Bricking It

From Stay at Home Mum to Millions in Property
Author: Nicole Bremner
Publisher: Rethink Press
ISBN: 9781781332535
Category:
Page: 182
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Want to create a stunning property portfolio and still have time to go to the kids' school plays? Want to get started now and learn while doing it? Bricking It takes you into the world of property development from first purchase to scaling up the business and growing an internationally-known brand. Choose a strategy which suits your skills and your lifestyle. Create an attractive brand so investors and partners come to you. Learn as you go, being prolific not perfect!

From Stress to Success

How to Build a Successful Business That Operates Without You
Author: John Paul
Publisher: Rethink Press
ISBN: 9781781332474
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 170
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DO YOU OWN YOUR BUSINESS OR DOES YOUR BUSINESS OWN YOU? Most people who think they own a business, don't. They are simply self-employed. There is nothing wrong with being self-employed, but to truly own your business, it must be able to operate successfully without you. If your business can run without you, congratulations! You have a systemised business that you can scale, grow and perhaps even sell. If you are indispensable to your business, then this book was written for you. In FROM STRESS TO SUCCESS you will learn how to: Review your existing processes so you can improve and systemise them Write a detailed and usable business operations manual Effectively train and develop your team to operate your business without you Lead, rather than simply manage, your business and your people Build a valuable asset that works for you now, and in the future

Property Sourcing Compliance

Keeping You on the Right Side of the Law
Author: Tina Walsh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781999776701
Category:
Page: N.A
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It's simple really. Investors learn how to keep their hard-earned cash. Sourcers learn how to avoid losing their business! "Even as an experienced property professional, Tina has opened my eyes to potential risks involved with property sourcing that no one else in the industry covers. Written in an easy-to-read, step-by-step process, this book is essential reading for all property sourcers and investors." - Rob Stewart - Investor, Entrepreneur & Speaker - The Property Education Group "Tina has successfully achieved simplicity from the often misunderstood chaos of property sourcing compliance. Easy to read and understand! An absolute must if a sustainable sourcing business is what you desire." Sarah Poynton-Ryan - Rent Guaranteed UK "Just wow. It's not very often I read a book that holds my interest as much as this did. As a businessman with a property sourcing company I took special interest in this book and I was not disappointed. I don't mind telling you that I'm going to be implementing some of the advice in the book into my business immediately. Tina's grasp of legislation and compliance is first rate and if you follow this book then you will not fall short. Whether you are a property sourcer or an investor you NEED this book in your life - not to do so is foolish. Well done Tina." John Paul - Managing Director, The Castledene Group Read this book now and you'll discover: -A step-by-step process to achieving property sourcing compliance -The 7 questions all investors should ask sourcers before working with them -Clear guidelines to relevant legislation and regulation -A simple process for effective client due diligence -Guide to marketing your deal legally -How to stay compliant day in, day out

Property Development for Beginners

The Five Fundamentals of Property Development
Author: Steve Chandler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534641235
Category:
Page: 54
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Have you ever wanted to be a property developer but didn't know how? For those considering their first property development project it is essential to understand the five fundamentals of property development. The five fundamentals of property development are: 1. Acquisition; 2. Feasibility; 3. Authorities; 4. Revenue; and 5. Delivery. Property development begins with the first fundamental, acquisition. You can't be a property developer without a property to develop. But how do you know what property to acquire and where? And you wouldn't acquire a property if you didn't know that it was financially feasible. The second fundamental is feasibility. You need to understand the financial position of your proposed project before you commit to acquire a property. And before you commit to acquire a property you would want to know with reasonable certainty that you will obtain the relevant authority approvals. Authorities are the third fundamental of property development. Maximising your revenue and making sure it gets into your hip pocket as quickly as possible is also very important. Revenue is the fourth fundamental of property development. And the fifth fundamental of property development is delivery. You have to design the building and construct it fo rthe budget in your feasibility and as approved by your local authority. All these fundamentals are integrally related to each other. You need to understand them all to be a property developer. And that's what this book does; it brings together all five fundamentals in an easy to read, short format book to help you become a property developer.

Brick Buy Brick - Book Eight

A Property Sourcing Business
Author: Tigrent Learning UK Limited
Publisher: Matador
ISBN: 9781783064960
Category:
Page: 72
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The modern day, no-nonsense guide to property investing. The eighth in the revolutionary ‘Brick Buy Brick’ series of books in association with Tigrent Learning UK Limited, A Property Sourcing Business provides aspirational investors with a detailed explanation of how their lives can change with education, motivation and action. Moreover, it is written in a way that is accessible to all. The book shares insights into the often misunderstood world of property investing and how all of us are able to make money from property, both in and out of a recession. Without the plague of non-essential jargon that is often found in similar books, it opens up the doors for readers who are not as well-versed in the subject, allowing them to see that they have a chance at being just as successful as those who are. This instalment provides advice and tips on setting up a sourcing business, the opportunities it can offer and how to deal with regulation to provide a professional and trustworthy service to the customers you deal with. Some investors consider this as a primary strategy – a way of controlling and monetising deals without having to actually purchase properties. Other investors find this a useful complementary strategy to their investment activities that provides additional income and a diversified business base. ‘Brick Buy Brick’ is a series of books that form the definitive guide to general and specific property investing strategies that are used by professional property investors, on a daily basis.

How to Attract Armchair Investors for Property

A Guide to Successfully Finding Private Investors Who'll Fund Your Property Deals
Author: Tim Matcham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974365258
Category:
Page: 190
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A recent survey has suggested that raising private finance is one of the biggest blockers to property investors achieving their ambitions. So much is taught about the different strategies that you can invest in, but until now there has been very little guidance on how to attract private finance to fund these deals. This book is designed to answer your questions and give guidance to a tried and tested way of attracting finance to your property business. You will find top tips on how to approach finding finance, as well as case studies about clients who have been taking massive action under Tim's guidance. This book will show you "how to fish rather than giving you fish" as the saying goes. This means you can become self-sufficient and raise all the funds that you will ever need.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

At Home in New England

Royal Barry Wills Architects 1925 to Present
Author: Richard Wills
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442224266
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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The now venerable firm of Royal Barry Wills was founded in a one-room office on Boston's Beacon Street in 1925. Initially fueled by word of mouth and occasional newspaper exposure, the firm gained admiration for Wills’s fresh take on various New England styles, including Georgian, Tudor, French Provincial, and Colonial American. Driven by the country's desire for both aesthetic appeal and practicality, the firm's popularity increased dramatically with its focus on the creation of modern homes inspired by the one-and-a-half-story Cape Cod houses, which perfectly balanced the classic and the new. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the firm has been designing elegant private homes in the classically inspired Colonial New England tradition for more than eighty-five years. As time has passed, their Cape Cod-style homes have proven remarkably adaptable to the demands of contemporary life, while staying true to Wills's original flair for intermingling past and present. This book features examples of the firm's work from its founding to the present, with an emphasis on more recent houses that have been built throughout New England.

Bud, Not Buddy


Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101934263
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Cycling London to Paris

The classic Dover/Calais route and the Avenue Verte
Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783626054
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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This guidebook describes two cycle routes between London and Paris: the 490km 'classic route' and the 387km Avenue Verte. Passing through rolling chalk downland and characterful market towns, the trails link these two great cities with their grand buildings, famous museums and iconic monuments. Ideal both for cycle-touring holidays and charity challenges, both routes are well within the capabilities of cyclists of moderate fitness and will generally take between five days and a week - meaning that a round trip, including a few days sightseeing in Paris, can easily be accomplished in a fortnight. The routes are described in both directions, with the primary route description running from London to Paris. The classic route is presented in eleven stages; the Avenue Verte in nine, with clear step-by-step directions accompanied by mapping, elevation profiles and notes on local points of interest. A comprehensive introduction covers all the practicalities, such as Channel crossings, accommodation and what to take, and also offers a fascinating historical overview of southern England and northern France. A summary of facilities, useful contacts and an English-French glossary can be found in the appendices. The classic route crosses the Channel between Dover and Calais and makes use of quiet country roads, rural tracks and dedicated cycle paths, with a number of off-road sections. Developed to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics, the Avenue Verte is fully waymarked and makes maximum use of Sustrans off-road cycle tracks in England and voies vertes (rural cycle routes) in France: it uses the slightly longer Newhaven-Dieppe crossing. Cycling from London to Paris draws on the best of both worlds: England and France; the bright lights and vibrant attractions of the city and the delightful scenery of Kent, Sussex, Hauts-de-France and Normandy. The journey offers a wonderful cycling experience, as well as a unique insight into the cultures of both nations.

Rise: How a House Built a Family


Author: Cara Brookins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250095662
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: N.A
Category: Slaves
Page: 302
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Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave


Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1910833819
Category: Fiction
Page: 106
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One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 82
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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

A Mother's Reckoning

Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
Author: Sue Klebold
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 1101902760
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. — Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016

Native Son


Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: N.A
Category: African American men
Page: 359
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Manhattan Beach

A Novel
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150118377X
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * New York Times Bestseller * A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017 * A Time magazine and USA Today Top 10 Novel of 2017 * Winner of the Booklist Top of the List for Fiction * Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Vogue, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, BookPage, Bustle, Southern Living, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Immensely satisfying…an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…Egan is masterly at displaying mastery…she works a formidable kind of magic.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. “A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

Hiroshima


Author: John Hersey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679721037
Category: History
Page: 152
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The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

An Autobiographical Account of an Escaped Slave and Abolitionist
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209314
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years as a slave. She published the narrative in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, and the book was written as a novel with fictionalized characters to protect Jacobs from retribution by her former owners. (Dr. Flint, i.e., the real Dr. James Norcom, is Linda Brent’s master in the novel.) The story emphasized certain negative aspects of slavery—especially the struggles of female slaves under sexually abusive masters, cruel mistresses, and the sale of their children—in order to play on the sympathies of white middle-class women in the North. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was published at the beginning of the American Civil War. It contributed to the Union’s and abolitionists’ war effort, but is today seen as an important first-hand account from an escaped slave woman and an important abolitionist. After the Civil War, Jacobs continued to support the African-American cause, particularly education, until her death in 1897. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.