Smart Financial Management: The Essential Reference for the Successful Small Business / Edition 1

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"Long on practical guidance while refreshingly short on math, Smart Financial Management helps owners and managers of small businesses solve everyday financial dilemmas and avoid potential problems. Readers will learn valuable and practical financial analysis techniques, as well as how to project future financial needs and identify possible sources of funding; manage receivables, inventory and equipment investments; and how to structure and develop the business soundly and legally. In addition, they’ll:

• Gain an understanding of the financial challenges unique to a growing enterprise -- and how to meet them

• Improve communications with financial and legal advisors

• Learn to identify new sources of equity and nonequity capital

With a field-focused methodology and user-friendly tools, Smart Financial Management will help any small business manage its requirements more effectively."

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“Long on practical guidance while refreshingly short on math, Smart Financial Management helps owners and managers of small businesses solve everyday financial dilemmas and avoid potential problems.”

"Long on practical guidance while refreshingly short on math… helps managers of businesses solve financial dilemmas and avoid potential problems.”

Long on practical guidance while refreshingly short on math, Smart Financial Management helps owners and managers of small businesses solve everyday financial dilemmas and avoid potential problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814407899
  • Publisher: AMACOM Books
  • Publication date: 10/12/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

William W. Sihler (Charlottesville, VA) is Trzcinski Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Richard D. Crawford (Charlottesville, VA) has extensive experience in banking, commercial finance, and private equity, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Darden. Henry A. Davis (Charlottesville, VA) is a consultant specializing in corporate finance and banking,. He is managing editor of The Journal of Project Finance and Strategic Investor Relations.

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Table of Contents


1. Basic Frameworks for Financial Management 3

2. Legal Aspects of Financing Startup, Early-Stage, _ and Emerging Businesses 19


3. Ratios as Analytical Tools 45

4. Forecasting, Budgeting, and Cash Management 73

5. Managing Accounts Receivable 101

6. Managing Inventories 125

7. Capital Budgeting and Corporate Valuation 143

8. Basic Capital-Structure Decisions 163

Part III Funding Growth

9. Nonequity Financing for the Company 191

10. Equity Financing for the Company 215

Part IV Getting Out

11. Exiting the Unsuccessful Business 237

12. Exiting the Successful Business 245

Part V Summary

13. Summing Up: Smart Financial Management 257

Glossary 267

Suggestions for Further Reading 273

Index 274"

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