Business Books

Whether you're looking to brush up on accounting basics or improve your organization's customer service, we've got you covered.

Business Books

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192 results
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Soft Skills For Dummies

Published 12-12-2022

Soft skills make the hard skills work! Soft skills are the personal qualities that make you a great communicator, problem solver, and leader on the job—and in your personal life. Soft Skills For Dummies helps you hone in on the traits you already have—or fine tune the ones that may need some extra attention—to market yourself as a workplace leader who’s in touch with what today’s employers are looking for: people who can lead and inspire through interpersonal communication, cultural awareness, time management, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving. • Sharpen the skills you need for a successful career • Improve your ability to work with others • Become a more confident job seeker and leader • Grasp the concept of soft skills through real-world applications, inspirational stories, and industry spotlights With content based on a time-tested curriculum designed to prepare you for work and life success, this book is packed with everything you need to build your soft skills to make the strongest impact possible.

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Data Governance For Dummies

Published 12-08-2022

How to build and maintain strong data organizations—the Dummies way Data Governance For Dummies offers an accessible first step for decision makers into understanding how data governance works and how to apply it to an organization in a way that improves results and doesn't disrupt. Prep your organization to handle the data explosion (if you know, you know) and learn how to manage this valuable asset. Take full control of your organization’s data with all the info and how-tos you need. This book walks you through making accurate data readily available and maintaining it in a secure environment. It serves as your step-by-step guide to extracting every ounce of value from your data. Identify the impact and value of data in your business Design governance programs that fit your organization Discover and adopt tools that measure performance and need Address data needs and build a more data-centric business cultureThis is the perfect handbook for professionals in the world of data analysis and business intelligence, plus the people who interact with data on a daily basis. And, as always, Dummies explains things in terms anyone can understand, making it easy to learn everything you need to know.

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Fundraising For Dummies

Published 11-21-2022

Follow the mission and the money, even when it takes you online Fundraising For Dummies is your guiding light and saving grace as you prepare and implement a fundraising plan. This updated edition will help you succeed at fundraising in the age of social media saturation. You’ll discover how to post, what to include, and where to interact to get the biggest return on your investment of time. And, as always, this trusted resource covers all the basics of being a fundraiser, soliciting the money an organization needs, and pitching the case statement for your organization. Use real-life examples to take your own fundraising skills to the next level and follow step-by-step processes for success in online fundraising. Learn what’s involved in the role of a nonprofit fundraiser Discover sources of funding for your organization—and learn how to secure that funding Use the latest online fundraising tools and social media techniques to reach out to audiences Make fundraising easy with examples and templates for donor letters and beyondFundraisers (including board members, volunteers, and staff members) in any nonprofit organization will love this easy-to-follow advice on getting creative about donations.

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Running Effective Meetings For Dummies

Published 09-27-2022

Turn meetings into the best part of your day with this actionable, step-by-step guide Brainstorming meetings. Team meetings. Stakeholder meetings. Zoom meetings. Hybrid meetings. Most of us are part of more meetings than we can even count. And how many of these meetings are actually productive and valuable? Running Effective Meetings For Dummies shows you how to plan, guide, and run a great meeting, whether you’re doing it face-to-face, fully virtual, or a combination of both. Authors Dr. Joseph Allen, industrial and organizational psychologist, and Emmy-award winning communications expert Karin Reed team up to walk you through the steps you need to take to make your next meeting your best one yet. You’ll learn about: The different kinds of meetings and what each is supposed to accomplish How to prep for a great meeting and set the expectations of all the participants How to be an effective leader by guiding discussion during the actual meeting itself Effective follow-up and evaluation to keep your momentum and continually improve your meetingsStop enduring meeting-fatigue and start making meetings the fun, productive, and engaging events they’re supposed to be. Grab a copy of Running Effective Meetings For Dummies today!

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Accounting Workbook For Dummies

Published 09-07-2022

Number nightmares in accounting? No more! The numbers are clear: the need for accountants is not only strong, but on the rise. With job growth projected to increase by 7% over the next 10 years, there’s no time like the present to join this growing—and profitable—profession. Accounting Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the hands-on instruction you need to understand complicated concepts through demonstration problems, practice worksheets. and spreadsheets. Understand the role of accountants versus bookkeepers Develop knowledge to establish and maintain high quality accounting systems Dip your toes into accounting in the digital age Learn to properly interpret financial statements and reports Generate income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements Expand your knowledge on sources of business capital Learn how to improve profits and manage costs Understanding the intricacies of accounting has never been easier as in today’s rapid-fire global economy, accountants have never been more important—it’s all in your hands with this plain-English workbook!

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Accounting All-in-One For Dummies (+ Videos and Quizzes Online)

Published 08-30-2022

A complete and easy-to-follow resource covering every critical step of the accounting process Learning to love the language of business is easier than you think! In the newly revised Third Edition of Accounting All-In-One For Dummies with Online Practice, finance expert Michael Taillard walks you through every step of the accounting process, from setting up your accounting system to auditing and detecting financial irregularities. You’ll enjoy a unified compilation of mini-books and online practice and video resources that bring together everything you need to know about accounting into one convenient book and web portal. You’ll learn to record accounting transactions, adjust and close entries, prepare income statements and balance sheets, and more. You’ll also get: Online instructional videos that describe the modern reality of accounting in the digital age Guidance and instruction on how to make savvy financial decisions to help guide your business in the right direction Advice on how to handle case and make intelligent purchasing decisions Helpful practice quizzes for each topic to help you crunch the numbers Perfect for anyone who’s just beginning their career or education in accounting—as well as those who just love numbers—Accounting All-in-One For Dummies is also a must-read for business owners, founders, and managers who want to get a better understanding of the financial side of commerce.

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Training & Development For Dummies

Published 08-16-2022

Retain outstanding talent with a successful training and development program One of the best ways to retain great talent in your business is to deliver a strong training and development program—and this book gives you the tools to do just that. Featuring the latest strides in talent development, such as social learning, hybrid training, creating videos, and more, it arms you with everything you need to upskill employees to be more effective, productive, satisfied, and loyal. Develop a robust training and development program Foster a supportive and innovative work environment Use mentoring, coaching, and informal learning effectively Align learning to your organization’s needs Engage your employees with a motivating training program using the helpful guidance in Training & Development For Dummies!

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Direct Selling For Dummies

Published 08-02-2022

Get ready to sell like you’ve never sold before! Ever wonder if your next job didn’t have to feel so much like a…well, job? Then you might be ready for direct selling, where you remove the middleman and sell products directly to consumers! In Direct Selling For Dummies, you’ll tap into your entrepreneurial spirit and learn the basics of how to get started, pick the best selling model, and achieve success in this rapidly growing industry. You’ll also discover: Expanded info on online and social media selling, which has replaced in-home selling as the predominant sales method A guide to transforming your home office into a productivity dream Instructions on how to host online or Facebook-hosted direct-selling parties  Perfect for anyone looking to join the 7.7 million direct sellers already working in North America, Direct Selling For Dummies can help you break into a fun, exciting, and lucrative new industry! Are you ready?

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Supplier Diversity For Dummies

Published 06-08-2022

Extend the principles of diversity and inclusion to your company's suppliers Many people are familiar with the importance of ensuring and advancing inclusion, equity, and diversity amongst their employees and managers. But do your efforts include supplier diversity—an equally as important and essential part of any holistic diversity effort? In Supplier Diversity For Dummies, nationally recognized small business strategist and economic inclusion and supplier diversity expert Kathey Porter delivers an empowering and informative guide to implementing this integral part of any robust inclusion initiative: supplier diversity. You'll understand the relevance of supplier diversity and why it's important to encourage equal opportunity for diverse suppliers and businesses owned and managed by underrepresented groups. In this book, you'll also find: The answers to your most pressing questions about how to build a coherent and sustainable supplier diversity program Ways to contribute more fully to your company's diversity and inclusion functions Strategies to position supplier diversity as a central function in your organization Perfect for company buyers, purchasing and procurement professionals, material management executives, strategic souring professionals and supplier diversity practitioners, Supplier Diversity For Dummies is a must-read resource for supply chain professionals, diversity and inclusion leaders and anyone looking to increase their proficiency in supplier diversity, improve supply chain inclusivity and increase their social impact.

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Side Hustles For Dummies

Published 05-10-2022

Get yourself paid and broaden your skillset with this everyday guide to side hustles The gig economy is growing by leaps and bounds, partly because it’s easier to find a flexible work-life balance. Those of us who don't want to leave our full-time jobs, however, can still grab a piece of excitement and extra income for ourselves by starting a side hustle. Or you can bundle your own personalized set of side hustles to replace your full-time job and take full control of your professional life. Whether you're thinking about driving for Uber, developing apps, or starting an online boutique, Side Hustles For Dummies walks you through every step of the way of starting your own side gig. You'll learn about how to structure your new business and keep records, create backup plans, and steer clear of scams. You'll also: Find out whether you need investment capital and learn what your new time commitments will be Learn to create a business plan and patch any holes in it before you get started Discover how to incorporate a vibrant side hustle into your already busy life Learn how to adjust your side hustle to meet changes in your personal life and the overall business climate Side hustles are for everyone, from high school and college students to full-time professionals to retirees. If you've been looking for an excuse to pursue your latest passion, hobby, or interest—or you're just in the market for some extra income—Side Hustles For Dummies is the easy-to-read, no-nonsense guide to creating a rewarding and engaging new life.

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