DescriptionKeeping track of the finances is fundamental to the success of every business, but tackling the task yourself can be intimidating. Help is at hand, however, with this complete guide to small business money management. Packed with expert advice on all aspects of business finance, including basic bookkeeping and accounting, monitoring profit and performance, managing payroll, tackling tax, and forecasting for growth, Small Business Finance All-in-One For Dummies helps you to take control of your finances, stay on top of the paperwork, and keep the cash flowing.
Book I: Setting Up and Setting Off.
Chapter 1: Preparing for Business.
Chapter 2: Structuring your Business.
Chapter 3: Testing Feasibility.
Chapter 4: Preparing the Business Plan.
Chapter 5: Finding the Money.
Chapter 6: Operating Effectively.
Chapter 7: Improving Performance.
Book II: Accounting Basics.
Chapter 1: Getting down to Bookkeeping Basics.
Chapter 2: Outlining your Financial Roadmap with a Chart of Accounts.
Chapter 3: Keeping a Paper Trail.
Chapter 4: Surveying Computer Options.
Chapter 5: Controlling Your Books, Your Records and Your Money.
Chapter 6: Tracking your Purchases, Counting Your Sales.
Book III: Reporting Results.
Chapter 1: Profit Mechanics.
Chapter 2: Developing a Balance Sheet.
Chapter 3: Cash Flows and the Cash Flow Statement.
Book IV: Managing the Finances.
Chapter 1: Managing Profit Performance.
Chapter 2: Forecasting and Budgeting.
Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Ownership Structure.
Chapter 4: Cost conundrums.
Chapter 5: Choosing Accounting Methods.
Chapter 6: Professional Auditors and Advisers.
Book V: Employing Staff.
Chapter 1: Working out the Wages.
Chapter 2: Employee Payroll and Benefits.
Chapter 3: Completing Year-End Payroll and Reports.
Chapter 4: Adding up the Bill for Time Off.
Chapter 5 Figuring Out Final Payments.
Chapter 6: Making Provision for Life After Work.
Book VI: Keeping on Top of Tax.
Chapter 1: Working for Yourself.
Chapter 2: Considering Your Company’s Status.
Chapter 3: Taxes, taxes and more taxes.
Chapter 4: Adding the Cost of VAT.