Guide to Business Modelling / Edition 3

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The revised and updated guide to business modeling

Full of practical help on how to build the best, most flexible, and easy-to-use business models that can be used to analyze the upsides and downsides of any business project, Guide to Business Modeling, Third Edition is essential reading for the twenty-first century business leader. This radically revised guide to the increasingly important fine art of building business models using spreadsheets, the book describes models for evaluating everything from a modest business development to a major acquisition.

  • New edition of widely acclaimed guide to business decision-making
  • Fully Excel 2010 aligned with enhanced Excel and business content
  • More model evaluation techniques to help with business decision-making
  • New website from which model examples given in the book can be downloaded

For anyone who wants to get ahead in business and especially for those with bottom-line responsibilities, this new edition of Guide to Business Modeling is the essential guide to how to build spreadsheet models for assessing business risks and opportunities.

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"A most useful book . . ."
Company Accountant, February 2002
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118095539
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Series: Economist Series , #82
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Tennent, a chartered accountant, is managing director of Corporate Edge, a consultancy and training company specializing in business modelling and investment appraisal.

Graham Friend is managing director of Coleago Consulting, a firm that provides business planning and modelling support to telecommunications, media, and technology companies.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The business modelling process 6
3 Defining the outputs 12
4 Uncertainty, scenario planning and model inputs 19
5 Developing the scenarios 25
6 Managing the model development process 32
7 Useful items to include in the modeller's toolbox 40
8 Style and outline 59
9 Macroeconomic factors 70
10 Forecasting revenue 85
11 Operating costs 117
12 Capital expenditure and working capital 128
13 Modelling funding issues 146
14 Further financial statement development 158
15 Project appraisal and company valuation 172
16 Analytical ratios and reviewing the financial statements 193
17 Testing and debugging 206
18 Introduction to programming and macros 216
19 From spreadsheet to application 237
20 Documenting the model 250
21 Writing and presenting the business plan 256
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