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McKeever, Mike P.

Summary: You need a sound business plan to start a business or raise money to expand an existing one. For over 30 years, How to Write a Business Plan has helped fledgling entrepreneurs--from small service businesses and retailers to large manufacturing firms--write winning plans and get needed financing. This bestselling book contains clear step-by-step instructions and forms to put together a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2019

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McKeever, Mike P.

Summary: "You need a sound business plan to start a business or raise money to expand an existing one. For over 30 years, how to Write a Business Plan has helped fledging entrepreneurs -- from small service businesses and retailers to large manufacturing firms -- write winning plans and get needed financing. This bestselling book contains clear step-by-step instructions and forms to put together a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.6 MCK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 658.6 MCK

Koch, Charles G. (Charles de Ganahl)

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Summary: In 1967, Charles Koch took the reins of his father's company and began the process of growing it from a $21 million company into a global corporation with revenues of about $115 billion, according to Forbes. So how did this MIT engineer manage to grow Koch Industries into one of the largest private companies in the world today, with growth exceeding that of the S&P 500 by almost 30-fold over...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Business 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.5 KOC

Weinzweig, Ari

Summary: Part 3 continues to share the "secrets" that have helped take Zingerman's from a 25-seat, 4-person start up to a nationally known, $49,000,000-organization employing over 600 people. It includes Secrets #30-39 and explores our belief that some of the most important work we do to build great organizations and lead rewarding lives is the work we need to do within ourselves. The book includes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zingerman's Press 2013

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James, Geoffrey

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 650.1 JAM

Roam, Dan.

Summary: " "If I tell you the truth, if I tell it with a story, and if I tell that story with pictures, I can keep you glued to your seat. Let me show you how." For the vast majority of us, giving a presentation is an extremely difficult and nerve-wracking process, whether we're in a one-on-one meeting, a conference room with a dozen strangers, or a lecture hall in front of thousands. But according to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Sisson, Natalie

Summary: "After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business--which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: North Star Way 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 651 SIS

Weinzweig, Ari

Summary: The first in a series of books by Zingerman's co-founding partner Ari Weinzweig examines the basic building blocks of the culture and structure we know now as Zingerman's. These approaches are applicable whether you're running a law office, a library, a restaurant, a record label, a software firm, or an organic farm. They are the behind-the-scenes "secret" stuff that goes into making a very...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zingerman's Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 658.5 WEI

Weinzweig, Ari

Summary: This second book in the Zingerman's a Lapsed Anarchist's Approach" series looks at the leadership style that has helped make Zingerman's such a special place to work and to eat. The book includes essays on the energy crisis in the American workplace, servant leadership, stewardship, why everyone's a leader, Zingerman's entrepreneurial approach to management, and more.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zingerman's Press 2012

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3 available in Adult Display, Call number: 658.5 WEI

Summary: It took two years of negotiation for the BBC's Fiona Bruce to get some face time with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. In this rare interview, Bruce gains insights into both the man and the icon-genius, business magnate, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people on the planet. In addition, Bruce probes what may be the key question facing Microsoft in the post-Gates era: with its hands...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program travels to tea estates in Sri Lanka, Kenya, India, and Bangladesh-some traditional, some fair trade-to expose unsafe work environments and labor exploitation. Finding little meaningful difference between fair trade and non-fair trade operations, questions arise: Are fair trade organizations such as the E.U.'s Max Havelaar Foundation being duped by tea growers? Or are growers doing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program presents the history of Internet phenom eBay; discusses the Web site's feedback system, the key to its unprecedented success; and examines the devastating impact eBay has had on antique and collectible shops. The program also exposes two vulnerabilities that have come with that success: stock prices that fluctuate with the slightest stumble in company performance, and government's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Duffy, Scott.

Summary: "A serial entrepreneur offers a plan for launching successful ventures About ninety-seven percent of a rocket's fuel is used in the first three feet of its launch. The same is true in launching a new business, product, or service. Those first few steps are absolutely critical. Scott Duffy has developed a practical approach for turning your big idea into a thriving venture by focusing on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.11 DUF

Warrillow, John

Summary: "How smart companies can use subscriptions to win customers, increase cash flow, and ignite growth What do Zipcar, Netflix, and WhatsApp have in common? They are pioneers of the new subscription economy in which people pay automatically for much more than publications. John Warrillow, the acclaimed author of Built to Sell, offers a blueprint for winning subscribers for any kind of business....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.6 WAR

Summary: Few online startups make it-and of those, even fewer make it big. But the odds don't scare the founders of Boso, an online marketplace for Oxford University students to buy and sell secondhand stuff. In this program, mentor John Boyle counsels Harjeet and Kulveer Taggar-cousins who have staked everything on success-to market aggressively to increase users in order to attract investment that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Matt McNeil's online startup, Sign-Up.to, offers small and midsize businesses Web-based software to create, launch, and track permission-based e-mail and text message campaigns-and the results so far have been fabulous. But the 23-year-old entrepreneur and his hard-charging team must build on their initial success very, very quickly if they are to outpace their competition. This program tracks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: An industry once dominated by four giant companies-Sony BMG, Warner Music, Universal, and EMI-has undergone a radical transformation. This program examines the explosion of legal music downloading and viral marketing, which have enabled enterprising bands and singers to distribute their own work rather than signing with major labels. Focusing on the success of Nizlopi, Arctic Monkeys, Internet...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Maxwell, John C.

Summary: "#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell responds to the most popular questions he's received to help readers achieve greater success. John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. In this compact derivative of Good Leaders...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.5 MAX

McCammon, Ross

Summary: "Esquire editor and Entrepreneur etiquette columnist Ross McCammon...provides the advice you really need to be confident and authentic at work, even when you have no idea what's going on...He offers a mix of enlightening and often self-deprecating personal stories about his experience and clear, practical advice on getting the small things right--crucial skills that often go...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton est.1852 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 MCC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 818 MCC

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Publisher / Publication Date: Entrepreneur Media Inc. 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 658.022 Entrepreneur

Summary: Andrew Selby and Ali Farzad couldn't find a place to buy cool iPod gear, so they started their own online business selling it-and profits are rising. Now they see an opportunity to expand into the Internet telephony market with phones and accessories, but exploiting it would mean embracing risk, enlarging their operation, and working harder than ever before. In this program, mentor John Boyle...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Atkinson, Robert

Summary: In public discourse in the United States, small businesses are lauded as drivers of the economy and keys to economic growth, while "big business" is often vilified. Even in the face of evidence that larger firms are proven to be more likely to stimulate economic growth, American public policy favors small businesses through measures such as lowering taxes or regulatory requirements for firms...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MIT Press 2018

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Davis, Charlene

Summary: "The senior population is multiplying by the millions! In fact, during the next 25 years, the senior population in America is expected to double--growing faster than the total population in every state. From providing adult daycare or home care to transportation or concierge needs, our experts cover today's most requested services within the 65+ market. Learn, step by step, how to choose the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pgw 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.6 DAV

Summary: Beginning as a theoretical calculation, WorldCom's projection for business growth soon became corporate strategy and eventually a model for the entire telecommunications industry. Unfortunately, it was completely unfounded. This CNBC news documentary exposed the extent of the WorldCom fraud and the smoke-and-mirrors behavior that prevailed not only at WorldCom but throughout the industry as a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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