Clare Griffiths has been working as a business support practitioner and enterprise educator/lecturer for the last 10 years, working with businesses ranging from choreographers to printing companies, and everything in between. Currently she works at the University of Brighton, and is responsible for managing the university's extra-curricular entrepreneurship programme, as well as developing the entrepreneurship strategic agenda there. She is also Director of The Ideas People, a company which builds the skills and capacity of today's and tomorrow's innovators through practical innovation management training and bespoke consultancy services. She is passionate about helping others to develop their ideas and ventures, and in 2009 she was awarded National Enterprise Champion for her work by the National Centre for Education in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Educators UK.
From a young age Brad Crescenzo has filled every imaginable position across a number of family owned restaurants and cafes in Brighton, which helped stimulate an early interest in business. Currently working at the University of Brighton, he has been helping students and graduates to develop their business skills, attitudes and ideas for ventures over the past six years. Brad has previously also held a variety of positions in Australia, Ecuador and Spain and been involved with a number of creative projects in the UK.
Business with a Purpose goes beyond the typical "how-to" guide or "God wants you to be in business and be successful" theme. It helps you, as an aspiring entrepreneur, to do a self evaluation and then helps you hone your creativity and shows you how to use it strategically in business. The overall theme of Business with a Purpose is to build on the three T's (time, talent and treasures) that God gave you through creativity, good management, and minimizing risk. There are a number of guerilla business building techniques explored that will add to your business building and management tool box.
Business with a Purpose is based on these three simple principles:
You have to get out of the boat before you can walk on water. God will be there to help you when the economic seas are calm and when they are stormy. The simple fact is you can't be successful in business if you don't start one.
Faith in God is a tremendous advantage in business. If you believe in God your faith will enhance your creativity and creativity is the primary advantage that new and small businesses have over big business. This same faith will serve as your foundation for moving into the unfamiliar waters of entrepreneurship and succeeding.
If you have the desire to start your business and you have God as your partner then all you need is the proper "business tool box" to start your business. Business with a Purpose is that tool box.
Many people want to start a business but don't know where to start and they feel the odds are against them. There is also a widely held perception that it is almost impossible to be a good Christian and a successful businessperson. This could not be further from the truth. There are many examples of good Christian businessmen in the Bible, and there are many examples of contemporary businessmen that are Christians. The Bible is also very rich with principles and insights on how to build and conduct a successful God centered business.
Business with a Purpose has thirteen information packed chapters:
Overview of Small Business in America
Some Basic Christian Principles for Business
Relevant Thoughts form Great Minds
Do You Really Want to be an Entrepreneur?
What Business Do You want to Start?
The Business Plan and Operating Your business
Forming Your Business
Financing Your Business
Keeping Track of Your Business
Creative Thinking in Business
Growing Your Business
There are 15 million businesses in the United States, and 13 million of them don't utilize a planning process. Yet having a planning process is the most reliable predictor of whether a business will grow.
The One Hour Plan for Growth provides a proven system for any business to create a clear and compelling business growth plan that fits on a single sheet of paper in about one hour. This book is a quick read, and you and your people stay energized and focused on your top priorities.Covers the six essential elements of the dynamic business growth plan: Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives, Strategies, and Priorities Previously the top-rated speaker for Stephen Covey's organization, the author is now a successful speaker and consultant with some of the world's finest small and mid-sized companies The book delivers a proven planning process that engages employees, develops leadership capacity, improves performance, and accelerates growth.
Are you living for the weekend? Are you dissatisfied at work? Are you itching to do something that is important to you? How can you avoid the pitfalls that many first-time entrepreneurs have fallen into? How do you explore whether entrepreneurship is right for you without giving up your day job? Employee to Entrepreneur is your guide to leaving your job behind and building something for yourself.
Author and employee-turned-entrepreneur Steve Glaveski, shows you how to navigate the challenges, find the entrepreneurial success that is right for you and become a better person along the way. Employee to Entrepreneur combines storytelling with a step-by-step framework to teach you how to effectively explore and leverage entrepreneurship to gain freedom, fulfillment and financial security.understand what you want to do by first understanding yourself explore if entrepreneurship is right for you without giving up your day job avoid the common pitfalls faced by first-time entrepreneurs fund, test and prioritise your ideas in a fast and cost-effective way develop the mindset to succeed in your business.
If you’re ready to leave your cushy employee life behind and build a business and a life you believe in, reading this essential guidebook is your first step to making it happen.
Explore your real goals, hidden talents, passions, assets and core skills. The simple self-discovery tools in the book will make it easy for you to analyse this information and take the next steps towards your entrepreneurial dreams with total confidence.
PRAISE FOR SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
'Read this book if you plan to be an entrepreneur, find out what it's really like before you make the leap!' Doug Richard, entrepreneur, business investor and former member of the Dragons' Den TV programme
'Before I invest in a business at an early stage I want to know the founders knew what they were getting into. I would suggest they check out if they measure up to the demands of the ups and downs required to be a successful entrepreneur by reading this book first.' Richard Farleigh, Author Taming the Lion: 100 Secret Strategies for Investing and former member of the Dragons' Den
'The key to entrepreneurial success is understanding what type of entrepreneur you are, and then doing business in a way that is true to yourself, and above all, one that brings you personal happiness and fulfilment. This book will help you decide whether a life of an entrepreneur is for you.' Rachel Elnaugh, entrepreneur, business speaker and former member of the Dragons' Den
'Very few people truly consider the hard work, disappointment, frustration and crushing lows that every Entrepreneur experiences along the journey. Jon's book is a must read for anybody ready to take the leap!' Richard Parkes Cordock, author of Millionaire Upgrade and creator of Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme
'The only form of safe employment is self-employment. I recommend anyone considering the entrepreneurial path to read this book.' Geoff Burch, International Speaker and author of Go It Alone: The Streetwise Secrets of Self-Employment
• Manage and sell your product or service
• Perform a month-end balancing of accounts
Packed with definitions of basic accounting terms, sample accounting statements, and a wealth of tips and tricks to simplify the accounting process, Accounting for Small Business Owners has everything you need to get the job done!