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

10 skills for effective business communication

51skcqgj1hl._sx331_bo1204203200_Practical strategies from the world’s greatest leaders

By Jessica Higgins
Call number: HF5718 .H52 2018
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Effective business communication is a skill that anyone can develop. From interview strategies to high-stakes negotiation tactics, 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication offers practical strategies to improve communication skills and help you succeed in your career.

Equal parts research and actionable advice, this book applies effective strategies from the world’s most successful professionals to common workplace scenarios. With step-by-step guidance and simple exercises, you’ll learn why, how, and when to use fundamental communication skills to successfully navigate any situation.

Learn how to listen from a Microsoft CEO, or gain the confidence to network your way into any room with advice from a renowned venture capitalist―10 Skills for Effective Business Communication teaches you these skills and more, with:

  • 10 essential communication skills that empower you to masterfully handle pivotal moments in your career
  • Actionable exercises to practice and improve your communication skills right away
  • Clear explanations of the social psychology behind communication skills
  • Inspirational success stories that highlight communication skills from some of the world’s greatest business leaders including Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins, and more

Advance your career and set yourself up for success with effective communications skills from 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication.

Payroll management

41retpjz9sl._sx348_bo1204203200_By Steven M. Bragg, CPA
Call number: HG4028.P5 B63 2017
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This book shows the accountant how to improve the functions of the payroll department, enhancing efficiency and reducing error rates. Topics covered include time tracking, payroll processing, procedures, controls, and recordkeeping. The book also addresses the United States payroll regulations and reporting requirements related to compensation, benefits, payroll taxes, and tax remittances. It is updated annually for the latest payroll regulations. Payroll Management is ideal for anyone new to payroll, or who wants to enhance an existing system.

Purchasing guidebook

41j0lsqe0nl._sx348_bo1204203200_Practical applications

By Steven M. Bragg, CPA
Call number: HF5437 .B73 2018
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The purchasing function has a dramatic impact on the profitability of a business, and so must be carefully managed. The Purchasing Guidebook is an essential tool for doing so, since it shows how the department’s performance can be fine-tuned. The course focuses on supplier selection and management, the competitive bidding process, negotiations, and contract management. It also addresses the many ways in which purchasing can be used to control costs in the areas of inventory management, logistics, and quality, while also providing the financial tools to improve a number of purchasing decisions. In short, the Purchasing Guidebook is a required toolkit for the purchasing professional.

Business plan quick start guide

51dxkkqtpwl._sx331_bo1204203200_The simplified beginner’s guide to writing a business plan

By ClydeBank Business
Call number: HD30.28 .B8446 2016
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While you might have a great idea for a business of your own, chances are there are simply too many factors to keep track of in your head. This simplified beginner’s guide to writing a business plan will help you to write down and formalize your business goals and methods for building a business.

Entrepreneurship

513ztw3yrbl._sx421_bo1204203200_A real-world approach

By Rhonda Abrams
Call number: HD62.5 .A342 2017
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A practical guidebook for people interested in starting a business with comprehensive coverage of all aspects of starting, running and growing a business. This book includes everything needed to launch a successful business now–expert strategies, up-to-date trends, business planning guidance, and inspiring real-world case studies, along with worksheets and critical thinking exercises to help would-be entrepreneurs be successful.

Start your own business

51fwhn4d7tl._sx331_bo1204203200_The only startup book you’ll ever need

By the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Call number: HD62.5 .E559 2015
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Tapping into more than 33 years of small business expertise, the staff at Entrepreneur Media takes today’s entrepreneurs beyond opening their doors and through the first three years of ownership. This revised edition features amended chapters on choosing a business, adding partners, getting funded, and managing the business structure and employees, and also includes help understanding the latest tax and healthcare reform information and legalities.

The 1-Page Marketing Plan

51uazlzvsll._sx331_bo1204203200_Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd

By Allan Dib
Call number: HF5415.13 .D52 2018
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To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn’t get done. In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you’ll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.

Six-Week Startup

514rmdg4fal._sx421_bo1204203200_A step-by-step program for starting your business, making money, and achieving your goals!

By Rhonda Abrams
Call number: HD62.5 .A343 2018
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Written for anyone who has an idea for a business, but doesn’t know how to go about starting it, Six-Week Start-Up 4th Ed. takes readers from idea to “open-for-business.” This unique book provides in-depth coverage on business concept clarification, goal definition, money matters, market research, sales, marketing, government requirements, hiring employees, and more. Designed to keep readers on track, Six-Week Start-Up 4th Ed. includes week-by-week checklists, worksheets to sort through important issues and decisions, “Questions to Ask,” “Red-Tape Alerts,” resources, and expert advice from Rhonda Abrams, America’s most read small business columnist.

Successful Business Plan

51qrhm-k2bdl._sx381_bo1204203200_Secrets & Strategies (Planning Shop)

By Rhonda Abrams
Call number: HD62.5 .A344 2014
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This essential step-by-step guide for anyone launching or expanding a successful business has been used by over a million entrepreneurs. It includes expert help, worksheets to jumpstart the process, a sample business plan, tips on impressing funders, winning tips for competitions, and more. Used in the top business schools throughout the nation, the book covers every aspect of a successful business plan, from the components of the actual plan, to making the plan compelling, to presentation methods, to looking for money, and much more.

The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan

51jayn9jh1l._sx348_bo1204203200_A Pro Shares A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Plan That Gets Results

By Hal Shelton
Call number: HD 30.28 .S4285 2017
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Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan: A Pro Shares a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Plan that Gets Results by Hal Shelton will open your eyes to insider tips, hints, and techniques for creating a winning business plan and attaining funding. This second edition maintains the original laser focus on writing the plan. It also adds much material on the vibrant crowdfunding platforms as well as providing a new section on issues faced by early stage companies. Nearly 50 percent of new businesses fail within five years. A well-thought-out business plan can dramatically turn the odds in your favor. With this easy-to-follow guide, you will (1) Discover why you need a business plan and the best style for you, (2) Receive step-by-step guidance for creating each section of your plan, (3) Get proven strategies for obtaining bank loans and attracting investors, (4) Spend less time writing your plan and more time setting up your business, and (5) Learn how to create a business plan for a nonprofit This book is for entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting a small business or nonprofit, and for small business owners who want to grow an existing business or solve an operating problem. This book will also help if you are looking for assurance that you are headed in the right direction, seeking help with a section of your business plan that you do not understand, feeling that a section of your business plan is not robust enough and want pointers, or wanting to learn where and how to apply for funding. Entrepreneurs should always surround themselves with mentors and advisors, so you will also find ideas on where to find these valuable resources. The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan is packed with actionable advice and real-life examples from Shelton’s experience as a senior executive, SCORE small business mentor, and angel investor.