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Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & Ranked

There are countless Business Finance courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports (2009)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedNow the best-selling book of its kind has gotten even better.This revised and expanded second edition of Ittelson’s master work will give you that firm grasp of “the numbers” necessary for business success. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Financial Statements is a perfect introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers, stock-market investors, undergraduate business and MBA students, lawyers, lenders, entrepreneurs, and more.Most introductory finance and accounting books fail either because they are written “by accountants for…
Author(s): Thomas Ittelson

2. Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur: Blueprint for Building a Solid, Profitable Business (2016)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & Ranked“I could have paid 10x the cost of this book and still considered it a bargain to get these lessons upfront.” – Chad Carson, 14-year real estate entrepreneur and blogger at “As a busy entrepreneur myself, the last thing I want to do is stop down to research the hard-to-find answers to those difficult business finance questions. Sylvia’s done us all a great service by compiling the knowledge and putting this blueprint together.” – Philip Taylor, founder of FinCon “I found the case studies provided an additional way to understand the basic concepts, inspiring me to make thoughtful…
Author(s): Sylvia Inks

3. Corporate Finance For Dummies (2012)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedThe math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy. Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you’ll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation. With easy-to-understand…
Author(s): Michael Taillard

4. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business (2012)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedGetting an MBA is an expensive choice-one almost impossible to justify regardless of the state of the economy. Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business. You can get better results (and save hundreds of thousands of dollars) by skipping business school altogether. Josh Kaufman founded as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers…
Author(s): Josh Kaufman

5. HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series) (2012)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedCan you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that’s profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company’s numbers helped―or hurt―your career?Whether you’re new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must.The will help you: #34,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #317 in Finance (Books) Would you like to ?If you…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedThis authoritative text explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance. #397,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #138 in Franchising Law (Books) #71 in Business Law (Books) #110 in Corporate Law (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): William Klein, Coffee Jr, John, et al.

7. Business Mathematics (12th Edition) (2011)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & Rankedteaches business math with a strong focus on current issues, real companies, and realistic business scenarios. It covers the full spectrum of basic business math, placing every concept in context with relevant examples. Each chapter begins with an actual company case study that is carried through with examples and exercises. Two realistic cases conclude each chapter, helping students integrate key concepts with real business math challenges. Data and graphs are incorporated throughout. New coverage in this edition includes: the global financial crisis and globalization; personal and…
Author(s): Gary Clendenen , Stanley A. Salzman, et al.

8. Management of Food and Beverage Operations with Answer Sheet (AHLEI) (5th Edition) (AHLEI – Food and Beverage) (2012)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedGive your students the foundation they need to make smart decisions in food and beverage operations. addresses ways in which food and beverage operations have adapted management and operating tactics from other industries, what operations are doing to maintain or improve quality standards while reducing expenses, and how high-tech strategies are being used to give customers greater value for their dining dollars. Changes to this edition include technology-related updates throughout the text, an expanded discussion of marketing channels and tactics used by food service managers, information on sustainability issues in food service,…
Author(s): Jack D. Ninemeier, American Hotel & Lodging Association

9. Strategic and Competitive Analysis: Methods and Techniques for Analyzing Business Competition (2002)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedThis book comprehensively examines the wide spectrum of techniques (classic as well as more popular contemporary ones) involved in analyzing business, competitive data, and information. A consistent format for each technique includes a description, background, rationale and implications, advantages, limitations, process, and related tools. Twenty-four analytical tools are discussed and evaluated with examples to illustrate their most effective application. A unique evaluation process for each model identifies ease of use and practicality. Two-part organization…
Author(s): Craig S. Fleisher, Babette Bensoussan

10. Startup CFO: The Finance Handbook For Your Growing Business (2018)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedHaving good financial management is critical to the survival of startups and small and medium businesses. Unfortunately, financial management is often an overlooked aspect for many entrepreneurs. This leads to an increased risk in a business failing due to financial constraints or unforeseen pitfalls.It’s intended that this book can be learning material for many different people and businesses, regardless of your stage or financial experience. We cover the basics of business finance and specifically how these functions apply to growing businesses. We also discuss the different…
Author(s): Kyle Brennan

11. Economics (The Mcgraw-hill Series) (2010)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedSteve Slavin’s lively and comprehensive Economics has a student-friendly, step-by-step approach; value pricing; and a built-in Workbook/Study Guide. Instructors and students like the author’s humorous anecdotes, direct language, patient step-by-step treatment of math, and easy conversational style. The text encourages active rather than passive reading. #737,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3605 in Economics (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Stephen Slavin

12. Fundamental Accounting Principles, Vol. 1, Chapters 1-12 with Working Papers, 20th Edition (2010)

 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & RankedWith 55 years of success in the principles of accounting market, Fundamental Accounting Principles, 20th edition by Wild, Shaw and Chiappetta has endured and adapted to changes in accounting, technology, and student learning styles. Its innovation is reflected in its extensive use of small business examples, the integration of new technology learning tools, superior end-of-chapter material, and a highly engaging, pedagogical design….
Author(s): John Wild, Ken Shaw, et al.

Best Business Finance Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some business finance books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Corporate Political Responsibility: How Businesses Can Strengthen Democracy for Mutual Benefit

Author(s): Johannes Bohnen
ID: 2884296, Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Digital Entrepreneurship: Impact on Business and Society

Author(s): Mariusz Soltanifar, Mathew Hughes, Lutz Göcke
ID: 2889033, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

The Business of Venture Capital: The Art of Raising a Fund, Structuring Investments, Portfolio Management, and Exits (Wiley Finance)

Author(s): Mahendra Ramsinghani
ID: 2904426, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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