The book leads the reader through many of the elements of a business enterprise, forcing him to consider each component and its relationship to the others.
Grand Junction, Colo. (Vocus) December 1, 2009
The book “Pro Excel Financial Modeling” uses the fictional start-up company, Green Devil Control Systems as the how-to guide for green technology entrepreneurial success. Author Tom Y. Sawyer guides entrepreneurs through the green technology start up, designing a financial model that describes the business in quantitative terms, combining thoughts and strategies for startup success with a financial modeling tutorial.
“Pro Excel Financial Modeling” presents a combination of hard-won lessons learned, strategic thought and practical advice for the entrepreneur. More than financial modeling, the book provides readers with the tools and concepts needed to attract the resources required to bring business ideas to market.
Sawyer, a serial entrepreneur, has used Excel as a basic tool to create financial models of numerous startup technology companies. The models created have helped Sawyer raise working capital, manage budgets and provide valuation for companies in preparation for their strategic sale.
“The value of this book comes from the fact that it not only discusses the nuts and bolts of developing the model, but addresses the mental processes and other considerations the entrepreneur and his associates must go through,” says CPA D. Douglas Williams. “The book leads the reader through many of the elements of a business enterprise, forcing him to consider each component and its relationship to the others.”
Sawyer is currently applying the same entrepreneurial principles outlined in “Pro Excel Financial Modeling” to the newly-formed integrated marketing company Ryan, Sawyer & Whitney (RSW). In RSW, Sawyer blended three existing marketing and business consulting companies into a hybrid agency that focuses on bridging the gap between traditional and new media to drive sales for clients. To learn more about RSW, visit http://www.rswpartners.com.
About the Author
Tom Y. Sawyer has a proven track record as a principal architect, leader and strategist for successful business and technology ventures. Sawyer provides management and technology services to technology-focused enterprises, specializing in early-stage organizational strategies, product development and financial projections. A serial entrepreneur, he founded and sold an Internet data storage dot com, served as president of a regional Internet Service Provider where he negotiated the strategic sale of the company, and served as the first president of a software company that, today, is the largest enterprise software and consulting company in the moving industry. He also served as chief technology officer of a GPS/GIS-centric engineering technology services company serving the utility industry.
Currently Sawyer serves as President of Ryan, Sawyer & Whitney, a Grand Junction, Colorado-based integrated marketing company. “Pro Excel Financial Modeling” is available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.