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Evening Librarian Liaison for School of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain School of Health Sciences

Guide to Financial Management

Understand and Improve the Bottom Line

41m06g6q2BgL._SX311_BO1204203200_By John Tennent
3rd edition
Call number: HG4026 .T47 2018
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Managers are constantly expected to make decisions that reflect a full understanding of the financial consequences. In the absence of formal training, few people are prepared for the responsibilities of dealing with management reports, budgets, and capital proposals, and find themselves embarrassed by their lack of understanding.

This book is a practical guide to understanding and managing financial responsibilities. Each chapter examines actual tasks managers have to do, from “how to assemble a budget,” “how to read variances on a report,” to “how to construct a proposal to invest in new equipment,” exploring the principles that can be applied to each task, illustrating practical ways these principles are used, and providing guidance for implementation.

Guide to Financial Management will help readers understand financial jargon, financial statements, management accounts, performance measures, budgeting, costing, pricing, decision-making, and investment appraisal. This third edition has been fully revised and expanded with detailed examples from 100 leading businesses around the world.

Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies

513II47xBUL._SX391_BO1204203200_Call number: HD62.5 .A4616 2015
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Starting a business? Don’t sweat it! Reflecting today’s unique opportunities and challenges, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies is packed with everything you need to manage your personal and business risks and successfully navigate your first year in business. Written in plain English and packed with simple,step-by-step instructions, it shows you how to start up your dream business from scratch, write a winning business plan, secure financing, manage your risks successfully, navigate your first year of operation, and much more!

The information inside is amassed from 11 bestselling For Dummies books, covering everything from franchising and home-based businesses to bookkeeping, accounting, branding, and marketing. If you’re a go-getter looking for a way to launch a great idea and be your own boss, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies prepares you to beat the odds and become successful in your sector.

  • Covers proven strategies on successfully branding and marketing your business
  • Includes step-by-step guidance on keeping on top of the books
  • Provides coverage of employee engagement and motivating employees
  • Offers helpful hints for overcoming obstacles in starting a business

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or an expert looking to innovate, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies is the only reference you’ll need to start a business from the ground up.

Accounting All-in-One For Dummies

51G23r5EfbL._SX397_BO1204203200_By Kenneth W. Boyd
Call number: F5636 .B69 2018
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If you’re a numbers person, it’s your lucky day! Accounting jobs are on the rise — in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average growth rate of 11% in the industry through 2024. So, if you’re seeking long-term job security while also pursuing your passion, you’ll be stacking the odds in your favor by starting a career in accounting.

Accountants don’t necessarily lead a solitary life behind a desk in a bank. The field offers opportunities in auditing, budget analysis, financial accounting, management accounting, tax accounting, and more. In Accounting All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll benefit from cream-of-the-crop content culled from several previously published books. It’ll help you to flourish in whatever niche you want to conquer in the wonderful world of accounting. You’ll also get free access to a quiz for each section of the book online.

  • Report on financial statements
  • Make savvy business decisions
  • Audit and detect financial fraud
  • Handle cash and make purchasing decisions
  • Get free access to topic quizzes online

If you’re a student studying the application of accounting theories or a professional looking for a valuable desktop reference you can trust, this book covers it all.

Get That Job!

The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview

510vxM0Wn2L._SX311_BO1204203200_By Thea Kelly
Call number: HF5382.7 .K455 2017
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Concise interview guide gives readers proven tips and clear instructions to prepare for breakthrough interviews.

Job seekers will learn to:

  • Identify and communicate their unique strengths, their “key selling points.”
  • Understand why employers ask many of the most common interview questions – and how to answer with confidence.
  • Succeed with video interviews, behavioral interviews and panels.
  • Build an arsenal of success stories.
  • Ace every step – from the first screening to accepting the offer.

Guide to Analysing Companies (The Economist)

41PxoIGJkXL._SX318_BO1204203200_By Bob Vause
Call number: HG 4026 .V38 2015
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In today’s volatile, complex and fast-moving business world, it can be difficult to gauge how sound a company really is. An apparently strong balance sheet and impressive reported profits may be hiding all sorts of problems that could even spell bankruptcy. So how do you: Know whether a company is well run and doing well?
Decide which ratios and benchmarks to use to assess performance? Work out if a company has massaged its results? Recognize the danger signs on the corporate horizon? Compare companies operating in different sectors or countries?

These and many other important questions are answered in a completely updated and revised sixth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide. It is aimed at anyone who wants to understand a company’s annual report, judge a customer’s creditworthiness, assess a company’s investment potential, and much more.

Chakra healing

51mwdptawylA beginner’s guide to self-healing techniques that balance the Chakras

By Margarita Alcantara
Call number: BF1442.C53 A43 2017
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Discover the ancient knowledge of chakra healing and restore balance to your mind, body, and spirit.

Within all living beings are powerful centers of energy called chakras. Each chakra holds the potential for immense healing and restoration. However, learning how to harness the chakra system’s amazing power can be challenging when so much of the information available is dense and academic or subjective and hard to trust.

In her successful New York practice, energy healer, acupuncturist, and Reiki master Margarita Alcantara addresses the most common ailments people experience today. She’s successfully taught her clients a wide range of different healing techniques for removing energy blockages and balancing their chakras. Through practical instruction and compassionate guidance, Margarita shows each client how to find the self-healing chakra technique that resonates best for their own unique needs.

In Chakra Healing Margarita brings these powerful techniques for chakra healing to anyone who wants to better their emotional, physical, and spiritual health through:

  • A THREE-PART CHAKRA HEALING APPROACH to identify your ailment, discover the affected chakra, and select from an array of effective chakra healing techniques
  • A VARIETY OF THERAPEUTIC METHODS TO CHOOSE FROM including Meditations & Visualizations, Crystals, Essential Oils, Yoga, Food & Diet, Behavioral Changes, and more
  • HELPFUL ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOS of chakra locations, yoga poses, and crystals for easier than ever application of these self-healing techniques

The chakra techniques offered in Chakra Healing address a wide array of ailments and concerns, such as: Asthma and Allergies, Back Pain, Fatigue, Guilt, Anger, Digestive Issues, Neuropathy, Disconnection from Self and Others, Skin Issues, Headache, Loneliness, and more.

Dynamic bodyuse for effective, strain-free massage

512vgem2bx2l-_sx384_bo1204203200_By Dairen Pritchard
Call number: RM722 .P75 2007
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The most significant cause of early retirement from the massage profession is the cumulative strain on the body developed in the course of performing the work. The explosive growth of this occupation in recent years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of work-induced problems. Practitioners can easily strain their hands, particularly their thumbs, fingers, and wrists, as well as their shoulders and backs.

Written by noted teacher and trainer Darien Pritchard, this useful book explains those aspects of massage that can lead to these problems and shows how to apply pressure in ways that avoid them. The focus is on how to use the body safely and effectively. The author explores the benefits of involving the whole body to generate the power and movement that support the hands, saving the hands by using them skillfully, and conserving them by using other body areas such as the forearms and elbow whenever possible. Featuring 2,000 illustrations, Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective, Strain-Free Massage is essential reading for anyone involved in massage, whether a student, a professional massage practitioner or teacher, sports massage therapist, or aromatherapist.