Guide to Business Modelling / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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All organisations face more and more complex decision making, while the risks dependent on their decisions require increasingly explicit understanding of potential outcomes. This special larger format guide is full of practical help on how to build the best, most flexible, and easy-to-use business models for analysing the upside or potential downside of anything from a small development of an existing business to large-scale mergers and acquisitions. Tennent and Friend have completely revised and updated the acclaimed first edition.
For anyone who wants to get ahead in business and especially for those with bottom-line responsibilities, this is an invaluable guide to how to build spreadsheet models for assessing business risks and opportunities.
About the Author
John Tennent, a qualified accountant, manages a training consultancy specialising in business modelling and investment appraisal. Graham Friend is a consultant specialising in business modelling. Friend is the coauthor of Guide to Business Planning.
Table of Contents
2. The business modeling process.
3. Defining the outputs.
4. Uncertainty, scenario planning and model inputs.
5. Developing the scenarios.
6. Managing the model development process.
7. Useful items to include in the modeller's toolbox.
8. Style and outline.
9. Macroeconomic factors.
10. Forecasting revenue.
11. Operating costs.
12. Capital expenditure and working capital.
13. Modelling funding issues.
14. Further financial statement development.
15. Project appraisal and company valuation.
16. Analytical ratios and reviewing the financial statements.
17. Testing and debugging.
18. Introduction to programming and macros.
19. From spreadsheet to application.
20. Documenting the model.
21. Writing and presenting the business plan.