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The Growing Business Handbook By Adam Jolly

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Aimed at senior managers in middle market and SME companies, The Growing Business Handbook focuses on key issues such as funding, innovation, customer service, business technology and international
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The Growing Business Handbook: Inspiration and Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs and Fast Growing UK Companies by Adam Jolly

The Growing Business Handbook is a superb reference tool for all businesses with growth potential, filled with invaluable insights and guidance from SME specialists in finance, HR, marketing, innovation, people and IT, as well as help on enterprise risk and useful legal advice. It is the reference source of choice to help you ensure and manage business growth, particularly in challenging economic conditions. Now in its 16th edition, this book looks at all the areas ripe for exploitation by your growing business and discusses ways you can manage the associated risks. It gives a comprehensive insight into the challenges involved in building a high-growth venture in 2015 and beyond.

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About Adam Jolly


Adam Jolly is a business writer and editor specializing in the management of growth, innovation, technology and risk. He is Consultant Editor on a number of Kogan Page titles, including: The Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management, Clean Technology, Clean Profits; and The Innovation Handbook.

Table of Contents


  • Section - ONE: Planning for growth;
    • Chapter - 1.1: High growth as a strategy - Stuart Ross;
    • Chapter - 1.2: Pioneers and fast change - Kevin Uphill;
    • Chapter - 1.3: A plan you can believe in - Matt Levington and Rod Davies;
    • Chapter - 1.4: Putting Humpty together again: Developing resilience within growth cycles - Denis Fischbacher-Smith;
  • Section - TWO: Ideas and innovation;
    • Chapter - 2.1: Innovation and knowledge transfer - Michael Smith and Ann Starkey, Harper Keeley and Medipex;
    • Chapter - 2.2: Innovative advantage - Hamid Seddighi;
    • Chapter - 2.3: Creating innovation - Uwe Derksen and Susiane Sampaio;
    • Chapter - 2.4: Lessons of innovation in medicine and health - Michael Smith and Ann Starkey;
  • Section - THREE: Building the brand;
    • Chapter - 3.1: Brand building - Matthew Harrison;
    • Chapter - 3.2: How to move a brand forward - Ben Harris;
    • Chapter - 3.3: Branding made simple - Andrew Hall;
    • Chapter - 3.4: How to stand out digitally - Simon Thompson;
  • Section - FOUR: People and performance;
    • Chapter - 4.1: The right people - Richard Cummings;
    • Chapter - 4.2: Regulatory compliance and employment law - Benjamin Posener;
    • Chapter - 4.3: Sourcing new talent - Stephen Isherwood;
  • Section - FIVE: Enterprise support;
    • Chapter - 5.1: Growth hubs - Richard Ball;
    • Chapter - 5.2: Growing out, growing up - Dave Chapman;
    • Chapter - 5.3: Support and schemes - Vanessa Robinson;
    • Chapter - 5.4: What business schools can offer to small businesses - Suneel Kunamaneni and George Lodorfos;
  • Section - SIX: Cashflow and working capital;
    • Chapter - 6.1: Creating headroom for growth - Adrian White;
    • Chapter - 6.2: How to improve a credit rating - Ade Potts;
    • Chapter - 6.3: How to manage the costs of growth - Brian Whitford;
    • Chapter - 6.4: The value of collections - Peter Wallwork;
    • Chapter - 6.5: Cash positive - Steven Renwick;
  • Section - SEVEN: Information systems;
    • Chapter - 7.1: The power of the cloud - Lucy Thorpe;
    • Chapter - 7.2: How systems fail - Marco van Beek;
    • Chapter - 7.3: Automating business processes - Robert Gothan;
    • Chapter - 7.4: Access to information - Paul Rollins;
  • Section - EIGHT: Enterprise risks;
    • Chapter - 8.1: Risky business - David Ross;
    • Chapter - 8.2: Safe, reliable and resilient - Luise Vassie;
  • Section - NINE: Leading fast growth;
    • Chapter - 9.1: How to make high growth happen - Stuart Ross;
    • Chapter - 9.2: Coaching and mentoring - Ross Nichols;
    • Chapter - 9.3: High-performing teams - Ken Russell;
    • Chapter - 9.4: Responsible governance - Nick Beech and Simon Robinson;
  • Section - TEN: International expansion;
    • Chapter - 10.1: Seizing global opportunities for growth - Adrian White;
    • Chapter - 10.2: Developing business internationally - Kevin Smith;
    • Chapter - 10.3: Export for growth - Clive Lewis;
  • Section - ELEVEN: Growth models;
    • Chapter - 11.1: Acquisitions - Tim Hardman;
    • Chapter - 11.2: Managing the intangible for growth - Mike Barlow;
    • Chapter - 11.3: Winning and negotiating new contracts - Benjamin Posener;
  • Section - TWELVE: Growth capital;
    • Chapter - 12.1: Angel finance - Bill Morrow;
    • Chapter - 12.2: Crowdfunding - Miles Harvey;
    • Chapter - 12.3: Structuring finance - Kevin Smith;
  • Section - THIRTEEN: Selling the company;
    • Chapter - 13.1: Exit strategies - Tim Hardman;
    • Chapter - 13.2: Valuing a company - Rupert Cattell;
    • Chapter - 13.3: Sale structure - Rupert Cattell

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GOR007178626
The Growing Business Handbook: Inspiration and Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs and Fast Growing UK Companies by Adam Jolly
Adam Jolly
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Kogan Page Ltd
2015-04-03
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0749473150
9780749473150
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