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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 Ecological Landscape Professional : Core Concepts for Integra...
by Erik Ohlsen

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English

Pages

102

Publication Date

March 10, 2019

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<h3><strong>Create a meaningful career restoring the planet. Ecological landscaping provides implementable solutions to many of the world's problems including viable new career paths for a growing regenerative economy.</strong><br /></h3><h5>This book includes FREE Online Trainings in Professional Ecological Design. Go Here to Register: https://erikohlsen.com/ecological-landscape-professional-trainings/ (Copy & Paste in your browser)<br /></h5><p><br /></p><h4><strong>Integrating the principles of permaculture with the practices of professional landscape design provides a powerful strategy to restore the planet and create a regenerative economy simultaneously. A global movement has already taken root throughout the landscape industry and standards are transforming away from old practices that pollute and destroy ecosystems toward methodologies that repair the environment. </strong></h4><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><br /></p><h4><strong><em>The Ecological Landscape Professional </em>outlines best practices for ecological landscape design, landscape fertility plans, ecological planting strategies, water-harvesting systems, project management, professional design processes, and building a regenerative career developing your own ecological landscape business. An ecological landscaping approach can provide implementable solutions to many of the environmental challenges and community issues that we face globally. Imagine what life would be like if your job was to design and implement regenerative landscapes, farms, and restoration projects. Imagine a career where you grow food, catch and store water, repair watersheds, build wildlife habitat, sequester carbon, build healthy soil, and transform your community. We can’t afford to wait for anyone else, we have to act now to save what’s left for future generations. Restoring our world can’t be a weekend hobby any longer as we so desperately need to scale regeneration. </strong></h4><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h4><strong>That's was this book is all about. It's here to inspire you, to educate you, and to empower you to gain the techniques and strategies necessary to have a beneficial and ecological impact on your community. The best practices inside this guide will give you tools you can use to create a livelihood regenerating the planet. It's a toolkit to change your life and the world around you.</strong></h4>
The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed ...
by Curtis Allen Stone

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English

Pages

305

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>
Soap Making Made Easy Ultimate Guide To Soap Making Including Rec...
by Speedy Publishing

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English

Pages

74

Publication Date

July 23, 2014

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Soap making at home has many benefits both for adults and children. Basic soap making can teach you about chemistry processes like saponification and more. On top of that, the more familiar you get with the process, the more you can create soap that is designed especially for your needs. You will be able to create soaps with the scents that you love, that do not irritate sensitive skin and that even comes in the shapes that you prefer. Soap making is a great way to get the soap you want!
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>
Moving In Series Box Set Books 1 - 6: Supernatural Horror with Sc...
by , Scare Street

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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>
The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular
by Tom Szaky

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English

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Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<span style="" >Only 35 percent of the 240 million metric tons of waste generated in the United States alone gets recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This extraordinary collection shows how manufacturers can move from a one-way take-make-waste economy that is burying the world in waste to a circular, make-use-recycle economy. <br /><br />Steered by Tom Szaky, recycling pioneer, eco-capitalist, and founder and CEO of TerraCycle, each chapter is coauthored by an expert in his or her field. From the distinct perspectives of government leaders, consumer packaged goods companies, waste management firms, and more, the book explores current issues of production and consumption, practical steps for improving packaging and reducing waste today, and big ideas and concepts that can be carried forward.<br /><br />Intended to help every business from a small start-up to a large established consumer product company, this book serves as a source of knowledge and inspiration. The message from these pioneers is not to scale back but to innovate upward. They offer nothing less than a guide to designing ourselves out of waste and into abundance.<br /></span>
The Myths of Innovation
by Scott Berkun

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

August 13, 2010

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<div><p>In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world.</p><p>You'll have fun while you learn:</p><ul><li>Where ideas come from</li><li>The true history of history</li><li>Why most people don't like ideas</li><li>How great managers make ideas thrive</li><li>The importance of problem finding</li><li>The simple plan (new for paperback)</li></ul><p>Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google, Amazon.com, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it's a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas.</p><p>"Sets us free to try and change the world."--Guy Kawasaki, Author of <i>Art of The Start</i></p><p>"Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation."--Don Norman, author of <i>Design of Everyday Things</i></p><p>"Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read. It's totally great."--John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)</p><p>"Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation."--Scott Rosenberg, author of <i>Dreaming in Code</i>; cofounder of Salon.com</p><p>"Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own."--Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of <i>The Inmates are Running the Asylum</i></p><p>"Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun's book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick."--Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of <i>The Ten Faces of Innovation</i></p></div>
ESSENTIALS OF CBD OIL BUSINESS: All You Need to Know About Starti...
by MARK T. WALTER

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English

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Publication Date

March 16, 2019

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It's a common fact that you can make money selling anything. The best way to make money selling things though is to find an industry with products that are still somewhat new to the market and have a following that is increasing in size. When it comes to CBD oil, these qualifications are met and then some. Since it has such great profit potential, there are a lot of people wanting to know exactly how to make money selling CBD oil. The good news, it isn't very challenging to build your own CBD oil business. <br />Get this book to learn how you can have your own business up and running as fast as possible.
Fair Trade Organizations and Social Enterprise: Social Innovation...
by Benjamin Huybrechts

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English

Pages

261

Publication Date

May 04, 2012

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<P></P><br /><P>For several decades, social enterprises have been pioneers in the conception and implementation of a pathbreaking social innovation: Fair Trade (FT). Fair Trade Social Enterprises have created a movement which has challenged mainstream trading practices and offered development opportunities for disadvantaged producer groups in the South. Starting from a niche market aimed at convinced customers, FT has expanded and entered mainstream retailing outlets, growing in visibility and market share, while simultaneously experiencing diversification of its organization models. While pioneer Fair Trade Social Enterprises in the early years were largely nonprofit organizations relying on voluntary work, they have become increasingly diversified in terms of legal forms, governance models and organizational practices. These diversified models seem to reflect the hybrid nature of FT itself, through different ways of combining a commercial activity (trading of FT products), a social mission (support to producers), and an explicit or implicit political message (often expressed through education and advocacy). </P><br /><P>Based on the study of Fair Trade Social Enterprises across Europe, this book builds a typology of organization models for FT. Author Benjamin Huybrechts further examines how the different organization models combine the economic, social, and political dimensions of FT, and how they manage the possible tensions between these dimensions. Fair Trade Organizations and Social Enterprise proposes a range of theoretical approaches to interpret the diversity of Fair Trade Social Enterprises and offers concrete avenues for managing social enterprises and hybrid organizations in general. </P>

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