Category Archives: Small Business

Shape Up Your Finances (2nd Edition) by Ian Birt

Shape Up Your Finances: The Personal Finances Handbook (2nd Edition)
by Ian Birt

Shape Up Your Finances: The Personal Finances Handbook is for Australian individuals of any age. It is a handy short general guide to help you get your personal finances into shape.

The book offers insights into managing your personal finances, outlining what you need to consider through three life stages: early on, working life and retirement. It describes financial processes in a clear and concise way without the jargon, and it includes plenty of practical tips and suggestions.

It includes simple overviews of earning income, controlling spending, building assets, taxes, entitlements, and superannuation. The tax savings tips alone are worth the price of this book! Also included is an outline of financial matters in retirement, including organising retirement income, making wills – and even funeral arrangements.

It is important to learn how to invest in yourself to create and maintain your income-earning ability. Whatever your goals, Shape Up Your Finances will help you gain the confidence and know-how to put your own personal finances into better order so that you can live the lifestyle of your choice.


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Be Your Own Boss; The Practical Self-Employment Handbook by Ian Birt

Print ISBN: 978-1-925716-34-4 $29.95 eBook eISBN: 978-1-925716-35-1 $16.50 Ian Birt This handbook is a short practical guide for the growing number of people working as independent contractors selling their own skilled labour services. You could be a self-employed ‘tradie’ (trades person), contractor, repairer, consultant, freelance, professional-type person, or any other kind of individual service provider. Being self-employed means that you are running your own service-based enterprise. Be Your Own Boss is a convenient handy guide that explains simply, without jargon, how to successfully start and…

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Calling All Teachers!

Seismic changes in vocational and tertiary level education mean there’s a drought of suitable texts. Teaching materials that worked, even 10 years ago, just don’t apply today. The new texts are not yet written. That’s why WE NEED NEW AUTHORS. If you are interested in becoming influential in creating new material in your subject area, we need to hear from you URGENTLY. Here’s how you can do it. Click on the LINK to send us the type of information we require so we can take…

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Legal Compliance and Risk Management in Small Business

Print ISBN: 978-1-925716-40-5 $54.95 eBook eISBN: 978-1-925716-41-2 $30.95 Ian Birt Small businesses, like all businesses, operate in an increasingly regulated environment. Increasing business regulation is being driven by public desire for greater protection of consumers, workers and the physical environment. These developments are occurring in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex society. Being in business, you need to comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Legal compliance avoids regulators imposing penalties and others suing for damages. Legal Compliance and Risk Management in Small Business outlines…

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Import/Export; Guidelines for International Trade

Print ISBN: 978-1-925716-28-3 $69.95 eBook eISBN: 978-1-925716-29-0 $38.95 Sebastian Ioppolo Most businesses will be affected by international trade to some extent. Businesses, therefore, need to be dynamic and respond to the changing business environment to prosper or, in many cases, just to survive. Import/Export: Guidelines for International Trade, Third Edition, is designed to help business people and students gain specific international trade related knowledge. This will assist participants in identifying and capitalising on opportunities and reducing their risks, leading to improved business outcomes. This book…

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Manage Finances and Develop Financial Plans; In Your Business

Print ISBN: 978-1-925716-36-8 $74.95 eBook eISBN: 978-1-925716-37-5 $41.95 Ian Birt Manage Finance and Develop Financial Plans, Fifth Edition, shows you how to control financial results effectively in a small business. To do this, you need to: keep relevant records; report operating results; and plan financial performance. This book is divided into three parts. Part A, Manage Finances: Financial Records, investigates simple financial records and record-keeping procedures and legal requirements for records. Part B, Manage Finances: Financial Reports, then examines preparing and analysing simple financial reports…

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Marketing and Promoting Your Business

Products and Services Small Business Management 2017 Ian Birt $59.95 Print ISBN: 978-0-7346-0814-7 $32.95 eBook eISBN: 978-0-7346-2063-7 Effective marketing is essential for small business success. Marketing, simply defined, is ‘giving people what they want profitably’. This means designing a business offer that satisfies your customers to make sales. Satisfied customers return and refer others to your business. Marketing and Promoting Your Business, Second Edition, describes the marketing process for a small business and how to prepare a marketing plan for your operation. A separate chapter…

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