Entrepreneurial Finance

ISBN-10: 0132434792

ISBN-13: 9780132434799

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

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Description: For many, starting a business can be an overwhelming experience.nbsp;Understanding the financial aspects of running a business can be even more daunting. "Entrepreneurial Finance, Fourth Edition," was written to help a broad range of U.S. business owners understand the core financial aspects of business entrepreneurship. Discussing sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and private corporations, the book clearly explains key financial topics such as financial statements, break-even analysis, working capital management, and time value of money. Explains why it is important to learn about finance and how mastering these topics can positively impact business success. Throughly explaines Time-Value-of-Money and provides thereader with specific examples of use of the six time-value of-money formulas. Thorough coverage of financial statement analysis - Discusses horizontal, vertical, and ratio analysis of financial statements in detail. Clear synopsis of 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act. An excellent reference for anyone looking to start their own business or for someone who already owns their own business who needs more information on finances.

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List price: $82.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Financial and Economic Concepts
Basic Financial Concepts
Importance of Finance
Economic Concepts of Finance
Scarce Resources
Opportunity Costs
Savings, Income, Expenditures, and Taxes
Supply of Money Saved
Demand for Borrowed Funds
Federal Reserve Policy
Inflation
Risk
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Financial Management and Planning
Management Functions
Planning
Organizing
Staffing
Directing
Controlling
Business Organizations and Ownership
Sole Proprietorship
Partnership
Corporation
Limited Liability Company
Franchise
Starting a Business
Development of a Business Plan
Executive Summary
General Company Description
Financing a Business or Raising Capital
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Financial Statements
Personal Cash Flow Statement
Income Statement
Statement of Financial Position
Balance Sheet
Sole Proprietorship
Partnership
Public Corporations
Owner's Equity
Statement of Cash Flows
Problems with Financial Statements
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Analysis of Financial Statements
Vertical Analysis
Horizontal Analysis
Ratio Analysis
Types of Business Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Activity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Market Ratios
Sources of Comparative Ratios
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Profit, Profitability, and Break-Even Analysis
Efficiency and Effectiveness
Profit
Profitability
Earning Power
Break-Even Analysis
Break-Even Quantity
Break-Even Dollars
Break-Even Charts
Leverage
Operating Leverage
Financial Leverage
Bankruptcy
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Forecasting and Pro Forma Financial Statements
Forecasting
Types of Forecasting Models
Practical Sales Forecasting for Start-Up Businesses
Pro Forma Financial Statements
Pro Forma Income Statement
Pro Forma Cash Budget
Pro Forma Balance Sheet
Monitoring and Controlling the Business
Start-Up Business Costs Revisited
Gantt Chart
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Working Capital Management
Working Capital
Working Capital Management
Current Asset Management
Cash Management
Marketable Securities Management
Accounts Receivable Management
Inventory Management
Current Liabilities Management
Short-Term Debt Management
Accrued Liabilities Management
Accounts Payable Management
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Time Value of Money Part I: Future and Present Value of Lump Sums
Simple Interest
Bank Discount
Compound Interest
Rounding Errors
Effective Rate
Time-Value-of-Money Methods
Future Value of a Lump Sum
Present Value of a Future Lump Sum
Internal Rate of Return
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Time Value of Money Part II: Annuities
Future Value of an Ordinary Annuity
Future Value of an Annuity Due
Present Value of an Ordinary Annuity
Present Value of an Annuity Due
Present Value and Amortization
Amortization
Combining Lump Sum and Annuities into the Same Problem
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Capital Budgeting
Capital Budgeting
Factors Affecting Capital Budgeting
Changes in Government Regulations
Research and Development
Changes in Business Strategy
Formulating a Proposal
Costs in Capital Budgeting
Benefits in Capital Budgeting
Evaluating the Data (Techniques of Capital Budgeting)
Payback
Net Present Value
Profitability Index
Internal Rate of Return
Accounting Rate of Return
Lowest Total Cost
Making the Decision
Following Up
Taking Corrective Action
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Personal Finance
Risk
Identification of Risk Exposure
Risk Management
Life, Health, Disability, Property, and Liability Insurance
Financial Planning Goals
Investments
Cash Equivalents
Certificates of Deposit
Bonds
Stock
Mutual Funds
Real Estate
Precious Metals
Collectables
Investment Strategies
Short-Term Investment Strategies
Long-Term Investment Strategies
Pension Planning
Retirement Plans
Retirement Strategies
Retirement Strategy Examples
Estate Planning
Conclusion
Review and Discussion Questions
Exercises and Problems
Working with Spreadsheets and Calculators
Time-Value-of-Money Tables
Answers to Even-Numbered Exercises and Problems
Case Study
Glossary
Index
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