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Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide: How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems
Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide
How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems
Paperback      ISBN: 1413326676
The essential tax reference book for every nonprofit

Nonprofits enjoy privileges not available to other organizations. But these privileges come with obligations: Nonprofits must comply with special IRS rules and regulations to maintain their tax-exempt status. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide explains ongoing and annual IRS compliance requirements for nonprofits, including:

  • a detailed look at Form 990
  • line-by-line instructions for Form 990-EZ
  • conflicts of interest and compensation rules
  • charitable giving rules
  • unrelated taxable business income rules
  • lobbying and political activity restrictions, and
  • nonprofit bookkeeping

Whether you are just starting your nonprofit or are well established, you'll find all the information you need to avoid the most common issues nonprofits run into with the IRS.

This edition is completely updated to cover changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Art Of The Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
The Art Of The Start
The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591840562
A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything where there s a will, here s the way.

It begins with a dream that just won t quit, the once-in-a-lifetime thunderbolt of pure inspiration, the obsession, the world-beater, the killer app, the next big thing. Everyone who wants to make the world a better place becomes possessed by a grand idea.


But what does it take to turn your idea into action?

Whether you are an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit crusader, there s no shortage of advice available on issues such as writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, and Web sites that many startups get bogged down to the point of paralysis. Or else they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they discover their mistakes.

In The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki brings two decades of experience as one of business s most original and irreverent strategists to offer the essential guide for anyone starting anything, from a multinational corporation to a church group. At Apple in the 1980s, he helped lead one of the great companies of the century, turning ordinary consumers into evangelists. As founder and CEO of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm, he has field-tested his ideas with dozens of newly hatched companies. And as the author ofbestselling business books and articles, he has advised thousands of people who are making their startup dreams real.

From raising money to hiring the right people, from defining your positioning to creating a brand, from creating buzz to buzzing the competition, from managing a board to fostering a community, this book will guide you through an adventure that s more art than science the art of the start.

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How to Bullsh*t Your Way to Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide to 21st Century Success
How to Bullsh*t Your Way to Number 1
An Unorthodox Guide to 21st Century Success
Hardcover      ISBN: 1513643657

Less than a year ago, Oobah Butler was living in a garden shed in London, struggling to pay rent and living on a diet of boiled eggs. It's safe to say that he hadn't achieved much with his life. Yet just a year on, on the back of three documentaries that have been viewed over 150m times, he's won awards, been featured on TV all over the world and has been lauded by critics, commentators and serial achievers across the globe. How did everything turn for him? With an idea. Since he came with the Shed at Dulwich, the world's most famous restaurant that never existed, Oobah's life has been completely transformed. Fantastic, of course, but it made no sense. How could something he'd invested such little care and emphasis in be so impactful? Could this be the key? So he asked himself the question: How would my life work out if I approached it with as little consideration and as much enjoyment as my fake restaurant? Can one achieve more in life if they cease to be so emotionally involved in their goals? In the modern age, has detachment become an unlikely bedfellow of success? This new book by Oobah Butler is based on a philosophy built around this very stupid thing he did.

Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do
Burn the Business Plan
What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do
Paperback      ISBN: 1476794375
Business startup advice from the former president of the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation and cofounder of Global Entrepreneurship Week and StartUp America, this "thoughtful study of 'how businesses really start, grow, and prosper'...dispels quite a few business myths along the way" (Publishers Weekly).

Carl Schramm, the man described by The Economist as "The Evangelist of Entrepreneurship," has written a myth-busting guide packed with tools and techniques to help you get your big idea off the ground. Schramm believes that entrepreneurship has been misrepresented by the media, business books, university programs, and MBA courses. For example, despite the emphasis on the business plan in most business schools, some of the most successful companies in history--Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and hundreds of others--achieved success before they ever had a business plan.

Burn the Business Plan punctures the myth of the cool, tech-savvy twenty-something entrepreneur with nothing to lose and venture capital to burn. In fact most people who start businesses are juggling careers and mortgages just like you. The average entrepreneur is actually thirty-nine years old, and the success rate of entrepreneurs over forty is five times higher than that of those under age thirty. Entrepreneurs who come out of the corporate world often have discovered a need for a product or service and have valuable contacts to help them get started.

Filled with stories of successful entrepreneurs who drew on real-life experience rather than academic coursework, Burn the Business Plan is the guide to starting and running a business that will actually work for the rest of us.
Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn
Home Business Tax Deductions
Keep What You Earn
Paperback      ISBN: 1413326854
Pay less to the IRS

For any home business, claiming all the tax deductions you are entitled to is essential to your business's financial success. Don't miss out on the many valuable deductions you can claim. Here, you'll find out how to deduct:

  • start-up costs
  • home office expenses
  • vehicles, meals, and travel expenses
  • medical expenses, and
  • retirement expenses.

You'll also learn how to keep accurate, thorough records in case the IRS ever comes calling. Easy to read and full of real-life examples, this book can help you take advantage of all the valuable deductions you are entitled to.

The 16th edition is updated to cover changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Microbrewery Handbook: Craft, Brew, and Build Your Own Microbrewery Success
The Microbrewery Handbook
Craft, Brew, and Build Your Own Microbrewery Success
Paperback      ISBN: 1119598044

An unprecedented guide to successfully start or grow a microbrewery or craft brewery in a much more competitive world.

Opening a microbrewery starts with, of course, making great beer. But that is just the beginning. Today's sophisticated patrons are offered an ever-increasing array of options. It's so much more than beer nowadays. Yes, great beer is essential, but to attract and hold on to a loyal customer base, you must create a sense of place. Do your research. Understand financing and cash flow. Know how to measure your success. A successful, well-run microbrewery knows how to hire the right employees--employees that will spread word of your business to friends, family, even total strangers, both on and off the clock. Marketing, branding, customer experience; they all matter. There are so many factors that directly and indirectly contribute to success, it may at times be overwhelming. The Microbrewery Handbook offers an extraordinary look at all of the facets of success in the industry. No matter if you are thinking about starting a new venture or are already operating your own microbrewery, this valuable book offers real-world advice and proven strategies to help you thrive in the competitive micro and craft brewing industry.

Focused on practical guidance, author D.C. Reeves distills his experience founding Perfect Plain Brewing Company in Pensacola, Florida into an engaging, up-to-date resource for microbrewers everywhere. Clearly showing readers what works in the industry and, just as importantly, what doesn't work, The Microbrewery Handbook:

  • Helps you create unique, memorable experiences for your customers, your employees, and your city
  • Includes coverage of the financial aspects of building and growing your business, such as banking, investment, and debt
  • Shows you how to transform your business into a community anchor
  • Offers suggestions on building an entire culture around your brand that promotes positivity and attracts the right kind of attention
  • Shares personal stories and advice from a successful microbrew entrepreneur
  • Includes interviews and insight with industry experts as well as owners of some of the nation's elite craft breweries including Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King, and Doug Resier of Burial Brewing

The Microbrewery Handbook: Craft, Brew, and Build Your Own Microbrewery Success is an indispensable, first-of-its-kind book for anyone in the micro and craft brewing industry.

Nonprofits in Crisis: Economic Development, Risk, and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve
Nonprofits in Crisis
Economic Development, Risk, and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve
Hardcover      ISBN: 0253006856

Why do some countries have a vibrant nonprofit sector while others do not? Nonprofits in Crisis explores the theory of risk as a major mechanism through which economic development influences the nonprofit sector. Nuno S. Themudo elaborates this idea by focusing on Mexican nonprofit organizations, which operate and strive to survive in a risky environment. The study of these nonprofits generates broader lessons about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector that complement wider cross-national statistical analysis.

Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small
Get Scrappy
Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small
Hardcover      ISBN: 0814437311

It's an exciting time to be in marketing, with an array of equalizing platforms from the Internet to social media to content marketing, that have reset the playing field for businesses large and small. Yet, it's also a challenging time, with much work to do and an ever-changing array of platforms, features, and networks to master--all on tighter budgets than ever before. Don't get discouraged, get scrappy Weaving hacks, tips, idea starters, and more, chief brand strategist Nick Westergaard has provided in Get Scrappy a plan of attack for businesses of any size to: - Demystify digital marketing in a way that makes sense for your business- Do more with less- Build a strong brand with something to say- Create relevant and engaging content for your social media platforms- Spark dialogue with your community of customers- Measure what matters- And moreThe result will be a reliable, repeatable system for building your brand, creating engaging content, and growing your community of customers. Don't wait for marketing to reinvent itself. Instead, proactively reinvent your company's marketing to maximize its reach

Jump Start Your Business Brain: Scientific Ideas and Advice That Will Immediately Double Your Business Success Rate
Jump Start Your Business Brain
Scientific Ideas and Advice That Will Immediately Double Your Business Success Rate
Paperback      ISBN: 1578601797
JUMP START
Your Business Brain

details data-proven methods that will make your sales, marketing and business development measurably more effective.

What makes this book unique:
The methods detailed here are backed by hard data and grounded in the statistical analysis of the success and failure of more than 4,000 new products and services, and more than 6,000 innovation teams.

The research quantifies the impact of a back-to-basics, customer-focused approach to sales, marketing and business development. It also uncovers ways to measurably increase effectiveness in today's super competitive, time-compressed and overstressed marketplace.

"America's #1 New Product Idea Man"
--Inc. Magazine

"Hall's book is a damn good read...because he's a damn good storyteller. But, speaking as an engineer-business analyst, it is credible because it is supported by a ton of (VERY HARD) data. I LOVE THIS BOOK. (And I rarely--never before, truth be told--go that far.) PLEASE. P.L.E.A.S.E. Read--and ingest--this book. PLEASE."
--Tom Peters, Co-Author, In Search of Excellence

"Eureka Ranch's unconventional approach has won raves from some of the biggest corporations in the country."
--CNN

"Doug Hall has a method to his madness, a rigorous, quantifiable process for inventing breakthrough ideas for clients. Unlike many creative gurus hustling ideation wares in the corporate marketplace, Doug makes it imperative that his Eureka Inventing processes are quantified every step of the way.
--Todd Datz, Features Editor, CIO Magazine

"Doug Hall's unique and effective approach to creating ideas is stimulating, embracing, and fun--and the results explode with new possibilities. It is truly a winning experience in ideas and self-confidence."
--Ron Nicodemus, Conference Director, Walt Disney Institute

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide
Starting & Building a Nonprofit
A Practical Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1413325998
Build a great nonprofit

More people than ever are committing themselves to serving their communities and changing the world. Whether you're aiming to protect the environment, support the arts, or help people in need, understanding how to set up a solid nonprofit organization is a great foundation for being as effective as you can be.

With practical advice, legal information, tips, and step-by-step instructions, this essential guide will help you get your nonprofit up and running--and keep it going It explains how to:

  • develop a strategic plan and budget
  • recruit and manage board members, volunteers, and staff
  • market your organization to your target audience
  • raise money including traditional methods and crowdfunding
  • build a website, use social media strategically, and
  • avoid copyright troubles
  • adopt policies that are legally sound
  • and much more

Whether you are dreaming of starting a nonprofit or are already in the trenches, Starting & Building a Nonprofit will help your organization make a real difference in the world. The fully updated eighth edition includes the latest information on building audience and promoting your mission on social media.