Restaurant Success by the Numbers
A Money-Guy's Guide to Opening the Next New Hot Spot
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1607745585
This one-stop guide to opening a restaurant from an accountant-turned-restaurateur shows aspiring proprietors how to succeed in the crucial first year and beyond. Ninety percent of all restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! A man of many hats—money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant—Roger Fields shows how a restaurant can survive its first year and keep diners coming back for years. Featuring real-life start-up stories (including many of the author’s own), this comprehensive how-to walks readers through the logistics of opening a restaurant: concept, location, menu, ambiance, staff, and, most important, profit. Updated to address current trends such as food trucks and to tackle online opportunities (and pitfalls!) including Groupon, Yelp, and Twitter, Restaurant Success by the Numbers remains a critical resource for navigating the food industry. Opening a restaurant isn’t easy, but this realistic dreamer’s guide helps set the table for lasting success.
Home Business Tax Deductions
Keep What You Earn
Paperback ISBN: 1413325742
Home Business Tax Deductions has everything home business owners need to know to make sure they take advantage of all the business deductions they are entitled to take. There are also key tax advantages related to business entity choice under the new tax laws. Home Business Tax Deductions is organized into practical, easy-to-use categories of the most commonly-used home business tax deductions which not only explain the deductions, but also how to make decisions so home business owners can take advantage of them. Includes lots of interesting and relevant examples that make the book easy to read and understand.
A Revolutionary Approach
Paperback ISBN: 1449996205
With this book, you'll learn how to create a thriving software consulting business from the bottom up. You'll find everything you need to determine if being a software consultant makes sense for you, the preparatory phases, and how to manage your business, and how to plan for growth. The book features a real-world case study at the end of each chapter, which provides additional insights. This book can help current and future software and other consultants in many facets of the consulting industry. * Learn the benefits and potholes of being a consultant * Develop a strategic plan for your consulting business * Learn the Six Steps of Creation * Create and manage virtual teams * Learn how to acquire, keep, and get more clients for your business * Learn about the Sweet Sixteen Collaboration and Management Tools * Create your own Software Design and Development Process * Avoid the Seven Deadly Traps of software consulting * Learn about legal, tax, and other important issues regarding being a consultant
From Passion to Profit
Start Your Business in 6 Weeks or Less!A Step-by-step Guide to Making Money from Your Hobby by Selling Online
Paperback ISBN: 1446305015
Want to be an entrepreneur? Thanks to the internet its never been easier and with the help of this step-by-step business start-up guide you can get your own online enterprise up and running in 6-weeks or less! Featuring a combination of highly practical advice and warm encouragement, you will benefit from helpful worksheets, checklists and step-by-step instructions, all presented in a positive and engaging tone. You will learn the process of deciding what to sell, how to develop a brand, how to choose the right platform and getting your online shop live and ready to take orders from customers around the world in rapid time. The directory of online marketplaces and online shop solutions will help you decide which are the best options for you to sell online, while the case studies and real life stories from successful online shop owners demonstrate that success is not only possible but highly achievable! This guide will help not only handmade sellers but anyone with a home-based business such as vintage finds, designer prints, customized t-shirts, wedding stationery, upcycled jewelry, patterns, ebooks and more! Claire Hughes is an online retail expert, marketing geek and 3rd generation entrepreneur. She is a blogger for Handmadesuccess.com and is a regular instructor for Folksy.com
Tech Boss Lady
How to Start-Up, Disrupt, and Thrive As a Female Founder
Hardcover ISBN: 1580058280
The founder of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit dedicated to empowering, educating and mentoring women in the tech industry, offers first-hand accounts of the realities of startup, in this no-nonsense guide for the Tech Boss Lady within each of us. 30,000 first printing.
Shortcut Your Startup
Speed Up Success With Unconventional Advice from the Trenches
Paperback ISBN: 1501173006
From the Reum brothers—former Goldman Sachs investment bankers, successful operators, and investors—comes Shortcut Your Startup, a practical playbook for both aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs, filled with unconventional yet accessible advice for maximizing your business venture. Courtney and Carter Reum have years of experience in the field, from investing in over 130 companies, including Lyft, Pinterest, Warby Parker, and ClassPass, to driving the success of their own liquor brand, VEEV Spirits. The Reum brothers have learned from every triumph and tribulation, and over the years have developed an effective and easy-to-understand guide to help entrepreneurs through the startup journey from inception to sale. Complete with personal anecdotes and real-life advice from the business playing field, Shortcut Your Startup outlines Courtney and Carter’s ten key “Startup Switchups” that flip traditional advice on its head: · Get into the Trenches · Know if You’re a Speedboat or a Sailboat · Obsessively Take Advantage of Your Unfair Advantages · Do What You Do Best, and Outsource the Rest · Build in Flexibility and a Diversified Focus · Think Milestones, Not Time · Nail It Before You Scale It · 1 Percent Better Is 1000 Percent Better · Gain Buy-in with Heart-Based Momentum · Success Doesn’t Equate to a Successful Exit Whether you’re a veteran entrepreneur looking for new ways to boost performance and reinvent your brand, or an aspiring entrepreneur ready to take a leap of faith, Shortcut Your Startup is essential reading to speed up your success!
What If It Does Work Out?
How a Side Hustle Can Change Your Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0486816494
The life coach discusses how to earn an income by pursuing a passion, addressing how to overcome the fear that can hinder this type of endeavor and profiling such successful enterprenuers as the founders of Spanx and MindBodyGreen.
Get a Grip
How to Get Everything You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Business
Paperback ISBN: 1939529824
It’s time to take your business to the next level. Eileen Sharp and Vic Hightower were frustrated. After years of profitable, predictable growth, Swan Services was in a rut. Meetings were called and discussions held, but few decisions were made and even less got done. People were pointing fingers and assigning blame, but nothing happened to solve Swan’s mounting problems. It felt as though they were working harder than ever but with less impact. The company Eileen and Vic had founded and built for 10 years was a different place. Their story is not unusual, and the challenges they were facing are common?and solvable. Get A Grip tells the story of how Swan Services resolves its issues by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System®. With the help of EOS, Eileen, Vic, and their leadership team learn to develop and commit to a clear vision, establish focus, build discipline, and create a healthier and more cohesive team. The story of Swan Services is a fable, but the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, a complete entrepreneurial toolkit, is very real and has helped thousands of businesses worldwide. With characters and situations created from collective business experiences and stories, Get A Grip is a fable that will ring true for entrepreneurial leaders the world over and guide them to get their companies on track.
The Infographic Guide for Entrepreneurs
A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know
Paperback ISBN: 150720938x
A must-have business resource, using clear and accessible infographics, provides all the essential information for starting your own business and includes information on leveraging skills to earn money, applying for a business loan and much more. Original. 40,000 first printing.
What Customers Want
Using Outcome-driven Innovation to Create Breakthrough Products And Services
Hardcover ISBN: 0071408673
A world-renowned innovation guru explains practices that result in breakthrough innovations "Ulwick's outcome-driven programs bring discipline and predictability to the often random process of innovation." -Clayton Christensen For years, companies have accepted the underlying principles that define the customer-driven paradigm--that is, using customer "requirements" to guide growth and innovation. But twenty years into this movement, breakthrough innovations are still rare, and most companies find that 50 to 90 percent of their innovation initiatives flop. The cost of these failures to U.S. companies alone is estimated to be well over $100 billion annually. In a book that challenges everything you have learned about being customer driven, internationally acclaimed innovation leader Anthony Ulwick reveals the secret weapon behind some of the most successful companies of recent years. Known as "outcome-driven" innovation, this revolutionary approach to new product and service creation transforms innovation from a nebulous art into a rigorous science from which randomness and uncertainty are eliminated. Based on more than 200 studies spanning more than seventy companies and twenty-five industries, Ulwick contends that, when it comes to innovation, the traditional methods companies use to communicate with customers are the root cause of chronic waste and missed opportunity. In What Customers Want, Ulwick demonstrates that all popular qualitative research methods yield well-intentioned but unfitting and dreadfully misleading information that serves to derail the innovation process. Rather than accepting customer inputs such as "needs," "benefits," "specifications," and "solutions," Ulwick argues that researchers should silence the literal "voice of the customer" and focus on the "metrics that customers use to measure success when executing the jobs, tasks or activities they are trying to get done." Using these customer desired outcomes as inputs into the innovation process eliminates much of the chaos and variability that typically derails innovation initiatives. With the same profound insight, simplicity, and uncommon sense that propelled The Innovator's Solution to worldwide acclaim, this paradigm-changing book details an eight-step approach that uses outcome-driven thinking to dramatically improve every aspect of the innovation process--from segmenting markets and identifying opportunities to creating, evaluating, and positioning breakthrough concepts. Using case studies from Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, AIG, Pfizer, and other leading companies, What Customers Want shows companies how to: - Obtain unique customer inputs that make predictable innovation possible - Recognize opportunities for disruption, new market creation, and core market growth--well before competitors do - Identify which ideas, technologies, and acquisitions have the greatest potential for creating customer value - Systematically define breakthrough products and services concepts Innovation is fundamental to success and business growth. Offering a proven alternative to failed customer-driven thinking, this landmark book arms you with the tools to unleash innovation, lower costs, and reduce failure rates--and create the products and services customers really want.