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Finance (Barron's Business Review Series)
This updated edition defines and explains key financial terms and discusses topics that include—•Business types and taxation methods • The value of money over time •Capital budgeting • Investing and financing • Dividend policy •Investment decisions based on financial derivatives •Financial analysis • Managing working capital •Analyzing financial statements •Using financial software, and much more. Books in Barron’s Business Review Series are intended mainly for classroom use, and include review questions with answers. They make fine supplements to main texts when included in college-level business courses.
Published by: Barron's Educational Series | Publication date: 10/01/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 640 pages

Business Finance
BUSINESS FINANCE presents finance from a business point of view. This text, written specifically for high school students, covers finance fundamentals, long-term and short-term funding sources, business risk management, use of technology, and international finance. Business Finance combines fundamental concepts with a strong lesson-based instructional design, weaving in interesting real-world features, creative methods of assessment, research opportunities, financial calculations, case studies, and academic connections. Whether your course is offered at an Academy of Finance, within a Finance Career Cluster Concentration, or as part of a business curriculum, Business Finance provides you with complete coverage. The comprehensive package of print and technology resources reaches students with a variety of learning styles, skills, and educational backgrounds. Students examine the financial side of running a business, keeping records, protecting against loss, offering credit, and making strategic decisions.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Published by: Cengage Learning | Publication date: 03/27/2007
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 448 pages

Corporate Finance For Dummies
Score your highest in corporate financeThe math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy.Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation.
  • Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate finance
  • Gives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategies
  • Provides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending
With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 12/06/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 358 pages

Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track
Have Your Business Never Be Short of Credit! Fund Your Growth Easily.Learn the Financing Fast Track Strategies Used by Successful Entrepreneurs and InvestorsFinance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track will help readers learn how to get funding for a business and build strong business credit ratings -- the right way. The authors cover these important aspects of business credit and finance:* How to obtain business credit cards and small business loans* How to easily build business credit* Finding unique financing strategies for your business* How to understand the opportunities--and pitfalls--of crowd fundingFinance Your Own Business will teach:* The power of business credit* How to get an SBA loan* The secrets of micro lenders* How to prepare your own PPM* The risks of using retirement funds* Financing scams to avoidBonus: The book's Business Credit Resource Guide provides you with valuable contacts to begin building your business credit.
Published by: SuccessDNA | Publication date: 02/16/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages

The Customer-Funded Business: Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash
Who needs investors? More than two generations ago, the venture capital community- VCs, business angels, incubators and others -convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. They did so for good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they've delivered to their investors and the astonishingly large companies that their ecosystem has created.But the vast majority of fast-growing companies never take any venture capital. So where does the money come from to start and grow their companies? From a much more agreeable and hospitable source, their customers. That's exactly what Michael Dell, Bill Gates and Banana Republic's Mel and Patricia Ziegler did to get their companies up and running and turn them into iconic brands.In The Customer Funded Business, best-selling author John Mullins uncovers five novel approaches that scrappy and innovative21st century entrepreneurs working in companies large and small have ingeniously adapted from their predecessors like Dell, Gates,and the Zieglers:
  • Matchmaker models (Airbnb)
  • Pay-in-advance models (Threadless)
  • Subscription models (TutorVista)
  • Scarcity models (Vente Privee)
  • Service-to-product models (GoViral)
Through the captivating stories of these and other inspiring companies from around the world, Mullins brings to life the five models and identifies the questions that angel or other investors will - and should! - ask of entrepreneurs or corporate innovators seeking to apply them. Drawing on in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and investors who have actually put these models to use, Mullins goes on to address the key implementation issues that characterize each of the models: when to apply them, how best to apply them, and the pitfalls to watch out for.Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur lacking the start-up capital you need, an early-stage entrepreneur trying to get your cash-starved venture into take-off mode, an intrapreneur seeking funding within an established company, or an angel investor or mentor who supports high-potential ventures, this book offers the most sure-footed path to starting, financing, or growing your venture.John Mullins is the author of The New Business Road Test and, with Randy Komisar, the widely acclaimed Getting to Plan B.
Author: John Mullins
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/03/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 299 pages

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (Barron's Business Dictionaries)
More than 5,000 terms related to stocks, mutual funds, tax laws, and transactions in the various financial markets are presented alphabetically with descriptions. The new ninth edition has been updated to take account of new financial regulations and developments.
Published by: Barron's Educational Series | Publication date: 04/01/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 912 pages

HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series)
DON’T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESSCan you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that’s profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company’s numbers helped—or hurt—your career?Whether you’re new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must.The HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers will help you:
  • Learn the language of finance
  • Compare your firm’s financials with rivals’
  • Shift your team’s focus from revenues to profits
  • Assess your vulnerability to industry downturns
  • Use financial data to defend budget requests
  • Invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis
Published by: Harvard Business Review Press | Publication date: 09/18/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works.Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more.True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.
Author: Josh Kaufman
Published by: Portfolio | Publication date: 12/30/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages

The Ten-Day MBA 4th Ed.: A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America's Top Business Schools
Revised and updated to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing business world, the 4th edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, from corporate ethics and compliance to financial planning and real estate to leadership and negotiation. With more than 400,000 copies sold around the world, this internationally acclaimed guide distills the lessons of the most popular business school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Author Steven A. Silbiger delivers research straight from the notes of real MBA students attending these top programs today—giving you the tools you need to get ahead in business and in life.
Published by: HarperBusiness | Publication date: 07/24/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 450 pages

Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance
A Financial Times Book of the Year, 2015An Economist Best Book of the Year, 2015A Bloomberg Best Book of the Year, 2015 The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary-market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions. Why? What is finance for? John Kay, with wide practical and academic experience in the world of finance, understands the operation of the financial sector better than most. He believes in good banks and effective asset managers, but good banks and effective asset managers are not what he sees. In a dazzling and revelatory tour of the financial world as it has emerged from the wreckage of the 2008 crisis, Kay does not flinch in his criticism: we do need some of the things that Citigroup and Goldman Sachs do, but we do not need Citigroup and Goldman to do them. And many of the things done by Citigroup and Goldman do not need to be done at all. The finance sector needs to be reminded of its primary purpose: to manage other people's money for the benefit of businesses and households. It is an aberration when the some of the finest mathematical and scientific minds are tasked with devising algorithms for the sole purpose of exploiting the weakness of other algorithms for computerized trading in securities. To travel further down that road leads to ruin.
Author: John Kay
Published by: PublicAffairs | Publication date: 09/22/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
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