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.
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.
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.