Guide to Business Modelling, Second Edition (Economist Series)

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9781861979155: Guide to Business Modelling, Second Edition (Economist Series)

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.

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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.

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"A most useful book . . ."
Company Accountant, February 2002

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Book Description Viva Books, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. This fully updated and expanded edition of the definitive guide to creating business models can be used to evaluate opportunities ranging from a modest business proposal through to a major project. In the complex world of today in which firms face a variety of strategic and operational choices, spreadsheet models are a crucial support in evaluating business decisions. A business model allows you to test a variety of assumptions and scenarios, and the modelling process itself helps to develop a clearer understanding of the inherent pattern of relationships between the variables and the likely outcomes. Ultimately, it is the judgment of the decision-makers that is crucial ? but a well-designed business model is essential in supporting the exercise of that judgment. This book is aimed at both those who are business modelling novices and those with considerable experience who are keen to improve their business modelling skills. It covers every aspect of the process: defining the model structure and outputs; building the model components covering all the factors that you will or may need to take into account; testing and debugging the model; and, finally, exploring scenarios and using the model to help you come to a business decision. For anyone who wants to evaluate the potential of a business project or investment, this accessible and practical guide, full of easy-to-follow examples, will prove invaluable. Contents: Preface ? Introduction ? The business modelling process ? Defining the outputs ? Uncertainty, scenario planning and model inputs ? Developing the scenarios ? Managing the model development process ? Useful items to include in the modeller?s toolbox ? Style and outline ? Macroeconomic factors ? Forecasting revenue ? Operating costs ? Capital expenditure and working capital ? Modelling funding issues ? Further financial statement development ? Project appraisal and company valuation ? Analytical ratios and reviewing the financial statements ? Testing and debugging ? Introduction to programming and macros ? From spreadsheet to application ? Documenting the model ? Writing and presenting the business plan ? Appendix ? Spreadsheet functions ? Index Printed Pages: 288. Bookseller Inventory # 8283

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