You don't need to have or be anything special to be a successful small business owner. In this book, I provide you the simple roadmap you need to start a business that puts $1,000,000 in your personal bank account--regardless of your location, education, race, gender, or age.
You'll read stories of everyday people from all backgrounds that I've personally interviewed and vetted, from people with graduate degrees to high school dropouts, and from yard guys to corporate professionals. Really, the only thing they all have in common is that they've put $1,000,000 in the bank (or will shortly).
This is not a get-rich-quick book. These everyday businesses take time and effort to build. As you'll see, it takes at least three years, and sometimes as long as a decade. But it's worth it.
Part I is about how to pick a tried and true business model that you know works, and then how to find the help you need to get started.
Part II is about money: how to find it, how to spend it, and how to save it.
Part III is about the basic sales and marketing skills critical to starting your business.
Lastly, Part IV is about the personal skills critical to maintaining your business. You don't have to stop at $1,000,000.
You don't have to stop at one business. But this book is where you start.
Create meaningful relationships that translate to better business
Access to Asia presents a deeply insightful framework for today's global business leaders and managers, whether traveling from Toronto to Taipei, Baltimore to Bangalore, or San Francisco to Shanghai. Drawing from her extensive experience and global connections, author Sharon Schweitzer suggests that irrespective of their industry, everyone is essentially in the relationship business. Within Asia, building trust and inspiring respect are vital steps in developing business relationships that transcend basic contractual obligations. Readers will find in-the-trenches advice and stories from 80 regional experts in 10 countries, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Korea.
Discover the unique eight-question framework that provides rich interview material and insight from respected cultural experts
Track cultural progress over time and highlight areas in need of improvement with the Self-Awareness Profile
Learn the little-known facts, reports, and resources that help establish and strengthen Asian business relationships
Effective cross-cultural communication is mandatory for today's successful global business leaders. For companies and individuals looking to engage more successfully with their counterparts in Asia, Access to Asia showcases the critical people skills that drive global business success.
Unlike other books that promote a specific process and performance improvement discipline, this book shows organizations how to achieve success by fixing basic operational issues and problems using a broad and wide-sweeping process-based toolkit. In addition, it helps individuals who have worked in stale- or siloed-thinking enterprises make the transition to a process or improvement-oriented culture and teaches those who are unfamiliar with process tools to look at their work with a new lens and adopt a continuous improvement and analytical-thinking mindset.
The authors have successfully used the various methods, tools, and concepts found in this book to overcome practical, daily problems at various organizations. This book will surely help operators, managers, practitioners, and executives, who are charged with improving processes and workplace culture, produce better products and services.
Life transitions put money in motion. Seventy percent of new investments and referrals to financial advisors result from transitions like birth, death, divorce, dementia or serious diagnosis, and retirement.
Thousands of financial professionals compete for this business, touting their skill in investing money, minimizing taxes, utilizing insurance, and coordinating estate planning. Those who succeed in getting the business have one additional skill: they understand the grief triggered by every life transition, and they know what to say and do to effectively support clients through the process. People look for professionals who understand their lives to give them their business.
This kind of training is difficult for professionals to find. Most rely on what they’ve picked up from others, inadvertently perpetuating mistakes that hurt their clients and their business.
This guidebook is the definitive resource for professionals who work with clients in transition. It is packed with insightful research-based knowledge and practical applications that have a profound impact on clients and professionals alike.
why there are better things to say than “I’m so sorry”
facts about dementia, signs to look for, and the office protocol to follow
whether grief is different in men and women
six common “comfort phrases” to avoid and what to say instead
emotional differences between divorce and widowhood
what to do when a client is diagnosed with serious or terminal illness
what to write in condolence cards, whether to send flowers, and what to say at services
how to deliver a life insurance benefits check
and much more.
The knowledge in this book equips professionals to truly serve clients, providing effective support in ways that others don’t. The added benefit: serving clients well through the toughest times of life builds long-term loyalty and enthusiastic referrals. It is good for the client, good for professionals, and good for business.