How to Bake a Business: Recipes to Turn Your Bright Idea Into a Successful Enterprise

Front Cover
Allen & Unwin, 2010 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
0 Reviews
Starting up a business is exciting. You get to turn your bright idea into a reality, and can be mistress of your own time and your own success. But the excitement brings anxieties, too. Which is where this little book comes in. This entertaining collection of recipes' is designed to help you create your business and nurture yourself. Starting with the basic ingredients, this simple, no fuss and slightly irreverent guide will help you bake a fabulous business. Contents include:

* Baking basics: getting the concept right

* Proof of the pudding: ways to improve your profit

* Bread, the stuff of life: ways to improve your cashflow

* Time tarts: ways to improve your time reservoir

* Weighing up: how to measure your performance and why it's important

* Cherishing the baker: recipes and one-liners to motivate, inspire and nurture
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Ingredients
6
Creating the picture
18
Howtodoit steps
32
Equipment
41
number of serves
47
The Basic Business Recipe summary
67
PROFIT THE PROOFS IS IN THE PUDDING
71
Pricing the Steamed Syrup Sponge recipes
75
Cash flow forecast the Tea Bread recipes
151
TIME HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO
165
Free yourself up the Chocolate Birthday Cake recipes
169
Free up your business the Cupcake recipes
187
Buy help the Christmas Cake recipes
203
TIPPING THE SCALES IN YOUR FAVOUR
227
Getting results the WeighUp recipes
231
LAST WORDS
247

Volume the Apple Crumble recipes
93
Costs the Queen of Puddings recipes
106
CASH YOUR BREAD AND BUTTER
127
Cash cycle the Basic White Bread recipes
131
THE PANTRY
249
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
255
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Julia Bickerstaff has been helping businesses grow for over 20 years. Until recently a partner at Deloitte, one of the world' s leading professional services firms, Julia is now taking a slice of her own advice and is happily baking her two businesses, Butterfly Coaching and The Business Bakery. A regular writer, speaker and advocate for small business, Julia is the finance expert on Channel ' s Kochi' s Business Builders.

Bibliographic information