New Arrivals · Business

July 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bookkeepers' boot camp : get a grip on accounting basics

July 1, 2015
Mohr, Angie, author.
Bellingham, WA ; North Vancouver, BC : Self-Counsel Press, (a division of) International Self-Counsel Press Ltd., 2015.
xii, 179 pages ; 25 cm.
The basics. Getting started ; A brief look at the origins of bookkeeping ; Important concepts ; Setting up the record keeping system ; Making bookkeeping easier with technology ; The balance sheet ; The income statement ; The cash flow statement -- Intermediate topics. Recording the sales cycle ; Recording the purchase cycle ; Inventory ; Capital assets ; Leases and loans ; Transactions between the company and its owners ; Remittances to the government ; Maintaining a petty cash system ; Reconciling the bank ; When the damn thing just won't balance ; When your books are already a mess -- Advanced issues. The role of the external accountant ; Budgeting: planning for the future ; Monitoring cash flow: how not to run out of money ; A brief look at foreign currency ; Tax planning ; Graduation.
This is the first book in the Numbers 101 for Small Business series. It will show you the essentials of record keeping for a small business and will show why it's necessary to track information. The book will give you a greater understanding of the purpose and process of record keeping and a deeper understanding of your business.

Tap into greatness : how to stop managing, start leading, and drive bigger impact

June 30, 2015
Singer-Nourie, Sarah, author.
"In this engaging and hands-on book, Singer-Nourie provides tools that have been developed over the last twenty years in her work with leaders and teams in corporate America, Silicon Valley startups, schools and non-profit organizations. The methodology is based on how people actually learn, rather than how most of us were taught in school. It leverages the insights of human motivation and the latest research in neuroscience to give leaders a roadmap for having impact"--Book jacket.

Disrupt you! : master personal transformation, seize opportunity, and thrive in the era of endless innovation

June 25, 2015
Samit, Jay.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
"According to USA Today, fifty percent of today's college students want to be an entrepreneur. And the jobless recovery of our recent recession and the realities of our always-changing world mean that everyone now needs to think like an innovator. Small startups are displacing hundred-year-old companies virtually overnight. The business landscape is more volatile--and full of possibility--than ever. A serial entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of global trends for over thirty years, Jay Samit spent his career studying the system successful disruptors employ to achieve greatness. In Disrupt Yourself, he distills that process into steps that can be practiced by anyone. Virgin, Apple, Microsoft, and eBay were all founded by disruptors who questioned their assumptions, designed their own life paths, found ideas that solved big problems, and then pivoted their energies to do it all over again. Samit shows how he made a career launching businesses, selling them, and then reinventing himself to do it again and in Disrupt Yourself, he shows how others can do it too. With the practical insight of Marshall Goldsmith and the no-holds-barred style of Tim Ferriss, digital innovator Jay Samit shows how all successful entrepreneurs and business leaders maximize opportunity, drive change, and achieve resilience. This groundbreaking book is an essential guide for those yearning for professional success in an unstable world"-- Provided by publisher.

Move your bus : an extraordinary new approach to accelerating success in work and life

June 25, 2015
Clark, Ron, 1971- author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xxvi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"Foreword by Sean Covey"--Cover.

Do less, get more : how to work smart and live life your way

June 24, 2015
Wasmund, Sháá, 1972-
New York : Portfolio Penguin, 2015.
218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

The ABCs of success : the essential principles from America's greatest prosperity teacher

June 24, 2015
Proctor, Bob.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]
ix, 204 pages ; 21 cm
"In THE ABCs OF SUCCESS--the first trade book ever published by this master of motivation and prosperity--Bob Proctor goes beyond the simple laws of success and attraction, weighing in on sixty-seven different topics essential to anyone who wants to make their dreams a reality, including persistence, winning, effectiveness, and vision"-- Provided by publisher.

Raise more money from your business community--the workbook : jump-start your corporate fundraising today!

June 24, 2015
Lysakowski, Linda, author.
xvi, 94 pages : forms ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Identifying your prospects -- Identifying giving opportunities -- Developing a plan to approach companies -- Competition and collaboration -- Developing your economic impact statement -- Building relationships with corporate leaders -- Solicitation strategies -- Stewarding your corporate donors.

Major gift fundraising for small shops : how to leverage your annual fund in only five hours per week

June 24, 2015
Eisenstein, Amy M., author
xxv, 137 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"This book is ideal for: fundraisers who work in small development shops; people who want to raise more money for organizations they love; executive directors who want to learn to raise money from individuals; new and experienced fundraising professionals who want to raise major gifts"--Cover.
The secret to successful fundraising : creating a culture of philanthropy and professionalism at your organization -- Creating your strategy -- The secret weapon of major gifts : engaging your board -- Creating an army of advocates and the role of social media -- What does bulk mail have to do with major gifts? -- Who will you ask for major gifts? -- Researching your prospects : the fine line between professional and creepy -- The art and science of getting a meeting: how to meet with people you know, and people you don't -- How to build deeper relationships with major gift prospects -- Get ready to ask -- The moment of truth (time to ask) -- More than simply Thank you -- Considering a capital campaign? -- Can a small shop really do planned giving? -- Moving on up : taking your organization to the next level.

Fundraising for the genius : a complete course in nonprofit fundraising

June 24, 2015
Lysakowski, Linda, author.
xxiv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"For the genius in all of us."
What is fundraising and why is it important to nonprofits? -- Whose responsibility is fundraising? -- Where do we find the money? -- What do we need in place before we can effectively raise funds? -- What methods are used in fundraising? -- Taking it to the next level -- appendix A. APF code of ethical principles and standards -- appendix B. A donor bill of rights.

Asking about asking : mastering the art of conversational fundraising

June 24, 2015
Stroman, M. Kent.
xxii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Written for anyone involved in soliciting charitable contributions for nonprofit organizations, this guide explains how to employ simple, effective, proven techniques for seeking and finding larger donations; maximizing the results from fundraising volunteers; assisting donors in maximizing their philanthropic experience; and cultivating and soliciting gifts more confidently.

Signal : understanding what matters in a world of noise

June 23, 2015
Few, Stephen, author.
xiv, 209 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Introduction -- Part 1. Get to know the land. Survey the land -- Variation within categories -- Variation within measures -- Variation across space -- Variation through time -- Relationships among measures -- Relationships among categories -- Relationships among multiple variables and perspectives . Part 2. Watch over the land. Install signal sensors -- Envision the land at its best -- Document the land -- Monitor the land for signals.
"In Signal, Stephen Few provides the straightforward, practical instruction in everyday signal detection that has been lacking until now. Using data visualization methods, he teaches how to apply statistics to gain a comprehensive understanding of one's data and adapts the techniques of Statistical Process Control in new ways to detect not just changes in the metrics but also changes in the patterns that characterize data."--Publisher's description.

Youthnation : building remarkable brands in a youth-driven culture

June 23, 2015
Britton, Matt, 1975- author.
xxv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

No-drama leadership : how enlightened leaders transform culture in the workplace

June 19, 2015
Chism, Marlene.
Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, [2015]
xix, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"No-Drama Leadership aims to influence corporate and organizational leaders to recognize the impact of changing times resulting in the need to place priority on a new type of leadership development that focuses not only on the outer game of results but on the inner game of leadership growth"-- Provided by publisher.

Ask : the counterintuitive online formula to discover exactly what your customers want to buy ... create a mass of raving fans ... and take any business to the next level

June 16, 2015
Levesque, Ryan, author.
xv, 193 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 22 cm
pt. 1. Ask: the story. You: who, what, & why -- Strange questions ... and strange answers -- The discovery -- My crisis -- Working hard for the dream -- An unexpected twist -- The letter -- Standing on the shoulders of giants -- Taking the leap -- Things finally come together -- pt. 2. Ask: the methodology. Getting started: how to read the Ask formula methodology -- The process: prepare, persuade, segment, prescrie, profit, pivot -- Prepare: the deep dive survey -- Persuade: the prospect self-discovery landing page -- Segment: the micro-commitment bucket survey -- Prescribe: the post-survey sales prescription -- Profit: the profit maximization upsell sequence -- Pivot: the email follow-up feedback loop -- Case study #1: tennis training, zero to $250,000 in 6 months -- Case study #2: water ionizer market, $750,000 in 5 days -- Why: the reason for writing this book -- Next steps: now it's your turn to Ask.
When it comes to the way business is carried out online, the earth beneath our feet is shifting right now--and shifting quickly. The one-size-fits-all approach is fast becoming obsolete. More and more businesses are learning that the more they tailor-make the messages they put on their sites, as well as how they interact with every single user, the more satisfied customers get--and the more they earn.

The "how to" grants manual : successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants

June 16, 2015
Bauer, David G., author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xiii, 379 pages ; 24 cm

People-centric skills : interpersonal and communication skills for auditors and business professionals

June 15, 2015
Goldberg, Danny, 1975-
Hoboken : Wiley, [2014].
xv, 167 pages ; 23 cm.
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The people-centric journey begins -- Agreeing to the plan -- Corporate culture mentoring -- Managing conflict with difficult executives -- Coaching leader to from a team -- Team dynamics: setting the foundation for success -- Communicating to build relationships -- Continuing the people-centric journey -- About the authors -- Index.

People over profit : break the system, live with purpose, be more successful

June 10, 2015
Partridge, Dale, 1985-
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The bright counterpart -- The cycle we're stuck in. The honest era: captivated by values -- The efficient era: addicted to more -- the deceptive era: Destroyed by greed -- The apologetic era: a revolutionary act -- With understanding comes change. People matter -- Truth wins -- Transparency frees -- Authenticity attracts -- Quality speaks -- Generosity returns -- Courage sustains -- Break the system for "good". Live "good" -- Launch "good" -- Lead "good" -- Even "good" can go bad.
Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chain, and how they can give back by donating a portion of their profit to meaningful causes. Entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models. Partridge uncovers the seven core beliefs shared by consumers, starters, and leaders behind this transformation, and show how they are the secret to creating a sustainable world that values honesty over deception, transparency over secrecy, authenticity over hype, and ultimately, people over profit.

I know how she does it : how successful women make the most of their time

June 5, 2015
Vanderkam, Laura, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio, [2015]
296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes notes and index.
Shows how real working women with families are actually making the most of their time.

Holacracy : the new management system for a rapidly changing world

June 2, 2015
Robertson, Brian J., author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
xi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

All you can pay : how companies use our data to empty our wallets

June 2, 2015
Bernasek, Anna, author.
240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Examines the corporate practice of gathering massive amounts of data on consumer behaviors, needs, and desires, and using it to influence decision making and determine how much individuals will pay based on how much they are able to.

The new one minute manager

May 28, 2015
Blanchard, Kenneth H., author.
viii, 98 pages ; 22 cm

Making the case : how to be your own best advocate

May 28, 2015
Guilfoyle, Kimberly.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
xxiv, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Kimberly Guilfoyle, host of Fox News's "The Five," teaches women and men how to "make their case" to further their success in all aspects of life, filled with anecdotes from the author's years as a successful prosecutor and TV journalist. When Kimberly Guilfoyle was just ten years old she lost her mother to a battle with leukemia. Her father knew that he couldn't possibly anticipate all the needs of his children alone so he set out to teach Kimberly how to advocate for herself and for her younger brother. He instructed her on how to ask for what she needed and that and how to build a strong case to get it. Those valuable childhood lessons helped Kimberly become the quick-thinking spitfire she is today. In Making the Case she weaves stories and anecdotes from her life and career with specific strategies that can help anyone set clear goals, communicate more effectively, and come out on top in any situation"-- Provided by publisher.

Hello stay interviews, goodbye talent loss : a manager's playbook

May 26, 2015
Kaye, Beverly, 1943-
Oakland, CA : Berret-Koehler Publishers, a BK Business book [2015]
x, 105 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Why bother? -- Is it art or science? -- What's holding you back? -- What else is worrying you? -- Do they trust you enough? -- Will you make the time? -- Have you noticed lately? -- Does practice make perfect? -- How's that working for you?

Yes, and : how improvisation reverses "no, but" thinking and improves creativity and collaboration : lessons from The Second City

May 26, 2015
Leonard, Kelly, author.
x, 240 pages ; 24 cm
The business of funny -- Yes, and : how to make something out of nothing -- How to build an ensemble -- The co-creation story, or Audiences want in on the act -- Change is hard : comedy and improvisation make it easier -- Using failure -- Follow the follower -- Listening is a muscle -- Conclusion: what happened when we Yes, anded the writing of this book -- Appendix: The Second City improv exercises.
The authors, both executives at Chicago's The Second City, present their insights and perspective on how to apply the seven elements of improv comedy in both professional and personal situations.

Team of teams : new rules of engagement for a complex world

May 22, 2015
McChrystal, Stanley A., author.
ix, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal discarded a century of management wisdom and pivoted from a pursuit of mechanical efficiency to organic adaptability. In this book, he shows how any organization can make the same transition to act like a team of teams -- where small groups combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share their experience."-- Publisher's description.

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