Finance is the key language of business. If you understand finance, you’ve taken a
giant step towards understanding how the score is kept in the business world and will
understand how to build a business that will survive and prosper in the 21st century.
Finance doesn’t have to be intimidating. The Finance Without Fear Finance for Non-
Financial Managers course provides the necessary financial skills needed to manage a
business in a simple, easy to understand course.
This is a basic course on understanding the language and structure of the three
primary financial statements – the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and cash
flow statement. If you’re an entrepreneur or business professional who needs quick
understanding of the key elements of finance, this is the course for you.
This is a basic course on understanding the language and structure of a non-profits
statement of operations and balance sheet. The course includes an explanation of the
accounting rules that can cause budgets and financial statements to differ. The course
also includes a module that has proven very beneficial to board members and staff
coming from the private sector, where the key differences between non-profit and
for-profit financial statements are explained.
This is the basic budgeting class for non-profit executive directors, board members,
and staff. It includes the role of the budget, how to create a budget, dealing with
restricted funds, budget versus actual analysis, what to do when the budget doesn’t
match reality or a deficit is projected, and why the budget should be continually
updated and used as a management tool.
Our Advanced Financial Statements course provides the tools that can help you
analyze your business. Through this course, you will learn some simple calculations
that will provide a wealth of information about the efficiency and direction of your
business, you will learn how to compare yourself to the industry and to your
competitors, and learn how to identify and correct minor problems before they
become major problems.
Financial ratios are one of the key tools used by a banker when making a lending
decision and by the CFO to explain financial performance to the board. Financial ratios
explain what is happening to the number on the financial statements, and are a key
tool to evaluate a business and to help make better operating and investment
decisions. This course explains how calculate and interpret financial ratios to better
manage a business.
Effective financial management is critical to the success of any business. Our financial
management course explains the basic tools and techniques of financial management
to the business manager or business owner, including budget creation and monitoring,
cash management, product/division/customer analysis, planning and forecasting, and
trend analysis. This class will provide the skills to make more effective business
This course explains the key concepts of cash management, working capital, and
operational efficiency. Participants will learn how to review their current cash
management practices, project and analysis the cash needs of a business, and modify
cash management practices so less cash is required to operate the business.
While a growing business is the dream of most business owners,
growth is not without risks. Many growing business fail simply because they fail to
plan their growth, particularly the effect that growth will have on their profits and cash
flow. In this course you will learn the best time to grow your business, how to develop
and use budgets and cash flow projections as tools to analyze the growth of your
business, and develop strategies to assure that your growth is profitable.
This course introduces a toolkit that can be used to conduct financial scenario analysis
for the business. These tools can be used to evaluate the implications of future
financial scenarios, and to study the effects on the business under best, worst, and
most likely scenarios.
This is a course for business owners, board members, and senior executives focused
on a detailed analysis of how the business generates income, pays for its operating
expenses, and generates profits. The outcomes of this course are focused providing
participants with an understanding of which products are profitable today, which
products are likely to remain profitable, and of the internal and external risks to the
This is a course for board members and senior staff focused on a detailed analysis of
how the organization generates income, pays for its operating expenses, and pays its
program expenses. The outcomes of this course are focused providing participants
an understanding of which programs are “profitable,” and with an understanding of
the program, funding, and external risks to the organization.