A hands-on tool for conducting the successful, profitable sale of a business As business owners gray, trends have shown that they start thinking of cashing out. Selling Your Business For Dummies gives readers expert tips on every aspect of selling a business, from establishing a realistic value to putting their business on the market to closing the deal. It helps them create sound exit plans, find and qualify, find and qualify a buyer, conduct a sale negotiation, and successfully transition the business to a new owner. The accompanying CD is packed with useful questionnaires, worksheets, and forms for prospective sellers, as well as a blueprint for customizing and assembling information into business sale presentation materials sale presentation materials –including snapshots of revenue and profit history, financial condition, market conditions, brand value, competitive arena, growth potential, confidentiality agreements, and other information that supports the sale price. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. Please refer to the book's Introduction section for instructions on how to download the companion files from the publisher's website.
The fast and easy way to start and run an online business Starting an online business is no longer a novelty. It's a fact of life for individuals and established companies alike. The good news is that e-commerce and the practice of selling goods and services through a Web site and is not only here to stay, but it's thriving. More good news is that the steps required to conduct commerce online are well within the reach of ordinary people, even if you have no business experience. All you need is a good idea, a bit of start-up cash, computer equipment, and a little help from the practical, hands-on information in Starting and Running an Online Business For Dummies. With strategies to help you identify your market, design your website, choose services, trade securely, boost sales, and stay ahead of the competition; Starting and Running an Online Business For Dummies is just what you need to succeed. You'll discover how to open an online business in ten easy steps, how to select the right web host and design tools, why giving your e-business site structure and style is vital, techniques on attracting and keeping customers, and much more. Advice on how to get your business on the Web quickly and economically Completely revised and updated Includes the latest information on web hosting, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, harnessing the power of social media marketing, and more Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or a small business owner looking to expand your business online, this up-to-date and easy-to-follow guide covers all the essentials you need to know to get on the Web quickly and economically, without all the technical jargon and hype bogging you down.
Get expert advice on daily, monthly, and yearly activities Define your business, maintain records, manage sales tax, and produce reports So you've pulled off the corporate highway and started your own business? Good for you! Now you need a small business accountant, and guess what? With QuickBooks Simple Start and this handy guide, it just might be YOU! Find out how to set up an accounting system, prepare invoices, pay expenses, organize your tax stuff, and more. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * «Get in, get out» information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Install Simple Start and understand its features * Create invoices and sales receipts * Save big on business taxes * Set up and reconcile bank accounts * Measure your profits
The fast and easy way to grasp energy sectors and their place in the global economy With timely, substantial information about energy stocks, Energy Investing For Dummies teaches the ins and outs of energy sectors and how to incorporate them into business and investment plans. As a savvy investor and business manager you will find the important information and advice you need to incorporate these growth areas into your investment portfolio. In Energy Investing For Dummies, you'll find important information on the big-three markets of electricity, natural gas, and oil; growing markets for liquefied natural gas, emissions, coal, and alternative energy; primers on advanced topics like storage, wheeling, load forecasting, and pipeline transportation; tips on investing in and trading energy stocks, ETFs, dividends, and derivatives; and much more. Includes examples of ways to invest in wind power, carbon emissions, thermal solar power, and other new markets Packed with the latest information on energy investing Shows you how to incorporate energy investing into your investment plans Energy Investing For Dummies is your friendly, un-intimidating guide to this hot topic in business and investment trading.
The all-in-one guide to everything you need to know to start an online business Starting an online business can be a tricky undertaking. Luckily, Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you the business savvy needed to make your online business boom. Cutting through technical jargon and hype, this plain-English guide arms you with everything you need to succeed, from developing a business plan and designing your website to making the most of marketing through social media—and everything in between. Plus, you'll get ideas for funding your online start-up, tips for moving your brick-and-mortar customers online, ways to breathe new life into a tired business, the latest on trademarks and copyrights, and much more. Includes updated information on web page design with HTML 5 and CSS, new analysis tools, and search engine optimization Gives you trusted information on Internet security Covers niche and advanced e-commerce topics If you're in the exciting position of planning, launching, or maintaining a successful online business, this all-encompassing guide will make you an online entrepreneur in no time.
Harness the power of marketing and watch your business grow Having your own business isn't the same as having customers, and one is useless without the other. Whether your business is a resale store or a high-tech consulting firm, a law office or a home cleaning service, in today's competitive environment, strategic marketing is essential. If you want your small business to grow, you need a marketing strategy that works. But how do you get people to notice your business without spending a fortune? Packed with savvy tips for low-cost, high-impact campaigns, this friendly guide is your road map to launching a great marketing campaign and taking advantage of the newest technologies and avenues for outreach. Using social media as a marketing tool Communicating with customers Financing a marketing campaign The companion CD includes tools and templates to give you a jump-start on putting your new skills to work If you're looking to give your small business' marketing plan an edge over the competition, Small Business Marketing Kit For Dummies has you covered. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Learn the basics of practical accounting easily and painlessly with Accounting For Dummies, 4th Edition, which features new information on accounting methods and standards to keep you up to date. With this guide, you can avoid accounting fraud, minimize confusion, maximize profits, and make sense of accounting basics with this plain-English guide to your accountant’s language. Understand how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for public or private companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, and manage budgets for a better bottom line.
If you have a business or a nonprofit organization, or if you’re the one responsible for information systems at such an operation, you know that disaster recovery planning is pretty vital. But it’s easy to put it off. After all, where do you start? IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies shows you how to get started by creating a safety net while you work out the details of your major plan. The right plan will get your business back on track quickly, whether you're hit by a tornado or a disgruntled employee with super hacking powers. Here's how to assess the situation, develop both short-term and long-term plans, and keep your plans updated. This easy-to-understand guide will help you Prepare your systems, processes, and people for an organized response to disaster when it strikes Identify critical IT systems and develop a long-range strategy Select and train your disaster recovery team Conduct a Business Impact Analysis Determine risks to your business from natural or human-made causes Get management support Create appropriate plan documents Test your plan Some disasters get coverage on CNN, and some just create headaches for the affected organization. With IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies, you’ll be prepared for anything from hackers to hurricanes!
The perennial bestseller on QuickBooks—now covering QuickBooks 2016 If you're like most people involved with a small business, accounting is the last thing you want to spend a lot of time on. Luckily, QuickBooks 2016 For Dummies makes it easy to keep your finances under control so you can concentrate on other aspects of your business. In no time, you'll find out how to populate QuickBooks lists, create invoices and credit memos, record a sales receipt, track sales and inventory, pay bills, process payroll, track business checkbooks and credit cards, and so much more. QuickBooks is the leading small business accounting software package designed to help users handle their financial and business management tasks more effectively. With plain-English explanations that cut through financial jargon, this easy-to-follow guide walks you through installing the software and configuring QuickBooks for your business needs and goes on to show you how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, and generate financial reports—without ever breaking a sweat! Organize all of your business finances in one place Create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, and pay the bills Track inventory, figure job costs, and monitor your business with reports Make tax time easier Written by an expert CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands your unique business needs, QuickBooks 2016 For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program to work.
If you’re a small business owner, managing the financial affairs of your business can seem like a daunting task—and it’s one that far too many people muddle through rather than seek help. Now, there’s a tool-packed guide designed to help you manage your finances and run your business successfully! Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies explains step by step how to handle all your financial affairs, from preparing financial statements and managing cash flow to streamlining the accounting process, requesting bank loans, increasing profits, and much more. The bonus CD-ROM features handy reproducible forms, checklists, and templates—from a monthly expense summary to a cash flow statement—and provides how-to guidance that removes the guesswork in using each tool. You’ll discover how to: Plan a budget and forecast Streamline the accounting process Improve your profit and cash flow Make better decisions with a profit model Raise capital and request loans Invest company money wisely Keep your business solvent Choose your legal entity for income tax Avoid common management pitfalls Put a market value on your business Complete with ten rules for small business survival and a financial glossary, Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to get your finances in order, perk up your profits, and thrive long term! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.