By Blythe Camenson

ISBN-10: 0844243299

ISBN-13: 9780844243290

Careers For. . . * number of CAREERS proven. From the most obvious to the imprecise, readers could be capable of discover careers that fit their pursuits. * profession PROFILES. comprises whole task descriptions and wage levels. * expert INTERVIEWS. enable pupil to work out what jobs are relatively like and what it took to get them. * confirmed instructions. support scholars comprehend what it takes to get the task in their goals and the stairs to get there.

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This quilt was sold many times, and eventually ended up in the Louvre Museum in Paris, as an important example of early twentieth-century American folk art. Anybody who's been in business has made mistakes from time to time. " Starting on a Shoestring Adam opened his first shop in 1973 with just $400. A condemned high school had just been bought by an architect who remodeled it and converted it into a lively arcade of shops and boutiques called the DeWitt Building. Adam rented what he called "an unpretentious hole-in-the-wall" for $125 a month plus one month's security.

If they order too much they can lose, or if they don't order enough they can lose. A typical example would be Valentine's Day. If you order too many roses, if you buy a thousand too many, you can lose thousands of dollars. But it's hard to learn how to get the ordering right. That's why it's so important to work for other florists before venturing out on your own. " An Artist's Dream If you have artistic talent you might be dreaming of one day opening your own studio or gallery, a place in which to create and sell your work.

A lot of people want to live out their romantic dream by retiring to an idyllic spot such as Nantucket and running a bed-and-breakfast. ' There's nothing retiring, or romantic, about operating an inn. You have to work very hard. "From April 1 to November 31, my day is primarily involved with taking reservations and handling problems and delegating responsibilities to our staff of five. During the winter, we involve ourselves with marketing, and interior design and restoration. " According to Roger, "The property dropped in value to $600,000 in the next two years, but now because of the restoration and the steady clientele we've built up, our property and our business is worth slightly over $1 million.

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