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Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))

The easy way to build an online craft business from scratchStarting an Etsy Business For Dummies offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft business from scratch. You'll get invaluable information on setting up your online shop, writing compelling item descriptions, photographing your work, engaging the Etsy community, understanding fees, and finding your muse when it takes a holiday. In the last couple of years, the DIY movement has transcended the big-box hardware stores, and has taken on a new format in the savvy crafting arena. Etsy.com boasts an astonishing 1.9 million members, and there are tens of thousands of craft and hobby bazaars held each year across the United States. Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies shows you how to create, manage, and successfully sell handmade wares, vintage goods, and DIY supplies using the world's largest online handmade marketplace.   

Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave

An easy-to-read-and-apply guide for all of your FMLA questions. (Caron Pearce Excelligence Learning Corporation 20090208)"An easy-to-read-and-apply guide for all of your FMLA questions." (Caron Pearce, Human Resource Director, Excelligence Learning Corporation 20090101)"Useful to everyone trying to comprehend the issues and follow the rules." (Booklist )Useful to everyone trying to comprehend the issues and follow the rules. (Booklist )   

Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States: Essays

The dire economic situation we find ourselves in is not a result of economic forces alone, but of the policies pursued, and not pursued, by world leaders. In this collection of his recent writings on the global financial situation, George Soros presents his views and analysis of key economic policy choices leading up to, during, and following the financial crisis of 2008-2009.Soros explores domestic and international policy choices like how to manage the (then) potential implosion of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, deploying measures to stem global contagion from the sub-prime crisis, alternative options on bailing out lesser developed countries and why this was vital, the structural problems of European economic management, and more.Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States elegantly distills the choices at hand, and takes the reader on a journey of real time economic policy work and experimentation.   

Credit Management Kit For Dummies

The painless way to manage credit in today's financial landscapePeople with great credit scores are getting turned down for credit cards and loans for homes and cars. What do they need besides a good score? What are lenders looking for now that they are extremely risk-averse? Repairing broken or damaged credit is one thing, but having to meet today's much stiffer credit standards requiring that consumers consistently manage their credit is another thing all together. Credit Management Kit For Dummies gives you answers to these questions and insight into these concerns, and also walks you down the correct path to credit application approval. You'll discover major changes with the Credit CARD (Credit Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure) Act provisions and the new Consumer Financial Protection Legislation Agency; the effect of tightened credit markets on those with good, marginal, or bad credit; new rules and programs including Hope and Government options via the Obama Administration; the best ways to recover from mortgage related credit score hits; tips for minimizing damage after walking away from a home; credit score examples with new ranges; and much more.   

Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, The: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Find out how to start and run a successful business, with specific emphasis on your concerns as a woman entrepreneur Approximately ten million U.S businesses are currently women-owned, and the number is growing at twice the national average for all businesses. As one of the millions of aspiring female small business owners, you know that there are specific issues and questions that need to be addressed when you’re setting up shop. The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise, including: borrowing money and managing finances drafting an effective business plan how to become certified as a woman-owned business understanding and choosing a legal structure accessing resources available to women entrepreneurs through Women’s Business Centers and microlenders taking your business online and developing an eBusiness handling small business tax issues balancing work life with family life marketing, hiring employees and much more The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit retains its focus on women’s business-related issues without devolving into stereotypes and never loses sight of the legal rules and fundamentals of starting and running your business.   

Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less

Many people know one or two things they can do to save money, like cutting back on vacations and meals out, but beyond that, they’re stumped. When they look at their current lifestyle, they have no idea where they can trim the fat without sacrificing their quality of life.That’s exactly what this guide will do. It will help you identify small, painless changes you can make to your daily habits that can add up to big savings--while bringing you closer as a family. By grouping these money-saving tips into a room of the house or errand on a to-do list, you can immediately put your suddenly frugal plan into action--and instantly begin saving money.By pinpointing the dollar amount associated with each cost-saving step, financial whiz and mom Leah Ingram will inspire you to embrace--and enjoy--your new frugality.   

The 100 Best Stocks You Can Buy 2012

Peter Sander (Granite Bay, CA) is the author of seventeen books and numerous articles dealing with investment strategies. He is the co-author of The Best 100 Stocks You Can Buy 2011. Scott Bobo (San Jose, CA) is a professional engineer and researcher in the consumer electronics, personal computer and semiconductor industries. Scott served as lead researcher for the 2010 and 2011 editions of The 100 Best Stocks You Can Buy.   

What Would Ben Stein Do: Applying the Wisdom of a Modern-Day Prophet to Tackle the Challenges of Work and Life

Author Ben Stein Two Questions with Ben Stein What is the craziest question you’ve ever been asked? How much money I have. That came from someone I had just met. That was insane. What is your favorite question anyone has ever asked you? Just this June, I told a group of men and women at a real estate finance company that I loved meeting people. A young man asked me, "Why do you like meeting people?" It was a stunning question that made me think that in some instinctual way, just meeting new people is encouraging to the human soul.   

Oil (Global Viewpoints)

The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index.   

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