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See below for a selection of the latest books from Business & management category. Presented with a red border are the Business & management books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Business & management books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Limited Liability Companies For Dummies

Limited Liability Companies For Dummies

Author: Jennifer Reuting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2019

During a time of economic uncertainty, one thing consistently on the rise has been the number of new limited liability companies. Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition, provides clear, concise explanations on the pros and cons of LLCs and shares insider insights on everything from creating the LLC to managing its day-to-day operations.

They Ask, You Answer A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer, Revised & Updated

They Ask, You Answer A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer, Revised & Updated

Author: Marcus Sheridan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

The revolutionary guide that challenged businesses around the world to stop selling to their buyers and start answering their questions to get results; revised and updated to address new technology, trends, the continuous evolution of the digital consumer, and much more In today's digital age, the traditional sales funnel--marketing at the top, sales in the middle, customer service at the bottom--is no longer effective. To be successful, businesses must obsess over the questions, concerns, and problems their buyers have, and address them as honestly and as thoroughly as possible. Every day, buyers turn to search engines to ask billions of questions. Having the answers they need can attract thousands of potential buyers to your company--but only if your content strategy puts your answers at the top of those search results. It's a simple and powerful equation that produces growth and success: They Ask, You Answer. Using these principles, author Marcus Sheridan led his struggling pool company from the bleak depths of the housing crash of 2008 to become one of the largest pool installers in the United States. Discover how his proven strategy can work for your business and master the principles of inbound and content marketing that have empowered thousands of companies to achieve exceptional growth. They Ask, You Answer is a straightforward guide filled with practical tactics and insights for transforming your marketing strategy. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the evolution of content marketing and the increasing demands of today's internet-savvy buyers. New chapters explore the impact of technology, conversational marketing, the essential elements every business website should possess, the rise of video, and new stories from companies that have achieved remarkable results with They Ask, You Answer. Upon reading this book, you will know: How to build trust with buyers through content and video. How to turn your web presence into a magnet for qualified buyers. What works and what doesn't through new case studies, featuring real-world results from companies that have embraced these principles. Why you need to think of your business as a media company, instead of relying on more traditional (and ineffective) ways of advertising and marketing. How to achieve buy-in at your company and truly embrace a culture of content and video. How to transform your current customer base into loyal brand advocates for your company. They Ask, You Answer is a must-have resource for companies that want a fresh approach to marketing and sales that is proven to generate more traffic, leads, and sales.

Business Communication: Building Critical Skills

Business Communication: Building Critical Skills

Author: Kitty O. Locker, Stephen Kyo Kaczmarek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Technology Strategy

Technology Strategy

Author: Nigel Walton, Neil Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

This dynamic and beautifully written textbook takes a modern and innovative approach to strategy by placing technology at its heart, bridging the gap between general strategy texts and specialist technology and innovation literature. It addresses the challenges and opportunities presented to organisations by disruptive technological change and takes into account the navigation of uncertain business environments. In addition to examining more established concepts and theories, the text also explores new disruptive business models and non-traditional approaches to strategy development such as effectuation, the business model canvas and prediction logic. This comprehensive and critical approach is supported by a rich assortment of practical examples and cases drawn from different sectors and a range of exciting companies from all over the world, helping students and practitioners to apply theory to practice. This will be an essential core text for modules on technology strategy and innovation at upper undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels, and invaluable reading for senior executives and aspiring managers who seek to understand how to implement strategy in a volatile disruptive environment.

Soft Skills for Employability A Practical Guide for Business Students

Soft Skills for Employability A Practical Guide for Business Students

Author: Jon (Southern Cross University, Melbourne, Australia.) Hopwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Today's graduates face more aggressive competition than ever before when they enter the job market. Whilst the technical skills learnt at university are very important, graduates need an edge in this new environment. The conceptual and creative careers of the future require the `soft skills' needed for us to succeed together. We must communicate, collaborate and create, co-working in social environments to set ourselves apart from skills that can be automated. This book is a practical guide to harnessing these `soft' or `enterprise' skills. There is scientific proof that such skills can be learned. By embracing them you can set yourself apart from the pack and succeed on the career path of your choosing. Through a combination of useful theory and applied practical exercises this book helps you navigate these skills. Each section is explained briefly as follows: * Consider the workplace and workplace culture, how it is changing, and what skills are required to work successfully within it * Practical tools to build confidence and personal authenticity, to help you build relationships with potential colleagues * Empathy and reading others as a tool for working collaboratively and communicating effectively with peers, listening to ideas, and synthesising complex creative knowledge * How to hold the attention of a group in presentations, meetings and elsewhere in working life * How to develop a practical and personal action plan to put these skills into practice Like exercise or learning another language, these skills can only be mastered through regular use and are unique to you personally. This textbook is an ideal companion on undergraduate employability courses, particularly in business schools.

Soft Skills for Employability A Practical Guide for Business Students

Soft Skills for Employability A Practical Guide for Business Students

Author: Jon (Southern Cross University, Melbourne, Australia.) Hopwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Today's graduates face more aggressive competition than ever before when they enter the job market. Whilst the technical skills learnt at university are very important, graduates need an edge in this new environment. The conceptual and creative careers of the future require the `soft skills' needed for us to succeed together. We must communicate, collaborate and create, co-working in social environments to set ourselves apart from skills that can be automated. This book is a practical guide to harnessing these `soft' or `enterprise' skills. There is scientific proof that such skills can be learned. By embracing them you can set yourself apart from the pack and succeed on the career path of your choosing. Through a combination of useful theory and applied practical exercises this book helps you navigate these skills. Each section is explained briefly as follows: * Consider the workplace and workplace culture, how it is changing, and what skills are required to work successfully within it * Practical tools to build confidence and personal authenticity, to help you build relationships with potential colleagues * Empathy and reading others as a tool for working collaboratively and communicating effectively with peers, listening to ideas, and synthesising complex creative knowledge * How to hold the attention of a group in presentations, meetings and elsewhere in working life * How to develop a practical and personal action plan to put these skills into practice Like exercise or learning another language, these skills can only be mastered through regular use and are unique to you personally. This textbook is an ideal companion on undergraduate employability courses, particularly in business schools.

The Cube of Strategic Management The Distinctive Advantage of Organizations

The Cube of Strategic Management The Distinctive Advantage of Organizations

The Cube of Strategic Management: The Distinctive Advantage of Organizations is a trans-disciplinary book that introduces the author's new business model of the geometrization of management. The author advocates that strategic management has to shift to include a science and technology perspective, to not only support business administration but also to make this scientific perspective an inherent part of management strategy building. The book spans the fundamental and the theoretical aspects and advances this new management model in response to the current and future 21st-century synergic interconnection needs in addressing management and marketing post-modern strategies. The book is a quintessence of the historical theories of the various 8th fold ideas of management (Taylor, Drucker, Peters & Waterman, Covey) and applies them in an innovative new way: The author uses the cube and its 8 corners for the first time to represent 8 forms of the strategic management way of business, in that the 8 corners of a cube represent the competitive advantage of (any) organization.

MBA Day by Day How to turn world-class business thinking into everyday business brilliance

MBA Day by Day How to turn world-class business thinking into everyday business brilliance

Author: Chris Dalton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

MBA Day by Day will revolutionise how you work with the very best learning from the world's leading business schools. Learn how to apply MBA strategies, models and thinking to transform your career. An MBA can boost your salary, increase your professional reputation and expand your networking opportunities but it 's also very expensive. MBA Day by Day delivers many of the key benefits of a top-notch business education, without the hefty price tag and big-time investment and will guide, challenge and inspire you to better results, wherever you are in your career. Use the powerful combination of the best business models with your own experience and awareness to quickly develop the same game-changing thinking, tactical behaviours and dynamic strategies that MBA graduates know really work. Covering leadership, decision making, strategy, marketing and finance, you'll find out what it really takes to be a leader in business and use MBA strategies, models and thinking to take your business knowledge and practice to a brilliant new level - today, tomorrow and every day.

The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics

The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics

Author: Paul Downward Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact PART III: Professional Team Sports PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts PART VI: Individual Sports PART VII: Future Research

Mainstreaming Corporate Sustainability Using Proven Tools to Promote Business Success

Mainstreaming Corporate Sustainability Using Proven Tools to Promote Business Success

Author: Suzanne Farver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Mainstreaming Corporate Sustainability is a practical guide to the leading tools and resources used to successfully integrate sustainability into a company's corporate culture. Through the examples of companies from around the world, it provides an overview of the basics of any successful sustainability program, including the various international standards and performance frameworks that can be adapted to companies striving to improve their sustainability performance. These standards are summarized and explained in clear language and a conversational tone, allowing the reader to absorb what can be a complicated maze of resources. Used as the centerpiece for a popular corporate sustainability class taught on campus and online at Harvard University Extension School, as well as other universities around the U.S., this guide provides students and professionals alike with an overview of the most valuable management tools and resources available today. The second edition has been expanded with updated resources and a greater emphasis on climate change and reducing a firm's carbon footprint.Mainstreaming Corporate Sustainability provides an understanding of the pitfalls and challenges of this ever-changing field. It helps the reader become adept at asking the right questions and speaking the language of sustainability professionals, providing guidance to become a leader in this important business arena. Recommendations for additional reading are provided throughout, allowing the reader to delve more deeply into the subject at any stage. Key Features: Provides step-by-step processes for building a corporate sustainability program from the ground up Emphasizes environmental and social responsibility while providing tools to promote successful financial measurement and economic success Includes key ingredients to enrich any existing sustainability program and prioritizes the various choices for action Helps to identify risk and opportunity to create economic success when environmental and social challenges arise Includes advice on stakeholder engagement and meeting communication challenges in today's shifting business world Describes how to develop strategies and systems management to promote successful transitions from inefficient operations Provides key advice for supply chain management and meeting challenges of the value chain for multi-national corporations Gives information about reporting and how to develop a clear and successful sustainability report Supplies ideas for innovation, design, and marketing to promote responsible stewardship and successful customer relations Offers a great balance between application of the tools/metrics/frameworks and the understanding of the philosophical underpinnings Integrates the various elements of sustainability into a cohesive and systematic methodology that broadens how you will view corporate responsibility and the options available for addressing the pressing sustainability challenges facing our world WAV offers teaching material for adopting professors available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center