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Photography, Food Trucks and Facebook: New Business Books

New books on business startups, economics, finance and other business topics are continuously added to the catalog. In September, these business titles and more were added to the catalog. presents Angel's laws of blogging : what you need to know if you want to have a successful and profitable blog / Angel Laws with Carole Moore. Once a beginner like you, Angel Laws, the founder of, was able to turn her blog into a money-making endeavor that receives thousands of unique hits per day. Offering readers simple, step-by-step lessons on how to turn a blog into a career -- or a way to make some extra cash -- Laws will help and inspire anyone with an interest in this ever-growing field.

The end of growth : adapting to our new economic reality / Richard Heinberg.  Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits.

 Start your own food truck business / Entrepreneur Press and Rich Mintzer. At over a billion dollars, the food industry is evolving, creating new trends and new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. Learn how you can become a part of one of the hottest and most affordable food businesses—mobile food.


School for startups : the breakthrough course for guaranteeing small business success in 90 days or less / by Jim Beach, Chris Hanks, and David Beasley. You want to start your own business, but "risk" isn't your middle name. You're not alone. Many successful entrepreneurs are averse to risk--but they have learned the tricks to working around it. And now you can too, with School for Startups.

Business improv : experiential learning exercises to train employees to handle every situation with success / Val Gee and Sarah Gee.  Based on the science of experiential learning, Business Improv uses improvisation activities from the theater to transform each employee into a great leader. The 75 hands-on activities in this proactive guide help you create an organization filled with people who engage with and “own” their work, generate creative ideas that drive profit, build innovative teams, solve problems effectively, and more.

Likeable social media : how to delight your customers, create an irresistible brand, and be generally amazing on facebook (& other social networks) / Dave Kerpen. Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word.

 2012 Photographer's market - From the back cover: "Millions of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests and more." 

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