You're a Business Owner, Not a Dummy!

You're a Business Owner, Not a Dummy!

In order to compete in today’s global marketplace, it is essential that businesses large and small accept credit and debit cards from their customers. Credit and debit card usage continues to rise; if you don’t want your customer going to one of your competitors, you must accept plastic. You need to establish a merchant account. Plenty of providers offer these processing services, but not all of them will share in your company’s vision. In this guide, author Michael Mintz provides advice and information about handling a merchant account. It answers these vital questions: • How does the credit and debit card process work? • What is interchange, and why do I care about it? • Who makes what on each transaction? • What are the pricing strategies and additional fees? • How do I read my month-end statement? • Why should I worry about PCI compliance? • What does the Durbin Amendment mean to me? • What should I know about American Express? You’re a Business Owner, Not a Dummy provides an insider’s look at the sometimes complex system of merchant accounts and provides a wealth of information to help you make the right decision for your business.

Web Stores Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Web Stores Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Are you excited about opening your Web store, but a little intimidated too? Relax! Web Stores Do-It-Yourself For Dummies is here to guide you step by step through the whole process. You’ll find the easiest and best ways to choose a provider, sign up with payment processors, and open for business in no time. This make-it-happen guide for online entrepreneurs walks you through the process of opening an account, designing your store for easy shopping, creating a catalog that shoppers can’t resist, processing orders and payments efficiently, and much more. You’ll find the best ways to choose merchandise, establish store information, create a skype phone number, develop store policies, and reach the customers you want. Discover how to: Pick products that will really sell Find and evaluate storefront providers Establish payment options Accept credit card payments safely Lay out your design from the ground up Set up a catalog of goods Arrange for shipping Incorporate the best practices of super-selling sites Keep your store up to date Put your Web store at the hub of your sales Fine-tune before you open Take advantage of search engines and pay-per-click campaigns Complete with lists of the top ten things every Web store needs, tips for designing your store, and traps to avoid while building and running your store, Web Stores Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes opening your Web store fast, fun, and simple!

Virtual Wholesaling for Dummies

If I Can Do It Even a Dummy Can

Virtual Wholesaling for Dummies

Virtual Wholesaling for Dummies is a straight forward guide, on how to make money by creatively investing in Real Estate using No-Money down strategies! Many others besides myself, have ventured into other markets way beyond the market we currently reside in and are operating a full fledged Real Estate business and gone on to turn them into prominent six and seven figure businesses. The main purpose of this book is focused on how to build a successful operation wholesaling in different markets. The techniques and strategies in this book can be applied to all aspects of Real Estate investing. Upon the completion of this book, be prepared to take massive action on the principles taught so you too can start building an empire by creatively investing in Real Estate.

The Non-Obvious Guide to Small Business Marketing (Without a Big Budget)

The Non-Obvious Guide to Small Business Marketing (Without a Big Budget)

This is the Small Business Marketing advice book you've been Googling for. Like having coffee with an expert, this book shares irreverent tips and secrets from WSJ bestselling author and marketing guru Rohit Bhargava on how to promote your business without a huge budget. This book is like a high energy masterclass and brainstorming session all in one - with actionable tips to transform your marketing approach within hours.

Bookkeeping For Dummies

Bookkeeping For Dummies

This straightforward, no-nonsense guide shows you the basics of bookkeeping--from recording transactions to producing balance sheets and year-end reports.

50 Ideas to Train Your Sales Staff in 15 Minutes a Day

For Retail Music Businesses

50 Ideas to Train Your Sales Staff in 15 Minutes a Day

(Book). Many retailers don't have regular sales meetings. Sales people come and go, so ongoing training is necessary. A little training for even a few minutes a day can work wonders. It's amazing how much business can be increased with just a little knowledge passed along on a daily basis to the sales staff. You don't need volumes of sales-training material with charts and graphs. You can easily do it before you open for business, with the staff around, in about 10 to 15 minutes a day. Spend that time each day on just one subject with your sales team, and you've spent over an hour a week, covering six different subjects. This is something you can easily start today. This book presents 50 ideas for 10- to 15-minute sales meetings ideas music retailers can share with their sales staffs, whether full time or part time, to use as soon as the doors open. Take the ideas you like best and give them a try.

Skookum Summer

A Novel of the Pacific Northwest

Skookum Summer

As Skookum Summer begins, the year is 1981, and reporter Tom Dawson slinks back to his tiny Puget Sound hometown after making a disastrous mistake at the LA Times. Working reluctantly at the local weekly, the Big Skookum Echo, Tom is drawn into investigating a powerful logger’s murder. As the mystery deepens, the murder exposes the strains on the community as pollution, development, and global change threaten traditional Northwest livelihoods. It also forces Tom to confront his own past and discover what home really means to him. Hart weaves together a gripping and suspenseful plot with richly observed Pacific Northwest history and a vivid picture of a community on the brink of change.

It Had To Be You

It Had To Be You

Molly Harper is the manager of Ireland's only dedicated romance bookshop - 'Happily Ever After'. She can't stand Milo Jones, the super-smooth new owner but he does have a rather attractive son, Sam. When Milo decides he wants to change the bookshop into a highbrow literary one, Molly, with the help of her friends, must fight back if she wants to save the store. Her best friend, Paige Brady, local County Councillor and member of the popular 'Happily Ever After Book Club' has problems of her own. She has just launched a general election campaign and is astonished when another woman, Annette Higgins, starts to attack her in a very personal way. But Paige is determined to stay in the race. Can you judge a man by the shoes they wear? Kate Bowan, another Book Club afficionado, and Molly's housemate thinks so. Shop assistant in the trendy Burnaby designer shoe shop, 'Baroque' by day, she runs the popular dummy dating service 'Test-Crash Dates' by night. But one particular client is proving to be more than a handful. In the Irish village of Burnaby, life is about to change for three very different women.

Ocean Trade and Shipping (Classic Reprint)

Ocean Trade and Shipping (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Ocean Trade and Shipping N der the general and very comprehensive head of Ocean Trade and Shipping come a whole host of separate industries and undertakings. Many of these, and of the rights and liabilities connected with them, have long been the subject of important treatises. To others of them, special reference may be found scattered in business publications here and there. In the case of many, however, it would be difficult to find treat ment of them anywhere. The whole, collectively, have apparently never been dealt with at all. And indeed to supply, in a single small volume, a summary of enterprises so many and so various must needs be a somewhat courageous undertaking. Still, by a process of selection, elimination and condensation, and with the kind and valuable aid of many expert business friends, I have done my best. It is of course an explanatory work, proceeding on broad lines, rather than a technical treatise. It does, however, as I hope, deal with many if not most of the subjects on which information will be useful or at any rate instructive to the naval and military officers for whom it is primarily intended. If this should prove so, I shall be content. To army officers, a knowledge of the machinery of shipping and its working must at the least be interesting, seeing that the transfer and maintenance of oversea forces involve its constant use, while in the event of war sea transport becomes for an imperial Power a military factor of the first importance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.