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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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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Project Management For Dummies

Published 04-19-2022

Improve your project management skills and accomplish more in no time at all In these days when projects seem to be bigger and more challenging than ever before, you need to make sure tasks stay on track, meet the budget, and keep everyone in the loop. Enter Project Management For Dummies. This friendly guide starts with the basics of project management and walks you through the different aspects of leading a project to a successful finish. After you've navigated your way through a couple of projects, you'll have the confidence to tackle even bigger (and more important) projects! In addition to explaining how to manage projects in a remote work environment, the book offers advice on identifying the right delivery approach, using social media in project management, and deploying agile project management. You'll also discover: What's new in project management tools and platforms so you can choose the best application for your team How to perfect your project management business document with an emphasis on strategy and business knowledge Details on the shift from process-based approaches to more holistic, principle-based strategies focused on project outcomes Examples of how to turn the strategies into smooth-flowing processes Best practices and suggestions for dealing with difficult or unexpected situations If you're planning to enroll in a project management course or take the Project Management Professionals Certification exam, Project Management For Dummies is the go-to resource to help you prepare. And if you simply want to improve your outcomes, this handy reference will have you and your team completing project goals like ninjas!

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Starting a Business All-in-One For Dummies

Published 04-12-2022

All the essential information in one place Starting a Business All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a treasure trove of useful information for new and would-be business owners. With content compiled from over ten best-selling For Dummies books, this guide will help with every part of starting your own business—from legal considerations to business plans, bookkeeping, and beyond. Whether you want to open a franchise, turn your crafting hobby into a money-maker, or kick off the next megahit startup, everything you need can be found inside this easy-to-use guide. This book covers the foundations of accounting, marketing, hiring, and achieving success in the first year of business in any industry. You'll find toolkits for doing all the paperwork, plus expert tips for how to make it work, even when the going is rough. Access six books in one, covering the whole process of starting and running a new business Learn how to easily jump the hurdles that many new business owners face Tackle taxes, determine the best business model for you, and create a solid plan Keep the engine running with marketing tips, accounting ideas, and the basics on how to be a manager This book is perfect for any new or veteran entrepreneur looking to build a business from the ground up.

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Reading Financial Reports For Dummies

Published 04-05-2022

Your personal roadmap to becoming fluent in financial reports At first glance, the data in financial reports might seem confusing or overwhelming. But, with the right guide at your side, you can learn to translate even the thickest and most complex financial reports into plain English. In Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, you'll move step-by-step through each phase of interpreting and understanding the data in a financial report, learning the key accounting and business fundamentals as you go. The book includes clear explanations of basic and advanced topics in finance, from the difference between private and public companies to cash flow analysis. In this book, you'll also find: Full coverage of how to analyze annual reports, including their balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flow, and consolidated statements Real-world case studies and financial statement examples from companies like Mattel and Hasbro Strategies for analyzing financial reports to reveal opportunities for operations optimization Reading Financial Reports For Dummies is a can't-miss resource for early-career investors, traders, brokers, and business leaders looking to improve their financial literacy with a reliable, accurate, and easy-to-follow financial handbook.

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