The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Make the dream of opening a retail business a reality. The fastest-growing segment of small business is retail-everything from clothing to linens, books to boats, gourmet pans to furniture. With over 30 years' experience in retail, national expert and consultant James Dion offers practical, hands-on tips and advice on all aspects of retail business, from choosing the right business model and finding the ideal location to financing, purchasing, and marketing. ? Expert author with a high industry profile ? Practical, hands-on steps on how to build a successful retail business ? Up-to-date information on the retail market
For 60 years, Bob Vereen has been a participant in-and observer of-the hardware industry, both in the U. S. and abroad. He ran a wholesale merchandising group, edited the industry's leading magazine for 30 years, founded a daily newspaper covering the National Hardware Show(r) as well as an international magazine called Worldwide Hardware, managed the Home Center Institute for a while, managed a trade association, the Worldwide DIY Council for 20 years and continues to be active in it currently. He was a key executive with the National Retail Hardware Association for decades, retiring in 1987 as senior vice president. He claims to have visited more than 10,000 hardware stores, lumberyards and home centers-which is probably understated. He continues to observe and write about the industry for a number of international hardware/home center publications.
Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Japan, and China
Author: Mansel G. Blackford
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Business & Economics
The Rise of Modern Business compares and analyzes the development of business and business institutions in several countries from the preindustrial era to the present. Paying close attention to connections between business development and political, social, and cultural changes, Blackford addresses both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing firms, small firms as well as big businesses. For this third edition, he updates his study in light of new scholarship, with special attention paid to the structural diversity of business firms and with a timely discussion about the reciprocal relationship between business and the environment. The business history of Germany is extensively updated, and there is entirely new coverage of the business history of China, a country whose growing political and economic prowess on the world stage demands the historical and contextual understanding of business scholars today.