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Get tools and programs to increase cash flow, improve your company strategy, and create more value for you with the Finance And Strategy Toolkit (FAST). You get access to over 100 lessons, 30 downloadable tools, and over a dozen videos and webinars.

“If you are going to be in business, you must learn about money: how it works, how it flows, and how to put it to work for you.”

- Idowu Koyenikan in Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Learn the Financial Basics for the Lifecycle of Your Business

Ever wanted all the key things you need to know about building a financially successful business in one place? You get a financial overview of the entrepreneurial journey from startup, to operations, to exit planning.

Course Highlights

  • Why and how entrepreneurs start companies.

  • How lenders decide whether to loan you money (led by a small business banker guest speaker!)

  • Where to get cash

  • Avoid or overcome common financial struggles of small businesses

  • Business plan parts and walkthrough of an example plan

  • Strategic planning steps

  • Important financial metrics to monitor

  • How to project if pricing changes will increase profits or cause losses

  • Basic risk management tools and processes to avoid big losses

  • Options for exiting your business (e.g., sale, ESOP, liquidation)

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome and Overview

    • Purpose of Your Company

    • Startup Survey and the Roles of an Entrepreneur

    • A Quick Note About Improving Your Cash Flow Course

    • Business Banking Guest Speaker

    • Sources of Cash

    • Buy or Franchise

    • A Quick Note About the Business Structures and Benefits for Entrepreneurs Course

    • Business Structures

    • How Small Businesses Get Into Financial Trouble

    • Business Plan Example

    • Strategic Planning Part 1

    • Strategic Planning Part 2

    • Cash Flow Management

    • Financial Metrics

    • Business Growth

    • Marginal Profitability and Pricing Analysis

    • Pricing and Profitability Example

    • Price Change Analysis Worksheet

    • Risk Management

    • Exit Planning

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