This book introduces business-government relations in the institutional context of the United States from a practitioner's perspective. It provides the historical, descriptive, and comparative accounts of the public and private sectors, the different roles government plays with business, including several conceptual models to understand the social interactions between the two sectors, and various economic policies associated with business. Business-government relations are framed into three different social economic contexts:
In the course of discussion, a set of skills, such as searching government jobs, starting a business, analyzing stakeholders, ethical reasoning, advancing a business agenda, leveraging public resources, contracting with government, interpreting global trends, doing business abroad, and leveraging international resources, are introduced and exercised.
It's Nobody's Business but Yours was written as a resource and guide for women who are considering entrepreneurship and also as an aid to those already in business. It is the author's sincere hope that every woman who has that burning desire to create her own business will gain valuable information from this book and that they will become happy, healthy, successful business owners.
Studies have shown that women who decide to strike out on their own are intuitive thinkers. They are willing to step away from the ordinary and ask "what if...?" They are tuned in to their subconscious mind and trust the messages that they are receiving from it.
You will discover a great deal of practical advice from women who are past the hurdle of starting a business. In addition, there is plenty of sound advice about how to bring your idea to reality, how to market your product or service, how to project a professional image, and what other professionals you will need to have on your team to be successful. This book will serve as your personal Board of Directors and will lead you every step of the way to a successful career in business.
This book is primarily written for new, aspiring, and struggling Virtual Assistants, but will serve also to provide valuable insights and ideas for all Virtual Assistants. My intention is that you learn how to become an effective and exceptional Virtual Assistant and where to find clients and how to keep them.
In the pages of this book, you can count on me to share what I myself have learned that has enabled me to have a successful Virtual Assistant business. When I started, I was putting in 16-18 hour days, but I am pleased to report that I now work the hours I choose, have a wonderful client roster and a six-figure annual income. I say this not to brag, but to share with you what truly is possible.
There are tricks of the trade I wish someone had shared with me when I was first starting out. I will be teaching several of these in this book, so you won't need to spend long days as I did.
"Jaimie provides excellent service to all of her clients, including those needing rush jobs. She stays on top of everything and is very organized. I have been on Jaimie's team since 2012 and love the fact that she communicates very well with her clients and her peers. She willingly shares her expertise regarding the Virtual Assistant field and I have learned a lot from her. She will always to lend a helping hand. Her knowledge of social media is beyond belief. I have learned from various sources, but it's amazing how she constantly gives me tips and tricks on how to take things to the next level for clients as well as for my own business."
Richard Rinyai, Virtual AssistantOwner, Virtual Office Guy www.virtualofficeguy.com
"Jaimie and I are in the same profession. I can't say enough about her. Her guidance and advice has helped me in every way to grow my business. She is extremely knowledgeable in social media and she has a fabulous background in processes and systems. This, along with her kind and patient demeanor, makes her an absolute winner in my book and for sure she would be in yours."
Stephanie Scharer, Virtual Assistant
"Jaimie is an absolute superstar at being a virtual assistant. Her depth of knowledge and out-of-box ideas adds major value to businesses. I assist Jaimie with some of her client assignments and highly recommend her for her creativity, being reliable and her excellent work. She loves what she does and you can absolutely see that every time in the quality of the job she does."
Haja, Virtual Assistant
"Jaimie is the best VA I've ever had. She is the perfect role model for VAs. When you look up "virtual assistant" in the dictionary, I think you'll find a picture of Jaimie. Just kidding of course, but she is the best. Jaimie really understands what a business owner needs. I never have to worry about her completing an assignment or project on time and within budget. Jaimie acts with integrity and makes each client feel like her most important client. She is trustworthy and has great customer service skills. Many of my clients comment about her responsiveness and her friendly yet professional style. She has enhanced my company brand."
Beverly Harvey, ClientOwner, Harvey Careers www.HarveyCareers.com
"Jaimie's passion for making business development happen is apparent in everything she does. I have been a small business owner since 1993 and appreciate that Jaimie is a rare find in that she thinks strategically and tactically, positions rapidly, and executes flawlessly. Jaimie understands my strategy and has saved my company time and money by taking appropriate initiatives to streamline processes. I recommend her highly for any small business owner who wants to proactively build a business!"
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This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to become a truly well-known and successful chef on wheels with the ambition to feed taste-loving and hungry foodies. With everything you have to know about the food truck business, this book will surely help you to launch your own food truck and keep it running for a long time to come. Here's an inescapable fact: you will need to know the very basics of launching and running a successful business. Even if you are a person with complete passion and a drive to cook, you will need to know the tricks and steps to keep the engine and the business running. The food truck business is on the rise and you will always have hearts and mouth to feed with the yummy delicacies you plan to offer. There is always someone trying to do things better and this book will help you to beat them with the extra edge in knowledge about the business of food in wheels. The thrill and experiences that this adventurous venture offers will always be the factor of encouragement to achieve your dreams.
How to start a Snow Removal Business with snowblowers and shovels. How to structure pricing: by depth, flat fee, seasonal or hourly. Do you charge more for heavy snowfall? More for ice storms? Typical regional rates. Pricing models, costs, marketing, contracts, maintenance tips, equipment. Using snow triggers in contracts. Useful links.
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