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No matter what position you have or what division you’re in, you need to know basic finance. Check out AMA’s explanation of cashflow, budgeting worksheets, and more.

A Different Angle on Acquisition

Partnership, Not Conquest: Mergers and Acquisitions

By | Posted Jun 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

A collaborative mindset often leads to the best long-term outcome when you’re looking to buy another company. Buying a company […]

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Acquisitions: Every Company Is For Sale

By | Posted Jun 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

 Why actively pursuing not-for-sale companies can lead to a better acquisition than a for-sale opportunity. When searching for acquisition prospects, […]

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Do You Speak Accounting?

By | Posted May 30, 2014

We often hear how speaking a foreign language is horizon-broadening must. But speaking…accounting? If it sounds counterintuitive, think again. Knowing […]

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3 Financial Acumen Skills You Don’t Want to Ignore

By | Posted May 12, 2014

Strengthening your financial acumen via professional courses is a must in today’s economy. As the U.S. economy inches toward recovery, […]

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The 5 Most Valuable Financial Skills to Master

By | Posted Oct 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

Increasingly, companies are aligning their talent strategies with their business strategies, ensuring that there are people in the talent pipeline […]

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Need Venture Capital? 5 Places to Find an Angel Investor

By | Posted Apr 19, 2013

Where do you go to find venture capital? While you can find individual angel investors through referral from an accountant or attorney, angels increasingly participate in a variety of networks.

What’s the Difference Between Budgeting and Forecasting?

By | Posted Apr 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

A budget is how you hope the business will operate; a forecast is what you think will happen. Budgeting and forecasting mechanisms are the same, but the budgeting process comes first.

4 Types of Financial Ratios

By | Posted Apr 12, 2013

Ratios show relationships between items and are widely used in analyzing financial statements. Ratios themselves do not explain the causes of relationships; You need to interpret them to figure out what’s going on in your business.

What Is a Liability?

By | Posted Mar 5, 2013

When learning how to read and decipher financial statements you will need to differentiate between what is a liability and what is an asset. So what is liability?

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What Are Assets?

By | Posted Mar 4, 2013

When reading financial statements you’ll need to have a firm grasp of assets. So what are assets? They are tangible or intangible possessions that have economic value.

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What Is Cash Flow? 4 Cash Management Tactics

By | Posted Mar 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

One of the first things you should learn about finance is what is cash flow. Managing for cash flow is concentrating your attention on a scarce, essential resource. Cash flow is the focus of much of the public discussion of financial issues.

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Financial Statements: Learn the Basics

By | Posted Feb 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

You don’t have to be a CPA to understand basic financial statements. Learn the basic accounting and financial terms and […]

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