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Consultants provide expert or professional services or advice for a fee. Consultants sell their expertise in many different industries. This Accelerator Guide focuses on business management consulting. Other examples of consulting include providing legal, accounting, engineering, or information services. The Consulting Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to the best consulting-related online information resources. You will find information on various consulting services, business development strategies, and how to effectively market yourself as a consultant.

A bed and breakfast business is an establishment that provides short-term lodging, usually in a guest room in a private home, or in a small building that has been converted for accommodation. Many bed and breakfast establishments possess a unique or historic character. Bed and breakfasts are usually run by the owner of the home. Bed and breakfasts offer highly personalized service, and usually include a breakfast in the room rate. The Bed and Breakfast Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools, that focus on the accommodation industry. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start and run a successful bed and breakfast business.

A restaurant is an establishment that prepares and serves food and drink to customers for immediate consumption. Restaurants most often serve food on premises, but many also have take-out and delivery services. The restaurant category includes establishments such as full service restaurants, coffee shops, cafeterias, short order cafes, taverns, and sandwich stands. Restaurants can be independently owned and operated, or part of a restaurant chain or franchise. The Restaurant Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best restaurant and food service related information resources to assist you with starting or expanding a restaurant business.

Landscaping Guide

Landscaping refers to any activity that improves the look of land, such as planting trees, gardening, leveling, grading and grounds maintenance. Landscaping is an industry that includes activities such as landscape design, horticulture, landscape project planning, and construction. Landscape business owners require technical landscaping knowledge, along with strong interpersonal and business management skills. The Landscaping Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best landscaping-related information resources, in one convenient location. Let the Landscaping Guide accelerate your business research, and help you start your own landscaping business.

Graphic design involves using both graphics and text to convey a concept or idea.The graphic design industry includes many activities, including corporate identity/ branding, advertising, print production, and web design. Graphic designers create logos, posters, newsletters, brochures, signs, and other forms of visual communication. The Graphic Design Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best design and print related information resources. The Accelerator Guide will provide you with information to assist you with starting or growing a graphic design company.

Pet Services Guide

The pet industry is one of the fastest growing businesses, with Canadians spending nearly $3 billion annually on pet expenses including food, veterinary care, and supplies. The pet services industry includes businesses such as pet grooming, dog walking services, pet sitting, animal boarding and kenneling, and behavioral advice and training.

Furniture Making Guide

Furniture making businesses encompass many activities, including design, manufacturing, and woodworking. Furniture makers often specialize in one form of furniture, such as household, office, or institutional and this guide will include some information on all of these areas.

Street food is food that is obtainable from streetside vendors that operate from some form of portable stall, mobile food cart, or vehicle. Street food is generally reasonably priced, and served without pretense. Most street food vendors specialize in a particular ethnic food such as falafel, kebabs, samosas, injeras, roties or souvlaki. The Street Food Vendor / Mobile Food Service Business Accelerator Guide is a comprehensive collection of street food related resources in one convenient location. In this Accelerator Guide you will find general industry information, as well as information on customers, competitors, business regulations, and street food marketing.

Caterers are primarily engaged in providing food and drink services for various events, such as weddings, corporate functions, parties and trade shows. Depending on the size of the company, some catering businesses not only prepare the food, but also take care of elements such as event decorations and lighting. The Catering Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to the very best catering industry-related online and library resources. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start your own catering business.

Web design and development involves creating websites and other online tools for clients. Web design involves a combination of technical and design skills including graphic design, content creation, search engine optimization, and communications. Web design and development is an industry where business owners need to be aware of the latest internet technologies, as well as new social trends.