Balanced scorecard is a widely recognised and accepted performancemeasurement tool that is currently used in thousands oforganisations around the world. This book will help to implementthe organisations' balanced scorecard strategies into action bydefining performance objectives, measures, and targets in fourlinked and balanced perspectives: Financial, Customer, InternalProcess, and Employee Learning and Growth. * Explains what balanced scorecard is and addresses the challengesand solutions for its implementation. * Addresses the concerns of the mid to small corporation as well asthe emerging business * Each chapter provides tips and techniques as well as real worldexamples
The first comprehensive guide for mastering venture capital Essentials of Venture Capital is your guide to understanding how venture capital and technology finance works from the inside out. Author Alexander Haislip easily explains the most complex concepts in venture capital and how the business is evolving to meet modern market needs. He illuminates the opaque industry that drives innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond. Learn how venture capital firms are organized and managed Develop techniques for fundraising and making high-growth investments Understand preferred stock provisions and startup valuation methods Navigate recent regulatory changes and evaluate investment returns The author draws on more than half a decade of experience and interviews with high-level investors in the U.S. and abroad. Whether you are contemplating a career in this industry, hoping to raise money for an entrepreneurial endeavor, or are already a seasoned veteran of venture finance, the book's insights and real-world examples will cement your understanding. Essentials of Venture Capital is the first comprehensive book to explain venture capital, how it is changing and what it will look like in the future.
The definitive primer on intellectual property for business professionals, non-IP attorneys, entrepreneurs, and inventors Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, the Second Edition of this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and case law in intellectual property. Presents fundamentals of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other less-know forms of IP, such as registered design and mask works Covers important concepts such as IP strategy, protection, audits, valuation, management, and competitive intelligence Offers an introduction to IP licensing and enforcement Now features discussion of critical precedent-setting recent IP cases and proposed patent reform Providing business professionals and IP owners with in-depth knowledge of this extremely important subject, this book helps those new to this field gain a better understanding and appreciation for the results of their creative abilities.
A comprehensive primer for executives and managers on working capital management With limited access to credit and short term funding, it is increasingly important that companies focus on working capital management to free up funds and optimize liqidity. Written in the easy-to-follow Essentials Series style, Essentials of Working Capital Management covers the main components of working capital. Covers the latest trends around working capital Discusses a range of working capital topics, including cash management, banking relations, accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable, and foreign exchange Analyzes the efficient utilization of current assets and liabilities of a business through each phase of the operating cycle Examines the planning, monitoring, and management of the company's collections, disbursements and concentration banking Explores the gathering and management of information and forecast data to effectively use funds and identify risk Focused on how businesses can continue to be successful in these difficult times, specifically in relation to the limited credit available to businesses, this book puts practical guidance at your fingertips so you can put them to work right away. A comprehensive case introduces each major section of the book, and suggested solutions are included in a book appendix.
Essential guidance for preventing fraud in the card-not-present (CNP) space This book focuses on the prevention of fraud for the card-not-present transaction. The payment process, fraud schemes, and fraud techniques will all focus on these types of transactions ahead. Reveals the top 45 fraud prevention techniques Uniquely focuses on eCommerce fraud essentials Provides the basic concepts around CNP payments and the ways fraud is perpetrated If you do business online, you know fraud is a part of doing business. Essentials of On-line Payment Security and Fraud Prevention equips you to prevent fraud in the CNP space.
Now a billion dollar industry, executive coaching is one of the fastest-growing sections of the coaching market and is widely used by senior managers and chief executives in large organisations. In this accessible guide, fully updated for this second edition, Patricia Bossons, Jeremy Kourdi and Denis Sartain offer clear explanations of key coaching theories before putting that theory into context with a comprehensive selection of practical tools and techniques. Benefits and uses of each technique are explained and then followed with advice on how to apply the technique and make it work for you - allowing readers to match situations or issues with specific coaching techniques for optimum results.
A simple and effective guide to the mechanics of finance and corporate structure Corporate structure and finance has become complicated in today's times and even more so by the current market turbulence. Essentials of Corporate and Capital Formation enables you to decide on the appropriate structure by which to form a business, identifies capital raising alternatives, and supplies sample documents to comply with applicable state and federal securities laws. Explains ways to form a business and finance it Reveals how to avoid securities laws pitfalls Practical terms and examples of the necessary mechanics of finance and corporate structure Helps analyze the decision to "go public" and provides pointers on operating a public company With coverage of private equity, public markets, mezzanine debt, common stock, debt vs. equity, and much more, Essentials of Corporate and Capital Formation shows entrepreneurs and business managers how to identify the ways to structure a business entity and raise the necessary capital in the appropriate form with a minimum of disruption and assistance from outside advisors.
Comprehensive, accessible guide to technical analysis and market trading strategies Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets is an all-encompassing handbook on navigating the financial markets successfully using technical analysis. Clearly written, easy-to-understand, and straightforward, this guide focuses on the key information needed by traders and investors to take on any financial market effectively. Easy-to-use, at-your-fingertips information on using technical analysis to trade all major financial markets Explains how to navigate the markets successfully, including the top techniques for entries, exits, and risk management Straightforward descriptions of proven technical trading methods and strategies Filled with technical analysis insights, charts, and examples With financial markets in "roller coaster" mode, technical analysis offers a unique advantage for managing risk and finding high-probability trading opportunities. Packed with insightful tips and guidance, Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets provides proven trading strategies from one of today's top technical strategists.
An executive overview of the new Financial Regulations Act This book provides an executive summary of the newly passed Financial Regulations Act. It examines the most important sections of the Act, how it impacts the financial industry, as well as what executives must know and do in order to comply with the Act. One of the first books to provide an executive summary from a compliance perspective Presents responsibilities of senior level executives regarding this new Act Reveals what has changed within the regulatory environment Provides tips and techniques throughout Describing the government regulation of securities, securities markets, and securities transactions in the United States, this timely book succinctly defines, describes, and explains domestic securities regulation for compliance officers, accountants, and broker-dealers.
The bestselling guide to the field, updated with the latest innovations Essentials of Supply Chain Management is the definitive guide to the field, providing both broad coverage and necessary detail from a practical, real-world perspective. From clear explanation of fundamental concepts to insightful discussion of supply chain innovation, this book offers students and professionals a comprehensive introduction with immediately-applicable understanding. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the current state of the field, with coverage of the latest technologies and new case studies that illustrate critical concepts in action. Organized for easy navigation and ease-of-use, this invaluable guide also serves as a quick reference for managers in the field seeking tips and techniques for maximizing efficiency and turning the supply chain into a source of competitive advantage. The supply chain underpins the entire structure of manufacturing and retailing. Well-run, it can help a company become a global behemoth—or, if poorly-managed, it can sink a company before the product ever sees the light of day. The supply chain involves many moving parts, constantly-changing variables, and a network of other business that may have different priorities and interests—keeping it all running smoothly is a complex, but immensely powerful skill. This book takes you inside the supply chain to show you what you need to know. Understand the fundamental concepts behind supply chain management Learn how supply chains work, and how to measure their performance Explore the ways in which innovation is improving supply chains around the world Examine the supply chain as a source of competitive advantage Whether you’re at the front or the back of your supply chain, your business is affected by every other company and event in the chain. Deep understanding and a host of practical skills are required to accurately predict, react to, and manage the ever-changing stream of events that could potentially disrupt the flow. Essentials of Supply Chain Management prepares you to take on the challenge and succeed.
A concise and and easy to follow introduction to financial risk management This basic survey text offers an accessible introduction to financial risk management, covered in its major components: credit, market, operational, liquidity, legal, and reputational, along with user-friendly processes and tools to conduct your own risk assessments and risk alignments. While there are some mathematical concepts included, these are kept at levels everyone will find easy to grasp. Provides a comprehensive overview of financial risk management, including credit, market, operational, liquidity, legal, and reputational risk areas Discusses the latest trends and next generation techniques emerging in financial risk management Provides risk assessment and risk alignment tools and examples This book offers a good basic understanding of the major areas of risk exposure that all organizations, both public and private, face in operating in today's complex global marketplace. It provides insights into best practices and next generation techniques for readers entering government, not-for-profit, business, and IT positions in which risk management will play an ever expanding role.
The essential guide for finance professionals in all industries for quick answers to banking questions, Essentials of Banking provides a nuts and bolts presentation explaining the regulatory, business, and people facts of the business of banking in a handy, concise format. It is the only guide you will need containing all the relevant facts of banking, all in one place.