Concierge Confidential

Concierge Confidential

Author: Michael Fazio

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429929294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 839

New York City's top concierge gives up a keyhole view into the luxe hotel rooms, private dining and dressing rooms of the ridiculous, rich and demanding Michael Fazio is the ultimate behind-the-scenes support man. Want two orchestra tickets to the Broadway musical that just won the Tony? Call Fazio. How about an upgrade to first class on an overbooked overnight flight to Tokyo? Call Fazio. Or a roomful of fresh hydrangeas—in winter? That's right. Call Fazio. From his early start as the harried and neglected personal assistant to a typical L.A. casting agent, Fazio took what he learned there and moved into concierge work at New York City's Intercontinental Hotel, where he was eventually able to parlay his services into a large and successful business of his own. In Concierge Confidential, Fazio reveals the behind-thescenes madness that goes into getting the rich and famous what they want, and shares some great insider knowledge on how to get access to the unattainable without making the concierge, waiters and other service people crazy. A few of Fazio's tips include: • When and how much to palm in tips • How to get a seat or ticket to the hottest thing in town • How to avoid being labeled a rube the minute you walk through the door • How you can become your favorite store or restaurant's most beloved customer • And much more

Personal Concierge Service

Personal Concierge Service

Author:

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 9781613082164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 940

View: 363

Personal assistants aren't just for the rich and famous anymore. More and more people are willing to pay good money for personal services that help make their lives easier. Our guide will show you how to get started in two high-paying and exciting personal service businesses: personal concierge and personal shopper. As a personal concierge, clients will hire you to plan trips, make dinner reservations, get concert tickets, pick-up dry cleaning and myriad other errands they simply don't have time to do themselves. Love to shop? Become a personal shopper and get paid to shop for gifts, fashions and just about anything else people buy. Some personal shoppers even act as wardrobe consultants to celebrities. Startup is easy. Overhead is low. And you can even work out of your home. All you need to get started is a phone, some business cards, and this essential guide. It teaches you everything you need to know, including: Making the right contacts to find great business and individual clients Using the internet to make your job easier Building loyalty among clients and getting glowing referrals Choosing what services to offer and setting fees What it takes to gain the competitive edge Whichever path you choose, our guide is your key to success. You'll learn everything you need to know to start and run your new business. Sample forms, additional resources, checklists and work sheets guide you through every step of the startup process, putting you on the road to success in your own concierge business today! The First Three Years In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. • Pin point your target market • Uncover creative financing for startup and growth • Use online resources to streamline your business plan • Learn the secrets of successful marketing • Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them • Take advantage of hundreds of resources • Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists • From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success. BONUS: Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit! Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compliled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

Start Your Own Personal Concierge Service

Start Your Own Personal Concierge Service

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 9781613081648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 580

Turn Your Can-Do Attitude Into Cash Are you a pro at multi-tasking? Do you thrive on deadlines and love a good challenge? Could you find satisfaction in lending others a hand? If so, you’re in high demand in the booming personal concierge industry. Offering easy startup and low overhead, a personal concierge helps clients with everyday tasks from organizing to shopping. Led by our experts, learn how to successfully establish your business, develop your service list, build a client base, and even, expand. Plus, uncover the secrets of practicing entrepreneurs, gaining priceless insight, advice, and tricks on managing common and difficult requests. Learn how to: Make the right contacts to find great business and individual clients Identify and develop your service niche Choose what services to offer Set fees and collect payment Build vendor relationships Cost-effectively promote and advertise your service Build loyalty and referrals among your clients Hire help And more Sample forms, additional resources, checklists and work sheets guide you through every step of the startup process. You have what it takes to be an in-demand personal concierge—let us help you get started and succeed!

By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only

Author: Alexis Maybank

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101571910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 389

On a warm September night in 2002, former acquaintances Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis reconnected at a mixer for new students at Harvard Business School. Alexis had just ended a four-year run at eBay during the dotcom boom and bust. Alexandra had just spent three years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Now they were entering the country’s top training ground for future titans of Wall Street and the Fortune 500. Little did either suspect that five years later, they’d become famous not in finance or consulting or corporate management, but at the bleeding-edge intersection of fashion and technology. Gilt Groupe – launched by Alexis, Alexandra, and three colleagues in 2007 – is one of the most fascinating startups of recent years, with a valuation of more than $1 billion. And it all began with one bold idea: to bring sample sales online and change the way millions shop. As Alexis and Alexandra write about the day Gilt.com went live: “We had created a website that could potentially change the rules of retail, for both shoppers and brands. If shopping was traditionally a slow, leisurely activity that might consume an entire day, it would now be competitive, addictive, urgent, thrilling—a rush delivered at the same time each day. Shopping would become not just easier, but so much fun.” But turning that vision into reality wasn’t easy. Designers had long controlled their own sample sales by staging them in anonymous, makeshift locations and strictly limiting invitations. Those lucky enough to hear about a Marc Jacobs or Hermès sample sale would drop everything and run for dramatic, fleeting bargains. Why should elite brands support a new startup trying to replicate the experience online? And even if brands like Valentino, Christian Louboutin, and Zac Posen got on board, would shoppers embrace such a website? Would the kind of people who love high-end fashion really visit a new online sale each day? Was “accessible luxury” a breakthrough idea or an absurd oxymoron? Alexis and Alexandra share their perspective in this dramatic story of Gilt’s birth, rise, and evolution. They show how they juggled the conflicting needs of their suppliers, engineers, marketers, and potential investors. They explain how they blended their individual strengths and weaknesses and managed their rapidly growing team. They cover the growing pains of expanding into new categories like housewares, travel, and menswear. And they take us through the darkest moments of the recession when Gilt might easily have died. As you’ll learn from the true story of Gilt, anything is possible for those with the creativity to recognize a new opportunity and the perseverance to make it real.

Concierge Confidential

Concierge Confidential

Author: Michael Fazio

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250002737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 790

New York City’s top concierge gives up a keyhole view into the luxe hotel rooms, private dining and dressing rooms of the ridiculous, rich and demanding Michael Fazio is the ultimate behind-the-scenes support man. Want two orchestra tickets to the Broadway musical that just won the Tony? Call Fazio. How about an upgrade to first class on an overbooked overnight flight to Tokyo? Call Fazio. Or a roomful of fresh hydrangeas—in winter? That’s right. Call Fazio. From his early start as the harried and neglected personal assistant to a typical L.A. casting agent, Fazio took what he learned there and moved into concierge work at New York City’s Intercontinental Hotel, where he was eventually able to parlay his services into a large and successful business of his own. In Concierge Confidential, Fazio reveals the behind-thescenes madness that goes into getting the rich and famous what they want, and shares some great insider knowledge on how to get access to the unattainable without making the concierge, waiters and other service people crazy. A few of Fazio’s tips include: • When and how much to palm in tips • How to get a seat or ticket to the hottest thing in town • How to avoid being labeled a rube the minute you walk through the door • How you can become your favorite store or restaurant’s most beloved customer • And much more

Dear Reader

Dear Reader

Author: Michael Malice

Publisher: Michael Malice

ISBN: 9781495283253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

View: 586

No country is as misunderstood as North Korea, and no modern tyrant has remained more mysterious than the Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. Now, celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice pulls back the curtain to expose the life story of the "Incarnation of Love and Morality." Taken directly from books spirited out of Pyongyang, DEAR READER is a carefully reconstructed first-person account of the man behind the mythology. From his miraculous rainbow-filled birth during the fiery conflict of World War II, Kim Jong Il watched as his beloved Korea finally earned its freedom from the cursed Japanese. Mere years later, the wicked US imperialists took their chance at conquering the liberated nation—with devastating results. But that's only the beginning of the Dear Leader's story. In DEAR READER, Kim Jong Il explains: *How he can shrink time *Why he despises the Mona Lisa *How he recreated the arts in Korea *Why the Juche idea is the greatest concept ever discovered by man *How he handled the crippling famine *Why Kim Jong Un was chosen as successor over his elder brothers With nothing left uncovered, drawing straight from dozens of books, hundreds of articles and thousands of years of Korean history, DEAR READER is both the definitive account of Kim Jong Il's life and the complete stranger-than-fiction history of the world's most unique country.

How to Be Brilliant

How to Be Brilliant

Author: Michael Heppell

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273714511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

View: 829

Some areas of your work and life might need a bit of help - others you might think are pretty good. But even the good bits could almost certainly be better, and now is the time to make the next step up and really shine. The second edition of bestselling How To Be Brilliant provides a complete practical guide to gaining new levels of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration in your life. How To Be Brilliant is based on author Michael Heppell's 2 dat extensive training programmes. Thousands of people from prisoners to managing directors, from young to old have taken part in Heppell's training course to find brilliance. This valuable course has now been distilled into this one book. It includes a 90 day plan to help you achieve your short term goals and gives you over 50 tools which can be used to help you move up to the next level. It also uses many clear examples and stories to show you how to overcome barriers that hold you back. You'll learn how to develop a clear vision for your brilliant future.

The Complete Works of Arnold Bennett

The Complete Works of Arnold Bennett

Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664148728

Category: Fiction

Page: 10808

View: 253

This meticulously edited Arnold Bennett collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: A Man from the North The Grand Babylon Hotel Anna of the Five Towns Leonora A Great Man Teresa of Watling Street Sacred and Profane Love Hugo The Ghost- A Modern Fantasy The City of Pleasure: A Fantasia on Modern Themes Buried Alive The Old Wives' Tale Clayhanger Denry the Audacious Helen with the High Hand The Card Hilda Lessways The Plain Man and His Wife The Regent: A Five Towns Story of Adventure in London The Price of Love From the log of the Velsa These Twain The Pretty Lady The Roll-Call The Lion's Share Mr.Prohack Lilian Riceyman Steps Elsie and the Child The Strange Vanguard Accident Imperial Palace Short Stories Collections: Tales of the Five Towns The Grim Smile of the Five Towns The Matador of the Five Towns The Woman who Stole Everything and Other Stories The Loot of Cities Mr. Penfound's Two Burglars Midnight at the Grand Babylon The Police Station The Adventure of the Prima Donna The Episode in Room 222 Saturday to Monday A Dinner at the Louvre Plays: What the Public Wants The Honeymoon The Great Adventure The Title Judith Non-Fiction: The Truth about an Author How to Become an Author The Reasonable Life Literary Taste: How to Form It How to Live on 24 Hours a Day The Feast of St. Friend: A Christmas Book Mental Efficiency Those United States Friendship and Happiness Paris Nights and Other Impressions of Places and People The Author's Craft Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front Books and Persons: Selections from The New Age 1908-1911 Self and Self-Management Things That Have Interested Me The Human Machine

ARNOLD BENNETT Ultimate Collection

ARNOLD BENNETT Ultimate Collection

Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664116963

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 8902

View: 655

This carefully crafted ebook: "ARNOLD BENNETT Ultimate Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Novels: A Man from the North The Grand Babylon Hotel Anna of the Five Towns Leonora A Great Man Teresa of Watling Street Sacred and Profane Love Hugo The Ghost- A Modern Fantasy The City of Pleasure: A Fantasia on Modern Themes Buried Alive The Old Wives' Tale Clayhanger Denry the Audacious Helen with the High Hand The Card Hilda Lessways The Plain Man and His Wife The Regent: A Five Towns Story of Adventure in London The Price of Love From the log of the Velsa These Twain The Pretty Lady The Roll-Call The Lion's Share Mr.Prohack Lilian Riceyman Steps Short Stories Collections: Tales of the Five Towns The Grim Smile of the Five Towns The Matador of the Five Towns The Loot of Cities Mr. Penfound's Two Burglars Midnight at the Grand Babylon The Police Station The Adventure of the Prima Donna The Episode in Room 222 Saturday to Monday A Dinner at the Louvre Plays: What the Public Wants The Honeymoon The Great Adventure The Title Judith Non-Fiction: Journalism For Women The Truth about an Author How to Become an Author The Reasonable Life Literary Taste: How to Form It How to Live on 24 Hours a Day The Feast of St. Friend: A Christmas Book Mental Efficiency Those United States Friendship and Happiness Paris Nights and Other Impressions of Places and People The Author's Craft Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front Books and Persons: Selections from The New Age 1908-1911 Self and Self-Management Things That Have Interested Me The Human Machine

Delphi Complete Works of Arnold Bennett (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Arnold Bennett (Illustrated)

Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 8246

View: 770

The prolific novelist Arnold Bennett created a succession of stories that detailed life in the Staffordshire Potteries, which were to immortalise his beloved “Five Towns” and establish his name as one of the leading realist authors of Edwardian fiction. Now for the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present Bennett’s complete fictional works. This comprehensive eBook is complemented with numerous illustrations, many rare novels, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bennett’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 36 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Includes the extremely rare novelisation of Bennett’s screenplay of the film PICCADILLY, available nowhere else * Even includes the author’s unfinished novel DREAM OF DESTINY, appearing here for the first time * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the short story collections, including rare collections like THE WOMAN WHO STOLE EVERYTHING, available nowhere else * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a generous range of Bennett’s plays and non-fiction – spend hours exploring the author’s diverse oeuvre * Even includes the engaging HOW TO BECOME AN AUTHOR, available in no other digital edition * Special criticism section, with seminal essays by authors such as Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Orwell, evaluating Bennett’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with a rare play and four more non fiction works The Novels A Man from the North (1898) The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902) Anna of the Five Towns (1902) The Gates of Wrath (1903) Leonora (1903) A Great Man (1904) Teresa of Watling Street (1904) Sacred and Profane Love (1905) Hugo (1906) Whom God Hath Joined (1906) The Sinews of War (1906) The Ghost (1907) The City of Pleasure (1907) The Statue (1908) Buried Alive (1908) The Old Wives’ Tale (1908) The Glimpse (1909) Helen with the High Hand (1910) Clayhanger (1910) The Card (1911) Hilda Lessways (1911) The Regent (1913) The Price of Love (1914) These Twain (1916) The Lion’s Share (1916) The Pretty Lady (1918) The Roll-Call (1918) Mr Prohack (1922) Lilian (1922) Riceyman Steps (1923) Lord Raingo (1926) The Vanguard (1928) Accident (1928) Piccadilly: Story of the Film (1929) Imperial Palace (1930) Dream of Destiny (1932) The Short Story Collections Tales of the Five Towns (1905) The Loot of Cities and Other Stories (1905) The Grim Smile of the Five Towns (1907) The Matador of the Five Towns, and Other Stories (1912) Elsie and the Child, and Other Stories (1924) The Woman Who Stole Everything, and Other Stories (1927) The Night Visitor and Other Stories (1931) Venus Rising from the Sea (1932) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Plays Polite Farces for the Drawing-Room (1899) The Honeymoon (1911) The Great Adventure (1913) The Title (1918) Judith (1922) The Non Fiction Journalism for Women: A Practical Guide (1898) How to Become an Author: A Practical Guide (1903) The Human Machine (1909) Literary Taste: How to Form It (1909) How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (1910) The Feast of St. Friend (1911) Those United States (1912) The Arnold Bennett Calendar (1912) The Plain Man and His Wife (1913) From the Log of the Velsa (1914) Paris Nights, and Other Impressions of Places and People (1914) The Author’s Craft (1914) Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front (1915) Introduction to ‘In the Royal Naval Air Service’ (1916) by Harold Rosher Books and Persons: Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-11 (1917) Things that Interested Me: First Series (1921) Things Which Interested Me: Second Series (1923) Things Which Interested Me: Third Series (1926) The Criticism The New Novel (1914) by Henry James The Mercy of Mr. Arnold Bennett (1923) by G. K. Chesterton Character in Fiction (1924) by Virginia Woolf Letter to Arnold Bennett (1924) by Joseph Conrad An Extract from ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’ (1937) by George Orwell