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
If you use a keyboard you need this book. Most of us use computers – many of us all the time – but how many of us can type properly? ‘When you’ve learned how to touch type a 3000 word report will take you less than 1 hour to type!’ With this book you can learn to ‘touch type’ in ten hours at a fraction of the cost of a course. It will also take you less time than the average course and, best of all, you can learn in your own home or office. Just think how much time you will save in your working day – and you will be able to concentrate on the content rather than finding the correct letters.
Touch Type in Ten Hours contains easy-to-use lessons divided into manageable one hour blocks, and there are plenty of exercises to consolidate what you have learned. There is also a reference guide giving useful ‘tips of the trade’. This new edition goes on to show you how to use Microsoft Word 2007 to best advantage. Most of us want to learn all the basics as quickly as possible and in no time at all you should be able to do everything from simple word processing tasks such as moving blocks of text, to more complex tasks such as mail merge, graphics and creating newspaper style columns. Spend a few hours now and reap the benefits for a lifetime, whether you are using a keyboard at work or at home.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Getting started; Part 1 – Drills, Hour 1: The Home Keys a, s, d, f, j, k, l, and; Consolidation; Hour 2: e and i, g and h; Consolidation; Hour 3: o and n, shift keys and t 20; Consolidation; Hour 4: Extra practice, full stop and y; Consolidation; Hour 5: Comma and w, r and b; Consolidation; Hour 6: m and u, p and c; Consolidation; Hour 7: v and x, q and z; Consolidation; Hour 8: Sentence drills; Hour 9: Figures; Consolidation; Hour 10: Alphabetical paragraphs; Part 2 – Additional Touch Typing Practice Material: Sentence practice; Paragraph practice; Longer practice pieces; Tasks 1-10; Part 3 – Microsoft Word Theory: AN INTRODUCTION TO WORD 2007; Running Word; The Opening Screen; Selecting Commands; Standard Toolbar; Formatting Toolbar; THE BASICS OF USING MICROSOFT WORD; Preparing, Saving and Printing a Document; Files and Folders; Getting Help; Selecting Text; Using Bold, Italic and Underline; Changing the Case of Text; Centreing Text; Moving or Copying Text; Indenting Paragraphs; Inserting Symbols; Line Spacing; Changing the Alignment of Text; Centring Text on a Page; Changing the Paper Size; Using Print Preview; Using Tabs; Page Numbering; Inserting a Page Break; Changing Margins; MORE ADVANCED FEATURES IN WORD; Tables; Mail Merge; Mail Merge to Include Labels; Graphics; Using Bullets and Numbering; Columns; Part 4 – Reference Guide: Important symbols and general rules; More general rules; Line spacing; Fonts; Margins; Paper sizes Manuscript correction signs; Abbreviations and their correct spellings; Putting together sentences and paragraphs; The business letter; Memos; Emails; Reports; Illustrations: Correct sitting position; Hand chart.
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.
If you are thinking about leaving the rat race to run your own pub, but don’t know how to go about it, this book is for you. How to Run a Successful Pub provides you with all the information and advice you need to make your dream a reality. It will help you to: FIND YOUR IDEAL PUB PLAN AND SET UP YOUR BUSINESS TARGET YOUR CUSTOMERS MAKE MORE MONEY CONTROL YOUR SALES MAXIMISE YOUR PROFITS This book is packed with practical, up-to-date advice on marketing, managing staff, bookkeeping, licensing law, food, fruit machines, raising finance and the necessary regulations.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. All about you; 2. What kind of pub?; 3. Finding the right pub; 4. Funding the business; 5. Licensing law; 6. Planning for success; 7. Applying for a tenancy or new lease; 8. Buying a freehold property; 9. Professional services; 10. Business structure 11. Opening a bank account; 12. Arranging insurance; 13. Book-keeping and accounts; 14. Marketing; 15. Staff; 16. Drinks; 17. Pub food 18. Amusement machines; 19. Complying with other regulations; Appendices; Index.
Cooking dinner on a daily basis can be tricky. Add shortage of time, lack of inspiration, spiralling food prices and a fussy little eater (or two) to the mix and it seems practically impossible. But the good news is there are still dozens of wholesome, tasty, tried and tested recipes for you and your family to enjoy without breaking the bank or spending too much time shopping and cooking. This book is full of economical, uncomplicated everyday recipes and tips for busy people everywhere – so if you’ve got LESS money than sense, help is at hand.
Contents: 1. GOOD BEGINNINGS; Store cupboard ingredients; Fridge and Freezer; Herbs & Spices; Chillies; Stock; Quantities; Servings; Measuring; Oven temperatures; Equipment; 2. MOOD FOOD; Classics; Comfort Food; Curry; Cool Dinners; Credit Crunch Cuisine; Kids’s Favourites; 3. LOOSE ENDS; Leftovers; Potatoes; Take One (Easy options for one or two people); FOR STARTERS, MAINS AND JUST DESSERTS; 3 course dinner party menus; 5. SOMETHING SWEET; Desserts and Puddings; 6. A LOT ON YOUR PLATE; Six 5-day weekly menus