This course is the second in a series of financial management offerings that are specifically designed to help the small business owner get a handle on the financial side of the operation.
In this three-hour session, we'll show you how to
turn financial statements into useful management tools. We'll take a close look at where cash comes from in a small business, where it's used in day-to-day operations and how to identify and correct cash flow problems. At the end of the session, you'll be able to identify key information on cash flow statements and be able to follow the path of cash as it travels through your company.
As you examine actual case studies, you'll identify cash flow strategies that you can use in your organization. You'll become familiar with the sources and uses model, ratios and the most common "gobblers" of cash in any business.
Discussions are facilitated by business counselors who will help you examine your individual situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas. You'll learn from other participants and have a host of valuable resources available to you.
This isn't theory — it's practical application for real businesses — like yours!
Here's what you'll learn:
- The cash flow statement
You'll come to fully understand where your company gets its money. Examine profits, operating, investing and financing sources. Then learn more about operating, investing and financing uses — how your firm uses the cash you receive.
- Sources and uses model
As you examine the income statement and balance sheet in a case study business, you'll come to understand how the money flows. Get a handle on liabilities, equity, assets and dividends. Unravel the mysteries of net cash flow in your company!
- Gobblers of everyday cash
Where does it go? Learn how to keep an eye on accounts receivable and payable, accruals and inventory to keep them from "gobbling" up the ready cash. You'll understand the meaning of critical ratios, cost of goods sold and turnover.
- Tips for improving cash flow
You'll leave the session prepared to return to your company and implement what you have learned. You'll be ready to revisit billing and invoicing procedures, reduce the cycle time for collecting on invoices, reconsider supplier terms and establish an accounts receivable process for all accounts. You'll learn how to more efficiently control inventory and reduce what you have on-hand.
- De-mystify cash flow once and for ALL!
It doesn't have to be a puzzle. It can be a powerful management tool. Come brush up your accounting and bookkeeping skills. Fine tune your company's cash flow, and see immediate results in the bottom line. This is the best three hours you can invest in your investment!
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