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: 10/01/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 640 pages
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: 03/27/2007Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 448 pages
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)
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/03/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 299 pages
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: 09/18/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur: Blueprint for Building a Solid, Profitable Business
“I could have paid 10x the cost of this book and still considered it a bargain to get these lessons upfront.” – Chad Carson, 14-year real estate entrepreneur and blogger at coachcarson.com “As a busy entrepreneur myself, the last thing I want to do is stop down to research the hard-to-find answers to those difficult business finance questions. Sylvia's done us all a great service by compiling the knowledge and putting this blueprint together.” – Philip Taylor, founder of FinCon“I found the case studies provided an additional way to understand the basic concepts, inspiring me to make thoughtful decisions….and that it’s never too late!” – Leslie Flowers, Managing Member, Leslie Flowers Enterprises, LLCDo you want to keep more of the money you earn, save time, and reduce stress in running your own business? If you are an entrepreneur, and you are not making the profits that you want and need in the business, don't fully understand the numbers in running your business, and are wishing you could get a better handle on the finances in order to spend more time with your family and loved ones, this book is for you.I’ll help you understand the key components that have the biggest impact to creating and maintaining a profitable business.Inside, you’ll discover: - The #1 biggest mistake that over 50% small business owners make that increases the amount of time and money needed to prepare taxes.- How to keep your hard-earned money…and stay in business! Be part of the select group of entrepreneurs that makes it past your fifth year in business. - Case studies from real entrepreneurs that show exactly why these lessons are important and what can happen if you don’t know what to do, and when. - And so much more…How this book is different than any other finance book:- While many finance books and resources are complex and more about general theory, this book is a practical guide that gives you STEP-BY-STEP instructions and details of what to do, and when. - This book includes 21 best practices with all the information in one place. You can jump straight to the chapter that solves your top burning pains and struggles.- Includes a number of important business topics that you won’t find covered in other introductory books. So what are you waiting for? Once you’ve secured yourself a copy of “Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur,” you’ll find an exclusive invitation to receive bonus materials that will save you even more time and money. Save time. Save money. Become Profitable. ===> Scroll up and click the add to cart button to secure your copy NOW.
Published by: SMI Financial Coaching | Publication date: 10/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 173 pages
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.
Published by: PublicAffairs | Publication date: 09/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
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.
Published by: Portfolio | Publication date: 12/30/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize"A magisterial work...You can't help thinking about the economic crisis we're living through now." --The New York Times Book Review It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. As yet another period of economic turmoil makes headlines today, Lords of Finance is a potent reminder of the enormous impact that the decisions of central bankers can have, their fallibility, and the terrible human consequences that can result when they are wrong.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published by: Penguin Books | Publication date: 01/22/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 588 pages
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: 02/16/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
"A fascinating new perspective on modern finance," --Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics"Lucid, witty and delightfully erudite...From the French revolution to film noir, from the history of probability to Jane Austen and The Simpsons, this is an astonishing intellectual feast." --Sebastian Mallaby, author of The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan A 2017 AMAZON PICK IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP In 1688, essayist Josef de la Vega described finance as both “the fairest and most deceitful business . . . the noblest and the most infamous in the world, the finest and most vulgar on earth.” The characterization of finance as deceitful, infamous, and vulgar still rings true today – particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. But, what happened to the fairest, noblest, and finest profession that de la Vega saw? De la Vega hit on an essential truth that has been forgotten: finance can be just as principled, life-affirming, and worthy as it can be fraught with questionable practices. Today, finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility? Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai, in his “last lecture” to the graduating Harvard MBA class of 2015, took up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With incisive wit and irony, his lecture drew upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain the inner workings of finance in a manner that has never been seen before. This book captures Desai’s lucid exploration of the ideas of finance as seen through the unusual prism of the humanities. Through this novel, creative approach, Desai shows that outsiders can access the underlying ideas easily and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core humanity of their profession. The mix of finance and the humanities creates unusual pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks’s The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai’s vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives. Among many surprising parallels, bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships. THE WISDOM OF FINANCE is a wholly unique book, offering a refreshing new perspective on one of the world’s most complex and misunderstood professions.
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Publication date: 05/23/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages