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Nexus Questionnaires - Sales and use tax Issues

Compiled by: Lester Smith, CPA

Avoid the two words you never want to hear: Audit Surprise! We make it easy to find the answers to your nexus questions. Our state-specific questionnaires are available for all 45 states that impose sales and use taxes and the District of Columbia. These current, concise, and complete questionnaires are based on the myriad regulations of the states and cover the issues the states have identified for nexus consideration. They can save you countless hours of research trying to find what each state looks at when examining your activities for physical presence sufficient to require registration and compliance with tax collection or reporting. (These Nexus Questionnaires are often purchase with our Sales and Use Tax Instructor-Led Training Sessions and our Online Sales and Use Tax Course.)

Any 5 states - $29.95
Any 10 states - $49.95
All 45 states and DC - $89.95

 To order any of the Nexus Questionnaires: Call 877-385-5515 or E-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Branding for Success

Author: Larry Checco

Branding for Success by Larry Checco

Price $19.00

Larry Checco’s book, Branding for Success, has found success in United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Sweden. The book offers a template for branding in nonprofit organizations and agencies. Larry is a keynote speaker and branding trainer. As a true expert on branding, Larry Checco is often quoted by branding experts and his branding articles have been reprinted on numerous Web sites, such as the Kellogg Foundation, GuideStar, the Foundation Center, National Council on Nonprofit Associations, KnowledgePlex, the Michigan State University library system, and many others.

Here what people are saying about Branding for Success:
“It’s the real thing!”
"If you know what product this phrase represents, then you know about the pervasive power of brand marketing. But there’s more to branding than coming up with a catchy one-liner, and Larry Checco will show you not only how to engage your whole organization in the process of creating a brand identity...but how the process also benefits organizational development, strategic planning, fundraising, media visibility and morale. This easy-to-digest book is a must-read for all nonprofits trying to differentiate themselves and compete in an era of diminishing funds and increasing need." - Harold Simon, Editor/Publisher of Shelterforce, flagship publication of the National Housing Institute
"A must read for getting your nonprofit noticed in today's financially challenging landscape. Branding for Success offers $60,000 worth of consulting services for the price of a $20 book!" - John Schall, former President/CEO, National Congress for Community Economic Development

"Successful fundraising requires that people understand and value who you are and what you do. Through this book, Larry Checco has made branding--the process for achieving those goals--an easy, cost-effective tool for all organizations." - Kathleen Rae King, Vice President for Development, Volunteers of America"This is the best book on branding for nonprofits I've come across. It's a fresh, friendly, fast--and MUST --read for all executive directors and board members”. - Carol Weisman, President, Board Builders, Inc.

"Branding for Success demystifies the concept of branding, making it easier for nonprofits to effectively ‘tell their stories' to funders and other important stakeholders." - Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., Ph.D. Principal, Sheehan Nonprofit Consulting


Please Sue Me

Author: Hunter Lott 

Please sue Me by Hunter Lott

Price: $29.00

It used to be so much easier to manage employees. The corporate philosophy was, "Do it or else." Employees now consider this a "hostile work environment." Making the transition from co-worker/friend to boss is not easy. Even long time managers don't communicate their expectations or understand the motivation of today's employees. Most managers consider hiring and interviewing an interruption of their day. Too often they look at discipline as a tool to "get even" and "documentation" as something human resources made up. This is a recipe for poor performance, morale issues and lawsuits.

This book combines the best practical "how to's" for safe hiring and firing practices every frontline manager needs to know.


Project Management with Microsoft Project 2003

Author: Ron Black 

Project Management...2003 by Ron Black

Price: $19.00

Get this book and get it done! This up-to-date, unique guide provides solutions for anyone who’s been assigned a project to manage. Instead of just focusing on how to use Microsoft Project 2003, it teaches you the concepts of formal project management, and then shows you how to set this popular project management software to work. This book includes everything managers will need to organize projects, track their progress, and present them like professionals.

  • Includes updated standards and terms in compliance with the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge

  • Features step-by-step instructions, web collaboration and publishing for projects, team communication, and full explanations of common and more intermediate project management terms

  • Covers Microsoft Project 2003—the most up-to-date version—plus MS Project 2000 and 2002


Ordinary Women…Extraordinary Success

Co-Author: Claudia James

Ordinary Women…Extraordinary Success by Claudia James

To Order Call 877-385-5515

What does it take to be considered extraordinary? Author Claudia James knows. She’s among the contributors to Ordinary Women…Extraordinary Success, a book which brings together 19 women who share their own extraordinary stories to inspire, empower, and advise others to reach new heights.

Claudia joins ranks with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott (If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules), acclaimed songwriter Jana Stanfield (her song “If I Had Only Known” was a quadruple platinum hit for Reba McEntire), and 16 of America’s top motivational speakers who have created a book by women for women.“Ordinary Women…Extraordinary Success includes contributions from an amazing group of motivators, all with very different backgrounds and stories,” says Claudia. “Our book makes you realize that you can overcome obstacles, embrace life, celebrate, laugh, pray, and love.” “This book is a must read for every woman who wants to know how to create more success and satisfaction in her life,” says Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul.

“The chapters I wrote cover…..Success in Finances 'Secure Your Finacial Future' and Success of the Soul, 'Let Your Light Shine' " says Claudia. “Everyone who reads this book will find a little of themselves in it -- and smile -- knowing what great potential lies within.”


Giving Myself Permission

Author: Pennie Murray

Giving Myself Permission by Pennie Murray

Price: $12.00

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If you want to take your life to the next level, if you want to know success on your terms and not the terms of others, then this book is for you.

Pennie Murray identifies the distractions, insecurities, fears, and self-induced limitations that can keep you from achieving maximum success. This book gives you the fuel to challenge the status quo and go beyond self-limiting conditions. Take charge of your success by giving yourself permission to be the best.


Passport to the Podium

Author: Carolyn Kerner Stein

Passport To The Podium by Caroline Kerner Stein

Price: $16.00

Passport to the Podium is your ticket to acquiring confident speaking skills. As you travel through these pages, you will learn the techniques to express your ideas with authority, develop leadership and communicate with charisma.

You'll learn how to:

  • Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

  • Express Yourself with Confidence and Charisma

  • Go from Free Speeches to Paid Engagements

  • Interact with Your Audience

  • Conduct Successful Meetings

"This book is a tremendous resource for anyone who wants to communicate better, succeed more, and enjoy a richer life. Highly recommended." -Nido R. Qubein, CSP, CPAE Recipient of Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award


Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition

 Author: Ferdinand F. Fournies

Managing employees in today’s rapidly evolving workplace can sometimes feel like negotiating a minefield. Such recent new trends as flextime, telecommuting, 360-degree feedback, the flattening of hierarchies, and the increased use of temps and contract workers present tough new challenges for supervisors in every field. This timely, completely revised and updated edition of Ferdinand Fournies’s classic management coaching "bible" shows you proven ways to get workers to perform at the highest level while eliminating the self-destructive kinds of behaviors that have become increasingly prevalent in recent years.

In this book, you will learn specific face-to-face interventions you can use to enhance performance in every kind of workplace situation--from sales to creative brainstorming. There are also interventions uniquely suited to resolving problems ranging from low productivity to absenteeism to conflicts between individuals. You’ll learn precisely what to say and do so that each person you supervise will want to give you his or her best work--even when that person was previously thought to be a "problem employee." Packed with brand-new case studies from Fournies’s latest research into the dynamics of the modern workplace, this classic guide takes all the guesswork out of becoming the kind of inspired, "hands-on" manager that every company today is looking for! 


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