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
The modern marketplace is increasingly unpredictable and there is an ever-greater need for non-financial managers to understand the financial and management accounting process.How to Understand Business Finance is part of the bestselling Creating Success series published in association with the Sunday Times, which has been translated into 25 languages with over 500, 000 copies sold. This book is written for those managing a business in a real market. It provides a quick and effective course in financial literacy, aimed at the pursuit of business growth, in the context of the journey of a business from initial set-up through its first year of trading.As well as learning how to understand balance sheets and profit and loss accounts, readers will also learn the principles of: market dynamics; budgeting and forecasting; fixed and variable costs; break-even analysis; the difference between profit and cash; financial ratios for measuring business performance; investment appraisal; stock market ratios; shareholder value; financial measures for improving business performance, and much more.How to Understand Business Finance demystifies financial helps you to understand double entry bookkeeping, supply chain management, the difference in American and British accounting terminology, financial ratios for measuring business performance, common acronyms, and the real cash flow implications of working capital.
Published by: Kogan Page | Publication date: 04/03/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 176 pages
The bestselling social media marketing book Marketing your business through social media isn't an option these days—it's absolutely imperative. In this new edition of the bestselling Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get comprehensive, expert guidance on how to use the latest social media platforms to promote your business, reach customers, and thrive in the global marketplace. Social media continues to evolve at breakneck speed, and with the help of this guide, you'll discover how to devise and maintain a successful social media strategy, use the latest tactics for reaching your customers, and utilize data to make adjustments to future campaigns and activities. Plus, you'll find out how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you to reach—and keep—more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line.
- Includes the latest changes to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more
- Offers tips for engaging your community and measuring your efforts
- Explains how to blend social media with your other online and offline marketing efforts
- Shows you how to leverage data to learn more about your community
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 04/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 687 pages
The third edition of Corporate Finance retains its clear and user-friendly writing style to cover all of the latest research and topic areas most pertinent to Corporate Finance courses. This new edition sees updated discussion on current trends such as ethics and risk, as well new Real World Insight boxes which provide real life examples of corporate finance in practice.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Higher Education | Publication date: 03/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 904 pages
The 30 Day MBA in Business Finance provides a complete 'course' in business finance, covering thirteen key topics which fall under three main headings - the fundamentals of business finance, corporate capital structures and financial strategies and special topics. Learn what they teach you at the world's top accountancy firms and Business Schools and why it matters to you. With guidance on understanding financial reports, assessing the credit worthiness of business partners, determining profitable strategies, raising finance and ensuring proper records, The 30 Day MBA in Business Finance contains everything you need to eliminate gaps in your financial knowledge, think like a financial strategist and become a top manager.Online supporting resources for this book include a bonus chapter on business communication, self-test question and answers and appendices.
Published by: Kogan Page | Publication date: 01/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 253 pages
The Finance Book: Understand the numbers even if you're not a finance professional (Financial Times Series)
The Finance Book will help you think and manage like a financial strategist. Written specifically for non-finance professionals, it will give you all you need to know to manage your business more effectively and think more strategically. It will help you to:
- Have the confidence to read and interpret financial statements
- Ask the right questions about financial performance
- Apply important financial tools and ratios
- Learn how to think financially and make better strategic financial decisions
Published by: FT Publishing International | Publication date: 04/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 360 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
[email protected]: Pivot Tables : A Step By Step Guide To Learn And Master Excel Pivot Tables : Get Ahead @ Work, Business And Personal Finances
Do you wonder how you can summarise large amounts of data quickly and easily?Have you always thought that you are not getting the most out Excel at work, in business or in your personal use?If any of the answers to the questions above was yes then this step by step easy to follow guide will help you. Excel is essentially one of the most powerful software tools for collecting and analysing data that when applied efficiently can give you an upper hand against your competitors both at work and in business. But all too often this is may not be the case because you are not utilising it to it’s full potential. The Pivot table function is one of the most useful tools in excel yet not fully utilised. A full understanding on how to create and use Pivot Tables will save you time, money and lead you to greater productivity.Whether you want to enhance your productivity at work, in business or use it as a tool to help you organise your personal finances Expert @ Excel: Pivot tables is for you This book will:
- Be easy to follow as we will walk you through step by step in plain and simple English
- Help you get the results you are looking for with Pivot Tables
- Challenge you with advanced methods to practice
- Include End of Chapter Exercises That Will Test Your Newly Acquired knowledge.
- The Mechanics Behind Pivot Tables
- How To Create Pivot Tables
- How and When To Use Pivot Tables
- How to use Pivot Tables to create reports
- The Different Types of Pivot Tables
- Benefits Of Using Pivot Tables Over Other Excel Functions
- Also find out 10 Functions You Can Undertake Using Pivot Tables
Publication date: 08/09/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 68 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
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