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The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed ...
by Curtis Allen Stone

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

December 14, 2015

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<div><p>There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.</P><p><I>The Urban Farmer </I>is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:</P><p> Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets<p></P><p>Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, <I>The Urban Farmer </I>is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.<p><B>Curtis Stone </B>is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.<BR></div>
Time Management for Small Business: A 4-Week Productivity Plan to...
by Kris Ward

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English

Pages

86

Publication Date

June 20, 2018

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Time Management for Small Business <br /><br />Most small business owners think the answer to time management is simply finding more time. Time Management for Small Business exposes the faulty foundation that has been holding you back, while giving you simple solutions you can implement immediately.<br /><br />If you don’t have space for time management techniques and systems, then this book is absolutely for you. The simplicity will be refreshing and allow you to move from busy to a productivity plan easily and quickly.<br /><br />If you think your business or story is different, this book is also for you. Real-world examples from an overworked small business owner are woven throughout the book.<br /><br />This the Time Management book that all the Traditional Time Management Experts, don’t want you to read!! This will give you results you can implement today. You will start to see the stress of time management dissolve while you enjoy the working with clarity and focus!<br /><br />Time Management for Small Business teaches you how to…<br /><br /> ● Make more money working fewer hours.<br /> ● Be more effective in less time.<br /> ● Get everything done that you have planned for your day.<br /> ● Be productive and stress-free.<br /> ● Be more creative in the workplace.<br /> ● Problem solve with more efficiency.<br /> ● Leverage every hour most effectively.<br /> ● Start your workday refreshed and leave work knowing that you accomplished what you set out to do.<br /> ● Own the freedom you anticipated when you started your business.<br /> ● Bonus: Tools you can start using today, for FREE.<br /><br />Time Management for Small Business will liberate you in all aspects of your business and your life. It will allow you to execute your dreams at work and create the lifestyle you always wanted.<br /><br />This is about Time Empowerment so you can stop working 14-18 hour days, 6 days a week!<br />
Wicked and the Beast (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mys...
by Lotta Smith

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English

Pages

174

Publication Date

August 06, 2018

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<b><i> The most impossible crime ever witnessed by… a ghost?</i></b><br /><br /><b>FREE on Kindle Unlimited!</b><br /><br />Days away from giving birth, Mandy finds herself involved in the mysterious heist of a beastly piece of art.<br /><br />The USCAB duo suspect some monkey business is to blame for the disappearance of a priceless mask from the locked vault of Manhattan socialite Nicole Sparks. A ghostly art critic deems the masterpiece to be more hideous than haunting, but that won’t stop a serial art thief from attempting to add it to his growing collection of famous works. With an abundance of suspects and a dearth of clues, this may be their toughest case yet.<br /><br />Can Mandy and Rick deliver the goods before she delivers? Find out in this fiendishly funny 15th book of the Manhattan Mystery Series.<br /><br /><i>Wicked and the Beast </i> is part of the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you're gonna love this book.<br /><br />Buy <i>Wicked and the Beast</i> and start solving your next mystery today!<br /><br /><b>Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery Series</b><br />Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, but your enjoyment of each story will be increased if you read them all.<br />*Book 1-Wicked for Hire<br />*Book 2-W is for Wicked<br />*Book 3-Wicked Little Secret<br />*Book 4-Wicked of the Christmas Past<br />*Book 5-Sweet Wicked of Mine<br />*Book 6-Wicked and Haunted<br />*Book 7-Wicked, Manor, and Murder<br />*Book 8-Wickedly Ever After: Halloween Hijinks<br />*Book 9-Speak of the Wicked<br />*Book 10-Wicked as a Christmas Fruitcake<br />*Book 11-Wicked in Wonderland: Strawberry Éclair Murder<br />*Book 12-Dial W for Wicked<br />*Book 13-Wicked Egg to Crack<br />*Book 14-The Wickedest Showman<br />*Book 15-Wicked and the Beast<br />
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
by Elizabeth L. Cline

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

June 14, 2012

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Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low-quality fads she barely wore—including the same sailor-stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers. When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart (a steal at $7 per pair, marked down from $15!), she realized that something was deeply wrong. <p><br />Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. Retailers are pro­ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up, and they’ve turned clothing into a disposable good. After all, we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it’s cheaper to just buy more. </p><p><br />But what are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being? </p><p><br />In <i>Overdressed, </i>Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail­ers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals. She travels to cheap-chic factories in China, follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh, and looks at the impact (both here and abroad) of America’s drastic increase in imports. She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth­ing castoffs end up.</p><p><br />Sewing, once a life skill for American women and a pathway from poverty to the middle class for workers, is now a dead-end sweatshop job. The pressures of cheap have forced retailers to drastically reduce detail and craftsmanship, making the clothes we wear more and more uniform, basic, and low quality. Creative inde­pendent designers struggle to produce good and sustainable clothes at affordable prices.</p><p><br />Cline shows how consumers can break the buy-and-toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers, refash­ioning clothes throughout their lifetimes, and mending and even making clothes themselves.</p><p><i><br />Overdressed </i>will inspire you to vote with your dollars and find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wear.</p>
Seeds of Hope: A Novel
by Debbie Tremel

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English

Pages

333

Publication Date

January 28, 2018

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“Realistic fiction with great insight.” Author Tom Brown Jr. <br /><br />Hope can lie dormant in the tiniest of seeds. . .<br /><br />In the blink of an eye, Daniel’s world spirals out of control. He watches helplessly as the bodies of his father and friends are buried in stone. Those he loved would never know the breath of life again. In this overwhelming loss, he despairs. Was this the end of hope? The rest of his family and the others in their small alliance had already fled the destruction of society, headed for the northern wilderness. Can he possibly reach them on his own?<br /><br />Salvation can be found in the most unlikely place . . .<br /><br />If he does, will the wilderness be the sanctuary of which they dream? Are their skills good enough to survive in the wilds on their own? Will it be possible to survive the evils that emanate from the decaying world they left behind? And if they do, is it truly possible for something beautiful to grow from the damaged seeds of society?<br /><br />The heart is the doorway to any dream...<br /><br />Their journey is one filled with beauty and peril. Their dream; to create a better world, one in which future generations will live with peace, love and kindness.
Green Project Management
by , David Shirley

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

April 24, 2012

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<EM><br /><P>Winner of PMI’s 2011 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award</P><br /><P></EM>Detailing cutting-edge green techniques and methods, this book teaches project managers how to maximize resources and get the most out of limited budgets. It supplies proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and opportunity assessments. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management, the text:</P><br /><P></P><br /><UL><br /><P><br /><LI>Explains how to tap into green incentives, including grants, rebates, and tax credits</LI><br /><LI>Includes case studies that illustrate how to integrate green techniques and methods to generate cost savings and maximize resources </LI><br /><LI>Provides green techniques that take little time to implement, can benefit all types of projects, and can generate immediate savings to your project’s bottom line</LI></UL><br /><P>Praise for:</P><br /><P><EM>A first-of-its-kind book ... a must-read for senior executives as well as project managers.<BR></EM>—Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management at The International Institute for Learning</P><br /><P></P><br /><P><EM>... an impressive piece of work. <BR></EM>—Jean Binder, PMP, MBA, award-winning author <EM>(David I. Cleland Literature Award, 2008)<BR><BR></EM><EM>This important book defines the green field and sets out the steps for those who want to be ahead of the crowd...<BR></EM>—Dr. David Hillson,<STRONG> </STRONG>PMP, FAPM, FIRM, MCMI, Director of Risk Doctor & Partners<BR><BR>... <EM>an incredible call to arms to increase your project greenality for a better world, or a bigger pay check, if you’re still cynical on this topic. <BR></EM>—Bas de Baar, ProjectShrink.com</P><br /><P></P><br /><P></P><br /><P><EM>... an excellent job of making the reader aware of how much influence a single project manager, let alone an entire discipline, can have on improving our environment. <BR>—</EM>Professor Schwalbe, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg College</P>
Moving In Series Box Set Books 1 - 6: A Haunted House and Ghost S...
by Ron Ripley

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English

Pages

823

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<h2><i>“Iron…and…salt,” whispers the old man. The dead old man. “Hurry or it will be too late…”</i></h2><br />In a bid to escape the stresses of city life, Brian Roy moves his family out into the country, a decision that will forever thrust him into the chilling world of ghosts…<br /><br /><i>This digital box set contains all of the six thrilling supernatural novels in this best-selling series:</i><br /><br /><b>Moving In: </b>The utopia of a peaceful country oasis is brutally shattered when Brian discovers a dead body in the woods, and his home has been infiltrated by murderous ghosts. Perhaps this wasn’t the change he was looking for, but Brian prays that he’s up to the challenge.<br /><br /><b>The Dunewalkers: </b> William Engberg moves into a house by the shore to escape his tragic past. Unfortunately, he finds a legion of unwanted guests in his new home: ghosts. Determined to beat them, he enlists the help of ghost hunter Brian Roy, who is armed with a rare journal on how to vanquish the dead. <br /><br /><b>Middlebury Sanitarium: </b> Brian Roy leads a successful ghost hunting organization called The Leonidas Group, but he may have finally met his match against the evil spirits lurking in Middlebury Sanitarium. Encountering everything from a vengeful King, to lost souls still fighting WWI, Brian and his team have their hands full. <br /><br /><b>The First Church: </b> In his latest adventure, Brian Roy will fight the ghosts of headless Japanese soldiers wreaking havoc in a New Hampshire church. They have indiscriminately murdered and maimed everyone from children to police officers, and the ghosts’ thirst for vengeance is as insatiable as their thirst for saké.<br /><br /><b>The Paupers’ Crypt:</b> Brian Roy succumbs to the stress of his job, and gives himself a break by taking up work as a superintendent at Woods Cemetery. At first, he couldn’t be happier … until dead people rear their grisly heads and grasping hands, pulling him back into his old job of ghost hunting. <br /><br /><b>The Academy: </b>Brian’s exhaustion is deeper than ever before. But when he finds out his cousin Mitchell, the principal of the Academy, is running into some ghostly trouble, he races against time to stop them. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>What reviewers are saying:</b><br /><br />★★★★★ 'Bravo. I cannot tell you how much I liked this book. Ripley is as good as King and can keep your attention!'<br /><br />★★★★★ 'Ripley tells a good, chilling ghost story. The plot moves quickly, so you will not be bored. Ripley develops his characters well, so you get to know them. You feel sorry for them and you feel their fear. Enjoy the series!'<br /><br />★★★★★ ‘Spooktacular Read. The story grabbed my imagination and wouldn't let go! Plenty of scary twists and characters kept the plot unpredictable!'<br /><br />★★★★★ 'One of the creepiest books I have read in a long time!'<br /><br />★★★★★ 'Well written and gripping. Loved it!'<br /><br />★★★★★ ' At times I was so caught up with the stories I would actually get scared. I loved this series! Very relatable characters and well written stories make this a must read!<br /><br />★★★★★ ' Adventure for the brave hearted. Wow! Really great storyline! Exciting! Truth be told I didn't read this at night. But I couldn't wait to finish this book! Suspense, horror at the academy seems so real. This author does an amazing job detailing the horrors that await on each page. All the characters come to life in vivid color.’<br /><br />★★★★★ ' Oh my gosh! I loved this series! Scary good fun. Great stories and characters. More, please.'<br /><br /><b><i>More than 10,000 copies sold and 100s of five star reviews. </i></b><br /><br /><b><i>Buy the box set and start a series you won't want to put down!</i></b><br /><br /><h2>Scroll up and grab your copy now!</h2>
Blockchain: Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Blockchain Technology - ...
by Matthew Connor

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English

Pages

111

Publication Date

February 25, 2018

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<h1><strong>Blockchain Technology Is Taking the World By Storm!</strong><br /></h1><p><br /></p><p>While you may not have heard much about blockchain technology yet, you can rest assured that the certain key industries already have blockchain fever and its spreading.</p><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>Blockchain is directly responsible for the furry of investment that surrounded Bitcoin which saw a maximum price of over $20,000 at year’s end of 2017</strong><br /></h2><p>2018 is going to be the year that blockchain comes out from the shadows in its own right, which means if you want to be on the cutting edge of the next big thing then this is the book you have been waiting for.</p><p><br /></p><h2><strong>So What is Blockchain?</strong><br /></h2><p>A blockchain is a decentralized database that works as a distributed ledger. Its unique construction makes it extremely secure while allowing for a virtually unlimited number of users to interact with it at once. While this might not sound like all that much, the possibilities that this technology creates, especially in the financial sector, are virtually limitless. <strong><u>The secret here is that</u></strong> <strong><u>blockchains allow for strangers to conduct transaction with complete trust in the other party, without the need for any type of middle man. </u></strong></p><p><br /></p><h3><strong>Blockchain is being called the most important new technology since the creation of the internet.</strong></h3><p>As with any new technology, there are always going to plenty of new businesses taking advantage of it to rise to prominence, with the information that you will find in this book, yours could easily be one of them<br /></p><p><br /></p><p><strong>Inside you will learn</strong></p><ul><li>The Ins and Outs of this powerful technology</li><li><strong>How Blockchain Technology is Reshaping the Financial Industry</strong></li><li>Detailed technical guide to blockchain</li><li><strong>How Blockchain technology can be implemented in your company</strong></li><li>Specific changes to expect blockchain technology to make to major industries</li><li><strong>How Blockchain is shaking the roots of certain industries</strong></li><li>The future of Blockchain in 2018 and beyond</li><li><strong>And More!</strong></li></ul><p>So, what are you waiting for? A technological revolution of this magnitude will only come along once in a generation, if you’re lucky. <br /></p><h2><strong>Take full advantage of it and buy this book today!</strong></h2>
The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a ...
by Sharon Rowe

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<SPAN STYLE= "font-weight: bold;" >“This is a powerful book—tiny is mighty. Sharon Rowe's simple shift in thinking is a profound idea, precisely what we need to hear.”<BR></SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "font-weight: bold;font-style:italic;" >—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin</SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "" ><BR><BR>Too many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we're warned against falling into debt, working eighty hours a week, and coping with the pressure to grow. Eco-Bags Products founder Sharon Rowe says there's another way: go tiny. <BR><BR>Like a tiny house, a tiny business is built on maintaining a laser focus on what is essential by living an intentional life. As an entrepreneur and mother, Rowe is most concerned with putting family first, maintaining financial security, and doing something that makes an impact in the world. Using the success story of Eco-Bags Products, Rowe distills the step-by-step process of building a profitable, right-scaled, sustainable venture that doesn't compromise your values. She shows you how to test your concept, manage your money and priorities, and more, while staying true to the "tiny" ethos.<BR></SPAN>
The Art of Social Enterprise: Business as if People Mattered
by , Allen Bromberger

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

April 26, 2013

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<div><p>The current business-for-profit model rewards short-term thinking, narrow self-interest, and a social-and-environmental-costs-be-damned attitude. Nonprofits, while more focused on the greater good, tend to be inherently resource-challenged and rely on increasingly scarce grants and donations to sustain their existence. Social enterprise is an exciting, blended model driven by the desire to create positive change through entrepreneurial activities.</p><p><I>The Art of Social Enterprise</I> is a practical guide that supplies everything you need to know about the mechanics of social entrepreneurship including:</p><ul><li>Startup—envisioning and manifesting intention<li>Strategic planning—balancing social and monetary value<li>Maintaining an even keel despite the inevitable challenges associated with being an entrepreneur</ul><p>This valuable resource also provides an unparalleled legal perspective to help you take advantage of established legal organizational forms, recent statutory creations, contract hybrids, certification programs and more.</p><p>Aimed at emerging as well as established social entrepreneurs, for-profit leaders who want to introduce an element of social responsibility into their companies, and nonprofit organizations who want to increase their stability by generating income, <I>The Art of Social Enterprise</I> is the definitive guide to doing well while doing good.</p><p><B>Carl Frankel</B> has been writing about green business for over two decades and is a serial social entrepreneur and acknowledged thought leader in his own right. He has extensive experience consulting for for-profits, nonprofits, and social enterprises.</p><p><B>Allen Bromberger</B> is the leading social enterprise lawyer in North America. Over the years, he has advised thousands of social entrepreneurs: his expertise is as broad as it is deep and specialized.</p></div>

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