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How to be a Finance Rock Star: The Small Business Owner's Ticket to Multi-Platinum Profits [Kindle Edition]

Nicole Fende , Carol Roth
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Book Description

You Started Your Business to Make Money... Right?

Trying to build and run a profitable business without finance is like a rock band trying to perform without electric guitars. It falls flat.
You can't reach multi-platinum profits without understanding the numbers.

How to be a Finance Rock Star provides the resources and knowledge every entrepreneur needs to get their finances in order. All packaged in an entertaining and easy to understand format.

In this book you will:
* Learn simple and effective ways to move past your fear of numbers (if Elvis could overcome stage fright, so can you!)

* Discover how you can use only 4 numbers (four!) to understand what drives profit in your business and unlock the secret to Multi-Platinum Profits.

* Understand how to set profit goals and avoid the profit black holes that keep many business owners from making it big!

*Tame the budget beast and earn an instant 35% return. Learn how you're burning money, how to stop it and an easy system to fix the problem for good.

* Have exclusive access to online bonus features!

Are you ready to be a Super Star?

To take your business Multi-Platinum?

Get Your Copy Today!

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Nicole Fende is The Numbers Whisperer™ and President of Small Business Finance Forum. As a credentialed actuary with experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Investment Banker, and successful entrepreneur, Fende helps her clients reach their profit goals and learn how to effectively and enjoyably run the financial side of their business. Nicole hosts the weekly SmallBizFinance Show on BlogTalk Radio, providing her audience with tips, tricks and expert interviews to help them operate their businesses more efficiently and improve their bottom line. In her book, How to be a Finance Rock Star, Nicole shares the same strategies she uses for her profit coaching clients to help them reach multi-platinum profits. It is an easy, practical go-to reference guide for mastering small business finance. Despite Ms. Fende’s endless list of impressive credentials, her true claim to fame is her ability to make finance fun. From her LOL blog posts, such as “How College Keggers Teach Complex Expense Analysis”, to the endearing finance mascot Fluffy, she entertains entrepreneurs while helping them grown their bottom line. This definitely isn’t the finance you slept through in college. Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAFende

Product Details

  • File Size: 4327 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Small Business Finance Forum (September 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DPAD7I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,878 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for Creative Biz Folks of All Stripes March 19, 2012
This book just rocketed to the top of my recommended reading list for creative small business people - I couldn't wait for it to come out, and I wasn't disappointed!

So many of the artists, crafters, writers & performers I talk with are intimidated by the profit side of our business - we don't understand numbers, and are afraid of what they might tell us, so we shut our eyes tightly and ignore them, hoping that we'll just magically turn a profit by accident and sheer force of will. Nicole is out to change that for us, to get us to stop squinting suspiciously at numbers, overcome our anxiety and discover new ways to think about profit, pricing, and business spending habits. With "Finance Rock Star" she's provided tools that do just that, sharing some of her "Number Whispering" secrets.

Full of quirky illustrations, amusing anecdotes and down to earth examples of rock-star profits, the book's tone put me at ease and had me laughing at topics that usually tense me up. I'll be working through a lot of the examples, formulas and ideas over the next few months as I set up a new biz project, and wish I'd had them for previous projects.

I'm proud to call Nicole one of my creative co-horts, and thrilled to have this book as a resource for the small biz folks I work with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rocking business finance April 12, 2012
As a writer, I've always been more comfortable with words than numbers, but after reading How to be a Finance Rock Star I understand a heck of a lot more about crunching the numbers for my business.

Author Nicole Fende, aka the Numbers Whisperer, makes financial terms simple and shows you how to tame the financial beast via a series of formulas and charts and copious helpings of down-to-earth advice - and she's funny too! You're sure to laugh out loud a few times when reading this book.

There are relevant illustrations and funny characters (Fluffy the Finance Feline and Max the Math Mutt) to help you understand the concepts. The book also includes plenty of useful resources (some of them available via QR codes) if you want to go even further.

The rock star analogy carries through the book, providing a good base for discussing topics like profit goals, business funding, managing expenses and pricing. Anyone who reads this book is sure to understand more about managing business numbers by the end of the process - I certainly did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Math Suddenly Makes Sense! July 12, 2012
Nicole Fende has done a wonderful and amazing job of creating a resource for "the rest of us" - a book about finance that really makes sense! She uses real life examples and easy to understand metaphors so that not only do you understand the THEORY of a concept, but also the real IMPACT of the concept. And she introduces each concept in a way that you can immediately go to your business or personal financial paperwork and find what you need to know.

But that doesn't mean the technical stuff is left out. Formulas are explained in easy to understand terms and then high lighted for quick reference. There are video bonuses accessible via QR code to give you even more information. But she also explains to you the finance terms and how they're used, so if you need to carry on an intelligent conversation with someone about your finances, say, with your accountant, you'll understand what they're saying and be able to express yourself in the same language.

Thank goodness Nicole wrote this resource!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finance 101 For Business Geniuses & Newbies Alike March 29, 2012
Whatever your business, you have to gain control of your business's finances.

It's a simple truth, and one we all pay lip service to, yet one that perennially eludes many of us. Particularly for creative types who just want to go do their own work, many of us struggle with the day to day finance management tasks we know we ought to be doing, to say nothing of actually engaging in the larger-scale planning and strategy work that is necessary for solid growth. Nicole Fende has written the definitive guide to business finance for solo and small biz owners who find finance mystifying and anxiety-inducing. Her writing style is clear, concise, and conversational, yet she never sacrifices accuracy or thoroughness for humor or "an easy read."

Nicole's book will appeal greatly to creative business owners in particular, in no small part because of the "rock star" theme. After all, don't we all want to be known as rock stars in our fields? Finance CAN be sexy, as Nicole's book conclusively shows!
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