New Arrivals · Business

February 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Winning answers to 500 interview questions

February 25, 2015
Margolin, Lavie.
520 pages ; 23 cm
"Interviewing is a high stakes game. If you are getting interviews but not the job, you have to improve your ability to interview. Prepare yourself to answer any interview question with a response that makes the reason the company should hire you. Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions will teach you how to become a more confident interviewer. Not only will you have an answer prepared for interview questions before they are even asked, you will also truly understand why they are being asked and how to answer them best."--Back cover.

Future smart : managing the game-changing trends that will transform your world

February 20, 2015
Canton, James, 1951- author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
xv, 378 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Details the key changes--in health and medicine, technology and communication, the global economy, the earth's climate, energy, and business--that every person, company, and government must understand in order to not only adapt accordingly but thrive in the coming decades. Going beyond prediction, Canton shows readers how to get 'future-smart' with strategic steps they can take today to navigate tomorrow successfully"-- Provided by publisher.

Listful thinking : using lists to be more productive, successful and less stressed

February 19, 2015
Rizzo, Paula.
Berkeley, California : Viva Editions, 2015.
xx, 155 pages ; 21 cm
"What do Madonna, Martha Stewart, John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johnny Cash have in common? Each is (or was) a list maker. These successful people, along with CEOs and successful entrepreneurs, all use lists to keep track of their ideas, thoughts, and tasks. Finding enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and allow for some downtime can be a struggle. It's no wonder so many of us are stressed, overextended, and exhausted. More than half of all American employees feel overwhelmed, according to a study by the nonprofit Family and Work Institute. For the 54 percent of us who feel like we're chasing our own tails, Listful Thinking is here to prove that it doesn't have to be that way. You can still find time to relax, read a good book, and do the things you love. Listful Thinking is the book that will give readers their lives back with indispensible tips on saving time, getting organized, improving productivity, saving money, and reducing stress"-- Provided by publisher.

Salesdogs : you don't have to be an attack dog to explode your income

February 16, 2015
Singer, Blair.
Minden, NV : BZK Press, 2012.
xv, 213 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Are you a SalesDog? -- Why SalesDogs? (SalesDogs and salespeople) -- Identifying the breed -- Big dogs -- The right pooch for the right prey! -- Strengths of the breeds -- Play to your strength -- SuperMutt conditioning -- Managing the kennel: SalesDog ground rules -- Dogged belief: four mindsets of champion SalesDogs -- Training for the hunt: five critical skills for SalesDog success -- Managing SalesDog emotions -- What keeps them coming back? Untold secrets of handling objections and rejections -- Guard dogs and pigs -- The hunt! The "dog-doo-doo-simple" SalesDog cycle -- Whose fire hydrant is this anyway? Secrets of territory management -- Stay out of the pound: career progression for SalesDogs -- Dogs just "do it" -- So what kind of SalesDog are you anyway?
The author presents his advice and techniques for developing personal salesmanship skills. Sales is the life blood of every business, and its secrets are the keys to getting what you want in all areas of your life-- personally and professionally.

Fail fast or win big : the start-up plan for starting now

February 13, 2015
Schroeder, Bernhard.
New York : AMACOM - American Management Association, 2015.
198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: why today's entrepreneurs need to read this book -- The end of business plans -- The new way: the leanmodel framework -- Ideas are great but business models rule -- Lean resources, less is more -- Rapid prototyping, right now -- The whole customer truth -- Entrepreneurs have a new investor : the crowd -- Opportunity is here and everywhere -- Entrepreneurs who tried to fail fast and won big -- If you want to be an entrepreneur, be one -- Recommended reading, my favorites -- Appendix: about the author -- Index.

Start your own wholesale distribution business : your step-by-step guide to success

February 13, 2015
McCrea, Bridget.
Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Press , [2014]
x, 99 pages ; 23 cm.
Revised edition of the author's Start your own wholesale distribution business, published in 2006.
Includes index.

The creator's code : the six essential skills of extraordinary entrepreneurs

February 12, 2015
Wilkinson, Amy, 1972-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
viii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Based on in-depth interviews with more than 200 leading entrepreneurs, a business executive and senior fellow at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership identifies the six essential disciplines needed to transform your ideas into real-world successes, whether you're an innovative manager or an aspiring entrepreneur. How do some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure? Startup founders and business leaders young and old are taking advantage of the new, fast-paced, interconnected world and turning small notions into big business. But why do some people succeed when so many others fail? Now, Amy Wilkinson is the first to develop a comprehensive theory that explains how these new iconoclasts gain traction to achieve lasting results. Wilkinson conducted rigorous, lengthy interviews with today's most dynamic entrepreneurs including the founders of eBay, AirBnB, Yelp, LinkedIn, Chipotle, Spanx, Zipcar, Jetblue, PayPal, Gilt Groupe, and Revolution Foods, among others. Creators shows how these entrepreneurial creators built their companies. It delves into the belief of Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and Solar City, that 'people are too self-limiting,' reveals how AirBnB founder Joe Gebbia overcame obstacles to reach what he calls 'Ramen Profitability,' explains Stella & Dot founder Jessica Herrin's dictum that 'there are no jobs on the unicorn farm,' and shows how 'Maryland's sweatiest football player,' Kevin Plank, turned his somewhat comical problem into Under Armour, a $2 billion global sports brand. The men and women you'll meet in this book prove that entrepreneurship is accessible to everyone, and that by practicing six disciplines you can produce unexpected, creative, and wildly meaningful results"-- Provided by publisher.

The attacker's advantage : turning uncertainty into breakthrough opportunities

February 12, 2015
Charan, Ram.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
x, 228 pages ; 22 cm
"The phenomenon of uncertainty is not new; what is new is its intensity and potential to change industries and destroy companies. Business leaders can be on the defensive, or they can be on offense, prepared to lead decisively. The ability to deal with uncertainty is perhaps the paramount skill leaders must have to be successful in this era. Without it they risk becoming personally obsolete and driving their companies off a cliff. In The Attacker's Advantage, renowned business expert and bestselling author Ram Charan shows what skills are needed to be able to spot the disruption that is coming, and what actions are necessary to take advantage of these changes. While many leaders know how to cope with operational uncertainty-when, for example, revenue fluctuates-the same cannot be said for dealing with structural uncertainty that can alter the money-making patterns of a company, industry or entire economic sector. Charan demonstrates the huge upside offered by structural uncertainty and provides the concepts and tools-such as being able to spot the catalysts of disruption, building organizational preparedness, developing a financial understanding of the consequences-to take advantage of forces that are creating new customer needs, market segments and ways to make money. Uncertainty is now ubiquitous. The sources of structural change are so varied and fast moving, and their convergence so unpredictable. Digitization and the integration of technologies through software and hardware has already impacted many businesses, but much more is to come. With his unparalleled ability to cut through complexity and provide workable solutions, Ram Charan provides his readers with the ability to anticipate and deal with the biggest threats facing their business"-- Provided by publisher.

The automatic customer : creating a subscription business in any industry

February 6, 2015
Warrillow, John, 1971-
New York : Portfolio, 2015.
218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"How smart companies can use subscriptions to win customers, increase cash flow, and ignite growth What do Zipcar, Netflix, and WhatsApp have in common? They are pioneers of the new subscription economy in which people pay automatically for much more than publications. John Warrillow, the acclaimed author of Built to Sell, offers a blueprint for winning subscribers for any kind of business. He explains, for instance, - The nine different subscription models and how to apply each in your business. - How Dollar Shave Club turned shaving into a subscription. - The secret psychology of selling a subscription. - The eight reasons why customers stop subscribing. Whether business owners want to transform their entire model into a recurring revenue engine or just pick up an extra 5 percent of automatic sales, they will find great insights and examples in Warrillow's book"-- Provided by publisher.

Start your own consulting business : your step-by-step guide to success

February 5, 2015
Sandlin, Eileen Figure.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., [2014]
x, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Start your own business : the only startup book you'll ever need

February 4, 2015
[Irvine, California] : Entrepreneur Press, [2015]
vii, 720 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Tapping into more than 33 years of small business expertise, the staff at Entrepreneur Media takes today's entrepreneurs beyond opening their doors and through the first three years of ownership. This revised edition features amended chapters on choosing a business, adding partners, getting funded, and managing the business structure and employees, and also includes help understanding the latest tax and healthcare reform information and legalities

Start your own e-business : your step-by-step guide to success

February 3, 2015
Mintzer, Richard.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Press, [2014]
xv, 272 pages ; 23 cm.
Revised edition of: Start your own e-business : your step-by-step guide to success / Entrepreneur Press and Lynie Arden, 2nd ed., published in 2009.
The Internet gold rush -- Ten reasons you should be online -- Dotcom dreams and disasters -- Should you shut down your brick-and-mortar store? -- Website building 101 -- Making your site special -- The ten most deadly mistakes in web design -- Echat with's Mike Faith -- Cheap tricks with's Maria Bailey -- The nuts and bolts of web hosts and domains -- The scoop on business-to-business ecommerce -- Echat with Autobytel's Jim Riesenbach -- Echat with Zappos' Tony Hsieh -- Secrets of funding your business -- Why financial angels fund startups -- Echat with Corporate Toner's Kapil Juneja -- Cheap tricks with's Tony Roeder -- Cashing in on affiliate programs -- Teaming up with brick-and-mortar companies -- Echat with's Peter Cobb -- Cheap tricks with's Jay Steinfeld -- Website traffic builders -- Echat with GiftTree's Craig Bowen -- Secrets of search engines -- Echat with's Dawn Lepore -- Cheap tricks with's Scott Quarterman -- Accepting credit cards and PayPal -- Echat with's Bernard Luthi -- Cheap tricks with Bowling's Gary Forrester -- Tapping international markets -- Echat with ProFlowers' Jared Polis -- Cheap tricks with Fridgedoor's Chris Gwynn -- Knowing your customers -- Customer service for success -- Echat with's Ben Huh -- Cheap tricks with's Shel Horowitz -- Security holes, fraud, and more bad stuff -- A tour of the web -- The future of ecommerce -- Appendix. e-Business resources.
Offers information on starting an online business, including how to build an effective website, how to use social media marketing strategies, and how to capture customers with SEO tools and tips. --Publisher's description.

Start your own import/export business : your step-by-step guide to success

February 3, 2015
Turner, Krista, author.
[Irvine, California] : Entrepreneur Press, [2014]
xvi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries - but that doesn't mean they're just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide"-- Provided by publisher.

Market profile analysis. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA.

February 2, 2015
Stamford, Conn. : Donnelley Marketing Information Services,
v. ; 23 x 40-29 cm.
Vols. for 1995/96-1998 have census tract/block numbering area outline maps for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana kept in separate boxes.
"Consumer and business demographic reports."

Design to grow : how Coca-Cola learned to combine scale and agility (and how you can too)

February 2, 2015
Butler, David (Designer), author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Advice from Coca-Cola's vice president of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: learn how Coca-Cola uses design to grow its business by combining the advantages of scale with the agility to respond to fast-changing market conditions"-- Provided by publisher.

Secrets of a hiring manager turned career coach : a foolproof guide to getting the job you want, every time

January 29, 2015
Quast, Lisa, author.
313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Find your passion -- Evaluate jobs and your skills -- Develop your documents -- Polish your personal brand -- Score an interview -- Prep for interview success -- Ace the interview -- After the interview -- Appendix A: Resources -- Appendix B: Templates -- Appendix C: Notes.

Getting a big data job for dummies

January 28, 2015
Williamson, Jason.
xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting a job in big data -- Getting your big data education -- Finding a job with the right organization -- Developing a job-landing strategy -- The part of tens.

New rules of the game : 10 strategies for women in the workplace

January 28, 2015
Packard, Susan.
New York, New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2015.
xxvii, 226 pages ; 22 cm
"The co-founder of HGTV shows how women can achieve their career goals using techniques of gamesmanship. New Rules of the Game provides insights, tips and direction to women in business, based on experiences from author and HGTV co-founder Susan Packard's own 30 year career, along with a dozen other prominent executives. Packard advocates for a revolutionary new perspective for businesswomen, which she calls "gamesmanship" --- a strategic way of thinking that cultivates creativity, focus, optimism, teamwork, and competitiveness. These strategies are seen in the gaming and sports worlds and often among men, but women can utilize these skills as well to learn to: compete outwardly instead of inwardly, take loss in stride, provide the emotional distance necessary to succeed at work, think tactically, step up with more grit to get the next win, level the playing field by understanding how male colleagues think and win at work, and, add excitement to their careers."-- Provided by publisher.

Hired! : paths to employment in the social media era

January 27, 2015
Sheehan, Jeff.
Marietta, GA : Transition Sherpa, c2014.
vii, 330 p. : ill. ; 23

Make change work for you : 10 ways to future-proof yourself, fearlessly innovate, and succeed despite uncertainty

January 23, 2015
Steinberg, Scott (Management consultant)
New York : Perigee, [2014]
xvi, 303 pages ; 22 cm

Living well, spending less : 12 secrets of the good life

January 23, 2015
Soukup, Ruth, 1978-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
237 pages ; 22 cm
"Ruth Soukup is the very successful founder and writer of the popular blog Living Well, Spending Less. In this, her first book, she shares some of her own journey to finding the Good Life and also provides her readers with all the practical advice and real life help they need to give their family a truly abundant life on a realistic and healthy budget"-- Provided by publisher.

Succession : mastering the make-or-break process of leadership transition

January 22, 2015
Tichy, Noel M., author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Starting out at GE, where he headed up the company's leadership institute and revamped the leadership pipeline under Jack Welch, Noel Tichy has served as a trusted advisor on management succession to such leading companies as Royal Dutch Shell, Nokia, Intel, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Merck and Caterpillar. Now Tichy draws on decades of hands-on experience working with CEOs and boards to provide a framework for building a smart, effective transition pipeline, whether for a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, a family business, a small start-up, or a non-profit. Through revealing case studies like Hewlett Packard, IBM, Yahoo, P & G, Intel, and J.C. Penney, he examines why some companies fail and others succeed in training and sustaining the next generation of senior leaders. He highlights the common mistakes that can generate embarrassing headlines and may even call an organization's survival into question, and reveals the best practices of those who got it right. Tichy also positions leadership talent development and succession where they belong: at the top of every leader's agenda."-- Provided by publisher.

Craft a creative business : [making & marketing a successful creative business]

January 21, 2015
Pullen, Fiona, author.
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2015.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.

What more can I say? : why communication fails and what to do about it

January 21, 2015
Booher, Dianna Daniels.
New York, NY : Prentice Hall Press, [2015]
xvi, 160 pages ; 19 cm
"An essential guidebook for honing business communication skills... Communications expert Dianna Booher provides an essential nine-point checklist for success in the art of communication and persuasion-for building solid relationships, and for increasing credibility in the workplace. With lessons from politics, pop culture, business, family life, and current events, the book identifies common reasons that communicators fail to accomplish their goals, along with examples and analyses of messages that succeed and those that fail"-- Provided by publisher.

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