There is nothing more satisfying than owning a shop of your own. Whether it’s a designer clothing store, an exciting florist, or something for practically everything, this book will guide you through all you need to know about opening your own retail business.
It is aimed at anyone who has a dream or a practical idea. It includes case histories of hands-on shop owners, their advice and top tips.
You will be able to browse through such topics as: – Choosing the best location – Finding finance in a dwindling market – Developing a business plan – Exploring the costs of setting up – Selecting the products you want to carry – Decoration, displays and shelving – Meeting the challenges of a new business – Getting your business noticed in an internet age – Turning your passion into a profitable business
This book guides you through doctoral study from the student’s point of view – the challenges, pitfalls, and ups and downs that you’re likely to encounter in the course of your PhD. Inside you’ll find: -Advice on doing research – Examples of PhD problems and their resolution – Reflections on life as a PhD student – Insights into how the academic system works – Real life cases of famous (and not so famous)PhD students. Over and above what your supervisors and university may have to offer, Your PhD Companion will help explain all kinds of things that no one ever seems to tell you – and you don’t necessarily know to ask.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Embarking on a PhD; 3. You and your supervisor; 4. Finding your feet (and a desk to put them under); 5. Doing the research; 6. Life as a PhD student; 7. Academia; 8. Thesis construction; 9. Survival; 10. The end game; 11. The examination; 12. The afterlife; Further Reading; Index.