If you're a home-based or small business owner, you need to learn how to balance your books as you start and grow your business. The Everything Accounting Book is a great beginner's guide for the basics of accounting. This easy-to-use reference is loaded with expert tips and advice on: The differences between accounting and bookkeeping Preparing financial statements Recording and recognizing revenues and expenses Tax planning strategies Real-world examples show accounting procedures for a retail business, a manufacturer, a home-based business, and a small high-tech company. So no matter what your business, you have the information you need to make a go of it with The Everything Accounting Book!
What's the difference between growth investing and value investing? How much risk is acceptable? Does anyone really read a prospectus? Even in the best economic conditions, investment decisions can be overwhelming. In a down economy, it can be downright frightening! But with this helpful guide, you'll learn to successfully navigate the financial markets with confidence. Written by a seasoned investment advisor, this guide features:Exchange-traded funds, the popular investing trendStep-by-step guidance for novice online investorsInsider advice on choosing the right financial advisorHow to minimize investing taxes . . . and keep more profitsThe best ways to profit in any economyCompletely updated to include the best ways to profit in a rocky economy, this easy-to-follow guide shows you how to build--and hold on to--personal wealth.This edition includes completely new material on:Strategies to knock out debt and set realistic investment goalsTips for tracking the your investmentsExchange-traded funds (ETFs)The latest information on green investing
With recent investment firms closing and the stock market falling at record levels, understanding the language of finance is more important than ever. Too few people truly understand what happens to their money simply because they do not understand the language and concepts of finance. This guide defines the most important terms in plain English such as: Secondary market; Controlling interest; Mid-cap stock; Debt financing; Float time. Each term will be clearly defined, include a pronunciation key, and an example of usage. This book ensures you will know money in no time!
A crash course in managing personal wealth!Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of investing into tedious discourse that would put even Warren Buffett to sleep. Investing 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn how to build a portfolio and expand your savings. From value investing to short selling to risk tolerance, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that you won't be able to get anywhere else.So whether you're looking to master the major principles of investing, or just want to learn more about stocks and bonds, Investing 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Nearly half of all new businesses fail within the first two years. To beat these odds, your new business needs a plan. Streetwise Business Plans shows you how to create a professional business plan in no time flat. This book explains how to use a business plan to establish a sound business, develop a complete marketing strategy, and forecast change. This updated edition of a long-standing successful title provides multiple samples of prewritten text for every part of your plan and includes two complete sample business plans. Whether you're expanding an established enterprise or opening a one-person shop, the best way to get your new business off to a good start is with Streetwise Business Plans! The e-book version of this title does not include a CD.
Incorporating your business can provide numerous legal and financial advantages - it also has long-term ramifications on how you manage and structure your organization. Streetwise Incorporating Your Business will not only educate you about the benefits of incorporating your business, but will also help you determine which corporate form and structure will be the most advantageous for your personal circumstances.You will learn the details of many critical business issues, including:Whether an S corporation or a C corporation is better for your organizationWhich state and federal regulations will affect your corporationHow to avoid hidden costs associated with incorporating your businessTax planning strategies and required accounting practicesStreetwise Incorporating Your Business will lead you through each decision, from choosing the best location to incorporate, deciding which information to include in official government filings, and learning how to organize board and shareholders meetings.
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