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How to Understand Business Finance Understand the Business Cycle; Manage Your Assets; Measure Business Performance

ISBN-10: 0749460415

ISBN-13: 9780749460419

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Robert Cinnamon, Brian Helweg-Larsen

List price: $14.95
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Description:

Starting with how to understand the balance sheet and profit and loss accounting, this guide also covers market dynamics, budgeting and forecasting, fixed and variable costs, break-even analysis, and more.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Robert Cinnamon is a director of the international training and consultancy firm, INSIGHT Marketing and People.  He runs a popular master class and in-company training program Demystifying Financial Management.

Brian Helweg-Larsen is a global educator and director of Profitability Business Solutions.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
So why do you want to know more about finance?
Learning
A tale of two languages
The business cycle
Setting up a company
The Moving Balance Sheet
Creating value
Cash and profit
Setting up and running the business - the opening month
Profit and loss (P&ampL) account
The balance sheet
Month 2 business cycle
Going to the bank
Doing the books
Where do all the business functions fit in?
Sales
Marketing
Manufacturing
Supply chain management
Human resources
IT, maintenance and engineering
Research and development
Finance
Financial planning - the budgets
Budgeting
Cash flow forecast
Avoiding bankruptcy: how to generate cash
Measuring business performance - financial ratios
Size
P&L account (income statement) analysis
Balance sheet analysis
Getting finance from the bank
Introduction
Your relationship with the bank
Purpose of bank finance
Is your request viable?
Categories of finance
Securing your bank finance
Costs of borrowing
Sources of help and support
When should you apply for bank, finance?
Maintaining the dialogue
Refinancing
Summary
How our investors see us - stock market ratios
What accounts do our investors want to see?
Shares
Valuing a company
Asset value
Multipliers
Market capitalisation
Balanced Scorecard
Cash flows
Shareholder value and economic profit
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)
Economic profit
Total shareholder return (TSR)
The hidden costs - depreciation, amortisation and tax
Depreciation
Goodwill
Intangible assets
Capitalising costs
Taxation
What must we sell to make a profit?
Variable costs
Fixed costs
Break-even point
Tools for evaluating projects
Payback
Discounted cash flow (DCF)
Net present value (NPV)
Internal rate of return (IRR)
Terminal values
Economic profit
Pitfalls
Other factors
Where is all our cash? Managing working capital
Stock (inventories)
Debtors
Creditors
Write-offs
Cash flow implications of working capital
Glossary of financial terms