Social networks are no fad. They're a permanent reality: one that offers immense opportunities to smart, innovative businesses. Now, top social networking consultant Juliette Powell reveals how dozens of innovators are driving real ROI through social networks - and how you can, too.Powell's wide-ranging research, including coverage on Barack Obama's successful online strategy in his bid for the presidency, focuses on technology, media and gaming companies, leaders in fashion, beauty, publishing, finance, retail, event planning, and beyond. These powerful narratives illuminate the reality of doing business on today's social networks as never before. Through them, Powell introduces new best practices, shows how to avoid crucial pitfalls, and helps you prepare for the newest trends in online social networking.Drawing on the latest research, Powell connects the dots, uncovering the human dynamics and patterns that consistently underlie successful social networking initiatives. Along the way, she offers practical tools and advice for optimizing every stage of your own social networking initiative - from planning through measurement, and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001490/bk_adbl_001490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Business Godfather Treatment provides practical strategies business owners can implement right away to start increasing their business wealth. The Business Godfather Treatment is for owners of companies with up to $20 million in revenue who are looking to get more out of their businesses and build real wealth. The best investment a business owner can make is in his own business. The Business Godfather Treatment provides entertaining and thought-provoking insights into business ownership as a way of life and inspiration to create do-it-yourself wealth. This street-smart handbook shows business owners how to apply the business wealth-building strategies developed and used by the Business Godfather over the past three decades for his clients and his own businesses as a business attorney, business consultant, and business owner. Learn how to give yourself The Business Godfather Treatment. This book comes complete with exercises and Business Godfather commentary that provide you with the wisdom to enjoy your business more. Whether you are preparing your business for finance or sale or want to learn how to find and invest in the best business opportunities, The Business Godfather Treatment provides a clear road map for how you can get more out of your business and your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Koomey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054174/bk_acx0_054174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Better leaders create better results. How do you become a better leader - an easy-to-follow leader? It's simpler than you think. Learn how to cut through the noise and the myths surrounding current leadership-development trends to focus on what's always been at the heart of leadership: who you are and what you stand for - your values, your character. People follow values, not skills or expertise. Once you've learned what your values are and openly wear them in your environment, leading becomes effortless. You connect with your people and find common ground by simply telling them what's important to you. And more - your values create the culture where you want to live and work.Values are the rules of the culture. Communicating your values makes you easy to follow.Kris Mailepors is an executive coach, positive-change consultant, and speaker. For more than 20 years, Kris has shaped leaders in healthcare, finance, retail, automotive, and other industries with his completely unique and fresh approaches to thriving as a leader. He focuses on the concept that professional growth is a deeply personal undertaking that can never be one size fits all. In his spare time, Kris supports youth services including the Boys and Girls Club. He loves being in nature and takes his dog, SunnyBear, with him whenever he can. Kris completed his MBA at the University of Otago in New Zealand, where some of the world's best business minds engage with students. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Berndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123737/bk_acx0_123737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The legal marijuana "Green Rush" continues to evolve as one of the most lucrative emergent markets in the US - but taking advantage of this opportunity isn't something to be considered lightly. If you aren't careful, there are plenty of potential pitfalls and forks in the road...but you can avoid these costly problems with A Budding Success: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Launching and Managing a Lucrative Legal Marijuana Business. In this book, you'll find first-hand expert guidance that carries you through every angle of planning, launching, and running your business, including help with: Defining your budget, location, and business plan, so you can start - and continue - as strongly as possible. Protecting yourself by understanding city, county, state, and federal laws, thus making money without worrying about crackdowns. Becoming self-employed and making wise investment decisions that grow your business...and your empire. Choosing the right kind of marijuana business opportunity for you - medical or recreational, from dispensing to growing, extraction, delivery, edibles, and beyond. Implementing the best security measures in order to protect your latest ventures. Smoothly incorporating the right kind of legal entity, so you don't face any nasty regulatory surprises. Finance and accounting-from wages to taxes, collective reimbursements, and more. Advertising and marketing-your obligations, and winning tactics for quick expansion. Sourcing, growing, pricing and tracking your stock....and more! With this fully comprehensive guide, you will be prepared to slide in on the ground floor of one of America's most revolutionary industries. Expert author, entrepreneur, and business consultant Charles Restivo, alongside marijuana mastermind and dispensary operator Cory Cervantes, will walk you step by step through the process of gro 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reid Kerr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076624/bk_acx0_076624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may have heard of The Secret and "the law of attraction". What this audiobook is all about, is applying the law of attraction and manifesting what you want, through placing orders with the universe through vision boards. The audio outlines in detail how to create a board, what works, and (very importantly) what to do if you don’t achieve the results that you want. There is a process to remove the blocks and to allow the energy to flow. Author Lisa Newton has been successfully placing orders for years - her only caveat is to be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it! Lisa is a serial entrepreneur and holds various directorships in various industries including telecoms, software, hair & beauty, as well as finance. She has won various awards in business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 with Precious Online, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award and Best Accounting Franchisor in 2012 and 2013 in addition to which has been nominated and a finalist in numerous others. Lisa runs workshops on manifesting and vision boards. She supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, consultant and an avid net-worker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bglz/000001/bk_bglz_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book is aimed primarily at employees in the finance, controlling, planning and IT departments. Likewise to Business experienced IT and Business Consultant.As with most software implementations, implementing or moving to Business Process and Consolidation (BPC), an SAP application for financial planning and consolidation, requires more than just technical know-how. Although the big beneficiaries of the BPC implementation are financial planners, controllers and analysts, the success (or failure) of many other actors is influenced by the implementation of SAP BPC. It should be clear to all involved that BPC can not equate a SEM-BCS system with its professional versatility. This primarily relates to the IFRS-compliant consolidation application in the daily FAST CLOSING PROCESS in legal and management consolidation. In addition, support for the SAP application SEM-BCS is more effective than the limited support / support resources at SAP BPC.In large corporations, a combined application of SEM-BCS with BPC is performed, which is an optimal complement between actual consolidation and planning / budgeting.To what extent in the future in a cloud landscape an effective integration of the components S / 4HANA, BPC, IP and SEM-BCS respectively BOFC successfully designed the FAST CLOSING PROCESS will depend to a great extent on the know-how of the business consultant, IT colleagues, users and SAP support.This book is your comprehensive guide to setting up standard and embedded SAP BPC. Preview Real-Time Consolidation and see how to migrate to SAP BPC 10.1 to stay on the cutting edge of SAP BPC.Application examples show the handling and setting of the following functions-Implement standard and embedded SAP BPC-Set up consolidation: ownership, intercompany eliminations, journal entries.....-Standard and embedded SAP BPC-Reporting-Data loading-Forecasting, planning-Consolidation-SAP HANA-Data Manager-Migration-Real-Time Consolidation
SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User's Guide brings together a wealth of ideas about strategic and tactical solutions to everyday situations experienced when transferring, extracting, processing, analyzing, and reporting the valuable data you have at your fingertips. Best, you can achieve most of the solutions using the SAS components you already license, meaning that this book's insights can keep you from throwing money at problems needlessly.Author Philip R. Holland advises a broad range of clients throughout Europe and the United States as an independent consultant and founder of Holland Numerics Ltd, a SAS technical consultancy. In this book he explains techniques-through code samples and example-that will enable you to increase your knowledge of all aspects of SAS programming, improve your coding productivity, and interface SAS with other programs.He also provides an expert's overview of Graph Templates, which was recently moved into Base SAS. You will learn to create attractive, standardized, reusable, and platform-independent graphs-both statistical and non-statistical-to help you and your business users explore, visualize, and capitalize on your company's data. In addition, you will find many examples and cases pertaining to healthcare, finance, retail, and other industries.Among other things, SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques will show you how to:Write efficient and reus able SAS codeCombine look-up data sets with larger data sets effectivelyRun R and Perl from SASRun SAS programs from SAS Studio and Enterprise GuideOutput data into insightful, valuable charts and graphsSAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques prepares you to make better use of your existing SAS components by learning to use the newest features, improve your coding efficiency, help you develop applications that are easier to maintain, and make data analysis easier. In other words, it will save you time, money, and effort-and make you a more valuable member of the development team.What You'll LearnHow to write more efficient SAS code-either code that runs quicker, code that is easier to maintain, or bothHow to do more with the SAS components you already licenseHow to take advantage of the newest features in SASHow to interface external applications with SAS softwareHow to create graphs using SAS ODS Graphics Who This Book Is ForSAS programmers wanting to improve their existing programming skills, and programming managers wanting to make better use of the SAS software they already license.
This revised and expanded edition of the bestselling book, The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman, gives you everything you need to transform your business, your career or your working life forever.An MBA at a top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and cold, hard cash. And if you don't want to work for a consulting firm or an investment bank, the chances are it simply isn't worth it.Josh Kaufman is the rogue professor of modern business education. Feted by everyone from the business media to Seth Godin and David Allen, he's torn up the rulebook and given thousands of people worldwide the tools to teach themselves everything they need to know.The Personal MBA teaches simple mental models for every subject that's key to commercial success. From the basics of products, sales & marketing and finance to the nuances of human psychology, teamwork and creating systems, this book distils everything you need to know to take on the MBA graduates and win.'File this book under: NO EXCUSES' Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Linchpin'Well on its way to becoming a business classic. You're pretty much guaranteed to get your money's worth - if not much, much more' Jason Hesse, Real Business'Josh Kaufman has synthesized the most important topics in business into a book that truly lives up to its title. It's rare to find complicated concepts explained with such clarity. Highly recommended' Ben Casnocha, author of My Start-Up LifeJosh Kaufman is an acclaimed blogger and consultant who helps people improve their business skills. He previously worked at Proctor & Gamble. Since 2005 Josh has been helping people learn about business without remortgaging their lives through his website, www.PersonalMBA.com
Business of all sizes have a problem: How do you know—in real time—whether you are earning the profit you need to grow or even just stay in business? And which products or services are doing the “heavy lifting” in contributing to profit? Financial statements tell only part of the story. They are backward looking, for one thing, and they generally show results only in the aggregate. Worse, they never seem to reflect the hard work you’re doing on a daily basis. As one manager said, “If I’m adding 25% profit to every job, why am I getting barely 5% net profit at the end of the year?” Improving Profit: Using Contribution Metrics to Boost the Bottom Line solves this dilemma. As this book shows, Contribution-Based Activity (CBA) measures focus on two key levers that are fundamental to the operation of any business: financial contribution and units of activity. Knowing how to use these levers gets your company off the treadmill and on your way to stellar profitability. And as the 21 case studies show, CBA is surprisingly easy to apply to businesses of all types and all sizes. What is “financial contribution”? Simply the amount above and beyond the cost of goods or materials sold that contributes to covering overhead and creating profit. As entrepreneur, business consultant, and professor Keith Cleland shows, few managers actually know the financial contribution their products and services make, nor how to amplify that contribution by incremental adjustments to one or both levers. As you’ll learn, the financial tool Cleland created, TARI (Target Average Rate Index), provides insight into each product’s value. You’ll not only learn which products are contributing the most to the bottom line, but how to unlock the profit potential in run-of-the-mill products or services. Improving Profit will help you: Restore and boost profit levels for your entire operation Relate your daily efforts to a transaction's actual profitability Focus on the two key performance indicators that can help you identify and solve problems affecting finance and productivity Help everyone in the company—from CEO to janitor—understand how their activities help or hinder the company’s fortunes Make effective financial decisions If you’ve ever wondered why your results don’t match your hard work, hopes, and dreams, read this book. As the case studies make clear, identifying and applying TARI results in a significant—and often dramatic—boost to the bottom-line.