Noted author Robert Hamilton provides a clear and concise guide to the most basic forms of business organizations. This brief paperback reference covers unincorporated businesses and closely held corporations -- the very entities your students are most likely to handle in practice. Business Organizations contains 14 chapters divided into three major sections: The Unincorporated Business -- a solid introduction to the entities, including agency, proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships The Corporation -- three chapters address organization and management of close corporations, financial aspects of closely held corporations, and "the limits of limited liability and corporateness" Financial Tools of the Trade -- explains cash flows, income, and leverage, generally accepted accounting principles, how to read and use financial statements, and valuation of an ongoing business. With its tight focus on essentials, Business Organizations avoids superfluous detail. An extensive glossary of terms defines all key phrases in the book. Students who need a manageable overview of the terms and concepts they will encounter in practice can depend on Professor Hamilton's indispensable paperback.