Smart Financial Management: The Essential Reference for the Successful Small Business

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-12
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

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Refreshingly short on math but long on practical guidance, Smart Financial Management helps owners and managers of small businesses solve everyday financial dilemmas and avoid potential problemsReaders will learn valuable and practical financial analysis techniques, as well as how to project future financial needs and possible sources of fundingmanage receivables, inventory and equipment investments;and how to structure and develop the business soundly and legally.

Author Biography

William W. Sihler (Charlottesville, VA) is Trzcinski Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Richard D. Crawford (Charlottesville, VA) has extensive experience in banking, commercial finance, and private equity, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Darden. Henry A. Davis (Charlottesville, VA) is a consultant specializing in corporate finance and banking,. He is managing editor of The Journal of Project Finance and Strategic Investor Relations.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
PART I Overview
Basic Frameworks for Financial Management
Legal Aspects of Financing Startup, Early-Stage, and Emerging Businesses
PART II Financial Planning and Asset Management
Ratios as Analytical Tools
Forecasting, Budgeting, and Cash Management
Managing Accounts Receivable
Managing Inventories
Capital Budgeting and Corporate Valuation
Basic Capital-Structure Decisions
PART III Funding Growth
Nonequity Financing for the Company
Equity Financing for the Company
PART IV Getting Out
Exiting the Unsuccessful Business
Exiting the Successful Business
PART V Summary
Summing Up: Smart Financial Management
Glossary 267(6)
Suggestions for Further Reading 273(1)
Index 274

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