So why do you want to know more about finance? -- The business cycle -- Where do all the business functions fit in? -- Financial planning : the budgets -- Measuring business performance : financial ratios -- Getting finance from the bank -- How our investors see us : stock market ratios -- Valuing a company -- Shareholder value and economic profit -- The hidden costs : depreciation, amortisation and tax -- What must we sell to make a profit? -- Tools for evaluating projects -- Where is all our cash? : managing working capital.