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START MAKING A RETAIL BUSINESS - Volume 1: The Bare Necessities
by L.J. Baier-Manousakis
Softcover, full color €39.00 Available on amazon.com & Kindle
For anyone who has always wanted to be financially independent by owning their own small retail or service business, both Volume 1 and 2 are the first steps in accomplishing that dream. Vol. 1 deals with the basic, main essentials such as business type, location, getting funds, management types and responsibilities, time management, shortage control, and the very important "people factor": human resources. The content is derived from the author's business and retail management experience spanning 3 countries and over 30 years of hands-on experience. Much more information, excerpts, Workshops and Mentorship Program are available on: www.a-smart-biz.com
START MAKING A RETAIL BUSINESS - Volume 2: Develop - Grow - Succeed!
by L.J. Baier-Manousakis
Softcover, full color €49.00 Available on amazon.com & Kindle
Continuing on from Vol. 1, this book encompasses the more sensory topics such as visual merchandising, marketing, selling techniques, diversification and E-business. There is also a section devoted to starting your business in a foreign country. There is a wealth of invaluable information in both volumes; the author's aim is to help new entrepreneurs succeed in the long term. As a believer in hands-on experience, readers are invited and encouraged to attend a Workshop (limited to 8 persons each), held twice a year on the Mediterranean. For complete information on what is offered and for applications,
UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE RISING SUN: Invasion - Occupation - Liberation
by Dr. José Ma. Hernandez
Softcover €19.95 Available on amazon.com & Kindle
This is a documental narrative originally written in 1945 but never published until 2010 and relates the events that preceded and surrounded the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines. So much has already been written about World War II on the European front but few have focused on the simultaneous events in the Pacific. Dr. Hernandez was a scholar, an educator, an author and a believer in the democratic freedom of man. His perspective of the war is unique because this book reveals what daily life was like at that time (not another intimate look at life in the war trenches). This is a recounting of the truth of war as he and his fellow countrymen experienced it.
GLOBAL STYLE - Exotic Elements in Contemporary Interiors
by L. Dilcock
ISBN 1-84172-0496 €18.75/hardback with dust jacket
As more and more people travel the world, more decorative elements are brought back home to grace their own environments. This book with its beautiful photography gives the reader an insight into how elegant an exotic find can be when juxtaposed with one´s personal memorabilia and decor. We are truly a global community and what used to be a rarity to find from some far-off land can now tastefully become part of our day-to-day interior spaces.
by D. Pirozzolo & L. Corzine
ISBN 1-84172-049 6 €65.00/hardback with dust jacket
Timberframe homes have a special appeal unmatched by concrete blocks or steel structures. These buildings are universal, graceful, light in feeling and have the ability to span long distances, giving the resident a "loft"-like feeling. Although timber tends to evoke a rustic, country feeling, the finished product need not be restricted; the ideas presented in this book show the reader how a fully integrated look can be established. How space is defined, how light is best utilized and so much more advice is available within the pages of this dramatically photographed book.
MEDITATIONS ON DESIGN - Reinventing your home with Style and Simplicity
by J. Wheatman
ISBN 1-57324-823-1 €25.50/hardback with dust jacket
Mr. Wheatman has spent decades as a successful and renowned designer. His design principles are based on living spaces being comfortable, functional and satifying. In this book he shares his "21 simple principles of making spaces work for the people who live in them." Mr. Wheatman's projects have spanned the globe as have his clients. There are many practical yet interesting ideas that can be gleaned both from his comments as well as from the superb photography.
ESSENCE OF STONE
by H. Mandleberg
ISBN 1-84172-072-0 €8.50/hardback with dust jacket
Another in this series of mini-gift books focusing on various interior design elements, stone is one of nature´s master foundations. From the building blocks of man's most ancient of temples to today's avant-garde architecture, stone in its varied forms have always been part of man's environment. This book allows the reader to travel from the stone quarry to cutters to contemporary homes and gardens. Stone is eternal, often ruggedly beautiful and covers a tremendous range: slate, granite, marble, limestone, not to mention the newest mixed compositions. This gem of a mini-book is a marvelous insight into that world.
ESSENCE OF BLUE
by H. Mandleberg
ISBN 1-84172-033-X €8.50/hardback with dust jacket
One of a series of mini-gift books that focus on different interior design elements, this one centers on the color blue and its use in different environments and rooms. Blue is a color found in nature, in textiles, in tilework and has a huge range of tonal values. There are well-appointed images with accompanying text throughout this little gem of a book....and inspirational ideas as well.
CHIC SIMPLE COMPONENTS: Paint: Room to Room
by T. Lyon
ISBN 0-679-43217-6 €8.50/hardback with dust jacket
The "Chic Components" series of mini-books encompasses a variety of topics that relate to how we live. This particular volume has snippets of suggestions, quotations, hints and photographs of paint being used in different ways. This is by no means an all-inclusive book but lends itself to moments of inspiration for when we have home or office projects to undertake.
CHIC SIMPLE COMPONENTS: Bed Linens
by K. Livingston
ISBN 0-679-43216-7 €8.50/hardback with dust jacket
Another in the "Chic Components" series of mini-books, this delightful gift book takes a look at bed linens at its most inviting. There are exquisite little images, inspirational suggestions and appropriate text to accompany them. Indulge!
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