If you dream of self-employment, discover your answers to three important questions: 1. Are you personally ready to start your own business? 2. Can you make a profit from your investment of time and money? 3. Should you proceed? Whether you are thinking about starting a new business, expanding an existing business, joining a partnership, or generating profit from a hobby, this book is for you! Get practical advice related to business and life, including: o Essential ingredients for successful business ownership. o Related lifestyle considerations. o A Personal Readiness Inventory. o How to deal with critical input from others. o Evaluation of personal obligations; both financial & non-financial. o Where to spend money first. o The use of outside experts. o A plan for estimating viability. o Considerations for people of faith. o Common causes of business failure. o The importance of realistic expectations. Imagine sitting down with an experienced entrepreneur - getting practical tips, cautionary tales, and challenging questions. This book is the equivalent. A step-by-step thought-process highlights critical issues and empowers you to build a Business Plan. After growing up in an entrepreneurial household, and earning an MBA when few women sought one, Cynthia Wheaton spent eight years developing new businesses within corporate America. After more than twenty-five years of self-employment as a business consultant, Cynthia generously shares start-up lessons as well as lifestyle considerations. If you answer the questions posed, you should be able to determine whether or not to proceed. What have you overlooked? Is it possible to make your dream a reality? If those questions haunt you - buy this book!
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
Most of us spend hours every day typing emails and other documents at work, yet how many of us have ever had any training in writing skills?
An insider's guide for educators who want to develop a better understanding of children's learning problems. The text will be helpful for educators including classroom teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, or graduate students who want to develop a better understanding of children's learning problems.
The author presents a unique four-component model that will guide readers to a better of understanding of lack of success in school and what can be done about it. The first component looks at a student's capacity to pay attention. The second component relates to the intellectual and academic abilities that are needed to be successful in school. The third component looks at the student's desire to put forth the effort that is needed to be successful. The fourth and last component looks at the organizational skills that the student needs in order to complete his or her assignments in a satisfactory manner.
This work will be helpful for educators including classroom teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, or graduate students who want to develop a better understanding of children's learning problems. It will also be of use to parents who want to better understand the needs and challenges of educating a child experiencing learning problems in today's schools.
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