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There are many successful female entrepreneurs in the UK, yet most are not well known. This book shares the inspiring stories of ten successful women with lessons on overcoming challenges, gaining motivation and turning your dreams into reality. By following the author's Seven Steps to Success, you'll be able to put what you learn to practical use. The women entrepreneurs featured include: Linda Bennett Founder of LK Bennett; Josephine Carpenter, Founder of The Big JT; Julie Meyer, Founder of First Tuesday and Ariadne Capital; Michelle Mone, designer of the UltimoT Bra; Dr Marilyn Orcharton, creator of Denplan; Geetie Singh, creator of the world's first organic gastro pub; Dr Glenda Stone, Founder of Aurora Gender Capital Management (formerly Busy Girl); Penny Streeter, Founder of Ambition 24 hours; Helen Swaby, Founder of DeMontfort Fine Art; and Yvonne Thompson CBE, Founder of the first known black-owned and run PR agency in the UK. Sue Stockdale is a motivational speaker, successful businesswoman and record-breaking explorer. She is passionate about women's enterprise and on the Board of several organisations related to business start-up. Sue was the first British Woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole in 1996 and has represented Scotland in athletics. She also finished runner-up in the Channel 4 show "Superhuman". Sue holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing.
Intellectual property can be a dizzying maze for entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs have some idea that their intangible assets have value and that they should be taking steps to protect these assets. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs don't have any idea where to begin. But have no fear. In The Entrepreneur's IP Planning Playbook, author Robert A. Klinck sets out a step-by-step strategy guide that entrepreneurs and startups can use to develop an intellectual property plan - the first step in harnessing value. This strategy guide is designed to provide entrepreneurs - from solopreneurs to entrepreneurs running late-stage startups - with a working knowledge of how to create and execute an intellectual property plan. Packed with actionable guidance, the Playbook answers the following questions: Why every business needs an IP plan? What are the elements of an IP plan? How can an entrepreneur go about creating an IP plan? Who should be involved in creating a company's IP plan? Providing an educational yet reasonable overview of IP Planning, Klinck offers an essential resource for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to maximize the value of the largest class of assets owned by most companies.
A good lawn is very often the central feature of a modern garden, whether in town or the countryside. It therefore needs much more care and very often extra expert care than many of the other plants in the garden. The properly maintained lawn is no longer just an area of grass but the backdrop or canvas for the rest of the garden. If the lawn looks good, so will the rest of the garden. Although this manual has been written with the professional gardener or aspiring lawn care specialist in mind, many of the aspects of lawn care within the volume are no more than practical advice which will be of interest and use to both the professional and amateur. This manual is business-oriented and in fact starts with generic questions about starting up a business plan and focuses down to launching a properly constituted lawn care business. It also outlines all the pitfalls of not only being in business for yourself but the implications of employing people, as well as all the anticipated issues which can result from contracting. It is constructed in such a way that whether you are thinking of starting a lawn care business or whether you are already involved, there will be something of use to you. Everything is included from how to go about your accounting to making your business legal...with even a section on the correct tools to acquire. It is written by an experienced gardener who has created a successful lawn care business and who is now passing on his experience by highlighting both the positive and negative aspects of not only working within the horticultural industry but how to go about building a business from scratch. The manual is written in a very readable and sympathetic way rather than in a technical and prescriptive style, so that it provides both an informal and informative reference source for all professional and semi-professional gardeners, without ignoring the amateur!
"A Start In Life" from Honore De Balzac. French novelist and playwright (1799-1850).
Billy Sure is an inventor, the CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and a middle school student. But he is not a singer! How bad is he? Find out in the ninth book of a hilarious middle grade series!
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