Growing Your Business helps owner/managers develop growth strategies for their businesses by providing frameworks, ideas, inspiration and hands-on assignments. Its contents are a distillation of the authors' knowledge and experience, which has successfully helped hundreds of owner/managers to grow and develop their businesses and themselves over the last twenty years.
Filled with case studies and examples of businesses involved with the world-renowned Business Growth and Development Programme (BGP) at the Cranfield School of Management, this book covers all industry sectors and includes high profile names such as Karan Bilimoria of Cobra Beer, Angus Thirlwell of Hotel Chocolat and Lara Morgan of Pacific Direct.
As well as being an ideal text for courses and modules in small business development and business growth at undergraduate and MBA levels, this book also stands on its own as an invaluable 'workbook' that enables any owner manager to develop their own growth strategy and take their business to the next level.
This informative set analyzes the dynamics involved with creating, growing, and managing small businesses amid different geographic, institutional, and political environments.
Hiring today is more critical to the success of a business than ever before. Filling a key position is difficult and consequential, yet many small business owners rely only on a gut feeling and realize, too late, that the prepped and polished candidate may not be the best one for the job.Small businesses can't afford marginal employees. A mismatch can cripple the company, cost thousands of dollars, and adversely affect coworkers. This book offers employers practical information on how to choose the right candidate for the right job.Using the most time-efficient and cost-effective methods possible, this helpful guide reviews, step by step, the best means of hiring staff, from placing the ad in the right media, to screening resumes, to making sure a new employee feels comfortable and will want to stay -- helping you build a work force that is qualified, talented, and motivated."A valuable publication for small business owners". Small Business Alert, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Niumi, a small, little-known territory located on the bank of the Gambia River in West Africa, is seemingly far from the reaches of world historical events. And yet the outside world has long had a significant - and increasingly profound - impact on Niumi. This fascinating work shows how global events have affected people's lives over the past eight centuries in this small region in Africa's smallest country. Drawing on written and oral testimony, and writing in a clear and personal style, Donald R. Wright connects 'globalization' with real people in a real place. This new edition updates discussions of global history and African history based on current studies and new developments that have been factored into the interpretive framework. Reflecting on recent visits to Niumi, Wright extends the story into 2009, to consider the impact of global recession and domestic political repression under a regime in power for the past fifteen years. Punctuating the narrative are photographs, maps, and 'Perspectives' boxes on selected topics such as the sale of slaves five centuries ago, colonial sexism, the fate of press freedom, and how popular culture affects growing up in a traditional society. Throughout, the author deals with African history seriously, global trends critically, and human livers sensitively.
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