Small Business Financial Management for Dummies

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470125083
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 320,737
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Improving Your Profit, Cash Flow, and Solvency.

Chapter 1: Managing Your Small Business Finances.

Chapter 2: Understanding Your P&L and Profit Performance.

Chapter 3: Getting Up to Speed on Cash Flow from Profit.

Chapter 4: Keeping Your Business Solvent.

Part II: Using Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 5: Protecting the Family Jewels.

Chapter 6: Scrutinizing Your Costs.

Chapter 7: Practical Budgeting Techniques for Your Business.

Chapter 8: Making Decisions with a Profit Model.

Part III: Dealing with Small Business Financial Issues.

Chapter 9: Jumping Through Tax Hoops.

Chapter 10: Raising Capital for Your Business.

Chapter 11: Diagnosing Your Financial Condition.

Part IV: Looking at Service and Manufacturing Businesses.

Chapter 12: When You Sell Services.

Chapter 13: When You Make the Products You Sell.

Part V: Reaching the End of the Line.

Chapter 14: Putting a Market Value on Your Business and Selling.

Chapter 15: Hanging Up the Spikes and Terminating Your Business.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Management Rules for Small Business Survival.

Chapter 17: Ten Hard-Core Financial Tools and Tactics.

Appendix: About the CD.

Index.

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