How many make it and what industries fare best? The industries with the top number of small business startups in were:. The 10 most profitable small business industries by net profit margin NPM are :. Startup Photo via Shutterstock. I found that stat discouraging, too, especially with all the training and mentor programs out there. As a longtime entrepreneur and mentor, if I knew what it took to be successful, and all of the success vs failure stats before starting my first business I never would have done it.
It is just a readymade excuse to explain away flawed strategies and poor work ethic. Not willing to properly educate themselves on their market, competitors and product placement. Just looking to be the next Startup Billionaire but going into the startup with a employee mentality. Change your mindset…change the statistics.
Great insight, T. Value-add activities are key. I took up business but never tried to apply towards an idea which I have a lot of but a little afraid of going about the right way. I am writing a small cook book for balance diets. I know there are a lot out there. But I just want to give it try to see if it will go through. This book is for people who want to eat what they want but with less of it. More fruits and vegetables of course which we have a tendency of not eating enough of.
So I will try to write this recipe book. But will try I already started on the rough draft.
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It is a lot of work. I sort of a procrastinator. One thing that successful entrepreneurs grasp early on is how to accurately asses their own strengths and weaknesses. They then hire or outsource to complement their weaknesses or those areas where their time is not best spent. Thank you for all of your insight. They are in fabulous condition with slim leather covers. These books and encyclopedias are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction.
Josh, These two books are not of high value. Could you tell me the possible value of the following book: Dali, Max Gerard, Editor, cloth binding with gold foil dust jacket, illustrations, Published by Harry Abrams. Excellent condition. Blanche, This book is not something we would handle at auction. Hello, I have found an old Dickens Oliver Twist that does not have a date but has Lupton Publishing Co New York as the publisher—It has a green hard back cover and has Federal book co on the bottom outside on binding.
I cannot find a copy on Abe books or Amazon. Meri, Thanks for the comment. I have 3 books that are dated back mid s mark Twain Christian science it was copyrighted in from Harpers and brothers publishers with a signature from T. Ewing in it. The second book is the pioneers and patriots or America by John S. Abbott it has a signature and date on it from it was published by Dodd and mead in and the sparrowgrass papers by Frederic S. Cozzens dated back to and has signature and date on it all from the old feather and ink on it looking to see what they are worth.
David, These books are not of high value. Hello, your dictionary is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I am having trouble with a book that I was hoping you could help with. The book has no date but says it is the complete and unabridged edition and has pages. On the cover Cristo is spelled Christo. It does have a couple of problems, the cloth on the top and bottom of the spine is a little worn and the binding is coming apart to the point that the first few pages are almost falling out. Any help you can give me is much appreciated, Thanks. Charles — This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction.
Adia, To find out what your Zane Grey books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Hi Joanne, These old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Published by Canton Press in just after the factory was built. It is signed buy the original owner of the book in the first book not on title page. All tissue paper in front of photos are intact. They are in pretty good shape, with one page folded in half down the center.
They there are old fingerprint throughout the books, but all pages seam intact and together. Slight wear on cover. There are obvious ink fades, missing letters and smears as well. What can you tell me about these books and what are they worth?
Pellico, Copyright I understand this is his previously unprinted biographical accounts from prison. Printed in Paris France. Funk and Wagnalls New York and London. I have carefully reviewed the list of books you sent. Thank you for taking the time to compile this information. Many of us select and accumulate books, fewer collect like a bibliomaniac. The best course of action is probably to call in a generalist, who buys houses full of books just like yours. These J. Fenimore Cooper books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction.
You may be able to find out more about their value on a used book website: abebooks , alibris , biblio , addall. I have a 2nd edition of Marlowe. Cambridge, Mass. A All pages are intact, no tears, little wear on cover. Real good condition for age. I have a collection of Shakespeare books 38 of them , copyright date of by the University Society.
Am wondering if they are worth anything. I have several books Old Yeller hardback library of congress Robin Hood hardback. Dee, These books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I have a book called historical register containing An Impartial Relation of all Transactions, Foreing and Domestic with a Chronological Diary and this is the original volume 3 for the year and is printed by H.
M and fold by T. Norris and it is really old book and hard to read. I just wanted to know if it worth anything. Flora, To find out what your antique book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Hi…Wonderful Site. I have found a book from my Great grandfathers collection which I find interesting. Each page has a red, thin lined border around it. It also has gold Guilded page edges. Thank You…. Steven, This book of Robert Burns poems is not something we would handle at auction. I have a brown leather book by Irving Knickerbocker.
Titled History of New York from the Beginning of the world to the end of the dutch dynasty authors revised edition. It says only copys made. Can you please tell me what its worth? Two series on on, with illustrations in photography from pictures by T. Dicksee and W. Herrick, and Steel Portrates from I would also like to know what its worth please. Natalie, Thanks for the comment. Blackmore with Illustrations by Frank T. Merrill written in Both books are in good shape.
Thank you for any information you might be able to give me. It says lenox july 15, Published at h. The book does not have a dust sleeve but is in very good shape. Is it worth anything?
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Mandy, This is a later edition, circa Richardson, M. Published by The Commonwealth Fund, This book is red withgold embossing on the spine and a gold circle with a elephant and swastika on the cover. Pittsburgh, Pa. Feniomre cooper, NY , no cover Speeking pieces for little scholars and older pupils, Ellin peck, Boston , no cover ford v-8 car and trucks, By victor page NY , no cover where the red fern grows, By willson rawls, NY, , co cover bethlehem structural shapes, a week by themselves, By emilia norris, ny, no date, no cover Maine beautiful, wallace nutting, Massachusetts, , no cover the history of the town of bowdoinham , By silac adams, Maine , no cover dangerous days, by mary rineharnt, ny, , no cover the girlscouts rally, By kathryn gult, , no cover heart of the sunset, by rex beach, ny, , no cover the ramrodders, holman day, ny, , no cover the pride of palomar, by peter kyne, ny, , no cover the valley of the giants, by peter kyne, ny, , no cover the rider of golden bar, by william patterson white, boston, , no cover the thundering herd, zayne grey, ny, 1st adition.
Cammie, These books are not valuable, just the regular old books that people have to read. Please note that books with no covers from the 19th and 20th centuries are of little to no value, even if they may have some value in good condition. For an idea about what kinds of books end up in a rare book auction, check out our most recent catalog , from the June first auction. I have a book that I would like to sell but have no idea of value.
Hardcover dark brown with black printing and design on front cover.. I have a couple sets I am wondering about the worth of: 1. Crowell Company, New York, copyright Peale and J. Holly, These books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I recently picked up a manuscript titled Autobiography of Erastus Johnson later published in Autobiography of Erastus Johnson a chronicle of pioneer life on the east coast and the west coast.
The manuscript is in great condition and has pencil corrections throughout and author notes typed making reference to a second manuscript printed for the authors daughter however after contacting a descendant and learning what she had found in her genealogy research and the interest herself and members of the society bearing the families name had for obtaining the editions I need to seek a professional opinion. St Louis Mo. The author mentions his last visit to his family in St.
Louis Mo. Where many of his immediate family are laid to rest. The University of Berkeley in California has the manuscript from and Edward Copenhagen of Harvard special collections showed some interest in obtaining it. I know that it is probably only valuable to a descendant however there is definitely an interest. Here is a partial list of what we found:. Comstock, M. Familiar Quotations, Bartlett, H.
Caldwell, Publishers New York and Boston, unknown publishing date. Sumptibus Et Typis B. Bell and Sons, Ltd, Hart, Paul A. Samuelson, Donald H. XL, No. Thank you for the comment. These are not books we would offer at auction. The books that are parts of sets volume VIII only, etc. Burt Company, publisher. There are a few others that may be of value but these struck me as the most likely. In most cases, books without imprint dates are later reprints. Rollo on the Rhine is a five volume set, and as a complete set has some value in the first edition Boston: W.
Reynolds, , in good condition. After seeking many avenues, I have only found a few red leather books by the same publisher, however they have different covers in the fact that the gold lettering and design on the binding exterior edge of the book has more design and lettering varies. All are published by Award Books Inc. New York, N. I have been unable to find any documentation on the publisher or dates of printing.
All pages are present and in great shape, the bindings of both books however have let go for the most part. It was published by Thomas Y. It is leather bound and in very good condition. Please let me know where i can find out the value of these and other books that i have. These books are likely not of high value. And on the cover page is an inscription, which either seems to be a love poem or poem with the authors signature- it is handwritten in the Lithuanian language and is very difficult to interpret. I am Very Curious and intrigued.
Any Thoughts? Thank you in advance for any help Laurie. Laurie, Thanks for the comment. All of the volumes are a burgundy color -and are in very good condition They were my grandparents — can you give me an idea of their value? Kathy, These Harvard Classics are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Your insight would be appreciated. Paula, This copy of Alice in Wonderland is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. It has a broken spine single split but all the pages are there.
What might this book be worth? Should I get the spine repaired or leave it as is? Thank you very much. This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I came across an antique leather bound Jane Eyre C. Bront book but it is in French. I am unable to locate a copyright anywhere on it. Redon Et J. Kelly, Thanks for the comment. Do you have any comment? Thank you in advance. Please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure.
Published by Charles L. Just wondering if it is of any value. Lance, This edition of Huckleberry Finn is not something we would handle at auction. Third Edition, revised and enlarged. Philadelphia: W. Saunders, Walnut Street. Edited by John M. Keating, M.
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Frederick A. Packard, M. Gardiner, M. Also, can you recommend a good book restorer? The book and journals are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Date is referenced in Introduction. Kathy, Rob Roy was first published in , so a later edition has value only as a book to read, not collect.
Winsome, These books are not of high value. Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, Leather Bound edition. It contains the Northwest Ordinance, which was the de facto constitution of the Territory and the basis for the free state legal philosophy of Abraham Lincoln and other abolitionists. Original Owner signature dated I bought the book based solely on the rarity. Any thoughts on value? Complete set of Joseph Conrad leather bound book set, special edition, published by Doubleday, Doran and company for P. Kelly, Decorative sets in fine leather bindings in very good condition can have value.
Please send some photographs of the sets on the shelf along with an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Your website is very helpful. Perhaps you could help? Christianus Reineccius, S. Apud Bernhardum Christoph. The Stillingfleet title is early, but common on the rare book market, and frankly not the most interesting read out there.
Some Greek Septuagints can be very valuable, but the really collectible ones were published about years earlier. All pages are intact, but the publication date is missing. Regards, Barbara Bessol. Generally, books from the late 19th or early 20th century with undated title pages are later reprints, and not first editions. The publisher, issuing a title with proven popularity, has intentionally omitted a date in order to extend the shelf-life of his wares.
Books without publication dates are very often reprints not first or early editions. It might also be useful to take a look at the copyright page to help determine the period of publication. But unfortunately, 19th and 20th century books without publication dates are usually reprints. I have two books that I am having restored in period binding, pages washed etc, by a very well known restoration specialist in Alabama. Both are by the author Sir William Hope. The second is where I am having trouble finding a value for the book. The actual title is much longer.
I can only find some sparse information on this one, but would like to get a rough value as well, one to make sure I am spending money wisely on the restoration and two to possibly sell at auction. Thanks, Josh. Josh, please submit photos of the books using the auction evaluation form on our website: secure. It a compilation of her poems of passion, miscellaneous, pleasure, philosophical, cheer and sentiment.
I believe it is an edition de luxe limited to copies, printed on hand made paper, bound in vellum and its signed by both the author and artist. Any idea on value would be appreciated. Many thanks Diane. Diane, To find out what your Ella Wheeler Wilcox book of poems may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. It was written by S. It is bound, but the cover is not attached. Otherwise it is in good condition. Do you have any idea if it may be of any value? I can find really no info on it except the S. Patent pending is also printed under the publishing company name.
Thanks for you for any assistance you can provide. Andrea — This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Please contact me. Thanks Ron. I have a book my grandmother gave me. The tittle: The prince and the pauper. Author: Samuel L. The book does not have a copy right date. It does have on the title page: tThe Goldsmith Publishing Co.
Chicago New York. It also has manufactured in The United States of America. Also has notes at the end of the book. I was curious if this book has any value. Pam, This book is not of high value. It is written by Miriam Blanton Huber. The copyright is Row, Peterson and Company. Do you have any idea if this book is of value. It has a picture of a women on the front and she is sitting at a desk writing a letter.
The hard cover is in yellows and reds. It was my Aunts book and I wonder if it has any value. I have a first edition Grapes of Wrath. Purchased the book from Asprey in Includes dust jacketand plastic cover. Full description describes very good condition of jacket, pages and spine.
Stuart, To find out the possible value at auction, please submit photos of the book and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. I have a book written by Edward Payson Roe. Published by Dodd, Mead and Company. The binding has become worn but it is still pretty in tact. There is also a signature of an owner from Farmington,Maine on one of the blanks. Do you think this is of value? Candace, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction.
They belonged to Latisha Beauchamp Proctor there is a bookplate , signed Susan, These two old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I have a book that I would like to know if it is rare.
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Thackeray, Esq. Thank you for any info you can give me. This Charlotte Bronte book is not something we would handle at auction. Hello, I purchased a brown leather bound book, cover says Shakespeare Illustrated, when you open the book it says An Art Edition of Shakespeare classified as Comedies, Tragedies, Histories and Sonnets. Each part arranged in chronological order. Arranged and compiled by C. But the odd thing about the book is the back of the book has an attached blue Shakespeare Illustrated hard cover.
I would give it a fair condition rating because of some spotting, frayed pages, and the spine of the book has some fraying. Can you tell me if this book is worth anything? Heidi, Thanks for the comment. In appreciation of more than twenty years of help, advice, and encouragement. Holly, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction.
Hi I have a Book made in Gold Pages, the cover is something soft and like velvet …. If interested drop a line at info mcaroell. I have a book called Arrowsmith. Printed in the USA. This book is a red cloth hardback book, with gold lettering.
I have no clue of the value. Shaynon, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. My Grandmother passed away about 4 years ago retired from Working in the School System for 30 years. When she passed away, upon inheriting her estate-we found many school books dated back to these dates. Is there any value to them? I feel he might have been holding back… What do you think?
Hello, I cleaned out an old bookcase and came across books published prior to The copywrite dates are ,, Miss Keller signed this book for my Grandfather April 23, The only part of the dust jacket remaining is the cover. It is torn at the edges and wrinkled but the cover photos can still be made out. We were always amazed the someone that was blind could write so clearly. I am wondering if there is any value to these books or what you can tell me about them.
Illustrated by Harold Brett. The preface in the book explains that parts are not in this book based on the original 2 volumes because it would be of no interest to young boys and girls. Any value to this book? Thanks Robert DiSpaldo. I have an old book I inherited; it is the direct lineage of Cyrus McCormick. Among a lot of antique books that I bought at auction recently were three written by Lord Alfred Douglas Bosie mainly on the subject of Oscar Wilde.
Very good condition repress from There is a signature in pen on the inside cover page by Thomas Hope Floyd and dated June 6 I enjoy reading your replies here. I have.. It from McLoughlin Brothers. Title is.. It is a 16 page illustrated alphabet book , chromolithographs. I have tried for hours to try and find a single one for sale or has been sold. I can only find one — in the museum library of a university in Florida. I am wondering the value and also wondering how rare the book may be.
Also if it would be auction material. Thanks in advance.. Jason, To find out what your alphabet book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Hi I have a Holy Bible with wood cover with crosses on front and Jerusulem on the back. Londow and Glasgow Collins Clear-type press. It also has colored illustration throughout old and new testaments.
Would you be able to provide estimate value? This bible is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Book appears to be in German I think. I cannot tell if it is complete or not? Please take a photo of the title page, and submit an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Houghton and company. Can you give any kind of info.? Bobbi, These old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I found it at an estate sale on Long Island, NY. I did some investigating to find out about it.
It was published by Frank Moore Lupton who started his own publishing company, in Lupton Publishing Company. These books are thread sewn not wired. Printed from large type on good paper, and bound in very attractive covers. The cover from , matches my book. Mary, To find out what your Charles Dickens book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Assisted by: Prof. Partial leather covers in good condition. I have 11 Charles Dickens books that has copy write of Are these something I should look further into?
There is no publishing date. Printed by Oxford University Press. There is a preface on pages by the author explaining how the book came to be.
On the last printed page it shows John Johnson, printer to the University. It is in good condition. Does this have any value as a single work or must it be part of the twenty volumes.? Hello, I have 2 books William Shakespears complete works volume 1 and 2 and it says chicago W. B Conkey company both volumes are in condition , with an introduction to each play, adapted from the shakespeare primer of professor Dowden.
And illustrated. Not sure of the value? I have a leather bound book called Poetical Works of Robert Burns. It has gilt-edged pages, and although there is no publication date, it was published in Edinburgh W. It is not in perfect condition, but is complete, showing signs of many readings. Any thoughts as to potential value?
Thank you in advance for any assistance you may offer. If you could give me some help with this. I have been unable to find any book that resmbles this one. Kent, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Is this a first American edition printing? It is probably in fair to good condition for a Y. Any thoughts on approximate value? Eric, Thank you for your comment. In contrast to Grok, neither Paleo hunter—gatherers nor our more recent predecessors were sculpted Adonises immune to all disease. A recent study in The Lancet looked for signs of atherosclerosis—arteries clogged with cholesterol and fats—in more than one hundred ancient mummies from societies of farmers, foragers and hunter—gatherers around the world, including Egypt, Peru, the southwestern U.
S and the Aleutian Islands. But they found evidence of probable or definite atherosclerosis in 47 of mummies from each of the different geographical regions. And even if heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes were not as common among our predecessors, they still faced numerous threats to their health that modern sanitation and medicine have rendered negligible for people in industrialized nations, such as infestations of parasites and certain lethal bacterial and viral infections. Some Paleo dieters emphasize that they never believed in one true caveman lifestyle or diet and that—in the fashion of Sisson's Blueprint—they use our evolutionary past to form guidelines , not scripture.
That strategy seems reasonably solid at first, but quickly disintegrates. Even though researchers know enough to make some generalizations about human diets in the Paleolithic with reasonable certainty, the details remain murky. Exactly what proportions of meat and vegetables did different hominid species eat in the Paleolithic? It's not clear. Just how far back were our ancestors eating grains and dairy? Perhaps far earlier than we initially thought. What we can say for certain is that in the Paleolithic, the human diet varied immensely by geography, season and opportunity.
Jen Christiansen. We cannot time travel and join our Paleo ancestors by the campfire as they prepare to eat; likewise, shards of ancient pottery and fossilized teeth can tell us only so much. If we compare the diets of so-called modern hunter-gatherers, however, we see just how difficult it is to find meaningful commonalities and extract useful dietary guidelines from their disparate lives see infographic. Which hunter—gatherer tribe are we supposed to mimic, exactly?
How do we reconcile the Inuit diet—mostly the flesh of sea mammals—with the more varied plant and land animal diet of the Hadza or! Chucking the many different hunter—gather diets into a blender to come up with some kind of quintessential smoothie is a little ridiculous.
What is remarkable about human beings is the extraordinary variety of what we eat. We have been able to thrive in almost every ecosystem on the Earth, consuming diets ranging from almost all animal foods among populations of the Arctic to primarily tubers and cereal grains among populations in the high Andes. Closely examining one group of modern hunter—gatherers—the Hiwi—reveals how much variation exists within the diet of a single small foraging society and deflates the notion that hunter—gatherers have impeccable health. Such examination also makes obvious the immense gap between a genuine community of foragers and Paleo dieters living in modern cities, selectively shopping at farmers' markets and making sure the dressing on their house salad is gluten, sugar and dairy free.
Illustration by Marissa Fessenden. By latest count, about Hiwi live in palm thatched huts in Colombia and Venezuela. Vast grasslands with belts of forest, these savannas receive plenty of rain between May and November. From January through March, however, precipitation is rare: the grasses shrivel, while lakes and lagoons evaporate. Fish trapped in shrinking pools of water are easy targets for caiman, capybaras and turtles.
In turn, the desiccating lakes become prime hunting territory for the Hiwi. During the wet season, however, the Hiwi mainly hunt for animals in the forest, using bows and arrows. The Hiwi gather and hunt a diverse group of plants and animals from the savannas, forests, rivers and swamps. Their main sources of meat are capybara, collared peccary, deer, anteater, armadillo, and feral cattle, numerous species of fish, and at least some turtle species. Less commonly consumed animals include iguanas and savanna lizards, wild rabbits, and many birds.
Not exactly the kind of meat Paleo dieters and others in urban areas can easily obtain. Five roots, both bitter and sweet, are staples in the Hiwi diet, as are palm nuts and palm hearts, several different fruits, a wild legume named Campsiandra comosa , and honey produced by several bee species and sometimes by wasps.
A few Hiwi families tend small, scattered and largely unproductive fields of plantains, corn and squash.