If you are listening to the first in this series of business development guides, I'm assuming you are on the cusp of launching your business and are looking for the best advice and tips on how to proceed. Starting a business is an exciting time, but it needs to be carefully planned to ensure your launch - and future operations - are as successful as possible. In this guide, we'll talk about some of the most important things you'll need to address when starting a successful business, including: A business plan Legal issues to consider Insuring your business Researching your target market Plus, we'll provide an overview of marketing techniques you should be utilizing 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036045/bk_acx0_036045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are your aging parents resisting your attempts to help them? Are you concerned your aging loved ones will run out of money and you will have to shoulder the financial burden? Or are you worried that the care of your aging parents will cause conflict with your siblings? Free yourself from these stresses, gain confidence, and move ahead calmly with the valuable information in The Family Guide to Aging Parents. Imagine: Being able to find just the right words to approach your aging parents about finances Knowing how to best protect your aging loved ones from financial predators Knowing how talk to your aging loved ones about giving up driving when the time comes Being able to plan ahead for an aging parent who is running out of money and taking advantage of all benefits available to him or her Understanding how to get past your aging parents' resistance and successfully give them the assistance they need Being able to competently choose a home care worker, assisted living, or nursing home With expert advice from Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN and elder law attorney, who has direct experience helping hundreds of families like yours, this crucial guide offers you all you need to competently handle what lies ahead, in the legal, financial, and heath care issues that come along with caring for aging parents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Baarns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041609/bk_acx0_041609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best seller.An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what's going on, prepares parents for what's to come, and lets them know when it's time to worry. Look for Under Pressure, the companion guide to coping with stress and anxiety among girls, available now. In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct - and absolutely normal - developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including parting with childhood, contending with adult authority, entering the romantic world, and caring for herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including: My 13-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? Do I tell my teen daughter that I'm checking her phone? My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? Where's the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? My teenage daughter wants to know why I'm against pot when it's legal in some states. What should I say? My daughter's friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl's mother to let her know? Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman. Books for a Better Life Award winner.“Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Damour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004452/bk_rand_004452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frontmatter -- Introduction / Riggins, Stephen Harold -- I. Probing the theory -- The descent of the ego / MacCannell, Dean -- The anthropology of the interaction order / Schwimmer, Eric -- Redefining the situation: Extending dramaturgy into a theory of social change and media effects / Meyrowitz, Joshua -- Is Erving Goffman a phenomenologist? / Lanigan, Richard -- The phenomenology of miscommunication / Dua, Hans -- The cross-cultural relevance of Goffman's concept of individual agency / Srinivasan, Nirmala -- Erving Goffman as a precursor to post-modern sociology / Battershill, Charles -- Reading Goffman: Toward the deconstruction of sociology / Clough, Patricia Ticineto -- II. Expanding the Scope: Forms of institutions, forms of language -- Legal decisions: A frame analytic perspective / Manning, Peter K. / Hawkins, Keith -- Making sense of religion by direct observation: An application of frame analysis / Park, George -- Gender codes in women's advice books / Hochschild, Arlie Russell -- Forms of talk/figures of speech / MacCannell, Juliet Flower -- III. Expanding the Scope: Objects, events and communication -- How to do self with things / Perinbanayagam, R.S. -- The power of things: The role of domestic objects in the presentation of self / Riggins, Stephen Harold -- The mediating role of objects in the functioning of social structure: A case study of kwai / Misra, Promode Kumar -- Erving Goffman and the study of everyday protest / Oommen, T. K. -- Incidents, accidents, failures: The representation of negative experience in public entertainment / Bouissac, Paul -- Subject Index -- Name Index -- References to works by Erving Goffman
So you've got the drive to start a business. You might even have the Big Idea all mapped out. But then you realise that you've got no money to take it to the next stage. Back to the day job? No way. That's where Freesourcing comes in. Believe it or not, you don't need money to start a business. There's an entire industry out there waiting to help you take your idea and make it happen. for free. All you need to know is where to find the help and how to get your hands on it. Freesourcing is the definitive guide to free business start up resources, showing you exactly where to go and who to talk to when you're starting a business on a shoestring. Freesourcers don't just think outside the box - they find out where they can get the box for free too. You'll find information on free: * Premises * Money * Computers * Travel * Online resources * Stationery * Advice and support * Legal help * Banking * Networking opportunities * Marketing and PR * Stock No cash? No problem. So what are you waiting for?
For those who find that making a selection from available properties simply isn't enough, building or renovating your own house is the only answer. This book will tell you what you need to know. It will help you make an informed choice and prepare you for what lies ahead. It contains vital hints about choosing the right self-build option, how to survive life on a building site, how to finance your project and nurture your self-build dreams into reality, how to deal with paperwork and regulations, and how to get the best out of the construction professionals you will need to use. Many self-builders are acutely conscious of the environmental impacts of construction, so this guide provides straightforward advice on the materials to avoid, suggests cost-effective eco-friendly alternatives, and provides information on how to re-use as much as possible.Contents: 1 Why self-build?; 2 Life on site; 3 Your family and friends; 4 Your self-build options; 5 Legal requirements: a brief introduction for self-builders; 6 Construction professionals; 7 Doing the work yourself; 8 Using a builder; 9 Staying safe on site; 10 Toolbox talk; 11 Sustainability: building in an environmentally-friendly way; 12 Sustainability: practical ways to make sure that your self-build is environmentally-friendly; 13 Finances; 14 Done!; 15 Resources and useful contacts.
Praise for MOM AND DAD, WE NEED TO TALK 'This book is a must-read for adult children of aging parents. Talking to your parents about their financial matters isn't easy territory-you need to know what to say, and as importantly what not to say. Huddleston helps you navigate the terrain, providing guidance on what to talk about and how, in a way that will give both you and your parents peace of mind.' NANCY A. LEAMOND, executive vice president of AARP 'Don't wait for an emergency to strike to talk to your parents about their finances. You need to have these conversations now, and this book will help. Cameron Huddleston takes you by the hand and walks you through the process step by step.' FARNOOSH TORABI, host of the award-winning So Money podcast 'Cameron Huddleston brings a seasoned journalist's eye and a loving daughter's heart to the complex issue of how to broach the all-too-often-taboo topic of money with aging parents. Drawing from her own experiences with her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis, Huddleston offers practical advice on getting these delicate conversations started and provides guidance to navigating everything from estate planning documents to long-term care. Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk is an essential read for every family struggling to come to grips with the financial, legal and emotional realities of getting old in America today.' MICHAEL DESENNE, executive editor of Kiplinger.com 'The clock is ticking and the conversation has to happen. But how? Cameron Huddleston provides the templates and even the script to have the talk no one wants to have. Her detailed research will bring out the financial grownup in all of us to secure our parents' financial security, and in many cases our own as well.' BOBBI REBELL, CFP(r), author of How to be a Financial Grownup and host of the Financial Grownup podcast
Expert advice on planning for your own or a relative'sfuture care needs As we live longer and healthier lives, planning for the longterm has never been more important. Planning gives you morecontrol, but it's not easy to find accurate information andanswers to your questions. That's where AARP'sPlanning For Long-Term Care For Dummies comes in. This comprehensive guide gives you questions to ask yourself andothers about how best to achieve your goals, whether you haveimmediate needs or can take some time to sort out thepossibilities. The book * Covers home modifications so that you can stay at home safelyfor as long as you like * Lays out the opportunities and costs associated withindependent living, assisted living, and other options * Gives you a range of driving and transportationalternatives * Sorts out the various sources of care at home * Helps you navigate the healthcare system * Reviews the legal documents you should prepare and update * Helps you determine whether you need long-term careinsurance * Offers checklists and other resources to help you makedecisions * Gives you guidance on how to talk to your family aboutsensitive issues If you're looking for trusted information on how to prepare forthe future care needs for yourself or a relative, this sensitive,realistic, and authoritative guide will start you on the rightroad.
Some gifts are easy to return???like parrot earrings from Aunt Ruth???but when your gift is clairvoyance, Tabitha Emery finds there is a definite No Refund Policy. She has visions of black magic rituals and dismembered bodies, and she's not sure what to do. She didn't ask for this talent, but it clings to her like a thong and is just as uncomfortable. Her goals are simple: A) to rise above law office receptionist B) to spend Friday nights uncovering the mysteries of butterscotch schnapps with her comrades, and C) to get more than a passing glance from Clay Sanderson (Greek-god-type lawyer). But her sight has turned life upside down???and she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation where the only clues are in her premonitions???making her not only key to solving the mystery but a suspect. (On the plus side: she could use legal advice, so she and Clay have something to talk about.) And somewhere is the real culprit, who wants this clairvoyant dead???