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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Supplier Diversity For Dummies

Published 05-23-2022

Supplier Diversity For Dummies shows you how to extend the principles of diversity and inclusion to your company's suppliers. You'll understand the relevance of supplier diversity and why it's important and beneficial to encourage equal opportunity for businesses owned and managed by underrepresented groups.

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Side Hustles For Dummies

Published 04-25-2022

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, steer clear of scams, find out whether you need investment capital, and much more.

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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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Grant Writing For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

Write award-winning grant proposals that build organizational capacity!

For nonprofit and for-profit firms alike, grants can be a singular generator of growth and impact. But many leaders are intimidated and confused by the sometimes-complex grant application process. The truth, however, is that anyone can learn to write and send a powerful grant letter with the right help.

In Grant Writing For Dummies, Dr. Beverly Browning draws on over four decades of experience writing grant applications and training grant writers to deliver a comprehensive and easy-to-follow roadmap to drafting and submitting grant applications that get funded. You’ll learn to craft the strongest application possible, find the best sources of funding from online databases, and present a realistic project budget plan.

You’ll also find:

  • Example types of funding requests that demonstrate how to apply the concepts discussed in the book
  • New and updated material walking you through the entire grant-writing process, from beginning to end
  • Writing techniques that capture the imaginations of grant reviewers who decide which applicants walk away empty-handed and which ones receive cash

Whether you’re looking to fund your nonprofit, grow your business, or develop your research venture, you’ll find the guidance you need in Grant Writing For Dummies.

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Business Plans For Dummies

Published 03-22-2022

Plan to succeed as an entrepreneur—we show you how

Business Plans For Dummies can guide you, as a new or aspiring business owner, through the process of creating a comprehensive, accurate, and useful business plan. In fact, it is just as appropriate for an already up-and running firm that realizes it's now time for a full-bore check-up, to ensure the business is in tip-top shape to meet the challenges of the globalized, digitized, and constantly changing 21st Century. This edition of is fully updated, featuring the most recent practices in the business world. Let us walk you through each step of the planning process. You'll find everything you need in this one book, so you can finally stop googling, close all those browser tabs, and get organized and get going.

Updates to this new revision include knowing how to pivot when your situation changes, recognizing the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, where to tap the latest funding sources, and how to plan for a digital strategy, market disruption, and environmental sustainability. You'll also learn how today's globalized marketplace influences your business—and how you can use social media to influence your customers right back.

  • Learn the ins and out of creating a business plan that will actually work
  • Set effective goals and objectives so your business can find success
  • Wow investors with your knowledge of today's important business trends
  • Map out your finances, marketing plan, and operational blueprint—then confidently get to work!

Challenge the traditional framework by building a business plan that's workable in today's reality. Dummies is here to help.

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Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies

Published 02-23-2022

Get search engines to rank your site as the No. 1 result with help from this comprehensive resource

What's the best hiding place in the world? The second page of Google's search results!

If you want your website to be found, you need to make sure it appears prominently on search engines. In Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies, you'll find practical and easy-to-follow advice to increase your site's chances of landing that coveted No. 1 spot on Google, Bing, and other popular search engines.

You'll discover how search engines decide which websites to rank highly, how to optimize your site for your best chance at the first page of organic results, what keywords to target, and even how to make your site internationally visible. You'll also find out how to:

  • Optimize your webpage with responsive design that makes it irresistible to Google
  • Create a keyword strategy that keeps interested and engaged visitors flowing to your website
  • Generate the backlinks that will teach Google you're a trusted resource and help you climb the search engine results page

Perfect for webmasters, bloggers, e-commerce professionals, and anyone else looking for more online visibility, Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies is a must-have guide to improving the quantity and quality of your web traffic.

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Cost Accounting For Dummies

Published 02-15-2022

Take control of overhead, budgeting, and profitability with cost accounting

Cost accounting is one of the most important skills in business, and its popularity as a course in undergraduate and graduate business and management programs speaks to its usefulness. But if you’ve ever felt intimidated by the subject’s jargon or concepts, you can stop worrying. Cost accounting is for everyone!

In Cost Accounting For Dummies, you’ll be taken step-by-step through the basic and advanced topics found in a typical cost accounting class, from how to define costs and how to allocate them to products or services. You’ll learn how to determine if a capital expenditure is worth it and how to design a budget model that forecasts changes in costs based on activity levels.

Whether you’re a student in your first cost accounting course or a professional trying to get a grip on your books, you’ll benefit from:

  • Simple methods to evaluate business risks and rewards
  • Explanations of how to manage and control costs during periods of business change and pivots
  • Descriptions of how to use cost accounting to price IT projects

Cost Accounting For Dummies is the gold standard in getting a firm grasp on the challenging and rewarding world of cost accounting.

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Small Business Taxes For Dummies

Published 02-15-2022

Get your taxes right the first time and save $ 

If you run a small business, you’ve likely got more work than you already feel able to handle. The last thing you need is to be running around trying to figure out your taxes at the last minute. So, if you need a hands-on guide to small business taxes that doesn’t mess around, look no further than Small Business Taxes For Dummies. 

In this book, nationally recognized personal finance expert Eric Tyson clearly and concisely delivers the best methods to save on your taxes and make the process as easy as possible. You’ll get the latest info about all the newest tax deductions and credits (including COVID-19-related breaks), as well as location-specific incentives and other little-known tips. 

You’ll also find: 

  • Expanded discussions of new retirement account options for small business owners 
  • The latest advice on how to deal with online and software tax prep and filing options to make life easier at tax time 
  • Explorations of likely new changes coming  

A can’t-miss resource for small business owners, managers, and employees, Small Business Taxes For Dummies is the book to help you make sure you don’t pay more than you need to pay at tax time! 

 

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