A Crash Course on Financial Statements for Small Business Owners

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Are 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 ...
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A Crash Course on Financial Statements: Drive More Revenue, Make Better Business Decisions, Understand the Numbers and What They Mean

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Overview


Are 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!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599183848
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 719,796
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David H. Bangs, Jr., has served as as commercial loan officer for the Bank of America, manager of the Exeter Business Information Center, and professor at the University of New Hampshire. He founded Upstart Publishing Company, Inc., which provided management tools to small business owners and people that work with them. Bangs is the author of Business Planning Guide, Startup Guide and nine other small business management books. He also wrote more than 40 issues of Common Sense, a monthly newsletter focusing on small business management.

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Table of Contents

Front Matter; Foreword; Section I: Be Prepared to Be Prepared: Before Seeking Financing; Section II: The Financial Statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows; Section III: Reading and Analyzing Financial Statements: Ratios, Comparisons, Common-sizing and More; Section IV: Using the Financials to Manage Your Business: Forecasts, Budgets, Pro Formas and More; Section V: Using the Financials to Finance Your Business: How to secure the right financing at the right time for your business; Section VI: Resources: What Bankers and Other Investors Look For in a Financing Proposal; Glossary

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