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This fully updated, revised, and expanded edition of the definitive guide to creating business models can be used to evaluate opportunities from a modest business proposal to a major acquisition. It will enable anyone to learn how to model business projects or improve their business modelling skills. Following an introduction and chapters on using Excel and the spreadsheet functions and features that are essential for business modelling, it looks at:
The business model planning and development process
Defining the outputs
Uncertainty, scenario planning, and model inputs
Developing the scenarios
Managing the model-building process
Best practice in model structure andsheet design
Capital expenditure and working capital
Modelling funding choices
Financial statement development
Project appraisal and company valuation
Testing and debugging
Introduction to programming and macros
From spreadsheet to application
Driving the model
Documenting the model
The book is accompanied by a website where there is a range of examples to download: www.guidetobusinessmodelling.com
Businesses face ever more complex decision-making requiring an increasingly explicit understanding of the potential outcomes to help minimise their risk. This third, expanded, and revised edition of this much acclaimed and definitive guide to creating business models is full of practical help on how to build the most robust, flexible, and easy-to-use models for analyzing the potential upside or downside of any business project.
This guide is aimed at both those who are business modelling novices and those with considerable experience who are keen to improve their business modelling skills. It covers every aspect of the process: defining the model structure and outputs; building the model components with all the factors that you will or may need to take into account; testing and debugging the model; and, finally, exploring scenarios and using the model to help you reach a business decision.
As well as being fully updated and aligned with the latest spreadsheet software, this new edition includes yet more model evaluation techniques and is accompanied by a website from which examples of models can be downloaded.
For anyone who wants to develop their business skills and especially for those with bottom line and business planning responsibilities, this is an invaluable guide to how to build spreadsheet models for assessing business risks and opportunities.