Finance Without Fear: A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business
Inst for Finance & Entrepre, 2011 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
Finance Without Fear should be read by anyone starting or managing a business. The easy-to-read style helps remove the fear of finance for the entrepreneur, the small business owner, and the manager. Finance does not need to be mysterious and intimidating. Basic business finance is not hard to understand, and the business owner or manager who understands finance has a leg up on the competition. Finance Without Fear explains the key financial statements the cash flow statement, profit and loss statement, and balance sheet and provides the tools to analyze these financial statements. Genuine case studies of small businesses a retail shop, small manufacturing business, and medical office - are used throughout, so you can compare the way your business works to the case studies, and to industry norms. In the short amount of time it will take to read Finance Without Fear, you will learn the basics of finance, and the keys to creating and managing a profitable business.
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Three Sample Companies
Cash Flow Statement Basics
Organize Your Cash Flow by Activity
Profit and Loss Statement Basics
Working Capital and Operational Efficiency
Managing Collection and Payment Periods
Can You Pay Your Bills?
Can You Pay the Bank?
Using Financial Tools to Manage Your Business
The Difference Between Cash and Profit
Cash Without Profit
Balance Sheet Basics
How the Balance Sheet Varies by Business Type
How Financial Statements Tie Together
Tools to Help You Make Money
Understanding Return on Assets
Building and Operating Your Business
Starting Your Business
Planning and Budgeting Growth
Taxes and Your Business
Accounting and Your Business
Finding the Money to Start and Operate Your Business
Outside Investors and Venture Capitalists
About the Authors
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