You may have to make decisions about the business plan such as pricing, budgeting, as well as identifying the investments to be made.
At last, will it be a good decision to commit your money (or your investors’ money) into a business venture?
This book is written to help you like a quick and useful guide to analysing the profitability of any business venture.
It establishes a methodology centred on the break-even analysis to examine a business activity but also covers other aspects such as pricing, budgeting and investment appraisal.
A brief overview of its contents:
• Understanding costs, revenues and margins
• Testing the business feasibility
• How to build a budget
• Investment decisions - to invest or not to invest?
As the book is written in a way that discusses the fundamentals straightaway, it may not be suitable for someone expecting to gain an in-depth knowledge of aspects related to business finance and accounting. Therefore, this is not an academic book in a strict sense.
Despite using insights from both the authors’ business experience and proven academic research, it is written without adopting the formality and rigidity of academic writing.
Its reduced size should fit the needs of speed and effectiveness that most business leaders nowadays require.
We hope that the small investment of this purchase will turn into lots of profits for your business venture.
We wish you all the best and all the luck!
Dr Nuno Arroteia holds a PhD in Management. He has extensive industry experience in managerial roles at multinational companies such as Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, UEFA, and Carglass. He is a serial Angel investor with a portfolio across a diverse range of sectors (ICT, creative industries, life sciences, industrial production). He has held teaching positions in the areas of management accounting and international business for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. His primary research interests are in international business, international entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance.
Dr Bibek Bhatta has done PhD in Finance from Strathclyde University, UK and MBA in Banking and Finance from Bangor University (UK). He has held teaching positions in the areas of accounting and finance for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different universities. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he has also worked in various commercial banks in emerging and developed markets for more than six years focusing on lending activities.
While some are born entrepreneurs, evidence suggests that entrepreneurial characteristics can be inculcated in anyone. But this is dependent on the cumulative impact of a variety of factors including family, society, social institutions, governance and leadership. This 'environment' is necessary not only for nurturing entrepreneurship, but also for its eventual success.
This compilation of 11 papers imparts a wealth of perspectives on this subject, gaining from the theoretical and experiential insights of academics, management gurus, consultants, administrators and behavioural scientists. Lucidly written, each chapter complements the other in presenting a cohesive volume that identifies the way forward for entrepreneurial development. New start-ups, incubators, entrepreneurs, trainers, behavioural consultants and professional managers will find this book to be of great interest.
From Acorns is a different kind of book. Free from jargon and full of practical tips from countless entrepreneurs, it’s the only guide that tells you exactly what you need to know – no frills, no complications.
In its second edition, this bestselling book now includes information not only for small start-ups, but for those with ambitious growth plans who need to plan big financial pitches, initiate and nurture large scale expansions, and, eventually, sell and move on to the next venture.
From Acorns is the no nonsense guide to starting a business – whether your plans or modest or on a grand scale, this book helps you get it right first time around.
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). The book also covers the Excel mobile apps: Excel for Android and Excel for iOS.
Topics in this top-selling Excel book include:
* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology
* Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets
* Basic Excel formatting
* Excel formulas and functions
* How to make charts in Excel
* Sorting and filtering
* Collaboration and sharing
* Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms
* Printing tips
* Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.)
This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have:
* What is a spreadsheet?
* What are cells?
* What is the button with the Greek letter for?
* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?
* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?
* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?
* How to edit a chart in Excel
* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns
The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features.
Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes:
“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”
"One thing I particularly liked about 'Excel Basics in 30 minutes' is that it covers BOTH the MS Excel basics and the Google version basics. Explaining anything this intricate in 30 minutes is a challenge. (Can it be read in 30 minutes? Yes, I could do it, but I am not a typical user, I did not need to stop and practice the examples.) I was impressed that the book does go into some of the ‘meat’ of Excel while still being a book that someone with NO previous exposure to a spreadsheet can grasp.”
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology writer and author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy.
Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation.Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate finance Gives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategies Provides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending
With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.