This book throws light on one of an emerging feature of the modern Finance Function which has previously received little attention in academic and research circles - the development of Finance Business Partnering as the model for cross-functional communication and decision support. It covers the topic from two complementary angles - the experience of the author and his colleagues in developing learning programmes of world class companies and focused research into their practices.The book is highly readable because, after three early chapters to set the scene, the focus is on engaging case studies which describe what some of these leading companies are actually doing, the challenges they face and the lessons learned. The concluding chapter then puts forward some provisional conclusions which should contribute to a healthy ongoing debate about the best ways to define, identify and develop the right set of skills for the Finance Business Partners of the future.
Publication date: 07/10/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 136 pages
This book explains everything a manager needs to know about finance and transforms seemingly complex financial information into data that makes sense. It shows the financial basics that a manager of any small, mediumor large company should know and will leave you confident enough to ask the right business questions and make the correct finance decisions. The first part (Operational Finance) deals with the basics of financial analysis or analysis of the Profit and Loss and balance sheet, so that they can be used to help make decisions. The second part (Structural Finance) covers investment and financing decisions, as well as how to finance the investments planned. The book finishes with a chapter on valuation of companies.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Higher Education | Publication date: 10/01/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Up To Date Business Including Lessons in Banking, Exchange, Business Geography, Finance, Transportation and Commercial Law Home Study Circle Library Series (Volume II.)
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Publication date: 03/24/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street: The New York Times bestseller Bill Gates calls 'the best business book I've ever read'
'The best business book I've ever read.' Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal'The Michael Lewis of his day.' New York TimesWhat do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety. These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history really does repeat itself.This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.
Published by: John Murray | Publication date: 07/22/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Refreshingly Simple Finance for Small Business: A straight-talking guide to finance and accounting (Business Bites)
**Updated for 2013**"I'd never manage the business side of it. The income tax and the bills and the VAT... I can't even add two and two."Is fear of the money side of running a business holding you back? Would you love to turn your passion into a small business, but are frightened of getting on the wrong side of the taxman? Do you run a small business and find it's a desperate struggle to keep all your paperwork in the right place, never mind work out how much tax you should pay each year?In this friendly, informative ebook, bilingual qualified accountant Emily Coltman guides you through what you need to know on the finance and accounting side when you're setting up and running a small business.Bi-lingual? Emily speaks plain English as well as accountants jargon! She has many years experience of helping small business owners with their finance and accounting, and this ebook is written for anyone running a small business for whom double entry might as well be double Dutch!This ebook explains the different ways a business can be set up and structured legally and what the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of structure are, including the different taxes that each has to pay, and when those taxes have to be paid.It looks at where you might find the money to start or grow your business, and why you might choose the different sources.There are suggestions for how to organise your paperwork and advice on what records you need to keep and for how long.You'll hear how to keep on the right side of the taxman, what expenses you can and can't claim tax relief on, and how to claim tax relief when you buy equipment for your business - and what 'tax relief'' actually is!How do you work out whether your business has made a profit, and why do you need to know that? Do you have enough cash coming in to pay your bills? Where will that cash come from? Do you need to be registered for VAT? Will that help your business or just cause more administrative hassles? Could you even save money by being registered for VAT? When, if ever, should you hire an accountant or bookkeeper? What can a good accountant do for you? What should you look for and what should you avoid when you're choosing your accountant? And where would you like to take your business for the future? Where will the cash come from to help you meet your dreams for your business, whether that's moving into new offices, employing your first team member, start selling your product overseas, or keep going as you are?All those questions and more are answered in this easy-to-read bitesize guide to finance and accounting for small businesses.
Published by: Harriman House | Publication date: 08/08/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 126 pages
Your hands-on introduction to modern business and business education Whether you're deciding on a course of study, headed to university, or settling down to your first year, Business Studies For Dummies provides you with a thorough overview of the subjects that form the foundation of a business studies degree. You'll get trusted, easy-to-follow coverage of all the topics you'll encounter: business start-up, accounting and finance, operations, human resources, management, analytics, business environment, and economics.
- Includes a clear, engaging, and concise overview of the key topics you'll encounter in your studies
- The perfect study companion for students
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/07/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 411 pages
For most managers, the normal round of hectic schedules, tricky staff issues and impending deadlines are well within their management capabilities. It is the financial issues that give them headaches. Nobody has ever explained how to balance sales against costs, how to interpret financial reports, how to prepare a budget or even how to argue the case for the new equipment their department needs so badly. They have no idea why the company's share price keeps falling and certainly don't understand why this should result in layoffs. In fact, the whole issue of finance is a mystery. Successful management of the finances of a business requires an understanding of some key principles - and that is what NAKED FINANCE is all about. It strips away all the technical issues surrounding financial management and lays bare the principles needed to make sound financial decisions. Firstly, Meckin shows how to identify financial objectives so you know where you are going - explaining the importance of profit and cashflow, how to measure financial performance and which are the key figures to watch. He then outlines how to use financial information to understand what's going on around you, covering the format and content of financial statements and how they can be used to assess past trading performance. Finally he describes how to ensure financial control and create a financial plan so you can take control of where you are going, managing costs, sales, profit and cash flow and long-term projects. Purely and simply, NAKED FINANCE provides the skills necessary to manage a profitable business.
Published by: Nicholas Brealey Publishing | Publication date: 05/12/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
“ACCOUNTING – is possibly the most boring subject in the world. And it is also one of the most confusing.But if you want to be rich, long-term, it could be the most important....”WARNING: This is NOT an accounting book!For many of the 5.4m business owners in the UK who cannot get their heads around their company finance, the challenge is finding the time to learn. It is one of the most crucial elements to running a successful business, no matter what shape or size. If you are a business owner (or thinking of starting a business or someone working in a business) who wants to have a better understanding of basic company accounts then 5-Minute Finance is the book for you.This time-friendly book translates the language of finance as it takes you through some of the basic elements of business accounting, explaining what the words mean and how to use them - from profit margin to cash flow and how to understand finance reports. All this adds up to confidence with your numbers.Principally this book is for those with no time and who don’t understand finance!If you have less than a full understanding of your accounts, or you think you know, but you're not quite sure (and you don’t want to look foolish by asking a daft question) then this book is for you.
Published by: 3P Publishing | Publication date: 12/16/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 86 pages
FINANCE: Money Management, SECRETS to Take Control of Your - MONEY! (Finance, Money, Money Management, Investing, Passive Income, Budgeting)
Save More Money, Control Your Finances, and Build Your Personal Wealth! ☆★☆ NEW 2nd Edition 2015 Book with Bonus Included - Act NOW to Avoid Disappointment!!! ☆★☆Do you hate to budget your money? Do you always wait until the last minute to pay your bills? Are you having trouble meeting your financial goals?When you download FINANCE: Money Management SECRETS to Take Control of Your MONEY, your wallet will get fatter every day! These fun and easy tips transform the dreaded chore of budgeting into a fun hobby. You'll be proud to show off your new financial security to your friends and family!Would you like to learn:
- Why It's Important To Be Financially Wise?
- The 10 Best Ways to Save Money
- The 10 Best Places To Invest Your Money
- Pitfalls to Avoid While Saving and Investing Your Money
Published by: Finance | Publication date: 04/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 98 pages
The Small Business Start-up Workbook: A step-by-step guide to starting the business you've dreamed of
In this practical and comprehensive workbook, Cheryl Rickman, offers a modern approach to self-employment and business start-up. Packed with real-life case studies and practical exercises, checklists and worksheets, it provides a step-by-step guide to researching and formulating your business ideas, planning the right marketing strategies, and managing a team that will drive your vision forward with you. You'll discover what, with hindsight, well-known entrepreneurs would have done differently, what their biggest mistakes have been and what they've learnt: Dame Anita Roddick, Julie Meyer, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Simon Woodroffe and others reveal their best and worst decisions and contribute their wisdom and tips for succeeding in business. You'll learn how to: develop, research and plan "the idea"; design and create the right products and services; define and understand your customers and target audience; secure finance and manage cash flow and accounts; create a winning brand and marketing message; gain and retain customers; achieve competitive advantage; plan, create, launch and promote your website; and manage your business and time. This fresh approach to small business start-up also includes information and recommendations on making your business ethical and socially responsible, along with exercises to help build self-confidence and visualize success.
Published by: How To Books | Publication date: 05/27/2005Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 289 pages