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All organisations face more and more complex decision making, while the risks dependent on their decisions require increasingly explicit understanding of potential outcomes. This special larger format guide is full of practical help on how to build the best, most flexible, and easy-to-use business models for analysing the upside or potential downside of anything from a small development of an existing business to large-scale mergers and acquisitions. Tennent and Friend have completely revised and updated the acclaimed first edition.

For anyone who wants to get ahead in business and especially for those with bottom-line responsibilities, this is an invaluable guide to how to build spreadsheet models for assessing business risks and opportunities.

Synopsis:

The new edition of this widely acclaimed guide is full of practical help on how to build the best, most flexible, and easy-to-use business models for analyzing the upside--or potential downside--of anything from the small development of an existing business to large-scale mergers and acquisitions. For anyone who wants to get ahead in business and especially for those with bottom-line responsibilities, this is an invaluable guide on how to build spreadsheet models for assessing business risks and opportunities.

About the Author

John Tennent, a qualified accountant, manages a training consultancy specialising in business modelling and investment appraisal. Graham Friend is a consultant specialising in business modelling. Friend is the coauthor of Guide to Business Planning.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. The business modeling process.

3. Defining the outputs.

4. Uncertainty, scenario planning and model inputs.

5. Developing the scenarios.

6. Managing the model development process.

7. Useful items to include in the modeller's toolbox.

8. Style and outline.

9. Macroeconomic factors.

10. Forecasting revenue.

11. Operating costs.

12. Capital expenditure and working capital.

13. Modelling funding issues.

14. Further financial statement development.

15. Project appraisal and company valuation.

16. Analytical ratios and reviewing the financial statements.

17. Testing and debugging.

18. Introduction to programming and macros.

19. From spreadsheet to application.

20. Documenting the model.

21. Writing and presenting the business plan.

Appendix.

Spreadsheet functions.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861979155
Author:
Tennent, John
Publisher:
Bloomberg Press
Author:
Friend, Graham
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Business enterprises
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business enterprises -- Finance.
Subject:
Management
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
General & Introductory Business & Management
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Economist Books
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20050501
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
281
Dimensions:
10.28x7.66x.89 in. 1.71 lbs.

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