Crash Course on Financial Statements for Small Business Owners Drive More Revenue, Make Better Business Decisions, Understand the Numbers and What They Mean

ISBN-10: 1599183846

ISBN-13: 9781599183848

Edition: 2011

Authors: David H. Bangs

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Put Your Financial Statements to WorkAre you a small business owner seeking to get a better grasp on your business financials?Led by small business expert David H. Bangs, take this crash course and learn how to read and understand your financial statements, and discover the answers to necessary questions like: Am I really profitable? Am I going to continue to be profitable? How can I get my business under control? Where can things go wrong? How can I secure financing?Supported by worksheets, templates, and visual tools, you'll learn how to interpret your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow, uncovering your business's financial story and allowing you to spot and avoid trouble, set financial goals, forecast for the future, and more.Take this crash course and put your financial statements to work for you!DAVID H. BANGShas been working with small business owners for more than twenty years. His career has included positions as commercial loan officer for Bank of America; manager of the Exeter Business Information Center, a pilot program sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and founder of Upstart Publishing Company. He is also the author ofBusiness Plans Made EasyandThe Business Planning Guide.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Entrepreneur Media Inc/Entrepreneur Press
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

To the Reader
Be Prepared to Be Prepared: Before Seeking Financing
Organize Your Information Needs
Get a Certified Public Accountant to Set Up Your Books
Key Steps to Obtain Financing
What Do Bankers Want?
What Do Potential Investors Want?
The Financial Statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows
The Three Basic Financial Statements
Where Do the Numbers Come From?
Accrual Accounting vs. Cash Accounting
The Balance Sheet or Statement of Position
The Income Statement or Profit & Loss
Statement of Cash Flows
How the Financial Statements Interact
Reading and Analyzing Financial Statements: Ratios, Comparisons, Common-Sizing, and More
What is Financial Analysis?
The Importance of Context
Basic Financial Analysis Tools
Trend Analysis
Ratio Analysis
Reading and Writing Footnotes
Using the Financials to Manage Your Business: Forecasts, Budgets, Pro Formas, and More
Setting the Context: Part One of the Business Plan
Forecasting: Current and Anticipated Conditions
Sales and Expense Forecasting
The Pro Forma P&L
The Pro Forma Cash Flow
The Budget and Beyond: Part Two of the Business Plan
Managing by and to the Budget: Deviation Analysis
Controlling Inventory and Receivables
Digression on Credit and Collections
Using the Financials to Finance Your Business: How To Secure the Right Bank Financing at the Right Time for Your Business
Startup Financing: A Special Case
Determine How Much You Need
Credit, Capital, or a Mix?
Where to Find Capital
Debt Management and Financing
Types of Bank Loans
What Do Bankers Look For?
Resources: What Other Investors Look for in a Financing Proposal
What Do Investors Look For?
Lists of Investors and Their Requirements-and Costs
Institutional Venture Investors
IPOs, Reverse Mergers, and Other Exotica
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