"Get off your phone and read Jess Kimball Leslie's funny book!" ---Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live I LOVE MY COMPUTER BECAUSE MY FRIENDS LIVE IN IT is a hilarious memoir of growing up in the early days of the Internet and celebrating technology's role in our lives. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late '80s and early '90s, Jess Kimball Leslie looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn't find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; interns trudging through similarly soul-crushing media jobs. Through effortlessly comedic storytelling and looks at tech through the ages (with photos!), Jess takes you on a journey through the hilarious times that technology and the Internet changed her life. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, Jess's essays paint a clear picture: That each of us has a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on.
Looking for a few hors d'oeuvres to serve before a sit-down meal or a variety of tapas ideas for an impromptu cocktail party or backyard barbecue? Look no further than Appetizers & Snacks, our all-new collection of stylish starter recipes. With all these great dips, spreads, canapes, wraps, skewers and sweets, you won't know what to try first!
Did you know that more than 50% of all business is finalized at the dining table? In our rapidly growing economy, doing business over a meal is an essential part of doing business. It's in this type of setting that our table manners show off our level of polish, sophistication, and education. Business dining is a chance for you to have face-to-face interactions with other business entities and clients and build rapport and the all-important relationship. Your lack of professionalism at the dining table will reflect poorly on your company's reputation as well as your own reputation. The impression you create in this environment will create more business, close the deal, or break the deal. Critical mistakes in business dining like discussing business matters at an inappropriate time, holding flatware improperly and inappropriate dinner banter will leave a bad taste in the mouth of your client or prospect. Also, if your table manners say, "Barbarian," people will wonder what other part of your education is lacking. We may not like it, but people do judge us by our table manners. This book helps you to overcome those obstacles to ensure you only make a great impression in any dining experience. For those international travelers we included the dining etiquette rules from around the world, including proper salutations to help you put your best foot forward.
*Become the top caterer in your area *Organize menus for parties, corporate events, and weddings *Market your business on the Internet *Hire and manage staff *Handle paperwork, invoicing, and taxes with ease *Become an eco-friendly caterer
Author: Denise Vivaldo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
Those passionate about parties or cooking can now realize their dream of working from home at something they enjoy. Denise Vivaldo shares her experiences and advice on all the essentials and more, including estimating start-up costs and pricing services, finding clients, outfitting one’s kitchen, and honing food presentation skills.
How to Maximize Your Brain Power and Fast Track Your Career
Author: Frank Felberbaum
Category: Business & Economics
A memory expert presents a simple, four-step program that requires only ten minutes a day and that is designed to enhance readers' abilities to retain, process, and retrieve information quickly and accurately while harnessing their powers of observation, concentration, visualization, and association. Original. 30,000 first printing.
This is a complete business plan for a Chinese Restaurant. Each of our plans follows a 7 chapter format: Chapter 1 - Executive Summary - This part of the business plan provides an introduction for the business, showcases how much money is sought for the company, and acts as a guideline for reading the rest of the business plan. Chapter 2 - Financing Summary - The second section of the business plan showcases how you intend to use the financing for your business, how much of the business is owned by the Owners, who sits on the board of directors, and how the business could be sold in the future. Chapter 3 - Products and Services - This section of the business plan showcases the products/services that you are selling coupled with other aspects of your business operations. Chapter 4 - Market Analysis - This is one of the most important sections of your business plan. Each of our plans includes complete industry research specific to the business, an economic analysis regarding the general economy, a customer profile, and a competitive analysis. Chapter 5 - Marketing Plan - Your marketing plan will showcase to potential investors or banks how you intend to properly attract customers to your business. We provide an in depth analysis of how you can use your marketing plan in order to drive sales. Chapter 6 - Personnel Summary - Here, we showcase the organizational structure of your business coupled with the headcount and salaries of your employees. Chapter 7 - Financial Plan - This is the most important part of your business plan. Here, we provide a three year profit and loss statement, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, sensitivity analysis, breakeven analysis, and business ratios.