Until recently, scholars assumed that women stopped speaking after they won the vote in 1920 and did not reenter political life until the second wave of feminism began in the 1960s. Nothing could be further from the truth. While national attention did dissipate after 1920, women did not retreat from political and civic life. Rather, after winning the vote, women's public activism shifted from a single-issue agenda to the myriad social problems and public issues that faced the nation. As such, women began to take their place in the public square as political actors in their own rights rather than strictly campaigning for a women's issue. This anthology documents women's activism during this period by introducing heretofore unpublished public speeches that address a wide array of debated topics including child labor, international relations, nuclear disarmament, consumerism, feminism and anti-feminism, social welfare, family life, war, and the environment. Some speeches were delivered in legislative forums, others at schools, churches, business meetings, and media events; still others before national political organizations. To ensure diversity, the volume features speakers of different ages, races, classes, ethnicities, geographic regions, and political persuasions. The volume editors include short biographical introductions as well as historical context for each selection.
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Most people dread cold calling. And yet, business to business cold calling is one of the best ways to attract new clients and produce profits. Valerie Schlitt, successful owner of VSA, Inc., an 11 year old cold calling firm, has provided in this highly practical SkillBite the key elements for designing a successful cold calling program, writing a winning script and avoiding the pitfalls that can hamper your efforts.
Hard work and passion are no longer enough for small business startup success! Small business funding collapsed along with the rest of the financial system in 2008 and has never recovered. More than half of business owners report a lack of financing options and nearly a third say they may be pushed out of business for lack of startup funding. As always happens in a free market, new solutions have emerged to overcome hurdles in the old way of doing things. A new model of business funding has been born, staged-funding through alternative finance. This book is about that new model of business funding and how to start a business strategically. You'll learn first how to create a business plan from the executive summary through marketing and the financial projections that will impress investors. You'll learn how to create a stellar business plan that will not only get you startup funding but will guide your business strategy. We'll then cover the four stages of business funding and real-world examples of entrepreneurs that have used the new model to create and drive their small business ideas.Each chapter includes detail on one of the four funding sources as well as how to get the best deals. You'll get a comprehensive look at the advantages and limits of each stage and how to use each one successively to grow your business. You'll be able to set realistic goals for each stage of business funding as well as how to leverage your progress into the next stage. As an investment analyst for a venture capital firm, I've seen exactly what it takes to build a business from the ground up and what you need to get funded. I've helped entrepreneurs detail their business plan to uncover the source of their competitive advantage and how to present their case for startup funding. As an entrepreneur myself, I've used this same process to raise money and get my own small business ideas off the ground. I want to share this with you to help you get started, get funded and go From Zero to Business. Don't miss your chance to rock your business plan and turn your small business ideas into reality. Scroll up and buy From Zero to Business now Learn How to Start a Business from the Business Plan through Startup Business Funding: Seven business plan essentials and how to build a complete business strategy from startup to success (Pg 9) The truth about government business grants and how to use business loans to jump-start your dream (Pg 37) How to take your business idea to the crowd for funding and viral marketing (Pg 53) How to find big money investors and how to rock your startup presentation (Pg 91) Two Business Books in One, How to Create Your Business Plan and How to Get Startup Funding The first part of the book gets you started creating a detailed business plan that will turn your small business idea into a workable business strategy. I share everything I've learned over the past twenty years in business, from the basics of business school to practical advice I learned working for a venture capital firm. You'll learn how to avoid the biggest mistakes in entrepreneurship and how to start a business that will succeed. This isn't a quick review of business plan essentials but a detailed look at the questions you need to ask before launching your startup. After you've perfected your business strategy, I guide you through the four stages in the new model of business funding. You'll learn the truth about government grants and why they're a waste of time. Learn how to use startup business loans to get going and how to pay them off early with later funding stages. The chapter on business crowdfunding isn't just for funding but to take your small business idea to the masses with viral marketing. Learn how to turn your small business idea into a successful startup"
Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, this course has established itself as the most practical, comprehensive text in the field and become widely used in many parts of the world in universities and other institutions of higher education. This new edition takes into account recent developments in the teaching of phonology. It includes updated references, fuller coverage of intonation, and a new chapter on different varieties of English with illustrative recorded material. At the end of each chapter in the book there are notes giving information on further reading, discussion of the more challenging issues, written exercises and, where appropriate, suggestions for teachers. In addition the audio CDs include recorded exercises for every chapter which are particularly helpful for non-native speakers. A full answer key is available at the back of the book. Additional exercises and other supporting material are available online.
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