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Managing Costs and Money

Managers have to control costs and manage money. This may be preparing or reviewing budgets, expense reports, or travel authorizations. It may be cash management or sales management. These articles and links will help you be a better manager financially.
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Building Your Annual Budget
Putting together a budget for your department or company for next year that you can live with is easy. Just match the resources to the goals.

How To Read An Income Statement
Whether you call it an Income Statement, an Earnings Statement, or a P&L, every manager should understand these basics of what a Profit and Loss Statement is and how to read it.

How to Check a Timesheet
Tells ways to make checking the timesheets for your department easier and more accurate

But Am I Making Any Money?
Don't confuse income with profit. To make a profit, you must make each unit for less than you can sell it. Here's how to calculate if you will make a profit and how much you will make.

Can I Keep Going Until The Economy Recovers?
Figure out if your company has enough money to last until the economy recovers.

The High Cost Of High Employee Turnover
Employee turnover may be unavoidable, but it has to be managed carefully. The cost of turnover is too high not to do so.

Write An RFP
How To Write An RFP details the steps in writing a successful RFP Request for Proposal or RFQ Request for Quote or Quotation

Chip and Pin Cards When Traveling
Your US credit card with its magnetic stripe probably won't work in Europe. Learn about chip and PIN cards and chip and signature cards that will make your trip less of a hassle.

Glossary of Business Management Terms
Glossary of Business Management Terms, an A to Z Dictionary of Management Terms, from John Reh your Guide to Management

Can You Trust Your Employees?
Can You Trust Your Employees? How great is your company's exposure to employee theft and misconduct? From your About.com Guide to Management

Worker Depression Can Cost You Money
Worker depression can cost you money - what you can do about worker depression and costs

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Social Security
Management Guide John Reh reviews The Complete Idiots Guide to Social Security and its impact on managers retiring or helping retired parents.

Total Cost Of Ownership
Glossary definition of the business management term total cost of ownership. What is total cost of ownership

TCO
Glossary definition of the business management term TCO. What is TCO

TCO Calculations
Total cost of ownership helps us compare real costs of purchases. This example tests your understanding of the concept.

TCO Answers
Total cost of ownership helps us compare real costs of purchases. This example tested your understanding of the concept. Here is my answer.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). What is Total Cost of Ownership and how does TCO differ between industries?

Restricted Stock Is Better Than Stock Options
Giving restricted stock is better than giving stock options, even for high-tech start up companies. It is easier for employees to understand, more motivating for employee ownership behavior, and preferred by the regulators.

Stock Options FAQ
Restricted Stock grants, an FAQ, frequently asked questions, about what they are and how they compare to stock option

How Long Can I Keep Going?
Do you have enough cash to last through the bad times until the recovery comes? Here's how to find out.

BPO
Glossary definition of the business management term BPO, Business Process Offshoring or Business Process Outsourcing

Business Process Outsourcing
Glossary definition of the business management term Business Process Outsourcing or Business Process Offshoring - BPO

Business Process Offshoring
Glossary definition of the business management term Business Process Offshoring or Business Process Outsourcing - BPO

Top 5 Gifts for So-So Bosses
Even when your boss is only so-so, an average manager at best, there may be times when you need to give a gift. Here is a selection of gifts that may help your boss improve.

Top 5 Gifts for Good Bosses
Sometimes you need a gift for your boss. Here is a selection of gifts for good bosses, those whose skill and effort you want to acknowldege.

Top 5 Gifts for Great Bosses
Every once in awhile you find yourself working for a great boss. Here is a selection of gifts to show how much you appreciate him or her.

Aeron Chair Product Summary
Aeron Chair Product Summary is a product review of the Herman Miller Aeron highly adjustable work chair.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Social Security
Has what happened at Enron, WorldCom, etc. got you thinking a little more about your retirement; doing a little planning for your personal financial future? If so, and you live in the United States, this is a book you need.

Stop Blaming AIG
AIG bonuses are a mistake, but the blame lies with the government

Companies Online
This D&B/Lycos search site provides information on sales, size, ownership, Web address, etc. for over 100,000 public and private companies.

The Conference Board
The Conference Board is a not-for-profit, non-advocacy organization that produces the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators

Financial Management For Non-finance Managers
Even managers who aren't in the Finance Department need to handle financial management tasks at times. Here's how to handle some of them.

Some (US) tax implications of being an Independent Consultant (part 2)
Some (US) tax implications of being an Independent Consultant, from your About.com Guide to Management

10 Really Lame Reasons for Not Developing Your Employees
A compelling argument for why managers should invest in the development of their employees.

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