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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.

Meet Your Business Goals with Forecasting: Creating a Forecasting System

Meet Your Business Goals with Forecasting: Creating a Forecasting System

By | Posted Sep 8, 2014

In my previous article, How Well Do You Forecast in Business? we explored the difference between forecasting and budgeting. We […]

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Want to Be an Efficiency Superhero? Here Are 3 LEAN Tools to Consider

By | Posted Sep 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

We talk and use the term efficiency all the time:  When we interview, when we give performance appraisals, when we […]

Budgeting vs. Forecasting: What’s the Difference?

By | Posted Aug 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Need to learn how to speak accounting fast? Take a finance course. Investors behave differently depending on whether information is […]

The Wrong Place to Start an Acquisition Process

The Wrong Place to Start an Acquisition Process

By | Posted Aug 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Many people begin by listing possible companies to buy. But there’s a far better approach when you’re planning an acquisition. […]

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 […]

acquisitions and mergers

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 […]

improve your financial acumen and finance skills

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.

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