Provides an introduction to the subjects covered in a typical business studies program, offers advice on succeeding in business school, and includes activities and suggestions for broadening business knowledge.
Introduces the philosophy and tools of Lean, which is designed to help eliminate waste and maximize the effectiveness of resources, covering management theories, value-stream mapping, and pitfalls to avoid.
BusinessObjects may seem like a dauntingly complex topic, but BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies makes is a snap. Even if you're new to business intelligence tools, this user-friendly guide makes it easy to access, format and share data, analyze the information this data contains, and measure your organization’s performance. In no time, you'll be finding your way around Universes to see how everything is shaping up, viewing and creating reports, building powerful queries on your organizations database, and measuring your company's performance using BusinessObjects XI Release 2. This completely jargon-free handbook will put you in complete control of the ways and means of a truly exciting and powerful suite of business intelligence tools. Discover how to: Make business decisions with help from BusinessObjects Use BusinessObjects XI wizards Perform a server installation Create and define a Universe Set up desktop reporting Customize and use InfoView Measure performance with Dashboard and Analytics Take advantage of data marts and understand how they fit into your BusinessObjects system Created by a team with more than 15 years combined experience working with BusinessObjects tools, BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies comes complete with several short lists of useful information, including tips on how to prepare for a successful BusinessObjects integration and helpful resources beyond the pages of this book. You'll also find an overview of Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects’ companion reporting tool.
If you're having trouble motivating your employees, need to resolve a conflict, or want to learn how to better monitor your employees’ performance, this straight-forward guide will take you step by step through every aspect of managing. Packed with expert advice on team-building, communication skills, identifying talented employees, and letting go of staff, Managing for Dummies takes the stress out of what can be an intimidating and high-pressured job. The book will be adapted from the current US edition of Managing for Dummies. Existing content will be revised to reflect essential UK information including: UK-specific case studies, including references to recognisable UK businesses UK business practice, including ethics, employee and employers rights and responsibilities, hiring and firing - with reference to UK law UK websites UK financial information
So you want to own your own business, be your own boss, set your own hours, and make real money. If you’re comfortable with computers and have a marketable idea, service, or product, this guide will help you become an ontrepreneur (online entrepreneur). It covers everything you need to know to set up shop in cyberspace. You’ll find out about using established storefronts as a shortcut (sort of like setting up shop in a huge, established cybermall) or building your own Web site from scratch. You’ll explore: Doing research, defining your niche and target market, and putting it together in a practical business plan Getting the hardware and software you’ll need to get going Creating your own Web site with good organization, useful content, and eye-catching design, including ten must-have features and info on clip art and photos Selecting a Web hosting service (with info on free Web site homesteading) Setting up for handling business online, including building in security, accepting charge cards, creating shopping carts, and more Managing your goods and services, including sourcing goods, handling returns, adding shipping fees, and maintaining inventory Taking advantage of successful online business models, including storefronts such as Amazon.com, Yahoo!, CafePress, PayPal, or Microsoft that already have all the tools and systems, plus great traffic Running a business on eBay Marketing your business and the secrets to search engine success Keeping good business records and staying on the right side of the law, including everything from trademarks , copyrights, and licensing to taxes, with info on accounting tools and software Written by e-biz whiz Greg Holden, Starting an Online Business For Dummies, Fourth Edition has all kinds of case studies of successful cyber businesses, including a woman who sells her own insect repellent, a mapmaker, a housewife who sells sweetener and coffee on eBay, a sculptor and painter, and more. Packed with inspiration and information, it includes: Lots of Web sites that will give you good ideas A companion Web site that includes an online directory of Internet business resources A list of legal and business requirements Get going, and build a booming business right at home. The only people you’ll have to take orders from are customers, and those are the kind of orders you’ll like!
Business Valuation For Dummies is filled with expert guidance that business owners, managers at all levels, investors, and students can use when determining the value of a business. It contains a solid framework for valuation, including advice on analyzing historical performance, evaluating assets and income value, understanding a company's financial statements, estimating the cost of capital, business valuation models, and how to apply those models to different types of businesses.
Whether you’re just starting out and want to test theviability of your business, or you’re an established businesslooking to expand your reach, pop-ups offer an exciting andflexible opportunity. They’re a great way to try new businessideas, experiment with a new product, location or market, gainexposure, and learn about your customers - all with limited riskand financial outlay. Inside Pop-Up Business For Dummies, you’llfind: Planning your pop-up venture - whether it’s a shop,studio, gallery, or community hub. Finding the right space for you. Negotiating with the landlord and sorting out thelegalities. Fixing up and fitting out your space on a budget. Pulling in the punters - advertising and marketing yourpop-up. Managing a successful pop-up business day-to-day. Closing up shop efficiently. Lots of case studies, checklists, tips and hints fromexperienced pop-up people!
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Are you a small business owner taxed by taxes? Not being up-to-speed on tax rules and strategies can lead tomistakes that cost business owners thousands of dollars in finesand penalties every year. Small Business Taxes For Dummiesassists both current and aspiring small business owners withimportant tax planning issues. For the estimated 21 million small business owners in the U.S.,the nation's tax codes continue to change and increase incomplexity. Small Business Taxes For Dummies arms youfor important tax planning issues, including: year-round taxplanning tips and expense tracking advice; small business decisionsand expense basics; business use of your home and self-employmenttaxes; creating an ongoing tax routine; dealing with the IRS andwhere to find help; navigating audits and notices; and more. Guides you through the current tax laws and ensures that youunderstand your rights and obligations Helps small business owners save time and money Empowers you to understand and prepare your own taxdocuments The expert tips and advice presented in Small Business TaxesFor Dummies are for the millions of small business owners likeyou searching for a guide to the latest tax codes andregulations.