BOOKS

glass ceilingTALES FROM THE GLASS CEILING: A SURVIVAL GUIDE
FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS

As women make great strides in business in the past two decades, many obstacles clearly still remain in a culture where the majority of the top jobs and positions are held by men. Jo Haigh has worked for many years in corporate finance, and has experienced these obstacles and overcome them. She offers stories of success from many different areas of business, giving advice on how to reconcile an open, emotional disposition with an executive level's occasionally brutal atmosphere; how to spot the right training and development opportunities (and get them funded); how to overcome resistance to female leadership; and how to build, manage, and maintain a professional network. Based on Haigh's own experience as an executive and entrepreneur, and bolstered by the experiences and stories of other top women in their fields, this is an indispensable resource for all women in business.


FT GuideFT GUIDE TO FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCIAL
MANAGERS (FINANCIAL TIMES GUIDE)

Gives you the confidence to ask the right business questions, make the correct finance decisions and competently speak the language of commerce to your colleagues, managers, customers and stakeholders. The Financial Times Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers will show you how to transform seemingly complex financial information and statistics into data that makes sense. And into data that you'll feel confident talking about. You'll learn the language of finance, which will help you better formulate decisions on a day-to-day basis. The book will also help you identify the warning signals and understand key performance indications and ratios. You'll learn how to make better financial decisions, identify ways to increase profits and have increased confidence in approaching capital projects and making sound business decisions.


Buying and SellingBUYING AND SELLING A BUSINESS: AN ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE

For many the dream of owning their own business remains just that. Even if you have a great idea, the work and money involved in building a business from the ground up can prove too daunting. What few aspiring entrepreneurs realise is that buying an already existing business can be far easier, sometimes possible with little or no money at all, and can be just as satisfying a route to self-sufficiency. In easy-to-follow language, Buying and Selling a Business takes you through the entire process, from identifying your target business and assembling the right team to help you, to valuation, agreeing terms and finding the necessary finance. Just as importantly, Haigh helps you ensure your deal is the right deal for you, offering advice on running the business you buy and implementing proper exit strategies from the start. With valuable appendices containing typical documentation, and how to read them, Jo Haigh's book is a one-stop resource to closing the deal and transforming your life.


Business RulesTHE BUSINESS RULES

The business world is awash with legal pitfalls and opportunities. If you own or run a small-to-medium sized business (with a turnover of up to 10 million) you cannot afford to miss out on this book. Jo Haigh is a business expert who gives presentations to companies on how they can protect themselves - as individuals and as a group - from a range of potentially fatal pitfalls. In this accessible and practical book, she highlights essential - yet very often unknown - business practice to provide valuable insight and guidelines to alert and arm you before you enter the proverbial lion's den of the business world. The Business Rules draws on current legislation and case histories. It covers approximately 80 key topics, divided into sections: Business structure, Funding, Compliance, People and personal liabilities, Management, Tax and accounting, Exiting.