Business Finance 101

——   Created by Ross Maynard

A Beginner’s Guide to Business Accounting and Finance

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The Oxford English dictionary defines “finance” as: “The monetary resources and affairs of a state, organization, or person”

This course is about business finance – the management of the monetary resources of an organisation. It is aimed at people who want a primer in business finance without having to study accountancy. Every manager, or student of management, requires a good grasp of business finance. This course will help.

Business finance concerns the management of the monetary resources of an organisation. There are two aspects to this:

1. Raising the money to invest in the business

2. Managing that investment properly to generate a return

Raising the money is about having an attractive proposition and managing the risk to investors. Managing the investment is about the financial controls and reporting of the business. Topics covered include the reasons why businesses fail; the two main purposes of finance and accounting; key principles of business finance; the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cashflow Statement; financial performance indicators; and investment analysis.

Three are three main reasons for business failure – an under-skilled management team; ineffective marketing; and poor financial management. This course will help you get to grips with financial management covering the key principles and issues in business finance.

We hope you enjoy the course.

12 Lessons

What Is Business Finance
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Why Businesses Fail
The Principles of Business Finance Part 1
The Principles of Business Finance Part 2
The Balance Sheet
The Income Statement
The Cashflow Statement
A Business Finance Exercise
Financial Performance Indicators
Investment Analysis
Investment Analysis Exercise
Key Learning Points in Business Finance
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I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants specialising in process improvement. I have nearly 30 years experience in consultancy, facilitation and training. I have published numerous online courses on process improvement, performance measurement, KPIs, problem solving and more.

I live in Scotland with my wife, daughter …

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