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Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs eBook available through The Penn Libraries
Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs by Karen Berman; Joe KnightUsing the groundbreaking formula they introduced in their book Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight present the essentials of finance specifically for entrepreneurial managers. Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of people at leading organizations worldwide, the authors provide a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover: Why the assumptions behind financial data matter - What income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements really reveal - How to use ratios to assess your venture's financial health - How to calculate return on your investments in your enterprise - Ways to use financial information to do your own job better - How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team Authoritative and accessible, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with colleagues, partners, and employees-- and fully understand how to use financial data to make better decisions for your business.
Provides financial ratio benchmarking, profitability, case liquidity, sustainable growth rate, business valuation, square footage analyis, etc. for over 900,000 firms in 900 industries. Provides standard and unique ratio comparisons such as profits and sales per employee and spread between earnings on debt and cost of debt. Provides median income statements, balance sheets and financial ratios for U.S. industries, by both SIC and NAICS industrial classifications.
Online version of RMA's Annual Statement Studies, for financial and industrial ratios. Source of composite financial data, including balance sheet and income statement information and ratios, provided by member institutions. Arranged by industry and business size.
Covering 2.5 million product suppliers worldwide, with supplier profiles that include a company overview, shipment statistics, detailed list of buyers, breakdown of products, and a Panjiva supplier "rating". Search by product, supplier/ buyer company names, and industries.
Supply chain information for a variety of U.S. industries
Business Planning eBooks available through The Penn Libraries
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder; Yves PigneurBusiness Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"
Publication Date: 2010-07-23
Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup by Bill Aulet24 Steps to Success "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren't born with something special - they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the "F" word - focus - is crucial to a startup's successCommon obstacles that entrepreneurs face - and how to overcome themHow to use innovation to stand out in the crowd - it's not just about technology Whether you're a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more please visit http: //disciplinedentrepreneurship.com/
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Value Proposition Design by Alexander Osterwalder; Yves Pigneur; Trish Papadakos; Gregory Bernarda; Alan SmithThe authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can't resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business -- creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors' global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the "Value Proposition Canvas" to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; it's for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won't work. You'll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customers' needs and desires. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the "Business Model Canvas" from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."