Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies

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Wiley, Oct 22, 2007 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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If you’re a small business owner, managing the financial affairs of your business can seem like a daunting task—and it’s one that far too many people muddle through rather than seek help. Now, there’s a tool-packed guide designed to help you manage your finances and run your business successfully!

Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies explains step by step how to handle all your financial affairs, from preparing financial statements and managing cash flow to streamlining the accounting process, requesting bank loans, increasing profits, and much more. The bonus CD-ROM features handy reproducible forms, checklists, and templates—from a monthly expense summary to a cash flow statement—and provides how-to guidance that removes the guesswork in using each tool. You’ll discover how to:

  • Plan a budget and forecast
  • Streamline the accounting process
  • Improve your profit and cash flow
  • Make better decisions with a profit model
  • Raise capital and request loans
  • Invest company money wisely
  • Keep your business solvent
  • Choose your legal entity for income tax
  • Avoid common management pitfalls
  • Put a market value on your business

Complete with ten rules for small business survival and a financial glossary, Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to get your finances in order, perk up your profits, and thrive long term!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Tage C. Tracy (Poway, California) is the principal owner of TMK & Associates, an accounting, financial, and strategic business planning consulting firm focused on supporting small- to medium-sized businesses since 1993. Tage received his baccalaureate in accounting in 1985 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with honors. Tage began his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now merged into PricewaterhouseCoopers). More recently, Tage coauthored with his father, John Tracy, How to Manage Profit and Cash Flow.

John A. Tracy (Boulder, Colorado) is Professor of Accounting, Emeritus, at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Before his 35-year tenure at Boulder, he was on the business faculty 4 years at the University of California at Berkeley. He served as staff accountant at Ernst & Young and is the author of several books on accounting and finance, including Accounting For Dummies, Accounting Workbook For Dummies, The Fast Forward MBA in Finance, How to Read a Financial Report, and coauthor with his son, Tage, of How to Manage Profit and Cash Flow. Dr. Tracy received his B.S.C. degree from Creighton University and earned his MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He is a CPA (inactive) in Colorado.

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