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Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster ...
by Mike Michalowicz

Language

English

Pages

222

Publication Date

January 18, 2017

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<b>Author of cult classics <i>The Pumpkin Plan </i>and <i>The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur </i>offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.</b><br /><br />Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales - Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz's Profit First system, readers will learn that:<br /><br />· Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances.<br />· A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line.<br />· Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth.<br /><br />With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.
Pricing Your Practice: The Mindset To Get Paid What You Are Worth...
by Eric Greenspan

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

October 26, 2018

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Pricing is one of the most important parts of building a successful bookkeeping, accounting, tax or similar practice. Much of pricing is based on perception and is psychological.<br /><br />In this book, we analyze existing pricing, help you establish new or better pricing, what pricing models to use, how to increase your prices, and how to sell your services at the highest level possible. You'll learn how to establish a low and high pricing threshold, based on our process, and how to determine your value in comparison to your competitors and the industry itself.<br /><br />We focus a bit on confidence, as it relates to your ability to set higher prices and sell them with ease. We'll introduce you to our Confidence Scale and how to gain and grow your confidence and how that will help you grow your pricing levels and ultimately increase your income.<br /><br />We discuss and demonstrate various pricing methods, including hourly, value pricing and our very own percentage pricing. We explain why you should use one or the other, or a combination.<br /><br />We'll help you establish new pricing, change your existing pricing without losing existing clients, and manage pricing changes over time.<br /><br />If you are an accountant, bookkeeper or business owner, you will get some great nuggets and ideas to help ignite your practice.<br /><br />About Eric Greenspan<br /><br />After working with thousands of accounting professionals and helping many of them structure, sell and manage their pricing, we took the knowledge gained and put it into words to share with a larger audience. We help accounting pros and bookkeepers ignite their practices and we absolutely love what we do. Eric is the Chief Clever Officer at 74 Systems, a firm dedicated to helping accountants, bookkeepers, and business owners with marketing, technology, workflow and automation. Our popular Ignite Program, where much of the content for this book was derived, has helped thousands grow and manage a successful practice. 74 Systems is also the company behind schoolofbookkeeping.com and schooloftaxes.com.
Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager's Guide to Kno...
by , Joe Knight

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

January 29, 2013

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<div><I>Inc.</I> magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers without expertise in finance.<BR><BR>Since its release in 2006, <I>Financial Intelligence</I> has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers—helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also <I>why they matter</I>. <br /><BR>This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years—including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy.<BR><BR>Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, <I>Financial Intelligence</I> gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers—to help bring everyday work to a new level.</div>
How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Busi...
by Douglas W. Hubbard

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

February 24, 2014

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<b>Now updated with new measurement methods and new examples, <i>How to Measure Anything</i> shows managers how to inform themselves in order to make less risky, more profitable business decisions</b> <p>This insightful and eloquent book will show you how to measure those things in your own business, government agency or other organization that, until now, you may have considered "immeasurable," including customer satisfaction, organizational flexibility, technology risk, and technology ROI.</p> <ul> <li>Adds new measurement methods, showing how they can be applied to a variety of areas such as risk management and customer satisfaction</li> <li>Simplifies overall content while still making the more technical applications available to those readers who want to dig deeper</li> <li>Continues to boldly assert that any perception of "immeasurability" is based on certain popular misconceptions about measurement and measurement methods</li> <li>Shows the common reasoning for calling something immeasurable, and sets out to correct those ideas</li> <li>Offers practical methods for measuring a variety of "intangibles"</li> <li>Provides an online database (www.howtomeasureanything.com) of downloadable, practical examples worked out in detailed spreadsheets</li> </ul> <p>Written by recognized expert Douglas Hubbard—creator of Applied Information Economics—<i>How to Measure Anything, Third Edition</i> illustrates how the author has used his approach across various industries and how any problem, no matter how difficult, ill defined, or uncertain can lend itself to measurement using proven methods.</p>
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven p...
by Avery Breyer

Language

English

Pages

122

Publication Date

October 06, 2016

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<h2>In this timeless bestseller, you'll get the motivation and know-how for building up a big stash of emergency cash, getting out of debt, making sure you never run out of money, and avoiding the 11 worst budget traps (that'll ruin your financial plans if you let them!)</h2><br /><br />Find out the most important things that you can do to take control of your money and <b>pay off debt</b>. Get the budget how-to, tools, and knowledge you need to finally get ahead. <b>You'll learn a complete budget system that works for beginners and takes only 15 minutes per week to maintain.</b><br /><br />This is a straightforward budget planning method that <b>will completely transform your finances, and eliminate your money worries once and for all.</b><br /><br />You will also be given <b>free lifetime access to the (digital) Money Tracker,</b> a simple tool that makes budget planning quick and easy.<br /><br /><h2>What's new in the second edition:</h2><br /><br />A brand new chapter has been added on the topic of money and happiness which is key to getting past money blocks that could be contributing to your paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, plus a few minor adjustments were made to the original manuscript.<b>This is one of the budgeting books you NEED in your library. Buy NOW, learn how to make a budget that actually works, and transform your financial life forever!</b>
Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less
by Mike Piper

Language

English

Pages

115

Publication Date

September 01, 2010

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<div><b>Find all of the following explained in Plain-English with no technical jargon:</b><br /><ul><li>The Accounting Equation and why it's so significant</li><li>How to read and prepare financial statements</li><li>How to calculate and interpret several different financial ratios</li><li>The concepts and assumptions behind Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)</li><li>Preparing journal entries with debits and credits</li><li>Cash method vs. accrual method</li><li>Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold</li><li>How to calculate depreciation and amortization expenses</li></ul> </div>
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
by Peter L. Bernstein

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

April 21, 2008

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<b>A <i>Business Week</i>, <i>New York Times</i> Business, and <i>USA Today</i> Bestseller</b><br /><br />"Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism."<br />—<i><b>The New York Times</b></i><br /><br />"An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book."<br />—<i><b>The Wall Street Journal</b></i><br /><br />"A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it."<br />—<i><b>Business Week</b></i><br /><br />"Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read."<br />—<i><b>The Economist</b></i><br /><br />"[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world."<br />—<i><b>Worth</b></i><br /><br />"No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement."<br />—<b>Robert Heilbroner</b> author, <i>The Worldly Philosophers</i><br /><br />"With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it."<br />—<b>John Kenneth Galbraith</b> Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University<br /><br />In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today.<br /><br />"An extremely readable history of risk."<br />—<i><b>Barron's</b></i><br /><br />"Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face."<br />—<i><b>Money</b></i><br /><br />"A singular achievement."<br />—<i><b>Times Literary Supplement</b></i><br /><br />"There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company."<br />—<i><b>The Australian</b></i>
Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and C...
by Thomas R. Ittelson

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

August 15, 2009

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Now the best-selling book of its kind has gotten even better.This revised and expanded second edition of Ittelson's master work will give you that firm grasp of "the numbers" necessary for business success.<BR><BR><P>With more than 100,000 copies in print, Financial Statements is a perfect introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers, stock-market investors, undergraduate business and MBA students, lawyers, lenders, entrepreneurs, and more. Most introductory finance and accounting books fail either because they are written "by accountants for accountants" or the authors "dumb down" the concepts until they are virtually useless. Financial Statements deftly shows that all this accounting and financial-reporting stuff is not rocket science and that you can understand it!<BR><BR><P>Ittelson empowers non-financial managers by clearly and simply demonstrating how the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement work together to offer a "snapshot" of any company's financial health. Every term is defined in simple, understandable language. Every concept is explained with a basic, straightforward transaction example. And with the book's uniquely visual approach, you'll be able to see exactly how each transaction affects the three key financial statement of the enterprise. Two new major sections with nine new chapters were added to this revised second edition of Financial Statements, simply the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to financial reporting available.
Managing Operational Risk: Practical Strategies to Identify and M...
by Douglas Robertson

Language

English

Pages

205

Publication Date

February 23, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Operational risk is the risk of loss from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems or from external events. This book explores the different types of operational risk that threaten financial institutions, and focuses on practical due-diligence methodologies that can be used to identify these risks before it is too late.
Social Procurement and New Public Governance (Routledge Critical ...
by , Craig Furneaux

Language

English

Pages

168

Publication Date

October 23, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P>In recent years, the search for innovative, locally relevant and engaging public service has become the new philosophers’ stone. Social procurement represents one approach to maximising public spending and social value through the purchase of goods and services. It has gained increasing attention in recent years as a way that governments and corporations can amplify the benefits of their purchasing power, and as a mechanism by which markets for social enterprise and other third sector organisations can be grown.</P><br /><P>Despite growing policy and practitioner interest in social procurement, there has been relatively little conceptual or empirical thinking published on the issue. Taking a critically informed approach, this innovative text examines emerging approaches to social procurement within the context of New Public Governance (NPG), and examines the practices of social procurement across Europe, North America, and Australia.</P><br /><P>Considering both the possibilities and limitations of social procurement, and the types of value it can generate, it also provides empirically-driven insights into the practicalities of ‘triple bottom line’ procurement, the related challenges of measuring social value and the management of both the strategic and operational dimensions of procurement processes. As such it will be invaluable reading for all those interested in social services, public governance and social enterprise. </P>

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