New Arrivals · Business

February 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hot seat : the startup CEO guidebook

February 3, 2016
Shapiro, Dan, 1975- author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2015.
xvii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Agency : starting a creative firm in the age of digital marketing

February 3, 2016
Webb, Rick, author.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm.
Why am I doing this? -- The vision -- The value proposition of culture -- Culture and vision -- Communication -- What is good? -- Ideas -- Process -- Working for other agencies -- Pro bono work -- The basics -- The emotional -- The pitch -- The rational -- On partners and partnership -- The team -- Employee retention -- Employee departures -- Bootstrapping -- I want to get rich -- On growth -- Banks and funding -- Starting up -- How much to charge? -- Sows, msas, and in-pros -- Tracking time -- Billing, collections & cash flow -- Working with vendors -- Employee expenses -- Expanding beyond your core -- How much is my company worth? -- Creating a product in your service firm -- Working for startups -- Case studies of startups within an agency -- Getting acquired -- The fear.

Well built : inspiring stories from the boardroom to the frontline

February 3, 2016
Buck, Bob, author.
Boise, ID : Elevate, 2015.
xiii, 344 pages ; 24 cm

The episodic career : how to thrive at work in the age of disruption

February 2, 2016
Chideya, Farai.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
x, 290 pages ; 24 cm
INTRODUCTION: The future of work is you -- PART ONE: The new new realities of America at work -- 1. Work and the pursuit of happiness -- 2. The new new realities of work -- 3. The economic long view -- PART TWO: The work/life matrix -- 4. Mastering the work/life matrix: know yourself, set your goals, play by your own rules -- PART THREE: Making decisions with heart and smarts -- 5. Resilience is everything: recovering from layoffs, screwups, and other career disasters -- 6. The new new realities of job search -- 7. Hold 'em or fold 'em? When to stay in a job, and when to go -- PART FOUR: the right work for America -- 8. Lifelong learning, lifelong earning -- 9. Money and morality -- 10. Retirement, remixed.
"Find your most rewarding place in today's economy. Award-winning author, researcher, and analyst Farai Chideya offers a practical guide to the ways in which work in America is changing and how you can navigate today's volatile job market. Since the Great Recession of 2007-2009, America's work landscape has changed dramatically. Many people experienced long-term unemployment that eroded their savings, and the globalized economy means that not just jobs but entire career tracks are created and destroyed in front of our eyes. We're living in an age of rapid disruption where we can barely adjust to one new reality before a new new reality comes along. So how are we supposed to live a rewarding life--working fulfilling, stable jobs that also cover our monthly expenses--in such a chaotic economy? In The Episodic Career, Farai Chideya explores the landscape of employment in America. Profiling the rich, the poor, and people from every strata in between, Chideya seeks to understand the many kinds of work we do--for example, not just job fields, but whether we seek to build institutions or seek social change while earning money. In addition, Chideya provides a self-diagnostic tool to help you find your work/life "sweet spot." You'll see how different types of people have navigated their careers and forged their own paths even in times of hardship. As a young reporter at Newsweek, CNN, and ABC, Chideya realized that her working-class Baltimore childhood and factors like Ivy League education affected how people viewed her, and she takes a frank look at stereotypes, employment discrimination, and how to create healthy workplaces. Ultimately, she asks how we as a country can sustain the American Dream. Knowledge of the workplace is power over your career. The Episodic Career provides the big-picture vision of the world economy, as well as the particulars of salary, family, health, and lifestyle that you need to thrive in a rapidly changing world"-- Provided by publisher.

The power of broke : how empty pockets, a tight budget, and a hunger for success can become your greatest competitive advantage

February 1, 2016
John, Daymond, 1969- author.
x, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The power of broke -- Rise and grind -- Money changes everything -- What it is -- Broke isn't just personal -- Be the change.
"Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC's Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically, and market your ideas more imaginatively. It forces you to be true to yourself, stay laser focused on your goals, and come up with those innovative solutions required to make a meaningful mark,"

Easy breezy prosperity : the five foundations for a more joyful, abundant life

January 28, 2016
Dagher, Emmanuel, author.
xxxiv, 167 pages ; 23 cm
Foreword by Peggy McColl -- Introduction -- Prosperity Foundation #1: Finding Your Happiness -- Prosperity Foundation #2: Embracing Circulation -- Prosperity Foundation #3: Investing in Yourself -- Prosperity Foundation #4: Building a Support Network -- Prosperity Foundation #5: Practicing Gratitude and Kindness -- Your 28-Day Easy Breezy Prosperity Plan -- Afterword -- Further Reading -- Journal Pages.
"Easy Breezy Prosperity is a holistic guide to discover and nurture prosperity and align your life with your spiritual core. Author Emmanuel Dagher redefines what real prosperity means and offers you tactics to expand and enrich yourself well beyond financial goals. By examining how and why we treat money the way we do, Dagher shows you how to realize the success you have already created and cultivate the clarity needed to attract more of it in your daily life. Each chapter is designed to empower you, leaving you feeling optimistic not only about their working lives and finances, but also your entire life's path,"

Mad genius : a manifesto for entrepreneurs

January 27, 2016
Gage, Randy, author.
New York, New York : Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
xi, 223 pages ; 22 cm
The Mysterious People and the Secret System that Runs the World -- The History of the Future -- The Age of the Entrepreneur.
"This is a manifesto about ideas. Big ideas, small ideas, and outlandish ideas. Ideas that innovate, ideas that disrupt markets, and especially ideas that irritate. More than ideas, though, Mad Genius is about how ideas are born and the role they play in entrepreneurial thinking. This is a manifesto for managers who want to become leaders and leaders, who want to blow up mediocrity. Because whether you work in a traditional business, a nonprofit service organization, or in the public sector, the best way to create fresh and innovative solutions is to think like an entrepreneur"-- Provided by publisher.

Market profile analysis. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA.

January 22, 2016
Stamford, Conn. : Donnelley Marketing Information Services,
v. ; 23 x 40-29 cm.
Vols. for 1995/96-1998 have census tract/block numbering area outline maps for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana kept in separate boxes.
"Consumer and business demographic reports."

Financial risk management for dummies

January 22, 2016
Brown, Aaron, 1956- author.
xii, 368 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Getting started with risk management -- Measuring financial risk -- Managing financial risk -- Working in financial institutions -- Communicating risk -- The part of tens.
Take the risk out of financial risk management Written by bestselling author and past winner of the GARP Award's Risk Manager of the Year, Aaron Brown, Financial Risk Management For Dummies offers thorough and accessible guidance on successfully managing and controlling financial risk within your company. Through easy-to-follow instruction, you'll find out how to manage risk, firstly by understanding it, and then by taking control of it. Plus, you'll discover how to measure and value financial risk, set limits, stop losses, control drawdowns and hedge bets. Financial risk management uses financial instruments to manage exposure to risk within firms, large and small particularly credit risk and market risk. From managing and measuring risk to working in financial institutions and knowing how to communicate risk to your company and clients, Financial Risk Management For Dummies makes it easy to make sense of the management of risk when working in various different financial institutions and concludes by covering the topic of how to communicate risk how to report it properly and how to deal with and comply with all of the regulations.

Improve your communication skills

January 22, 2016
Barker, Alan, 1956-
Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page Ltd, 2013.
ix, 185 pages ; 22 cm.
About this book -- What is communication? -- How conversations work -- Seven ways to improve your conversations -- The skills of enquiry -- The skills of persuasion -- Making a presentation -- Putting it in writing -- Networking: the new conversation -- Appendix: Where to go from here.

Lean six sigma for dummies

January 21, 2016
Morgan, John, 1949- author.
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom Wiley, [2016]
xi, 350 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Formerly CIP. Uk
Getting started with lean six sigma -- Working with lean six sigma -- Assessing performance -- Improving the processes -- Deploying lean six sigma -- The part of tens.
The jargon-crowded language and theory of Lean Six Sigma can be intimidating for both beginners and experienced users. Written in plain English and packed with lots of helpful examples, this easy-to-follow guide arms you with tools and techniques for implementing Lean Six Sigma and offers guidance on everything from policy deployment to managing change in your organisation and everything in between.

Facilitator's and trainer's toolkit : engage and energize participants for success in meetings, classes, and workshops

January 15, 2016
Mahal, Arjit Singh, author.
Basking Ridge, NJ : Technics Publications, LLC, [2014]
vi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Engaged ownership : a guide for owners of family businesses

January 12, 2016
Renkert-Thomas, Amelia, 1962- author.
xxiv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part I: Engaged Ownership: An Introduction. Prologue -- More at Stake than Money -- Achieving Engaged Ownership -- Engaged Ownership: Hallmarks and Impediments -- Part II: Getting Organized. Family Business Roles and Relationships -- The Legacy of the Past: Natural Governance, Family History, and Culture -- Enumerating Core Capital -- Shared Purpose -- Vision and Mission -- Is It "Good Enough"? -- Alternatives to Engaged Ownership -- Part III: Practicing Engaged Ownership. Forums -- Allocating Power among Owners, Board, and Management -- Working with Other Forums -- Meetings -- Policies -- Part IV: Three Challenges: Hats, Trusts, and Outside Investors. When an Owner Also Runs the Enterprise -- When an Owner Is Also a Trustee -- Bringing in Outside Investors -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Sample Decision Grid -- About the Author -- Index .
"Successful ownership transition requires effective decision making at the top Engaged Ownership is the definitive owner's guide to the family enterprise. Whether you're taking over a family business, family office, or trust, this book shows you how to work effectively with the management and board to keep the enterprise moving in the right direction. The first guide of its kind written from the owner's perspective, this book is designed to help owners who are truly committed to growing all forms of capital be successful in their role. You'll learn the time-tested process that helps you 'unstick' decision-making, become engaged and effective, and manage the transfer from owner control to shared ownership while minimizing risk. Improve communication and relationships with the board, and ensure that every stakeholder understands your strategies and vision for the future. You'll allay the fears that frequently accompany ownership transfers, and inspire a sense of teamwork that leads to sustainable success generation after generation. As the Baby Boomers retire, business founders and entrepreneurs worldwide are transferring ownership of privately held enterprises to their children in record numbers. It can be a complex and difficult-to-navigate time for everyone involved. This book helps you smooth the way to a successful transition, and transcend the owner's traditionally passive role. Learn to work effectively with management and the board Get everyone on the same page in terms of vision and direction Build relationships that lead to forward-thinking decision making Succeed in the ownership role by bringing your expertise to the fore Ownership transfer often triggers a radical change in family enterprise, and if poorly managed, can turn a business in the wrong direction. Engaged Ownership shows you how to build a dynamic and effective partnership with trustees, board, and management, and become a successful steward of the family's financial, human, social, and operational capital"-- Provided by publisher.

Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world

January 11, 2016
Newport, Cal, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
295 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Part 1: The Idea -- Chapter 1: Deep Work Is Valuable -- Chapter 2: Deep Work Is Rare -- Chapter 3: Deep Work Is Meaningful -- Part 2: The Rules -- Rule #1: Work Deeply -- Rule #2: Embrace Boredom -- Rule #3: Quit Social Media -- Rule #4: Drain the Shallows -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index.
"One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill."-- Provided by publisher.

The last safe investment : spending now to increase your true wealth forever

January 8, 2016
Franklin, Bryan, 1972- author.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
vii, 278 pages illustrations ; 24 cm
"The case for investing in your own career before anything else Michael Ellsberg and Bryan Franklin think you've been fed a lie: that if you save for decades and invest in 401(k)s, IRAs, and a home, these investments will grow steadily over decades, allowing twenty to thirty years of secure, peaceful retirement. This might have been true at some point in the last century, but it is not true any longer. If you want to get ahead and enjoy a life of prosperity, the authors argue that you must invest in the most powerful source of wealth you'll ever know: your own earning power. Ellsberg and Franklin reveal how investing in yourself in various ways can guarantee a return much higher than the stock market or real estate. Boosting your skills, leadership, persuasion ability, and your network enriches the quality and meaning of your life at the same time that it enriches your wallet. Why wouldn't you bet on yourself?"-- Provided by publisher.

Read this before our next meeting : how we can get more done

January 6, 2016
Pittampalli, Al, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio / Penguin, 2015.
iv, 75 pages ; 19 cm
Originally published by Do You Zoom, Inc. through The Domino Project.

Selling for dummies

December 30, 2015
Hopkins, Tom, author.
xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Laying a solid foundation for selling -- Doing your homework before you sell a thing -- The anatomy of a sale -- Growing your business -- You can't win 'em all: keeping the faith in sales -- The part of tens.
A hands-on guide to the most up-to-date selling strategies and techniques. No matter your level of skill, this guide will help you lay a foundation for sales success, break down the steps of the sales process, and teach you to follow up with happy customers.

Successful time management for dummies

December 30, 2015
Zeller, Dirk, author.
xvi, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Beginning the revolution: simple steps to start with -- Establishing a good system -- Using technology to leverage your time -- Confronting challenges to time management -- Maintaining efficiency when working with others -- The part of tens.
Zeller shows you how effective time management can help change your work day-- and your life. He gives you practical tips on managing distractions, fighting procrastination, and optimizing your workspace. Take back precious hours, and make the most of every minute of every day!

1,001 accounting practice problems for dummies

December 29, 2015
Mooney, Kate, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
x, 361 pages ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Additional author given on cover: Kenneth Boyd.
Introduction -- Part 1. The questions -- Chapter 1. Elements of accounting -- Chapter 2. Financial effects of transactions -- Chapter 3. The bookkeeping cycle -- Chapter 4. The bookkeeping cycle: adjusting and closing entries -- Chapter 5. Understanding and reporting profit -- Chapter 6. Reporting financial conditions on the balance sheet -- Chapter 7. Coupling the income statement and the balance sheet -- Chapter 8. Reporting cash flows -- Chapter 9. Reporting changes in owners' equity -- Chapter 10. Choosing accounting methods -- Chapter 11. Profit behavior analysis -- Chapter 12. Manufacturing cost accounting -- Chapter 13. Investment analysis fundamentals -- Chapter 14. Financial statement analysis -- Part II: The answers. -- Chapter 15. Answers and explanations.
"Whether you're looking to improve your classroom experience or jumpstart a career in accounting, this hands-on resource has everything you need to get ahead. Tips are provided to help you approach the problems, and the back of the book includes detailed, step-by-step answer explanations. You'll find all the practice you need to succeed in accounting."--Publisher's description.

The Monocle guide to good business

December 29, 2015
Berlin : Die Gestalten Verlag, 2014.
302 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"From business schools to apprenticeships, co-ops to multinational and cosy offices to welcoming factories: our handbook for budding entrepeneurs, established CEOs and everyone in between."--Page 007.

The heart-led leader : how living and leading from the heart will change your organization and your life

December 23, 2015
Spaulding, Tommy.
New York : Crown Business, [2015].
xii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: Love-driven results -- Part one: becoming a heart-led leader. Who you are matters ; Rule #45: Do right ; From the what to the who ; The heart of Texas -- Part two: The 18-inch journey. From the head to the heart -- Part three: Leaving a heartprint on the world. One heartprint at a time ; The circle of who ; Making a wrong a right: Ethan's story ; Second daughter: Nikki's story ; Conclusion: Win for tomorrow.
In his first book, It's Not Just Who You Know, former CEO of Up with People Tommy Spaulding talked about the power of building genuine and lasting relationships both personally and professionally. In his new book, Spaulding turns his focus to ourselves -- to who we are. Authentic leaders, Spaulding says, live and lead from the heart. The values and principles that guide our lives and shape our ability to lead others is far more important than our title, or our ability to crunch numbers, or the impressive degrees we display on our walls. To effect true transformational change, heart-led leaders draw on the qualities of humility, vulnerability, transparency, empathy and love. Illustrated with stories from his own life, and from some of the exceptional leaders he has met and worked with over the years, Spaulding unpacks what those qualities mean, talks about the 18-inch journey from the head to the heart -- from our intellect to our emotions -- and shows us how to incorporate them into our careers, into how we manage and lead others, and into how we live our lives.

QuickBooks® 2016 for dummies

December 22, 2015
Nelson, Stephen L., 1959- author.
xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Quickly into QuickBooks -- Daily entry tasks -- Stuff you do from time to time -- Housekeeping chores -- The part of tens.
Explains how to use the small business finance program to download credit transactions, produce income statements and cash flow reports, manage payroll, write checks, pay bills, and maintain tax records.

Recognizing & engaging employees for dummies

December 22, 2015
Nelson, Bob, 1956- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Enhancing employee engagement through recognition -- The fundamentals of employee recognition -- Implementing recognition throughout the organization -- Creating and sustaining a culture of recognition -- Issues and challenges in recognizing and engaging employees -- The part of tens.
A guide to improving morale, productivity, and personal achievement at work. Nelson walks you step-by-step through incentives and mechanisms that must be in place for a recognition and engagement program to be effective in the long term.

Sales management for dummies

December 22, 2015
Bellah, Butch, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2015]
xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Welcome to the world of sales management -- Building the team -- Sales meetings and key performance indicators -- Now you're managing -- The part of tens.
"Guide your sales force to its fullest potential. With a proven sales management and execution process, Sales Management For Dummies aids organizations and individuals in reaching the highest levels of success. Although selling products or services is a central part of any sales job, there's much more to it. With this fun and accessible guide, you'll go beyond the basics of sales to learn how to anticipate clients' needs, develop psychologist-like insight, and so much more. Because few people go to school to earn degrees in selling, sales talent is developed in the field. Unfortunately, most training efforts fail to reach their objectives, in large part because of the absence of any kind of reinforcement or coaching. This book is your one-stop guide to managing an existing or start-up sales force to succeed in every area of sales from prospecting to closing. *Shows you how to reach your fullest potential in sales *Helps you effectively inspire great performance form any sales force *Demonstrates how to prospect, recruit, and increase your organization's income and success *Teaches you how to manage sales teams to greatness. If you're one of the millions of salespeople or sales managers worldwide looking for a fast, easy, and effective way to get the most out of your sales force, the tried-and-true guidance presented inside sets you up for success."--provided by publisher.

Sales presentations for dummies

December 22, 2015
Hansen, Julie, 1961- author.
xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with sales presentations -- Building a blockbuster presentation -- Delivering an impactful presentation -- The new rules of engagement : interacting with your audience -- Focusing on special types of presentations -- The part of tens.
Learn to: Master a proven blockbuster formula to engage your audience, Leverage the power of storytelling to connect and soften resistance, Use customer insights to ensure your solution is top of mind in buying decisions.

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