders aiming to succeed in the green economy - from entrepreneurs and CEO’s to innovators and sustainability professionals - will find both sage advice and concrete models in this fresh new look at a master in corporate and environmental leadership, and the legacy he left.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library al 1. Language: English. Narrator: John A. Lanier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151193/bk_acx0_151193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she's a secretary in his company, Drake's primal instincts kick into overdrive. What he wouldn't give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard... Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers. Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn't so intense... When Drake's twin brother senses that Drake has found his match - and now inherits their father's billion dollar estate - he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021626/bk_adbl_021626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Secret World of the Little Imps is a book about Nick’s discovery of the Little Imps’ secret world when he clicks a link under a video game on his computer. Suddenly, he meets Sir Stephen, who looks like a court jester, and his cat Cindy. Nick’s computer avatar follows them as they lead him to a magical place with all kinds of beings who live beyond a red and a green door, respectively. He also meets some scary challenges and learns about the worlds of "I can" and "I can’t". So, can he meet these challenges? He has to call on the world of "I can" in order to succeed, but can he do it before he returns to the everyday world?Gini Graham Scott, PhD, JD, is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar leader, specializing in business and work relationships, professional and personal development, social trends, and popular culture. She has published a dozen children’s books, including Katy’s Bow, Where’s the Avocado?, and several Coyote tales. She has published over 50 nonfiction books with major publishers and over 150 through her company Changemakers Publishing. She has worked with dozens of clients on memoirs, self-help, popular business books, and film scripts.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162700/bk_acx0_162700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In This Heart of Mine, you met Kevin Tucker. Now meet Kevin's shark of an agent...and Annabelle Granger, the girl least likely to succeed. Annabelle is tired of being the lone failure in a family of overachievers. She's endured dead-end jobs and a broken engagement. But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town. With his money-green eyes and calculated charm, Heath Champion is the best sports agent in the country. He's wealthy, driven, and gorgeous, so why does he need a matchmaker, especially a red-haired screw-up like Annabelle Granger? True, she's entertaining, and she does have a certain quirky appeal. But Heath is searching for the ultimate symbol of his success: the perfect wife. And to make an extraordinary match, he needs an extraordinary matchmaker, right? If Annabelle isn't careful, she just might find herself going heart-to-heart with the toughest negotiator in town, a man who's beginning to ask himself...exactly how perfect does perfect have to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001107/bk_harp_001107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters - presenting his ideas on restoring economic growth, energy, job creation, resolving the mortgage crisis, and financial responsibility, and offering a plan to get us "back in the future business". He explains how we got into an economic crisis, and lays down a plan for long-term prosperity. He also offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses. He supports President Obama's emphasis on green technology, saying that changing the way we produce and consume energy is the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy while enhancing our national security. Clinton also stresses that we need a strong private sector and a smart government working together to restore prosperity and progress, demonstrating that whenever we've given in to the temptation to blame government for all of our problems, we've lost our ability to produce sustained economic growth and shared prosperity. He believes our ability to compete in the 21st century is dependent on our willingness to invest in infrastructure: we need faster broadband, a state-of-the-art national electrical grid, modernized water and sewer systems, and the best airports, trains, roads, and bridges. "There is simply no evidence that we can succeed in the 21st century with an anti-government strategy", writes Clinton, based on "a philosophy grounded in 'you're on your own' rather than 'we're all in this together.'" He believes that conflict between government and the private sector has proved to be good politics but has produced bad policies, giving us a weak economy with not enough jobs, growing income inequality and poverty, and a decline in our competitive position. In the real world, cooperation works much better than conflict, an 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Clinton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002816/bk_rand_002816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Concerns about the environment and development are certainly not new.However, more recently the ongoing global dialogue has formed around the strategies needed to address the interrelated challenges of building healthy societies, economies, and environments.Over the past few decades, blind optimism about the creation of a modern technological utopia has been replaced by a more realistic understanding of the forces contributing to the world s problems. Sustainability is becoming the key and essential element in every approach we plan towards new development. Sustainability is a challenge,for all of us.If,at all,we are to succeed, it will take more than a Business As Usual approach.In fact, we believe the whole definition of business as usual needs to be upended.Business can no longer afford to ignore environmental warnings.Environmentalists can no longer demonize business.Sustainability has made us understand, in a way we never would have before, that we all share a common fate.We need to face the reality that like it or not we re in this together.We need to fulfill our common goal GREEN .