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
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 Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations.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
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, 170 pages
Start a successful online business—and be your own boss! Being an online entrepreneur means more than just building a website—and this book breaks down everything you need to know to be successful. Inside, you'll get plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instruction on online business basics, legal and accounting issues, website design, Internet security, boosting sales, e-commerce, and so much more. While the ideas and concepts behind starting an online business are tried and true, the tools available to entrepreneurs change and evolve quickly—and often. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed on the best new tools, resources, and communities, and shows you how to best leverage them to up your chances of success.
- Discover your niche and create a business plan
- Design your website and storefront
- Increase your reach and market with social media
- Choose the best web host for your needs
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 844 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
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
For courses in International Finance. Authoritative, Comprehensive Coverage of Contemporary International Finance Renowned for its authoritative, comprehensive coverage of contemporary international finance, Multinational Business Finance trains the leaders of tomorrow’s multinational enterprises to recognize and capitalize on the unique characteristics of global markets. Because the job of a manager is to make financial decisions that increase firm value, the authors have embedded real-world mini-cases throughout to apply chapter concepts to the types of situations managers of multinational firms face. The Fourteenth Edition, now with MyFinanceLab, attempts to capture the rapid evolution of our global marketplace, taking a closer look at the types of organizations that permeate the widespread arena, competition and opportunities in emerging markets, and how financial leadership can integrate the strategic and financial challenges that global businesses face today. Also Available with MyFinanceLab® This title is available with MyMathLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyFinanceLab does not come packaged with this content. MyFinanceLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyMathLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyFinanceLab, search for: 0134077318 / 9780134077314 Multinational Business Finance Plus MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 14/e Package consists of:
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Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 08/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 624 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
In Business Brilliant, Lewis Schiff combines compelling storytelling with ground-breaking research to show the rest of us what America’s self-made rich already know: It’s synergy, not serendipity that produces success.He explodes common myths about wealth and explains how legendary entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Suze Orman, Steve Jobs, and Warren Buffet have subscribed to a set of priorities that’s completely different from those of the middle class.Schiff identifies the seven distinct principles practiced by individuals who may or may not be any smarter than the rest of the population, but seem to understand instinctively how money is made. This guide also reveals how these business icons excel in areas of team building, risk management, and leadership development to accumulate their wealth.He offers a practical four-step program, from choosing one’s livelihood and pinpointing skills to focus on, to negotiating job terms and salary, in order to bring upon greater success.Business Brilliant by Lewis Schiff, coauthor of The Middle Class Millionaire: The Rise of the New Rich and How They are Changing America and The Armchair Millionaire, can help you can achieve better results in your business and in your career.
Published by: HarperBusiness | Publication date: 03/19/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
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: 04/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 912 pages