by Claudiu Fatu, Starting Your Career As A Contractor Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Starting Your Career As A Contractor books, This incisive, practical guide provides a thorough breakdown of the ins and outs everyone needs to know when turning contracting skills into a business. From summoning the motivation to start your own business to the intricacies of being your own boss, Claudiu Fatu artfully turns his personal experiences and those of other successful contractors into advice on every aspect of building a business. The chapters focus on: Developing a business structure, including bank accounts, tax registration, insurance, and branding Handling legal and accounting hurdles Managing employees and dealing with clients Using marketing systems to find and book work Estimating and bidding on jobs Writing contracts Creating invoices and a billing system Controlling costs, keeping records, and understanding profit margin Planning retirement and other benefits for the self-employed By teaching contractors to anticipate problems that can arise when dealing with clients, and to build a business plan that can support a contractor’s talents in the best way possible, Starting Your Career as a Contractor is the ultimate manual to getting the job done right! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
by Ross Abotteen, A Space Mind Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Space Mind books, From his birth on the West Bank of the Jordan River in Palestine in 1950 to present-day Texas, A Space Mind narrates the story of Ross Abotteen. This memoir explores the transitions of his life and his views, sharing his experiences from his birthplace in the Holy Land through Saudi Arabia and onto his final destiny with NASA in Houston. Growing up in meager circumstances in a small village, Abotteen recalls his family life as the youngest of seven brothers and one sister. A Space Mind follows his schooling in Dammam and his subsequent move to the United States where he excelled at electrical engineering. He became contractor for NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he worked as a scientist, engineer, author, and inventor from 1974 to 2009. He also shares his struggles with mental illness and cancer and how that affected him and his family. Inspirational and educational, A Space Mind offers a glimpse into a man who lived an amazing life as a scientific engineer with roots in Arabia.
by Michael Fleishman, Starting Your Career As A Freelance Illustrator Or Graphic Designer Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Starting Your Career As A Freelance Illustrator Or Graphic Designer books, Technology has sent shockwaves of change through the world of commercial art. Digital illustration and design, online portfolio sites, and the proliferation of stock art have radically changed the way that illustrators and graphic designers work. What has not changed, however, is the wealth of illustrators and graphic designers hoping to turn their talent into freelance success. For those embarking on freelance careers in illustration or graphic design, the answers have arrived. A twenty-five year veteran in the field, Michael Fleishman, has detailed every business aspect of commercial art in Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer.
by T.H. Henning, Memoirs Of A Defense Contractor Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Memoirs Of A Defense Contractor books, "In ancient times when people lived in caves and thatched huts, men looked to other men to fashion weapons they could use to hunt and to defend themselves and their families against hostile enemies. These stone club and flint arrow makers were the first defense contractors." -T. H. Henning, From Memoirs of a Defense Contractor, Chapter Fourteen, Epilogue Corporate divestitures, acquisitions, mergers and the feast and famine nature of defense contracts have taken their toll on thousands of people. Yet today, you will find defense contractors side by side with our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines providing technical services in the national interest. They can be found on submarines, surface ships, flying with aircrews, in desert tents with our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq and at spaceports in the U.S. helping the nation's space program reach towards outer space. Defense contractors have diversified their products and services to serve federal, state, and local government clients in such diverse organizations as health, education, civil aviation, agriculture, homeland security, intelligence, and other areas. This is a story of how one person persevered through three decades of technology change, marketplace change, major historic change, and the rise and fall of his own multiple careers. Memoirs of a Defense Contractor captures the author's experience at International Business Machines Corporation, Loral Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Litton Industries/TASC, (now Northrop Grumman), and Veridian, (now General Dynamics).
by Dennis R Dowling, Are You Taking Ownership Of Your Career Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Are You Taking Ownership Of Your Career books, Not everyone is suited to be an employee! Operating a business to manufacture or sell a product is easy for those who have the capital resources to do so. For those brought up in the information age and educated to provide services rather than sell a product, it is not as easy. Independent contracting is a legitimate means to be self-employed in order to provide services, as long as you follow the rules. This book shows the financial and non-financial advantages of independent contracting. It also points out the win-win position for the contractor and the employer. What it takes to become a contractor and how to organize your company are discussed. A major concern for contractors is in knowing what you can claim as expenses. This book lays out the most common expense claims and discusses how to pay you for your time and your return on your investment. The book provides some guidance on the prudent investment of the cash that builds within your company. This last issue can be the factor that determines the ultimate success of you taking ownership of your career!
by Kit Harrington Hayes, Managing Career Transitions Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Managing Career Transitions books, This book addresses the unique needs of recareering adults, providing them with a six-step model for the process of career transition. It addresses career planning issues relevant to today's rapidly changing and highly competitive market. Provides readers with the "big picture" regarding basic economic principles, the global economy, and shifting market realities. Offers reader guidance on using the Web for career exploration. Information on preparing scannable resumes. Offers readers advice for those who may wish to research their own business opportunities. An invaluable reference book for readers using this program.
by Cliff Ricketts, Leadership Personal Development And Career Success Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Leadership Personal Development And Career Success books, Defying the tired cliche that leaders are born and not made, Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition explains and demonstrates the leadership skills and abilities that are most valued in agricultural industries, helping students to identify and enhance their strongest traits. The authors' emphasis is on human relations, decision-making, promoting healthy lifestyles, maintaining a positive attitude, cooperative small and large group activities, and proper utilization of human resources, focusing on those skills that will most benefit the leaders of tomorrow. Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition analyzes attributes and capabilities of those in leadership positions, to assist students in the development of their communication skills and interpersonal relationship and other related skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking, FFA Parliamentary Procedure, group dynamics, interpersonal skills and workplace readiness. English, speaking skills, higher order thinking, and basic communication skills will be reinforced. A generous number of activities, along with objectives and questions, motivate students to put these into action. A financial management chapter details how to successfully manage, budget and invest money with innovative ideas on accumulating personal wealth through agricultural enterprises. As we enter the 21st century and a global marketplace, these skills will become more important as an asset for career success. Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition will prepare students for agricultural careers, build awareness, and develop tomorrow's leaders in the food, fiber, and natural resources fields. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
by Joshua White, Taking A Career Break Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Taking A Career Break books, This guide is written to inspire and motivate those settled into a job or career into taking an extended break to achieve some goal or ambition.