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Dealing With Cash Flow Problems

Many many businesses in Ireland are now suffering from severe cash flow issues below I have listed a few do's and don'ts which I have tried and tested with clients and I'm confident work.Do: ??? Communicate with all your creditors (including the bank!) and be as honest as you can. ??? Cancel all direct debits you can, This gives you improved control over making payments ??? Use bank transfer as opposed to cheque's, again this gives you further control as the cash leaves your account instantly and there's no surprise cheque being cashed when you're not expecting it. ??? Cut ALL unnecessary spending, unfortunately this includes staff wages. You may need to be absolutely ruthless to survive. Don't let your personal opinion get in the way think in terms of the value added by the cost ??? Offer a small settlement discount to encourage debtors to pay on time e.g. 2.5%Don't: ??? Panic! It won't help you make rational decisions, Its only money and unless your an undertaker you're not going to have to deal with dead bodies!

Everything is fixable; most successful entrepreneurs have been bankrupt at least once. ??? Bury your head in the sand and ignore the problem. This is so appealing but it will make things a million times worse. ??? Let cheque's bounce it makes you look very bad and scares creditors into making rash decisions ??? Let your debtors build up, You must control what your owed and not let it creep above what you owe out. ??? Make sales to customers who are unlikely to pay up (sounds silly but people do it in times of desperation) ??? Be afraid to cut off lines of credit to consistent bad payer's it may spur them into catching up ??? Hold excessive stock, This ties up the most scarce resource in most business's (cash)I am happy to offer a no cost confidential consultation to readers on their cash flow situation. It makes a big difference to get a third party professional to review your situation

Review-medicine Show

Medicine Show, Heidi Lampietti (ed.), 2006, ISBN 1892619091

This is a collaborative novel (each chapter written by a different person) about a medicine show traveling around Europe in the immediate aftermath of World War I.

Professor Bernhard Freedomhowler?s Internationally Acclaimed Traveling Exhibition of Medicinal Wonderment consists of a very disparate group of individuals. Calliope is a boy with smooth skin, a snout-like nose and a tail, who can whistle from his mouth, his nose and even his ears. Norris is part-human and part-dog, who is brought on stage as a snarling, ravenous beast ready to tear out someone?s throat. After he is given a dose of Freedomhowler?s Pan-Herbal Restorative Elixir, he immediately turns into a calm, erudite person quoting Shakespeare.

Lady Bodicaea (real name: Heather McInnerney) is Scottish, and the show?s strongwoman. Grenadine is an English nurse who is the show?s medium/fortune teller. The leader of the group is Bernhard Freedomhowler (his real name is Tarbottom), an American from Kentucky. He learned the business as part of Wild Bill Hickok?s Perambulatory of Astonishing Wonders. Wild Bill has become a figment of Freedomhowler?s imagination, and constantly talks to him.

The group spends much of its time just trying to make enough money to eat and to make it to the next town or village. There is the always-present need to make a quick exit should the local townspeople decide that the group has worn out its welcome. Freedomhowler also tries to stay away from Drake, part of the American forces, who orders him to give up the medicine show and return to America (Freedomhowler is an ex-spy).

With any collaborative novel like this, some chapters will be better than others. It?s a good story, and for those interested in the history of World War I, this book is worth checking out.

Finding Comfort With Your Favorite Pass Time

My definition of a good book is something that is not true, we have enough real life don't we? I like a book to be entertaining, one that can take you to places where you actually feel you know and like the characters in the book itself. I love James Patterson books, I think I have read every single book he has written.

The Alex Cross and Lindsey Boxer books are a good example of characters that I have come to know and enjoy reading about. Every new book that he writes about them is on a different adventure in their lives, this is so enjoyable to me. He captures me from page one till I am done with the book. I always look ahead to see what new book may be coming out that James Patterson has written.

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, was one of the best books I have ever read. It was very unlike James Patterson's normal novels but so involved that it made you have many different reactions. I laughed, cried, was happy and sad, I enjoyed every single minute. It is a book that you can read in a couple hours but it will be a very enjoyable couple of hours. They even made a movie on this book, you may have seen it. Actually, they have made a few movies on his books.

Another thing that is nice about James Patterson's books are that the chapters are very short so it's easy to pick up and read a little bit if you don't have a lot of time. If you are anything like me you hate to stop reading in between chapters which limits our reading time.

Reading is a great way of getting away from the craziness in your day. If you haven't read any of James Patterson's books then I hope you give them a try. Make sure you start on book one though, then you will have a series of books that I know you will be anxious to read.

Online Audio Book Stores

An audio book is a recording of text that being read, that may be audio version of magazines, newspaper, career specific books, novels as well as research journals etc. Nowadays, these books have become so much popular as there are numerous online stores available. You can get different genres of audio books like literature, romantic, suspense thriller, science fictions, adventurous stories, novels, classics along with many other genres. The main reason behind the increasing popularity of audio version books is that it provides great flexibility and convenience to the book lovers in reading their favorite books.Audio books have many advantages over the traditional physical book. You can do some smaller tasks by reading the audio version book which is not possible in case of reading with the physical book. Physical book may be damaged over the time which is not possible in case of audiobook. One of the main features of it is that visually impaired persons can listen it who can't read physical books. Portability is the other important feature of audiobooks as it comes in the form of CDs, DVDs, MP3 as well as other formats which can be easily carried away anywhere in comparison to physical books. These books can be listen anywhere as it can be kept in the advanced feature enabled mobile phones, iPods or MP3 player.

Audiobooks are narrated by the great authors or well-known famous actors whose pronunciation is much impressive. This helps to the readers to improve their communication skill by listening them carefully.If you are looking to buy purchase audio books as per your choices, you must prefer to online stores which gives many important facilities to the buyers by which they can not only buy the book but also they can search it by the title, author as well as unique content of the books. They have long catalogue of the audio version books and always update with the new arrivals. Online book store also give a huge discount on the books of various genres in comparison to their respective print book editions. This is the other advantage.

You can also find those audio version books online which are out of stock in the physical retail shops. Online book store also offer occasional offers and discounts for the voracious readers. Hence, shopping an audio book through online book store is a sensible way to target your purchase. You can get the best deals in purchasing audiobooks through online store.

The Benefits Of Buying Used Textbooks Online

Buying used textbooks is a great way to save money and get the exact same education as other fellow students who bought a new textbook at the campus bookstore. Now that the internet is growing at such a rapid pace, there are a few resources online that allows an individual to shop for and purchase used textbooks at the lowest price possible. Used books offer many benefits. These are very cost effective. One can save a major portion of their semester budget just by choosing second hand textbooks. By using used books you indirectly save paper, trees and the environment. This way you are also contributing towards the preservation and maintenance of the environment.

The websites that do sell used textbooks makes it very simple for the users to access the site. In most cases, a person just needs to enter the book title or ISBN of the textbook that they need to purchase and a little information about the book and price is automatically populated. This allows the person to explore and compare textbooks much faster than a few years ago. There are a variety of online sites now that allow students to sell their books online. They will either buy the books or will offer books for sale. A google search for used textbooks will bring up more sites than one can imagine. Buying textbooks used instead of brand new is becoming the number one choice across the nation for students and parents who are looking for a very cost effective option. If one, happens to stumble upon an international version of the textbook they are looking for, they can save even more money on the same. One option to saving money on books it to buy used textbooks. Used textbooks vary in quality but most are in good condition with some highlighter markings. Because the textbooks are sold online are sold by individuals and not bookstores, students are likely to get a better deal. Buying online takes a little more planning, though.

Depending on where the book is being mailed from and how much discount one is offered on a particular book, and also how good the condition of the book is. Most of the online bookstores have a policy of money back guarantee in case if the books are totally rugged. However, it is important to buy textbooks only from a reputable seller. Many sites are fraudulent and do not send stuff after accepting payment. In case of used paper books, condition is the most important thing. Make sure that the book is in a good readable condition. Best sellers have standards of book condition. Choose only the best one. While looking for online stores , also consider looking for free shipping sellers. There are most of the sellers keen to provide free shipping to potential customers in order to convert them into customers. A little time-spent in comparing at least 3 sites, will definitely not go in vain. Chances are the same online bookseller that you bought the book from is willing to buy them back, simply go to their site and look for their buyback program. Generally shipping the books is free and payment is made immediately upon reception. This way one can even sell the old textbooks and use the money in buying a few more. Fantastic! As it sounds. Therefore, treat your books well, don't use them as umbrellas. Don't scribble on it. Remember, you might want to sell them later and the better the condition of the book the more money one receives on it. You can't judge a book by its cover. True! But with a couple of mouse clicks and a fast internet connection, one can judge if its worth enough to take up your time buying and reselling a used book online.

Go Digital Bond Style

Go digital Bond style English authors, eBook library, eBooks Over the past 50 years James Bond has mesmerized audiences around the world with his charm, tactics and his skills in action. He is the best spy the silver screen has ever known and with the release of his latest flick Skyfall, Bond is stronger than ever before. Ian Fleming, one of the most renowned English authors was the brain behind the creation of the spectacular character called Bond whom we all love. Some of his books are now available in their digital form as eBooks are can be found online on any eBook library. Take a peek into some of his best books. The Man with the Golden Gun In the aftermath of his brainwashing by the Soviets, Bond is given one last chance to win back M's trust: terminate Scaramanga, the KGB-trained assassin, before he strikes MI6 again. Travelling to Jamaica under cover, Bond infiltrates Scaramanga's organization and soon discovers that the hit man's criminal ambitions have expanded to include arson, drug smuggling, and industrial sabotage.

The worst; Scaramanga has a golden bullet inscribed with the numbers 007 is ever ready to put it to use. A must read classic. Casino Royale Another Ian Fleming Bond novel, Casino Royale, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH. The battle begins with a 50 million franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond's fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist. For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, and extraordinary danger, nothing can beat James James in his inaugural adventure. From Russia, with Love The ring goes another way as SMERSH attempts to kill James on the Orient Express.

He is lured to Istanbul by an attractive young cipher clerk, Corporal Tatiana Romanova, who claims to be defecting and bringing a Spektor, a Russian decoding device much desired by the MI6. Returning to London by train James meets SMERSH assassin, Red Grant, pretending to be a fellow British agent. Grant drugs Romanova and attempts to kill James, but fails: instead James kills Grant. Bond is then nearly killed by Colonel Rosa Klebb, one of the SMERSH planners, before he manages to capture her.