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.
Use storytelling to influence people and move them toaction Need to get your point across? Get staff on board with change?Foster collaboration? Increase sales? Strengthen employeeengagement? Build customer loyalty? Drive innovation andcreativity? Capture best practices? Align people around a goal?Grow your business? Business Storytelling For Dummies canhelp you do this—and more. Pre-order your copy today throughAmazon! Discover: Expert advice with real-world examples Proven case studies, tips, and templates How to get results by capturing, crafting, telling stories, andmore
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.
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!
SAP is the world's leading provider of ERP software and services, with worldwide revenue in 2004 of $9.7 billion and a 57 percent market share among major business application providers; it is one of the world's largest software companies overall ERP is a flexible, open technology platform that helps businesses run more efficiently (and profitably) by providing integrated management of key operations and supply chains Written for IT professionals who find it hard to get through SAP's complex documentation, our book demonstrates how ERP can cut costs, provides a clear overview of how the ESA (enterprise service architecture) model affects ERP, and shows how to implement the new ERP in the real world Topics covered include reducing the cost of an existing IT backbone, using the new ERP to address a company's "pain points" and challenges, and proving the value of ERP through ROI (return on investment) and TCO (total cost of ownership) studies
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.
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.
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!
The comprehensive, six-in-one package small business entrepreneurs can't afford to be without With more Canadians considering starting their own small businesses than ever before, there's never been a greater need for a detailed, comprehensive guide to help budding entrepreneurs get off the ground. Comprised of six books in one that cover every aspect of running a business, from developing a business plan to managing growth successfully, and everything in between, Starting and Running a Small Business For Canadians For Dummies All-in-One will ensure readers' ventures meet with success. The ideal resource for the first-time entrepreneur in a market when small businesses are growing fast Provides a wealth of management advice based on recent research that shows that when small businesses are successful, they hire Includes the financial advice that keeps new businesses from folding within their first five years Offering Canadians everything they need to know about starting their own companies within Canada, this six-book compilation is essential reading for anyone looking to make it big in the world of small business.
Achieve business success with Neuro-linguistic Programming People around the globe use NLP to improve their communication skills, build rapport, make positive changes, and accomplish their goals. When used in a business context, NLP techniques can transform both your own and your team’s performances. This practical guide to NLP at work will help you increase your flexibility, become more influential, and achieve professional success, whatever your career. • Use NLP techniques in the workplace – overcome barriers to success and develop a winning mindset • Build effective working relationships – improve your communication skills and create rapport with your colleagues • Lead people to perform – enhance your ability to inspire peak performance • Make changes that drive success – set and achieve ambitious goals