In the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with a stark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Street casino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, and CDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the credit and capital they need to grow. There's got to be a better way.
In Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It, Amy Cortese takes us inside the local investing movement, where solutions to some of the nation's most pressing problems are taking shape. The idea is that, by investing in local businesses, rather than faceless conglomerates, investors can earn profits while building healthy, self-reliant communities.
With confidence in Wall Street and the government badly shaken, Americans are looking for alternatives. Local investing offers a way to rebuild our nest eggs, communities, and, just perhaps, our country.
In Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business readers learn everything they need to know about tracking cash flows; conducting analyses; analyzing key financial information; determining insurance requirements; compiling tax liabilities; and more.
Must reading for new and established small business owners, operators, managers, accountants, and consultants, these guides feature:
o Ready-to-use forms, checklists, and spreadsheets
o Step-by-step procedures for incorporating theories discussed into day-to-day business practices
o Chapter-end case studies featuring entrepreneurial problems and solutions
"Sometimes a man can be redeemed. But not in the way he expects."
Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid the price with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He's unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently in an accident. What he discovers is big - there are problems, all right, the kind that get you killed.
But it's not his only concern. Stafford has another quest as well: to reclaim his five-year-old son, "the Kid," from his unstable ex-wife, and then learn just what it means to make a life with him. The things Stafford discovers about himself in the process are every bit as gripping as his investigation, and when the two threads of his life come together - the results are unforgettable.
Black Fridays""marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer.