Our bookstore includes Self-Help Publications, Teaching Guides and eLearning courses to assist individuals, teachers and mentors with business start-up, growth and sustainability objectives.

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“How-To” Publications and TEACHING/MENTORING GUIDES supporting career development through interactive, step-by-step resume-writing, self-focusing and internship instruction.

Get Optimized: 6 Steps to Career & Life Focus
Get Optimized is an action guide designed to turn your dreams into reality. It’s about using a process for figuring out who you are, what you want and how to go for it. When you want to master a sport, you take lessons. When you want to perfect a meal, you refer to a cookbook. Yet when you want to master yourself, where’s the process? That’s what the 6 Steps to getting optimized are all about – using a process to master who you are. [AL|PS|HS|MS]
~ $27.95

Resume-guide-thumbResume-Writing Guide
Write the optimum resume through instruction and sample resume layouts [AL|PS|HS]
btn_cart_SM[1] Resume Writing-Guide ~ $9.95

myILP-thumbMy Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for Life
A non-judgmental, hands-on, experiential process of self-discovery in uncovering your inherent talents, goals and purpose, and a planning strategy for implementation to achieve career and life objectives. [AL|PS|HS|MS]
btn_cart_SM[1] MyILP for Life, Individual Workbook ~ $19.95

myILP-thumbTEACHING/MENTORING GUIDE – MyIndividual Learning Plan for Life
Assist adults, youth, Veterans, women, individuals with disabilities and anyone in transition to develop a focus around personal and career goals, and an implementation strategy for achieving objectives. Suitable for working with a group or one-on-one, this comprehensive Guide provides detailed instructions for facilitating a hands-on, non-judgmental process of self-discovery, goal setting and planning. [TRAINER]
btn_cart_SM[1]MyILP for Life, Teaching/Mentoring Guide ~ $74.95
Internship Guides for Students, Employers and Academic Representatives Facilitate productive internship experiences using step-by-step interactive guides for all three internship collaborators. [AL|PS|HS]

btn_cart_SM[1] All three (3) Internship Guides ~ $29.95

btn_cart_SM[1] Internship Guide for Students ~ $12.95

btn_cart_SM[1] Internship Guide for Employers ~ $12.95

btn_cart_SM[1] Internship Guide for Academic Representatives ~ $12.95



“How-To” Publications and TEACHING MENTORING GUIDES providing interactive, step-by-step instruction for launching a self-employment venture.

5-Steps to Successful Self-Employment: A Guide to Launching a Self-Employment Venture What if there were no limits to your ideas and dreams? What if there was a way for you to use step-by-step instructions and worksheets to assess your skills, self-employment ideas, profitability and long-term success? This 5-Step Workbook offers practical guidance for taking you through every step from venture concept to launch. [AL|PS|HS]
btn_cart_SM[1]5-Steps to Successful Self-Employment ~ $29.95

TEACHING/MENTORING GUIDE – 5-Steps to Self-Employment: Assist students/mentee through an interactive, step-by-step process for launching a self-employment venture. [TRAINER]
btn_cart_SM[1]TEACHING/MENTOR GUIDE: 5-Steps to Self-Employment ~ $39.95



“How-To” Publications and TEACHING/MENTORING GUIDES providing interactive, step-by-step instruction for launching a small business venture including how to write a business plan and funding proposal.

myILP-thumb10-Steps to Venture Success: A Guide to Launching a Small Business
Take the first step of what is an exciting and rewarding adventure for many individuals – owning and succeeding in your own business. This 10-Step Workbook provides detailed instructions from validating your business skills and concept, to launching your new venture and monitoring progress over time. [AL|PS|HS]
btn_cart_SM[1] 10-Step Guide to Launching a New Business ~ $39.95

myILP-thumbTEACHING/MENTORING GUIDE – 10-Steps to Venture Launch
Assist students/mentee through an interactive, step-by-step process for launching a self-employment venture. [TRAINER]
btn_cart_SM[1]TEACHING/MENTOR GUIDE: 10-Steps to Venture Launch ~ $39.95

myILP-thumbBusiness Planning Guide (BPG)
A handbook to help you design, write and use a business plan and a financing proposal tailored to your specific business needs. [AL|PS|HS|MS]
btn_cart_SM[1] Business Planning Guide (BPG) ~ $29.95



“How-To” Publications and TEACHING/MENTORING GUIDES providing interactive, step-by-step instruction for productively managing the growth and sustainability of self-employment and small business ventures once they are launched. [AL|PS|HS]

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS01) Cash Flow: The Eight Steps to Controlling Your Cash Before It Controls You
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-01, Cash Flow ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS02) Forecasting: Understand Where You Want To Go, Then Plan How To Get There
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-02, Forecasting ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS03) Management Control: Decide what needs to be done, who will do it, and how you will know when it is completed
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-03, Management Control ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS04) Target Marketing: The key to marketing success – focus, focus, focus.
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-03, Management Control ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS05) Time Management: Time is an asset – once gone, it’s gone
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-05, Time Management ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS06) Financing: Use and abuse
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-06, Financing ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS07) Human Resources: The right personnel for the right reasons
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-07, Human Resources ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS08) Inventory Control: Inventory control = Profit control
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-08, Inventory Control ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS09) Marketing Communications: The Nine Steps
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-09, Marketing Communications ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS10) Credit & Collections: Easy to put out, hard to get back
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-10, Credit & Collections ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS11) Strategic Analysis: The sum of the parts equals more than the whole
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-11, Strategic Analysis ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSMLS (CS12) Knowledge Management Systems: Turning people, process, and technology into knowledge
btn_cart_SM[1]SMLS Workbook #SMLS-12, Knowledge Management Systems ~ $12.95

myILP-thumbSet of all 12 Strategic Management Learning System (SMLS) Workbooks: Develop each of the above 12 core business management skills and operational systems using step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies and customizable worksheets. [AL|PS|HS]
btn_cart_SM[1]Order the complete Common Sense SMLS Series (12 workbooks) for only $99.95

myILP-thumbTEACHING/MENTORING GUIDE for 12 Strategic Management Learning System (SMLS) Topics: A teaching/mentoring guide for group or 1-on-1 training of 12 core business management disciplines and operational systems. Includes detailed instructions for teaching/mentoring objectives, outlines and time frames for covering each topic. [TRAIN]
btn_cart_SM[1]Teaching/Mentoring Guide for 12 SMLS Topics ~ $89.50

TEACHING/MENTORING CD-ROM for 12 SMLS Topics: Contains PowerPoint presentations for each of 12 SMLS Topics, as well as Marketing Materials for promotion and additional reference materials to support individual and group instruction. [TRAIN]
btn_cart_SM[1]Teaching/Mentoring CD-ROM for 12 SMLS Topics ~ $39.95



“How-To” Publications providing interactive, step-by-step instruction for developing centralized business management systems and business lifecycle strategies.

Strategic Knowledge Management (SKM) Workbook: A step-by-step guide for developing, implementing and controlling knowledge management systems in small to mid-sized businesses. Includes comprehensive worksheets for developing knowledge systems and immediately applying what is learned to the specific business environment. [AL|PS]
btn_cart_SM[1]Strategic Knowledge Management Workbook (SKMW) ~ $29.95

Panic, People and Process: The 3-Stages of the Business Life Cycle: A comprehensive guide for how to start a business, how to develop core business management systems and how to facilitate growth and succession planning. Includes links to additional on-line learning materials, worksheets and local free and low-cost government and public business development programs. [AL|PS]
btn_cart_SM[1]Panic, People and Process ~ $39.95



Just-in-Time (JIT) online learning providing interactive, step-by-step instruction for launching a small business venture. Includes options for connecting with a volunteer business mentor through nonprofit public assistance agencies, and fixed-fee professional consultation via email or teleconference.

10-Step Online Course: Interactive training to start, grow and succeed in business. Utilize 10 step-by-step interactive sessions to evaluate your business idea, compile sales projections, develop a plan and launch a new venture. Learn at your own pace, document your progress and work with a virtual mentor at no additional cost as an option. [AL|PS] Select between no-cost volunteer mentoring and fixed fee virtual and teleconference mentoring using the dropdown option.btn_cart_SM[1] Standard Online Course ~ $649.00

btn_cart_SM[1] Plus Virtual Interactive Professional Consultant ~ $849.00

btn_cart_SM[1] Plus Telephone Interactive Professional Consultant ~ $1149.00