Capitalise on big data to add value to your small business Written by bestselling author and big data expert Bernard Marr, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you understand what big data actually is-and how you can analyse and use it to improve your business. Free of confusing jargon and complemented with lots of step-by-step guidance and helpful advice, it quickly and painlessly helps you get the most from using big data in a small business. Business data has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, it was trapped away in overcrowded filing cabinets and on archaic floppy disks. Now, thanks to technology and new tools that display complex databases in a much simpler manner, small businesses can benefit from the big data thats been hiding right under their noses. With the help of this friendly guide, youll discover how to get your hands on big data to develop new offerings, products and services; understand technological change; create an infrastructure; develop strategies; and make smarter business decisions. Shows you how to use big data to make sense of user activity on social networks and customer transactions Demonstrates how to capture, store, search, share, analyse and visualise analytics Helps you turn your data into actionable insights Explains how to use big data to your advantage in order to transform your small business If youre a small business owner or employee, Big Data For Small Business For Dummies helps you harness the hottest commodity on the market today in order to take your company to new heights. Bernard Marr helps companies to better manage, measure, report and analyse performance. His leading-edge work with major companies, organisations and governments across the globe makes him an acclaimed and award-winning keynote speaker, researcher, consultant and teacher.
Your own in-house legal advisor-at a fraction of the cost Written in plain-English for business people without any legal training, Law For Small Business For Dummies covers everything you need to be aware of regarding the law when youre starting and running your own business. Cutting through the jargon that can make even the pros scratch their heads, this book quickly gets you up-to-speed on the key areas of business law, including contracts, websites, intellectual property, data protection and partnership agreements. Plus, youll find out how small business law applies to advertising and marketing, confidentiality agreements, the sale and supply of goods (including e-commerce), negligence and product liability. There were 526,000 new businesses registered in the UK in 2013-and, at some point, all of them will be faced with legal risks that could make the difference between success and failure. One claim could wipe out a fledgling business profits, and hit even big businesses harder than they could ever imagine. If youre the owner of a new business and need to get a handle on the ins and outs of small business law-and dont have the budget to employ an in-house legal advisor-this trusted, approachable guide is your answer. Covers the laws surrounding the most common risks small businesses face Addresses how to deal with legal issues before a potentially costly dispute arises Provides access to handy sample contract templates on Dummies.com Serves as your own in-house legal advisor-at a fraction of the cost If youre an existing business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur thinking about starting your own business, Law For Small Business For Dummies gives you answers to questions you didnt even know to ask!
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 81%, University of South Wales, language: English, abstract: The paper aims to analyse the current situation of a fictive company and moreover to work out an adequate internationalisation strategy considering the following three key objectives: 1. Reduce labour costs by shifting the production- centre to a low-income country, 2. Enter new markets in countries with a low level of market satisfaction, 3. Enlarge the range and variety of products through a highly educated R&D-Team. After evaluating the business environment, three potential target countries for the internationalisation process are assessed. In a next step the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are lined out. Moreover a PEST-analysis is conducted to prepare for the location decision. Finally, the most adequate method is selected and a brief conclusion and recommendation are given.
Simplify tax and save money with streamlined bookkeeping Small businesses are often just that-small. Bookkeeping may be done by a professional outside the company, but more often falls to an employee or the business owner, who may or may not be well-schooled in the intricacies of tax law and business regulations. Tax time can end up costing small businesses a fortune in either professional fees or missed deductions every year. What if you could simplify the process and save money? Taxation for Australian Businesses: Understanding Australian Business Taxation Concessions is the ultimate guide to tax for the small business owner. Author Rod Caldwell, 20-year veteran of the Australian Taxation Office, leads you through the process of managing your books and keeping more straightforward records to simplify the process of filing tax. The introduction of the GST and the new tax system involves a lot of new work for business owners, but Taxation for Australian Businesses eases the way by explaining the intricacies of applicable tax law, fully updated to parallel the May 2014 budget. Topics include: Business structures, accounting systems, and cash accounting FBT, private versus domestic use, and when to record a payment Motor vehicles, the GST, and depreciation Owners salary, end of period processing, and how to account for stock trading The book explains everything you need to know and ties it all together to show you how to put the information into practice. No jargon, no textbooks, just common sense and reason. If you would like to get your bookkeeping straightened out and get back to your business, Taxation for Australian Businesses: Understanding Australian Business Taxation Concessions is the one guide that will get you there quickly. ROD CALDWELL worked as a tax accountant for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for 20 years before becoming a tertiary level lecturer in taxation and management accounting. Rod has written three other books on Australian business accounting and tax law. Visit his website at www.tpabusiness.com.au
Introduce your business to the world with this essential guide to social media marketing Marketing with Social Media: 10 Easy Steps to success for Business is your step-by-step guide to using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube to promote your business. In 10 quick and easy steps, youll learn how to use social media effectively, establish a simple marketing plan and measure the results of your efforts. Youll learn the basics of building profile pages, and how to create appropriate content that can be accessed by thousands of potential customers. This new edition is packed full of tips, traps to avoid and social media success stories, plus information on the newer platforms including Vine and Instagram. Social media is a low-cost marketing strategy that can be a huge bonus to small businesses. With the right technique, you can get to know your customers better, and expand your networks without breaking the bank, all while retaining full control over your message. Marketing with Social Media shows you how best to shape your social media strategy to suit your particular business, with practical advice and expert insight into the components of a successful campaign. Youll learn to: Create a profitable social media strategy for your business Exploit each platform to reap the highest returns Master the basics of each platform, and optimise your content Shape your reputation and promote your social media efforts Early success is important to the longevity of a resource-poor companys campaign. When done correctly, social media can propel a small business into unprecedented profitability, whereas misguided or half-hearted attempts result in wasted time. For small business owners seeking increased exposure without increased expenses, Marketing with Social Media is a roadmap to online social media campaigns. LINDA COLES is a social media specialist helping businesses make the most of online tools to grow their customers and networks. A conference speaker and author on building relationships, she also consults on how to use relationships, online and off, as a way to grow your business connection base and network online effectively.
The experts from the Dragons Den show entrepreneurs how to match their product or service with the right business model It takes much more to start a successful business than just a great idea for a new product or service. As contestants on the show regularly find out the hard way, the wrong business model can sink even the best new idea. In The Dragons Den Guide to Real-World Business Models , potential entrepreneurs and small business owners will learn how to turn their product or service idea into a profitable business in the real world. These days, you have to be creative not just in what you sell, but in how you sell it. Your business model has to take advantage of the technology and constant connectivity that pervades modern life. The Dragons Den Guide to Real-World Business Models shows entrepreneurs how to pick the right business model, integrate it with the Internet, and launch quickly. And for those who dont yet have a business idea, the book offers great advice on coming up with one. Features practical, applicable advice for entrepreneurs who need to find a profitable, effective business model for their idea Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs who dont want to repeat the same mistakes they see on the Dragons Den each week Written by John Vyge, a business plan analyst who advises entrepreneurs and investors on how to create winning business concepts If you have a great idea for a new business but dont know where to start or how to get your business off the ground, The Dragons Den Guide to Real-World Business Models is the perfect gateway to small business success. John Vyge is a Certified Financial Planner professional and business plan analyst who coaches and educates startup entrepreneurs and investors on how to create investor-ready business plans and sustainable business models around winning business concepts.
If youve spent any amount of time online buying Information Products, then I have no doubt youve had come across one of these beauties: the infamous $10.00 profit plan products. But these arent just any ordinary 10-dollar products, mind you. These are things good stuffs are made of and these products that will continually earn its owner those profits consistently over and over again for as long as other people resell or distribute them. Thats right: the keyword is residual income and residual leads. And why do I use both words resell and distribution? Well, because many a time, when redistributing such $10.00 profit pulling products, they are more commonly given away free of charge even though, they can also be sold for a small profit. However, the preferred method is to offer them freely. But, if you offer such products for free, how on earth can you earn any money from them (I always say you cant make money giving away things for free)? Now heres the ingenious part of the concept and Im going to explain how its done right now so you can use this technique also to earn autopilot $10.00 profits without putting forth any further effort past creating the product itself.
The only book dedicated to helping Canadians write winning business plans, newly revised and updated Packed with everything you need to get your business moving in the right direction-whether youre part of a large corporation or a one-person show- Business For Canadians For Dummies, Second Edition is the ultimate guide to building a better, more productive, and more profitable business. Accessible and comprehensive, the book walks you through every milestone in business planning, including creating a right-on mission statement; pinpointing the needs of your customers; scoping out the competition; simplifying all the financial stuff; staying on top of trends, and fostering a winning atmosphere for your staff. Fully revised and updated, this new edition offers information anyone starting a business in Canada needs to know. Author and small-business expert Nada Wagner presents invaluable resources to help you write a plan, examines how government policies affect business, and looks at business trends unique to Canada. With inspiring-and cautionary-anecdotes about Canadian businesses, Business Plans For Canadians For Dummies is a fun and informative read for any entrepreneur. Newly revised edition of the only book that helps Canadians write better business plans, loaded with all-new content Covers the key milestones in business planning at every stage Filled with anecdotes about real businesses to bring the concepts described vividly to life Includes a brand new sample business plan, complete with financial documents An invaluable resource for entrepreneurs and business owners across the country, Business Plans For Canadians For Dummies, Second Edition is the definitive book on building a business plan, and creating a better business. Paul Tiffany , PhD, is a professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Steven D. Peterson , PhD, is the founder and Managing Partner of Strategic Play. Nada Wagner , MBA, is one of the principals of Next Wave Marketing and a professor at The Business School, Humber ITAL.